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How do I take care of my pruning tools?

Simply keep them clean and wipe them down with light oil. Oil their pivot points and blades with 3-in-1 oil and sharpen them if need be. Also remove...

 

Is there any advantage of a metal leaf rake over a plastic leaf rake?

A metal rake usually has more spring and is better suited for large areas. It is easier to clean around flowerbeds, shrubs and bushes and does not...

 

How often should I give my grill a thorough scrubbing?

Be sure to do it at the beginning of the grilling season. Then, it depends on how often you use it. Three times a year is probably...

 

I always clean the grates on my grill, but do I need to clean my burner cover bars after each use to keep pests away?

No, just use a wire brush on them from time to time. They sit close enough to the flame from the burner that any drips from above will burn away...

 
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What should I look for when buying a new mower?

Ask yourself some questions: Do I want a self-propelled lawnmower or a manual push? Am I going to use it as a mulcher or a bagger? If it's a...

 
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What annual maintenance needs to be done on my mower?

If you are going to store your mower for the winter, disconnect the spark plug and drain the fuel from the tank. Then, reconnect the spark plug and...

 
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How often should I sharpen my mower blade?

Once a month if it receives a lot of use. Otherwise, once or twice a...

 

What tools do I need to spread mulch?

If you are using bags of mulch, simply pour them out and spread them with a rake. If you have had a pile of mulch delivered, you should...

 

What is the advantage of composite handles on an ax or maul?

These cost a little more than wood-handled versions, but they are stronger. This can be particularly important if you have a tendency to...

 

What’s the best way to trim large branches with a saw?

About 6” to one foot away from the trunk of the tree, cut about half way up through the branch. Next, cut down from the top. Finally, cut...

 
 
 


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