Tools

DIY FAQs

Search

When should I prune?

Typically, it’s best to do this trimming when the plant is dormant before it is...

 

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...

 

What are compound pruners?

These use mechanical action so the tool does more of the work. It requires less effort and...

 

What are the advantages and disadvantages of anvil and bypass pruners?

Anvils provide one blade that is pushed up against a flat surface. These are less expensive and are good on dried wood. Some experts also...

 

What do I use to cut branches more than ¾”?

Loppers are used on small trees and bushes up to 2 inches in diameter. They are essentially oversized pruners and are also available in...

 

Can I repair my pump sprayer that has quit working?

Usually, this is the result of damaged seals in the pump. Most manufacturers sell a repair kit. In addition, the sprayer will not work if...

 

What type of pump sprayer do you recommend?

For the homeowner, the plastic ones are often a good choice because they will not rust. Some of these have metal wands and tips, which are...

 

Which are better, plastic or metal trashcans

? Most people prefer the heavy-duty plastic models because they do not bend or get out of shape as easily. However, metal cans make good...

 

What are the advantages and disadvantages of drop spreader and broadcast spreaders?

A drop spreader allows for precise applications, such as along flower beds, but it typically takes a little longer and requires you to...

 

What sizes of wheelbarrows are there?

For general use around the yard, there are 3-cubic-foot and 4-cubic-foot models. The heavy-duty, 6-cubic-foot model is designed for...

 
 
 


advertisement