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How To Connect Two Rain Barrels In Series

Many of you, whether you’re using one lone rain barrel or a gigantic poly tank, have come to the stage where the amount of available rainwater has exceeded your storage capacity. If this is the case, it might be time to buy an additional rain barrel or storage container. There are several methods that are …

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Vigoro vs Scotts: Weed and Feed Fertilizer Showdown!

Fertilizer and lawn care products is a billion dollar industry. There are several reputable companies producing products specifically designed to help maintain and beautify lawns and recreational areas. Two of the most common products are Vigoro and Scotts [1,2]. Both are well known and have a reputation for being consistent in the results they produce. …

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Homemade Fertilizer For Grass Recipes

Homeowners take great pride in having well-maintained lawns. Some of the fertilizers (and other lawn chemicals) on the market are considered to be toxic and dangerous for pets and children. To some, the risk of endangering their family is just too high. In an attempt to protect their family, they often seek other avenues that …

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Common Reasons Why a Leaf Blower Won’t Start

Let’s take a closer look into the reasons that prevent a leaf blower from starting. Gas powered leaf blowers consist of a small internal engine that generally requires only three things to start: air, spark and fuel. Air Air must move in and out of the engine in order for it start. This is generally …

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Best Techniques For Using a Leaf Blower

The value of your home means more than simply how much money it’s worth. Aesthetics count, too. During fall, keeping the outside of your home attractive includes keeping the yard free of leaves. A leaf free yard also increases the safety of your home since the falling leaves, although pretty, create a fire hazard. Piles …

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Drop Spreader Vs Broadcast Spreader

Spreaders can run the gamut from small, handheld models to heavy duty models that must be pulled with a tractor or ATV. They are generally divided into two main categories: drop spreaders and broadcast spreaders. Broadcast spreaders are also commonly referred to as rotary spreaders. Both types of spreaders feature hoppers with adjustable openings for …

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What is Vermicomposting & How Does it Work?

Composting allows homeowners to turn their yard and garden waste into an organic soil amendment full of nutrients and beneficial microorganisms through natural biological processes. While this works well for homeowners with usable space outside in their yard, it presents challenges to apartment dwellers or those with limited outdoor space. Those challenges can be circumvented …

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My Chainsaw Bogs Down When I Give it Gas: Why?

From falling trees to slicing timber, the chainsaw is a necessity –  especially if you are in the lumber industry. The last thing anyone wants is a saw that purrs when idling and bogs down when applying gas. There are several factors may make your saw not work properly.  First, it could be that the …

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