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How often should I put iron on my lawn
In the professional turf. Industry iron is applied every 4- 6 weeks how often do you think a household lawn needs it? It depends upon your soil. Iron tends to be fairly plentiful in most soils, but...
6 years ago 4
 
Grass spray to stunt growth?
Does a chemical exist that one could spray on grass to slow down its growth.... yet not kill it? And can a consumer buy it? What you're looking for is called a growth regulator. And yes, they exist...
13 years ago 7
 
Mowers that 'Pivot' in the middle?
Well, I've finally bought a house with a little yard and I'm shopping for a basic electric lawn mower. However, I've realized none of them seem to have the handle that is mounted in the middle of the...
14 years ago
 
How to get rid of mold on Garden Hose?
Anyone have a solution to get rid of those ugly black spots that accumulate on a hose that is wrapped around one of those wind-up devices? I guess water drips in/around the hose and seeing as it's...
15 years ago 5
 
Used Lawn Mower Values
I'm wanting to trade my used Lawn-Boy for a new Snapper mower, and in the course of calling the dealers in my area to see if they take trade-ins one dealer told me that they use a "lawn mower blue...
15 years ago 9
 
Quikrete Mix for setting fence posts???
Hello all, I'm getting some conflicting advice on the best mix to use for setting fence posts for a 6ft vinyl privacy fence. I've been told that any Quikrete mix (like the #1101) will set up if poured...
14 years ago 8
 
Experience with Locke Reel Mower
Can someone comment about a Locke reel mower and how it compares with a Tru-Cut? I am thinking of replacing my aging Tru-Cut with a Locke, but the expense of a Locke is making me think twice. Thank...
15 years ago 4
 
anyone converted a rear-bagger to side discharge?
Has anyone had success converting a rear bagger mower to a side discharge? I have a craftsman mulching rear-bagger without any side discharge option, but am considering buying the spring/door/chute...
15 years ago 8
 
Diesel Fuel as weed killer?
indeed, stupid idea to use diesel to kill plants. Far safer ways to do it without need to poisoning your soil. Diesel was used to mark lines on playing fields and running tracks when I was at school....
13 years ago 59
 
Gas found mixed with oil in my Troy-bilt lawn tractor
I started my Troy-bilt (super bronco) the other day. I almost immediately started running rough and smoking profusely. I shut it down and remembered the last time this happened. Sure enough I checked...
8 years ago 11