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Lawns can be a major source of pride for homeowners, and in this section we describe how to combat weeds and keep lawn equipment running properly. Some of the popular articles include How to Maintain a Lawn Mower and When and How to Apply Weed & Feed.

How to Maintain a Lawnmower
Fred | April 24, 2012
How to Maintain a Lawnmower

We get a lot of questions regarding lawn mower maintenance, and so we’ve put together this series of articles to address the most common gas-powered, lawn mower maintenance needs. If you follow these steps, you’re sure to increase the longevity and efficiency of your mower. In fact, performing these tasks is a great start to troubleshoot a lawn mower that isn’t working. Click through the link in each step to see the full explanation including pictures. Editors note: This article was originally published in October of... 

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When and How to Apply Weed & Feed
Ethan | February 23, 2011

Weed & feed is the generic name for a broad range of lawn chemical products designed to strengthen existing grass and kill off certain weeds in a single application.  It generally improves your lawn’s ability to absorb water and food, and adds necessary nutrients which promote healthy growth. A healthy lawn, in turn, discourages weed propagation, enabling the use of a reduced amount of the product over time. « ads The “weed” portion of weed and feed is one of a variety of broad leaf-targeted herbicides... 

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How to Change the Spark Plug in a Lawnmower (Example: Briggs & Stratton Engines in Craftsman and Murray Mowers)
Fred | August 5, 2008
How to Change the Spark Plug in a Lawnmower (Example: Briggs & Stratton Engines in Craftsman and Murray Mowers)

Performing full mower maintenance once per cutting season is important to keep your mower in top running shape.  This article is the fourth in a series of maintenance articles that cover complete mower care.  While this post is focused on replacing the spark plug in a push-type lawnmower, the basic principles can be applied to all 4-cycle gas powered equipment (including such things as a pressure washer or chipper shredder, and even an automobile). For the entire series, we’re performing maintenance on both a Craftsman 6.5 horsepower... 

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How to Sharpen A Lawn Mower Blade Using a Grinder (Example: Craftsman Mower Blade)
Ethan | August 4, 2008
How to Sharpen A Lawn Mower Blade Using a Grinder (Example: Craftsman Mower Blade)

Performing mower maintenance at least once every 12 months is essential to keeping your lawnmower in top running condition.  This article is the third in a series of lawnmower maintenance articles that cover complete lawnmower care We’re performing maintenance on both a Craftsman 6.5 horsepower (HP) self-propelled mower, and a lighter duty 4.5 HP Murray mower.  Both push mowers are powered by Briggs & Stratton 4-cycle engines.  For this article, we’re only going to show the sharpening process on the Craftsman, but the... 

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How to Change the Air Filter in a Lawnmower (Briggs & Stratton Engines)
Fred | July 30, 2008
How to Change the Air Filter in a Lawnmower (Briggs & Stratton Engines)

Performing full lawnmower maintenance at least once a year is essential to keep your mower in top running condition.  This article is the second in a series of lawnmower maintenance articles that together cover complete lawnmower care.  While this article focuses on changing the air filter in a push lawnmower, the basic principles can be applied to a riding mower and all other 4-cycle gas powered yard equipment (including such things as a pressure washer or chipper shredder, for instance). We’re performing maintenance on both a... 

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How to Change the Oil in a Push Lawnmower (Example: Craftsman, Murray, Briggs & Stratton Engines)
Fred | July 28, 2008
How to Change the Oil in a Push Lawnmower (Example: Craftsman, Murray, Briggs & Stratton Engines)

Regular lawnmower maintenance is essential to ensure your lawnmower stays in top running condition. You should perform complete maintenance on your mower at least once per cutting season to maximize the mower’s life, and to ensure your grass is cut perfectly every time. This article is one in a series of maintenance articles that provide complete coverage of lawnmower care.   While not the most glamorous of topics, its a job many of us put off far too long.  Want to learn more about mower maintenance?  We’ll also teach... 

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