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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 »

turing tomato plants


March 8, 2017, 12:35 am

This is the first time I have tried growing tomatoes from seeds. They are growing fine. Maybe too early for some, but I am going to put them in large pots and near a garage window as soon as th... Read more »

Lawn tractor thoughts, should i stop it.


December 1, 2016, 1:08 pm

HI all, First post here so hope its in the right place and the right content. Basically i have a snapper elt140h33abv ride on lawn tractor (14HP front engine) that is in good condition, but i am thi... Read more »

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Killing fleas

rating: 5

My boys (1 & 2 years old) are getting bit by fleas in our backyard. Yesterday when I mowed I had hundreds on the deck when finished. We've started using insect repellant on the boys when they're out... Read more »

Starting problems with John Deere 111 riding mower

rating: 5

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 »

Will decomposed granite hold up to heavy wheeled garbage cans?

rating: 5

I would like to put in a path over to the side of our house where we keep t he garbage cans. I like the look of decomposed granite, but I'm afraid that the weight of the cans (sometimes as much as... Read more »

Report on Snapper Rear Engine Riding Mower Series 23

rating: 5

Bottom Line: I am very, very disappointed in my mower and will never consider another Snapper product. Executive Summary: Failed me twice in the first two years of light use - I mean failed as in h... Read more »

Battery Charger question

rating: 5

I have a Husky battery charger (model HSK074HD if it matters) 12 volt 2/10 ampere with 55/ampere start assist It was bought at a big box store, can't remember if Lowes or HD I used it on my lawn mowe... Read more »

Ryobi Bmm 2400 24V Mower

rating: 5

I just purchased an old BMM 2400, replaced the battery and it works great... The other shoe.... there was no manual with it, and I don't know the proper Battery Charging Scheme for the SLA 24 battery... Read more »

pros/cons of hydro-seeding

rating: 5

I am going to replace my lawn, part of the process is to decide on sod vs hand seeding vs hydro seeding. I'm leaning towards hydroseeding, can any one tell me the disadvantages of it? I've been told... Read more »

Preparation advice for turfing on clay ground

rating: 5

Hi all I'm after some advice on the best way to prepare heavy clay soil fo turfing. The back garden is approx 36ft wide (level in this direction), and 30f long - sloping downhill away from the house ... Read more »

mold spores on vinyl siding

rating: 5

I have many dark brown raised bumps, very tiny on the lower 6 - 7 ft of vinyl siding that is near mulched beds. I have learned that these are mold spores coming from fungus in the mulch. They ar... Read more »

praying mantis in my garage.....

rating: 5

for the last 2 days i've had a baby praying mantis (about 2 long) living on the inside of my garage door. he seems healthy and is alive and looks at me like he saying why do you keep looking at me d... Read more »

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