Maintaining a thriving green garden needs proper care and the right equipment on hand. Having the right lawn mower for your landscape’s glory that will cut the grass and not actually rip them up is a must have. If you wish to buy one, the primary thing that you need to consider is your landscape. Do you have a flat lawn or do you own the slope type? In case the work calls for cutting grasses on a slope then you could go with the one that contains high wheels so you won’t find it hard to push it into the hill. On the other hand, if you wish to get rid of the messy job then the cordless or the electric munching lawn mower is the thing for you. After purchasing, review the maintenance schedule and ensure that you are aware of the guidelines when it comes to lawn mower sharpening and repair.

A good kind will allow your equipment to last for more than a year while at the same time giving your grass a better cut. When spring time comes, all of the parts must be properly cleaned and maintained. Even the spark plug should be replaced from time to time as to achieve good firing. Ensure the condition of every nuts and bolts and see to it the proper tightness is achieved. In addition, the underside deck calls for proper cleaning all throughout the season in order to get rid of unnecessary dirt and grass; doing this is a great advantage for grasses since it hinders the spread of diseases among them. For you to successfully clean the deck, ensure first that the spark plug is not connected and empty the gas tank first. After then, you can now start to stand the mower in an upward position and spray the equipment with water. Scrub the rest of the grimes then you’re done. In addition, lawn mower repair also calls for checking the air filter and the oil. The later must be cleaned and replaced when needed and you should oil the equipment from time to time.

When it comes to lawn mower sharpening, the process should be done after 1 or 2 months varying upon how often you use it. Dong this will benefit you of having nicely cut grasses instead of ripping them up. When sharpening, simply detach the blade and sharpen it with the use of a file. Be extra careful with the blade as to not cut your fingers, don’t allow your kid to do this and never even attempt to do it right in front of them so they would not emulate you later on. You know how harmful it s too play with sharp objects.

When the mowing season is over, it is about time that you gear yourself with the proper step of correctly storing the machine until winter time. It is highly recommended to remove the gas and the oil before storing. If each owner would only do the proper care for the mower then they will be ensured of great seasons and years of service.

PART 2 – For part two of this article, head on to Lawn Mower Sharpening & Repair, which is a popular website that provides advice on where to go to save money when buying scotts lawn care products.

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Title: Illinois Agricultural Association record [microform]
Identifier: 5060538.1935-1939
Year: 1923 (1920s)
Authors: Illinois Agricultural Association; Illinois Agricultural Association. Record
Subjects: Agriculture — Illinois
Publisher: Mendota, Ill. : The Association
Contributing Library: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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Photo by Gene Middleton CHAMPION SOW AND LITTER Charles Finley’s pet Hampshire sow, Lois Ray Key, and her 13 children are entered in the 1939 4-H sow and litter club in Vermilion county. On Moy 13 the litter, farrowed Mar. 17, weighed 561 lbs. at 57 days of age. Heaviest pig 471/2 lbs., lightest 30. The pigs have national cham- pionship ancestry on both sides. but Mrs. Finley or Jessie Louise will tell you that the hogs are a Berkshire and Hampshire cross, which, they will add, makes a very good market hog. But, then, hogs are a specialty at the Finley farm. Charles’ winning grand champion litter was of regal parentage, the off- spring of High Score, a grand champion at the International. One litter of these hogs, Mr. Finley insists will make more money than all the chickens Mrs. Finley could raise as a side line. Therefor they have chickens only for their own use, caponize the cockerels and sell a few eggs. Money from eggs, butter and cream sold to a few regular customers is used to provide little extras for the home and family. Music lessons for Jessie Louise, a small electric butter churn, an electric water heater are examples. "Boys and girls want to live active, busy, happy, lives. I want to be busy and active with them. I want to enjoy them and enjoy living with them. If being good fathers and mothers is an art, let’s learn more about it. Let it not be said that the parent problem is a greater one than the youth problem, " says Mrs. Finley. Home Bureau Editor: 1 have read with pleasure your interesting articles in the RECORD. Grace Stewart, Champaign county. 111. When a New Yorker wants to know what the weather will be he phones Weather 6-1212. A machine answers the call, plays a transcription of the latest weather report. The device is expected to net the telephone company several thousand extra nickels a day. Bouquets In The Barnyard The hardest work is dodging work. Do those odd repair jobs now. JULY. 1939 ^/^^ HE resourcefulness and in- ^*~Y^ genuity of the early pioneers J probably was no greater than that of the farm woman of today. "If there is no other place for the zinnias and asters, let’s put them in the barnyard," said Mrs. C. E. Scott, Piatt county Home Bureau member. And, like the little red hen, she did. Not only did she bring bright blos- soms, gay colors, and fragrant odors to this usually drab spot of the farm homestead, but she made of it a family recreation spot as well. Climbing roses cover part of the low whitewashed fence that incloses the pinks, petunias, gladiola, hollyhocks and all the others growing around the edge of the grassy spot located not quite half way between the barns and the road. The Black Prince petunias grew so tall last summer they reached as high as the fence and peered out at passersby. A wooden tub sunken in their midst, no longer goes by that name but now is the pool in the rock garden. Several large yard chairs, painted green, and a roomy swing in- vite the garden worker to rest and visit with a neighbor on how to keep the bugs off the delphinium. This barnyard garden, for so it real- ly is, like the watermelon vine, grew under and over and through the fence of the vegetable garden. Too many plants were left over from the rows allotted to Mrs. Scott where she might have marigolds instead of turnips. After she had tucked verbenas in the spot be- tween the walks, filled a border along the fence with cockscomb, and brightened up the corner along the house with cannas, even then pansies and larkspur were left over. As she says, she reached out for the barnyard. When Mr. and Mrs. Scott moved to the 240 acre farm which they have rented for 22 years, the muddy lot bor- dering the houseyard was used for feed- ing stock. Several years of consistent sowing of timothy were necessary be- fore a stand of grass was substantial enough to warrant the lawn mower. Last year when they laid out the diag- onal shaped plot for the garden, the plan was to use annual flowers for a while. "We had to spade deep in the begin- ning and we must spade deep this year to keep down the weeds. Perennials might be disturbed. Some things will come again this year, however, and gradually we will work into more of that. In order to start the garden with particularly strong and pretty ones, last year I bought the petunia and snap- dragon plants. Gladiola bulbs too, run back to one color after a few years, so I try to add at least two dozen new ones each year. I always keep these separate and mark them carefully from the others. Three bushels of bulbs, in- cluding the dahlias, now are in the basement for planting. We use all varieties of the old-fashioned flowers. They make lovely bouquets." When the milking of 10 to 15 cows is finished, the Scotts find time to spade and plan in the garden. In the early morning Mrs. Scott likes to do the weeding. She says working with the

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