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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 »

AL-KO 1100 garden shredder problem

September 2, 2017, 4:16 pm

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 »

Qualcast Suffolk Punch 35DL

August 13, 2017, 3:34 pm

Afternoon to all, Just wondering if we have any mechanically minded folk here? I have an issue with my Qualcast Suffolk Punch 35DL. I cannot get the drive clutch to work correctly (Not to be confuse... Read more »

best time to re lay lawn

July 19, 2017, 7:49 pm

im looking to re turf the garden myself this year, when would be the best time to do so? -- stan81 Read more »

What is this stuff in my yard?

July 14, 2017, 6:29 pm

I have some things on my yard that I am not sure what it is. I have gone to two garden shops and got two mutually exclusive responses. After rains the last couple of weeks, I have a cottony co... Read more »

Patching bare spots in the yard for Dummies

July 14, 2017, 2:19 am

This is for all the over dummies like me out there.... I searched all over about how to do this, and got tons of long, involved procedures, with strict quantities, testing soil, etc etc etc. Is i... Read more »

Have i ruined my Lawn with all in one?

July 11, 2017, 7:53 am

I have just applied Westland Aftercut all in one to my lawn (spread evenly!) because there was moss (almost like mini cactus's on close inspection), mushrooms and weeds etc growing on it. Now it does... Read more »

Lawn Advice

July 10, 2017, 9:03 pm

Hi all, Recently moved into a house in a nice little village outside Basingstoke. One of the reasons we bought the house was because it has a nice big garden. The house was built in the 50's, and ac... Read more »

Lawn laid in December, new build

June 23, 2017, 1:53 pm

Hello, I am after a little advise. I have a new build and the lawn has been laid prior to move in. As we all probably know. The lawn had been laid on top of rocky top soil. Some are the size of my... Read more »

new weed bothering us

May 29, 2017, 10:29 pm

Weed invading banks in back of house. This one crowding out vinca minor. About yard long, budding, stickers around leaves. Pulls easily with long thin root. Put through Google images and it s... Read more »

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Starting problems with John Deere 111 riding mower

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My ex has a 1983 John Deere 111 riding mower. It worked fine last year, but wouldn't start this spring. The battery has been replaced. I checked the circuits, and found the problem to be the sol... Read more »

Hoffco Trimmer parts

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Anyone here know of a source for parts for Hoffco String Trimmers? Thanks, Ken Read more »

Can you also use an over-seeder to fertilize?

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I'm renting a Bluebird S22 Seeder. Can I use it to not only seed (over-seed), but also to fertilize? Read more »

Strange Growth in Mulch

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Okay, if anyone can answer this one, I will really be impressed with this group! We have these salmon-colored tubes that grow out of the mulch around our shrubs. The look like Alaskan crab legs to m... Read more »

Using starter fluid

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I've got an old leaf blower with a fair amount of use on it. It always started easily until recently, but now will not start without a squirt of starter fluid. Without the fluid, no amount of pulli... Read more »

riding lawnmower blade question

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I have a Craftsman 23hp 48 deck ,(3 blade), garden tractor and I removed the mower blades for sharpening. I didn't think to notice how they were oriented to each other before I removed them and I won... Read more »

Tall Fescue Lawn Question

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I read at various places to not put tall fescue seed in a kentucky bluegrass lawn. My question is this: I think I have a lawn filled with K31 tall fescue. Is ok to reseed it with a newer variety o... Read more »

Battery Charger Part ---> A-0705L <--- Circuit Breaker ---> beside...

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Battery Charger Part ---> A-0705L Read more »

Bitter Lemon(?) Tree

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Planted this from a nursery labeled mandarin orange. I'm guessing that the orange branch had been grafted onto something else and died. Maybe ornamental fruit? Definitely not edible... Has be... Read more »

new weed bothering us

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Weed invading banks in back of house. This one crowding out vinca minor. About yard long, budding, stickers around leaves. Pulls easily with long thin root. Put through Google images and it s... Read more » is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.