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Win a Cub Cadet Z-Force S Zero Turn Mower

Do you dream of being at the controls of a state-of-the-art zero-turn radius riding lawn mower? Does the idea of cutting a 60 inch wide patch of grass on every pass keep you awake at night?

Head over to the Popular Mechanics website and register for their latest sweepstakes. You could win your very own Cub Cadet Z-Force S zero-turn riding mower with a 60 inch cutting deck. It’s also powered by propane to reduce exhaust emissions from traditional gasoline engines.

The contest ends April 15, 2010. So hurry and enter today!

GreenScaping: Envirnomentally Friendly Landscaping

Today, more than ever, people like us are concerned about the environmental impact of everything we do. Caring for the lawn in a typical home can place a huge strain on the local environment using water, altering habitats, generating pollution from gasoline powered lawn tools, and introducing fertilizers and other chemicals into the local groundwater. (Read on …)

Dealing With Patch Diseases

Patch diseases will occasionally occur in bluegrass lawns. Areas of turf die in patches, hence the name. Advanced stages of the disease appear as rings of dead turf surrounding living turf that resembles a “frog’s eye”. Researchers have identified several fungi that cause patch-like symptoms. (Read on …)

Benefits Of A Healthy Lawn

Having a beautiful lawn is more beneficial than the aesthetic feeling of your home.

Acting like a gigantic sponge, lawns absorb all types of airborne pollutants such as soot, dust and carbon dioxide, as well as noise. Less weeds mean less weed pollen, a relief of those with allergies. (Read on …)

Winterizing Your Lawn Mower

Winterizing your lawn mower is a critical step to keeping it functioning properly for years of service. You should always take precautions at the end of the season to properly winterize your mower if you live in an area where cold weather is a problem. (Read on …)

Tune-Up Guide For Gasoline Lawn Mowers

At the beginning of the mowing season, you should ideally perform a tune-up on your machine.  What does that entail?

Here’s a step-by-step guide for tuning up your gasoline powered lawn mower: (Read on …)

Basic Lawn Mower Care

It doesn’t matter that you’ve neglected your lawn mower well into the season. Start caring for it now! First, install fresh spark plugs. They’re inexpensive enough to replace rather than clean or gap. (Read on …)

Leaf Removal

Fall leaf removal is not only necessary from an aesthetic perspective but also from an agronomic perspective. Although turf grass growth slows or ceases this time of the year, the plant will continue to photosynthesize as long as the turf is green. (Read on …)

What To Do With Your Grass Clippings

There are two schools of thought when it comes to this issue – neither of which is definitive.

Some people say leave the clippings on the lawn after you mow. This not only saves time and energy, but the clippings decompose quickly and add vital nutrients back into the soil. (Read on …)

Guide To Mowing Like A Professional

Proper mowing, along with proper watering, can be the most critical factor in the appearance of a lawn. Good mowing techniques not only enhance the appearance of the lawn, but also increase the turf grass vigor. (Read on …)

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