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What is this grass?


June 8, 2018, 3:45 pm

Hi. I laid a new lawn last year and it looked great. This year however the front half seems to be thin and I some very course grass growing in it. What is this grass it seems to grow thick stems o... Read more »

Preperation of new lawn


May 29, 2018, 2:53 pm

My previous lawn was in bad shape with too many weeds and poor drainage. Decided to redo the lawn and have managed to get it back to a position of soil. After some heavy rain today, i have noticed ... Read more »

Robomow RC304 constantly falls of edge of lawn


May 8, 2018, 2:18 pm

I have a RC304 and am very pleased with it except for one problem. My lawn is not a rectangle but has a lot of curved edges. The mower seems to have great difficulty in following the perimeter wire b... Read more »

OT: Mintsim low cost cell service on Tmobile network


April 18, 2018, 1:50 pm

If anyone is looking for excellent low cost phone service, I recommend Mintsim, which is a MVNO on the Tmobile network. How well it might work for you of course depends on the Tmobile coverage in ... Read more »

N00bie Lawn person.


April 9, 2018, 10:02 am

HI Guys, new to the forum so hello! thought id introduce myself... MY names Sean and purchased my first house last year... i took on some renovations to the garden then hurt myself in a bike accide... Read more »

Uses for cottage cheese


November 26, 2017, 1:31 am

I have cottage cheese to use up by the 27th. Should have checked the date when I bought it I guess. I found a couple of food network recipes that use it. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula... Read more »

Which rodent made this new mound in a So. CA area?


November 24, 2017, 6:45 pm

http://imgur.com/a/KNFno Was this big new mound made by a gopher, mole, etc. outside a rural So(uthern) CA(lifornia) home? It appears yesterday's morning and got bigger this morning. :( Thank y... Read more »

raising weeping willow in pot?


October 27, 2017, 4:21 pm

I have a weeping willow on the way that I purchased online. I may or may not plant it and prefer, if possible, to keep in a pot for a least a year. Is it possible to do this, and what process s... Read more »

Mc Culloch lawn mower belt replacement


October 24, 2017, 2:01 pm

Hi I am trying to replace the drive belt on a Mc Culloch 46 cdma petrol mover I have removed the blade and belt cover also two metal belt guide But I cannot see how fix the new drive belt Any... Read more »

Left it too late!


October 3, 2017, 8:14 am

Hi I have a lawn that is not in great condition and think I've run out of time to make progress this autumn. The lawn is a mixture of grasses as some is old, some not so old and some new - probably... Read more »

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Wheel weights on the Craftsman dys 4500

rating: 5

I gotta tell you, since I bypassed the seat kill switch and I added wheel weights to the lawn tractor, I have really enjoyed the thing. The 4500 feels a lot more stable when on a slope and when towi... Read more »

Lawn Mower Engines Seem So Picky

rating: 5

I do have a notoriously short fuse, I must admit. Today, a Tecumseh engine-based Ace Hardware self-propelled mower created a that's the last straw situation. It ran almost out of gas, and then when I... Read more »

Hog wire - Seattle source

rating: 5

I live in the North End of the Seattle and am looking for a source to get a small quantity of hog wire (also called deer wire). This is for a garden project and none of the usual suspects have it -- ... Read more »

Repair on John Deere LA125

rating: 5

How can I replace the spur gear on the bottom of the steering shaft of my lawn tractor. I've got the shaft apart except for the two bushings that carry the shaft through the horizontal plate that su... Read more »

Sears tractor keeps destroying pulleys

rating: 5
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Hello My Sears 1000 XLT tractor is driving absloulutely nuts . The pulley that drives the left side blade keeps stripping. The pulley is attached to it's shaft with a star connection. If I hit a root... Read more »

Toro Multicycler 650 series 48cms

rating: 5

Hello all, this is my first post here and i was wondering if anyone has had the use of one of these machines? I bought mine just before last christmas from B&Q when i thought i bought a bargain as it... Read more »

AL-KO 1100 garden shredder problem

rating: 5

My 30yr old shredder has never before given trouble. Now it starts well but after 7-10 seconds cuts out. I have had the capacitor tested - OK. What might be the problem Read more »

Which John Deere lawn tractor? L130 or LT190

rating: 5

I cut about 1.5 achers each week in the deep south... about 8-9 months of the year. I am trying to decide between the L130 (which I had for 8 months before it was stolen last week) and the LT190. T... Read more »

Countax 600h 4wd problems

rating: 5

Hi can anyone help? my Countax 600h has an oil leak. I can see where from but oil spraying out of the exhaust! which cant be good, it looks like it might be oil from the transmission. any help would... Read more »

Petrol lawn mower for big garden

rating: 5

Found this forum looking for lawn mower advice so here is my first post. My garden is about 3 tennis courts plus a bit more at the front. Some areas a bit uneven, so assume rotary isbedt option. I wa... Read more »

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