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sears push lawn mower question -


September 5, 2019, 8:31 pm

I can start lawn mower and begin to cut the grass with a grass catcher. When full the mower is shut off while I empty catcher. When I try to start mower again it won't start .It has to cool down befo... Read more »

Gas Powered Push Mower ISSUE


August 30, 2019, 12:32 pm

Hi, Last year, I bought a new gas powered push mower. A major problem I have with this mower, that I NEVER had with my old mower (gave it away), the grass clippings, especially the very... Read more »

Pure Diesel Fuel used as Weed Killer by Landscaping Company


July 31, 2019, 11:35 pm

Flowerbeds recently sprayed with pure diesel fuel for weeds. Smell permeated my home and made me *extremely * ill within hours, for about 24 hours. Should it have been diluted to a degree, or is it ... Read more »

[SM] the healing power of gardens


April 20, 2019, 9:54 pm

From the «moreso if it's pot» department: Title: Oliver Sacks: The Healing Power of Gardens Author: OLIVER SACKS Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 09:44:52 -0400 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/18/o... Read more »

planting something to hid gap in Norway spruce


April 8, 2019, 8:11 pm

A new neighbor had accidentally removed a shrub of mine near my large Norway spruce. Since bottom branches of spruce are broken off in that area a large gap appears. Wonder what to plant to fil... Read more »

Crabgrass pre-emergent timing model for US


March 26, 2019, 1:24 pm

It's about that time of year to put down crabgrass control if you need to do it. I've seen this discussed here once in a while, but not in a long time. Here's a timing model that uses temperatures... Read more »

What kind of pine tree do I have?


February 11, 2019, 6:32 am

Before Christmas, Walmart was closing out some live pine trees, with decorations included. I bought one and it's been growing well in the house. It needs a bigger pot, the roots are coming out of t... Read more »

What is this dark orange power dust/dirt found under piles of leaves and ne...


November 24, 2018, 1:28 am

http://i.imgur.com/GKiMRAL.jpg from a blurry iPhone 4S. There was a small overnight rain storm a few days ago too in a So(uthern) CA(lifornia). This was in a rural backyard. -- The little ant ... Read more »

Lumpy Grass


August 11, 2018, 10:22 pm

Greetings! Two years ago I laid down Celebration Bermuda in my lawn. It is healthy and green for the most part but it grows very unevenly. It looks very lumpy . I mow twice a week to keep the faster ... Read more »

Lawn Seeding up Advice


July 28, 2018, 10:04 am

Hi, New to the forum and looking for some assistance with lawn care. I have a front and back lawn that I need to treat roughly twice a year for weeds and to fertilize. I generally use evergreen 4 ... Read more »

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John Deere L120

rating: 5

I have a L120 riding lawn mower that is 2 1/2 years old. It doesn't move forward or in reverse very fast. I replaced the drive belt and that seemed to help some, but it's not right. It almost seems l... Read more »

Old Ariens Snowblower w/5HP Tecumseh Engine

rating: 5

Hello friends, I'm looking for some help with some minor troubleshooting on this old beast. I believe that the issue is with the recoil starter not engaging with the crankshaft. I've already removed ... Read more »

Dog doodoo as lawn fertilizer?

rating: 5

I would even think it is, but this is not a troll message. I have an adult female Golden Retriever that does her business in our back yard. I usually go out and clear the minefield once or twice a ... Read more »

Pure Diesel Fuel used as Weed Killer by Landscaping Company

rating: 5

Flowerbeds recently sprayed with pure diesel fuel for weeds. Smell permeated my home and made me *extremely * ill within hours, for about 24 hours. Should it have been diluted to a degree, or is it ... Read more »

Weed Killer and Ant Killer that is dog friendly

rating: 5

Hi everyone, Our back yard is about 3/4 acre, and we have a 7 year old basset hound who stays in the yard. I need to put something out to kill the crazy outbreak of ants that've started moving in,... Read more »

the mystery of the fouled plug

rating: 5

I was out on the job site beyond the city limit sign running the Stihl BR400 backpack blower and having a good time pushing this giant huge row of leaves across the customer's yard when I decided ... Read more »

Need help about my rider mower

rating: 5

I have a 10-year old rider mower with a 18HP Briggs engine. The way it behaves mystifies me, and I wonder if anyone can suggest what is going on. First of all. the original battery refused to start ... Read more »

Crabgrass pre-emergent timing model for US

rating: 5

It's about that time of year to put down crabgrass control if you need to do it. I've seen this discussed here once in a while, but not in a long time. Here's a timing model that uses temperatures... Read more »

honda 1211 workshop manual

rating: 5

Hi,I've just joined the forum. Does anyone know where to buy a workshop manual in the UK or find instructions on the web to repair (replace belts) my 1211 Honda ride on mower? Thanks. Django. -- dj... Read more »

How to fix a perma-squealing B&D 16" corded e-ic hedge trimmer

rating: 5

I actually have two with the same problem. They run fine, but they now also squeal without relent. Can I take it apart and get it to stop the noise? Read more »

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