Landscapes

Best Practices for Peak Summer Season Lawn Maintenance

Best Practices for Peak Summer Season Lawn Maintenance

The heat is on, and hopefully your lawn is thriving. What worked in Spring doesn’t always work in Summer, so lawn equipment experts at Husqvarna shared some tips and best practices for peak summer season lawn maintenance.

Installing Landscape Lighting Into Caliche

Installing Landscape Lighting Into Caliche

Use a cordless drill and masonry bit to deal with tough caliche dirt.

Synlawn Artificial Grass Upgrades Our Backyard

Synlawn Artificial Grass Upgrades Our Backyard

If you’ve got a problem lawn, consider Synlawn artificial grass from Lowe’s which will save you time and money on your lawn.

John Deere Factory Tour and Tractor Testing

John Deere Factory Tour and Tractor Testing

Behind the scenes at the John Deere factory where their compact tractors are built and tested.

Husqvarna 1650EXL Snow Thrower Review

Husqvarna 1650EXL Snow Thrower Review

The constant barrage of snow New York has seen this winter proved the perfect setting to put the Husqvarna 1650EXL snow thrower through its paces.

STIHL BGA 85 Electric Blower is Storming the Industry

STIHL BGA 85 Electric Blower is Storming the Industry

The most powerful electric blower available today is from STIHL

RYOBI Gas Powered Backpack Blower

RYOBI Gas Powered Backpack Blower

This fall get serious about removing leaves with this backpack blower from RYOBI

Get a Healthy Lawn Using Less Water

Get a Healthy Lawn Using Less Water

Conserving water is an important part of responsible home ownership. From the kitchen to the bathroom to your yard, you should regulate your water usage

John Deere Riding Mower Test and Review

John Deere Riding Mower Test and Review

We tested John Deere riding mowers against leading competitors such as Craftsman, Cub Cadet and Simplicity. See who came out ahead.

John Deere Horicon Works Factory Tour

John Deere Horicon Works Factory Tour

Photos from our visit to the John Deere Horicon Works factory in Wisconsin.

Five Steps to Your Own Backyard Meadow

Five Steps to Your Own Backyard Meadow

Let the weeds go wild and enjoy a colorful meadow in your own backyard

STIHL HSA 65 Cordless Hedge Trimmer Review

STIHL HSA 65 Cordless Hedge Trimmer Review

STIHL makes professional grade cordless outdoor power equipment which means these tools are sturdy, have great runtime and can be a bit heavy. They are built primarily for commercial use for landscapers who work in areas that have noise or pollution ordinances. But if you are a homeowner with a […]

Scraping Topsoil: Why Your Lawn and Garden Won’t Grow

Scraping Topsoil: Why Your Lawn and Garden Won’t Grow

For years developers have been scraping the topsoil (8-12 inches) from properties and selling it to sod farms. It’s another way that land can be monetized and topsoil is a valuable commodity that contains minerals and nutrients from years of plant and animal decomposition. Nutrient rich topsoil can make or […]

Spring Giveaway: Cordless Outdoor Power Tools from Black & Decker

Spring Giveaway: Cordless Outdoor Power Tools from Black & Decker

Spring is here which means it’s time to get your yard back in shape. Instead of fixing up your old gas trimmer or or dull hedger, enter to Win a new Black & Decker cordless 36V trimmer or hedge trimmer. Black & Decker invited us to test both tools and […]

Seed For Yourself: A Visit to the Grass Seed Capital of the World

Seed For Yourself: A Visit to the Grass Seed Capital of the World

I knew very little about grass seed before my visit last week to NexGen Turf Research. I’ve recently laid sod and tried my best to keep it alive and green but unfortunately it has decided not to cooperate and has gone spotty and brown in some areas. After receiving the […]

Need A Weekend Project? Try Installing Landscape Lighting!

Need A Weekend Project? Try Installing Landscape Lighting!

It’s sad, but true — the days are quickly growing shorter. In mere weeks, we’ll fall back during Daylight Saving Time and lose a few hours of evening light. Now is a great time to make your home cozier and more welcoming, especially with cold weather and the holidays around […]

DuPont WeedFree Landscape Fabric is Going in the Sandbox

DuPont WeedFree Landscape Fabric is Going in the Sandbox

We got tipped to a new product from DuPont that promises to eliminate the problem of weeds in our garden. Their WeedFree Premium landscape fabric supposedly provides a strong defense against weeds and helps promote healthy plants and shrubs. It’s made of spun-bonded polypropylene which creates a breathable barrier that […]

Keep Your Grass Green During A Heat Wave

Keep Your Grass Green During A Heat Wave

I’m about to make a strong statement: I hate summer. Don’t get me wrong – I love spending time outside, swimming, dining al fresco, going to the lake. But Kansas City (and much of the country) is in the middle of a loooong heat wave, and I’m fed up. If […]

A Day of Chainsaws, Trimmers and Mowers with Husqvarna

A Day of Chainsaws, Trimmers and Mowers with Husqvarna

Husqvarna has been on my radar since grade school. Not the outdoor power equipment, but the motorcross bikes. Growing up in the Southwest, we all rode bikes or three-wheelers in the desert and the bike of choice was typically a Honda or Suzuki, but I always gravitated to the brand […]

Chainsaws and Flooring: C&H Heads to NC for Husqvarna and Shaw Floors Events

Chainsaws and Flooring: C&H Heads to NC for Husqvarna and Shaw Floors Events

This week we’re covering two great events that we didn’t want to miss this week. I’m spending two days at the Husqvarna Research and Development facility in Charlotte, NC, learning about their latest products and testing chainsaws, trimmers, blowers and mowers. Katy is just down the road in Asheville, NC […]

Keep Your Cool Without A/C

Keep Your Cool Without A/C

After enduring five stifling, A/C-free days earlier this month, I have a newfound respect for those who choose to brave the summer months without A/C. It can certainly be done, however, especially if you have a few fans, some heavy-duty window coverings and a little ingenuity. I found the inspiration […]