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Do your own lawnmower tune up

Always do your own tuneup for your lawnmower. Do not be fooled by the power shops telling you it cost like 150 or 200 to do a tuneup when it will cost 12 dollars or less to do it yourself. All you need is either buy the parts yourself  at a automobile  shop or purchase  a tune up kit for  your lawnmower.
A tuneup just consists of changing oil,spark plug,air filter,add some new oil,add some gas treatment  and sharpen  your mower blade. You could  get a kit for like 12 dollars then sharpen  your mower blade òn your work bench. Make sure to brink your dirty engine oil to your local dept of public works location they will get rid of it for you for free .You just need to have approved  transport  container.
I just did my tune up now as its supposed to be in the 80s this weekend  and i need to make sure i keep up with the Joneses. So yeah do your own tune up and youll have the last laugh at these power shops.You know what  im getting at you pull in there with  your lawn mower the guy co…

Crabgrass

Dealing with crabgrass in your lawn is really simple. The fact is that to have that pristine lawn like everyone else you have to do one of 4 things it does not matter right now that your lawn does not have any crabgrass yet thats the secret!

Just because ,you may have a nice lawn and your saying to yourself my lawn is fine think again.

The people with the nice looking  lawn all year...  they do a lot of work in March ,April and May and the rest of the year as you saw in my month to month plan.

So you will  have to do one of these things depends on your threshold.

#1 put down pre emergents in march  before the crabgrass starts to sprout/or grow on your beautiful lawn that has no crabgrass on it at the moment then apply more in July before it emerges again then again in September

#2Wait to see if you have any crabgrass first  and if you have any just spot treat it in May and late April and June  with either selective or Post emergent Post- emergents are what they say they are they only …

theres a correct way to dormant seed dont let this be you

Dont let this be you 
Make sure when you dormant seed in the fall  either december or Febuary make sure the number one thing is you make sure you prepare the seed bed right first and cover it with salt hay or peat moss or else you will have a mess like this picture


Another thing i see a lot of  errors people make is they dont mulch it with anything when you dormant seed. When you do that it  just creates food for the birds ,the stormy weather washes and blows it away then your left with a mess like this in April when everyone elses lawn is thriving so dont let this be you make sure you sow the seed correctly and prepare the seed bed first before you sow the seed.
Soon i will be adding my methods on how to sow seed the correct way. Im sure you all have your methods
maybe your a landscaper and you do things your way or you have something handed down through  generations . I get all of that. Tell me the reason why you would want 30 different ways of doing something or just one way to do…

How to fix tire tracks in lawn

I know having someone drive on your precious lawn with there pickup can be a eyesore and can also damage your lawn and stop your grass from growing. When you see this your first instinct is to knock the guy out who did it . Anyhow theres a quick fix for it.

The fix is simple get some topsoil and peat moss.Then first aerate inside the tire tracks first to make sure it does not stay compacted from the tire tracks. Then mix topsoil and peat moss put the soil under the grass and then level the area so its level to the other grass thats it. Wait to see if the grass starts to grow about a week if not get some grass seed ,just make sure you match the grass seed with the grass. Thats it so thats your quick fix!