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Honda HRN Lawn Mowers

Honda HRN Lawn Mowers

The all-new Honda HRN lawn mowers are designed from the ground up, replacing the Honda HRR Series. The new HRN mowers are designed with a new Honda GCV170 engine that delivers improved benefits in power and torque output, maintenance, and usability through a larger fuel tank spout. The HRN lawn mowers deliver 9% more power and 18% more torque than the HRR models, allowing you to maneuver through thick, heavy grass.

There are four HRN lawn mower models to choose from:

The new Honda GCV170 includes the exclusive Honda Auto Choke system. This system features a simplified structure and fewer parts. The engine starts easily, whether cold or hot. Once the engine is running, the Auto Choke automatically returns to an optimal operating position.

The Honda GCV170 engine also features the Honda exclusive CycloFlow design which produces increased turbulence in the cylinder and more stable combustion. This results in easy starting and greater resistance to lower quality fuel. Lastly, the engine produces less vibration which reduces operator fatigue and makes mowing more comfortable.

The 21-inch deck is constructed of heavy-duty steel which stands up to rough and rugged conditions. The innovative deck design on the HRNs optimize airflow for superior bagging and mulching. The deck was redesigned to produce an effective path for grass clippings to pass into the bag or onto the ground when mulching. The pathway improves bagging and mulching, while preventing grass clippings from clogging.

Honda HRN lawn mowers feature a MicroCut System. This system’s twin blades produce finer clippings which make better mulch, and, when bagged, take less capacity in the grass bag resulting in fewer trips to empty the bag. The Smart Engine Layout offers a large fuel tank spout, easy oil changes, and easy access to the spark plug and air filter.

The improved design of the Adjustable Smart Drive allows you to adjust the mower speed with the press of the paddle control on the handlebar. The improved 3-in-1 Clip Director allows you to quickly change between bagging and mulching with no tools or extra parts needed.

A simplified cut height control system consists of a new dual lever height adjustment, as opposed to four levers on the HRR models. With just two levers, you can make quick adjustments for seven different cutting heights. Two-way releasing rear wheel ratchets increase maneuverability by reducing effort required to turn in a tight radius.

The HRN lawn mower models incorporate a fuel spout that is 60% wider than those on HRR models, as well as an elevated oil spout that makes it easy to fill the gas or change the oil.

The 8-inch high traction wheels provide excellent traction in a variety of mowing conditions and the Easy Fold Quick Release handle folds over for easy mower storage.

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6585 Dixie Hwy.
Clarkston, MI 48346
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Z-Spray Sprayers

Z-Spray Sprayers

When it comes to commercial sprayers, one size doesn’t fit all which is why Z-Spray has a complete line of zero turn sprayers to meet the needs of lawn care professionals. The zero turn maneuverability makes tight, challenging areas simple to navigate. Z-Spray commercial sprayers are built to handle the challenges of the properties you service. Continue reading to learn more about Z-Spray’s new sprayers.

Z-Spray Max

The ZS5260 and ZS5260XL feature a 320 lb. granular fertilizer capacity and a 60-gallon liquid capacity. These are the largest and most productive sprayers, large enough to tackle large commercial properties, and can quickly and efficiently handle residential properties.

With the patented locking caster system, these sprayers have superior hill side stability. These Max sprayers are also constructed using durable, non-corrosive, stainless steel materials for a longer life span.

Features and Benefits:

  • 16 hp Commercial V-Twin electric start engine
  • Fuel Capacity – 5 gallons
  • Top Ground Speed – 8 mph
  • Digital speedometer for accurate calibration
  • Patented locking caster system
  • Multiple attachments available

Z-Spray Junior 36

The ZS3624 is a 36-inch junior sprayer, narrow enough to fit through a 36-inch gate and operate in gated communities, urban areas and municipalities. Though this sprayer is smaller, it features a 15 foot coil hose so there’s no area you cannot cover with this versatile machine.

The 24 gallon liquid capacity provides coverage of up to 96,000 square feet per fill, making this sprayer great for larger properties as well. The patented locking caster system makes this a very manageable choice for difficult and hilly terrain. The ZS3624 is also constructed with non-corrosive and durable stainless steel.

Features and Benefits:

  • 16 hp Commercial V-Twin electric start engine
  • Fuel Capacity – 5 gallons
  • Top Ground Speed – 7 mph
  • Digital speedometer for accurate calibration
  • Patented locking caster system
  • Multiple attachments available

Z-Spray Lean to Steer Sprayer

The Z-Spray LTS sprayer is the perfect size for any property. This commercial sprayer is narrow enough to fit through residential gated communities, urban areas and municipalities. With a smaller 36-inch footprint, the LTS can more easily fit into trailers between jobs.

With a 20 gallon liquid capacity and a 175 lb. fertilizer capacity, the machine is designed to quickly and efficiently tackle a variety of properties.

Features and Benefits:

  • Kohler Engine
  • Fuel Capacity – 1.85 gallons
  • Top Ground Speed – 5.5 mph
  • Lean to steer technology

Why Weingartz?

Weingartz, family owned and operated, began in 1945 as a farm supply store for local Michigan families. In the 1970s, we began to focus exclusively on outdoor power equipment. Over time, we morphed into the “power equipment superstore” that now defines all of our locations. The staff and experts at Weingartz work diligently to provide the best service possible and give honest and helpful advice to each and every customer.

Weingartz also sells parts for all outdoor power equipment at https://weingartz.com/parts-lookup.

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11875 Northland Dr.
Cedar Springs, MI 49319
(616) 696-2913
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SnowEx Helixx Poly Hopper Spreaders

SnowEx HELIXX poly hopper spreaders

SnowEx HELIXX poly hopper spreaders are a from-the-ground-up design based on extensive testing and three decades of SnowEx hopper spreader innovation. The exclusive material delivery system outperforms traditional augers, delivering unmatched material flow. These spreaders are available in capacities from 1.5 to 5.0 cubic yards.

The patent-pending corkscrew design of the HELIXX material delivery system is designed for efficient and cost-effective use of salt. The innovative design not only delivers a material flow superior to traditional augers but helps prevent clogs as well.

There are 4 SnowEx HELIXX poly hopper spreader models:

11780 with 1.5 cubic yards capacity

11790 with 2.25 cubic yards capacity

11800 with 3.5 cubic yards capacity

11810 with 5.0 cubic yards capacity

These SnowEx HELIXX poly hopper spreaders feature a fitted tarp to protect material from outside weather elements, and fork pockets integrated into the frame legs for simple installation and removal. The FLEET FLEX electrical system provides a consistent electrical platform and complete fleet interchangeability between all HELIXX and V-MAXX G2 Spreaders. The top screen ensures material entering the hopper is a consistent size by breaking up large clumps and filtering out large debris for proper operation. The HELIXX runs the entire length of the hopper with variable flights. This couples with strategically positioned ribs and angles within the poly tub walls, promoting the best possible material flow and even unloading.

SnowEx HELIXX Poly Hopper Spreaders Features and Benefits:

  • Cab Forward Design delivers better payload distribution to reduce stress on the truck
  • Stainless Steel Frame features a unique leg and sill design to form a ridged backbone structure for greater durability
  • Material Leak/Spill Prevention
  • Dual Variable-Speed Control allows for variable control of spinner and HELIXX speeds for precise material delivery
  • Chute Baffle System – baffles within the chute direct material to key areas on the spinner for an even and consistent spread pattern
  • Work Light offers better visibility during night applications
  • Rear-Mounted Gear Box allows for easy access to motors, drives and other key components to maximize serviceability
  • No-Blast Startup for maximum material placement and control, the spinner doesn’t blast upon startup
  • Rear-mounted dump switch allows you to quickly dispose of spreading materials left in tub/material control chamber
  • Flip-Up/Removable Chute for easy hitch access and more flexible storage
  • Variety of accessories

Why Weingartz?

Weingartz, family owned and operated, began in 1945 as a farm supply store for local Michigan families. In the 1970s, we began to focus exclusively on outdoor power equipment. Over time, we morphed into the “power equipment superstore” that now defines all of our locations. The staff and experts at Weingartz work diligently to provide the best service possible and give honest and helpful advice to each and every customer.

Weingartz also sells parts for all outdoor power equipment at https://weingartz.com/parts-lookup.

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5436 Jackson Rd.
An Arbor, MI 48103
(734) 239-8200
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Types of Snow

Types of Snow

Atmospheric conditions affect how snow crystals form and what happens to them as they fall to the ground. Snow may fall as symmetrical, six-sided snowflakes, heavy wet snow, or as thin powdery snow. Depending on humidity, temperature and geographic region, snow can take a variety of different shapes and sizes.

When people say snowflake, they often mean snow crystal. A snow crystal is a single crystal of ice, within which the water molecules are all lined up in a precise hexagonal array. Snow crystals display that six-fold symmetry we’re familiar with.

When precipitation gathers in clouds, the clouds keep gathering until the cloud is so heavy that it must let go of the precipitation. When that happens, there are different types of snow crystals that can be released and fall to the ground.

Types of snow crystals

Snowflakes

These are probably what you’re most familiar with. Snowflakes are single ice crystals or clusters of ice crystals that fall from a cloud. They are formed when water vapor sticks around a piece of debris in the air. Snowflakes can be anywhere from tiny to a fraction of an inch big.

Hoarfrost

Hoarfrost is usually composed of interlocking ice crystals and tends to form on objects of small diameter that are freely exposed to air, such as tree branches, wires, and plant stems. It sits on surfaces like a powdery white substance, and takes this form when moisture goes directly from vapor to solid, skipping the liquid phase.

Graupel

Graupel form as ice crystals clump together and fall through a supercooled cloud with a coating of rime – the ice crystals on the outside. Graupel is sometimes mistaken for hail but tends to have a softer and more crumbly texture.

Polycrystals

Polycrystals are snowflakes except the snowflakes are a collection of many different ice crystals that have stuck together as opposed to water vapor condensing around one particle.

How does snow look when it lands?

Snow cover is the total of snow and ice on the ground including both new snow and previous snow and ice that has not melted.

Powder

This snow is soft, thin and doesn’t clump together. It also blows out of the way easily.

Crud

This type of snow is created when more and more people ride through powder snow. The snow gets packed in certain places, piled in others, and creates uneven surfaces with slippery patches and lumps of powder snow.

Slush

Slush forms when the sun hits the snow and begins to warm it, and when the air temperature rises. When that happens, the snow starts to melt and become mushy. It’s also very wet and heavy.

Ice

As we know, snow is essentially water, so when temperatures drop enough, the thaw-freeze cycle makes the snow hard. This is not the same as the ice in your freezer, but very similar. The top layer of ice becomes very compacted together and very slippery, making it hard to maintain grip and traction on it.

For all your snowy conditions this winter, there’s a snow blower than can handle the job quickly and efficiently, so you spend less time out in the cold and more time sheltered in the warmth of your home.

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Why Weingartz?

Weingartz, family owned and operated, began in 1945 as a farm supply store for local Michigan families. In the 1970s, we began to focus exclusively on outdoor power equipment. Over time, we morphed into the “power equipment superstore” that now defines all of our locations. The staff and experts at Weingartz work diligently to provide the best service possible and give honest and helpful advice to each and every customer.

Weingartz also sells parts for all outdoor power equipment at https://weingartz.com/parts-lookup.

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Utica, MI 48317
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How to Clean a Clogged Snow Blower Chute

How to Clean a Clogged Snow Blower Chute

When winter’s worst conditions appear, for most of us, our snow blowers are our best defense. Snow blowers are meant to make your life easier, but a clogged chute will make the job more difficult. Your snow blower will become clogged when ice or sticky snow build up around your machine’s auger or the top of your chute where the snow is discharged. This build up in your snow blower prevents snow from exiting your machine as it normally would. Here’s what to do when your snow blower chute is clogged.

Before performing any maintenance on your snow blower, refer to your owner’s manual for maintenance instructions and safety information. Maintenance instructions vary by model, so depending on your snow blower model our instructions may vary slightly.

Note: NEVER use your hands to clear a clogged chute assembly.  Shut off the engine and remain behind the machine until all moving parts have stopped before working to unclog.

To clean a clogged snow blower chute, release the Auger Control and the Drive Control. Stop the engine by removing the ignition key.

Many two-stage snow blowers are designed with a convenient chute clean-out tool that is fastened to the front of the auger housing with a mounting clip. Some snow blowers are designed with the clean-out tool at the back of the machine.

If snow and ice get lodged in the chute assemble during operation, use the clean-out tool to safely clean the chute assembly and chute opening.

Refasten the clean-out tool to the mounting clip and reinsert the ignition key and start the snow blower.

While standing behind the snow blower, engage the Auger Control for a few seconds to clear any remaining snow and ice from the chute assembly.

How to prevent snow blower clogs

A good method to prevent snow blower clogs is the use of a nonstick snow blower spray. This will help keep the surfaces inside your machine slippery, making it difficult for the snow and ice to build up and attach itself to your snow blower. Spray the chute and auger before use to shield the metal so snow passes through without sticking or clogging.

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Why Weingartz?

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Weingartz also sells parts for all outdoor power equipment at https://weingartz.com/parts-lookup.

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32098 Plymouth Road
Livonia, MI 48150
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New Toro Commercial Single Stage Snow Blowers

New Toro Commercial Single Stage Snow Blowers

Toro commercial single stage snow blowers are built for productivity and sustainability to handle your personal and professional outdoor environment tasks. These snow blowers are crafted to tackle various amounts of snowfall and clear different types of terrain.

Toro Single Stage Power Clear 721 R-C Snow Blower 38754 is designed with a 212 cc Toro 4-cycle OHV engine that launches snow up to 35 feet away, and a Power Propel self-propel system. Toro’s unique scraper keeps the paddle in constant contact with the ground, pulling you through the snow. The commercial-grade ergonomic and enhanced handle, and extended life paddles makes removing snow even easier.

The patented Power Curve system allows you to efficiently maneuver through snow while reducing clogging with the curved paddles while the locking deflector allows you to aim exactly where you want to throw the snow from the chute. This Power Clear snow blower is compact in size, making it easy to store. The fold-down handle and chute make transport and storage simple as well.

Toro Single Stage Power Clear 821 R-C Snow Blower 38755 has the same great features as the 721 R-C. For additional power, move up to the 821 which features a 252 cc Toro 4-cycle OHV engine that launches snow up to 40 feet away.

Toro Commercial Single Stage Snow Blower Features and Benefits:

  • Ideal for clearing concrete and asphalt surfaces, and medium-sized driveways that can hold up to four to nine cars
  • 21-inch clearing width
  • Commercial-grade handle for durability and ease of use
  • Reinforced handle attached with 4 bolts for maximum rigidity
  • Extended life paddles designed for less downtime with twice the life of Toro standard paddles
  • New engine cover provides better accessibility to the engine for maintenance and repair
  • Shreds through snow while reducing clogging with the curved paddles and funneled housing of the Power Curve Technology
  • Power Propel self-propel system: reduce your effort while clearing down to the pavement. The innovative pivoting scraper keeps the rotor in constant contact with the ground, self-propelling the snow blower through the snow
  • Locking deflector
  • Maximum power: offers an essential power-to-width ratio to move more snow in less time
  • Designed to withstand the demands of heavy use year after year

Professionals and homeowners have come to rely on Toro snow blowers because they combine power and durability to efficiently remove snow during the winter. These portable machines are designed to deliver superior power, maneuverability and user-friendly controls. These features help you stay ahead of the rough winter weather, clearing more snow per minute without physical limitations. These high-quality machines save more time, getting you back into the warmth faster.

Why Weingartz?

Weingartz, family owned and operated, began in 1945 as a farm supply store for local Michigan families. In the 1970s, we began to focus exclusively on outdoor power equipment. Over time, we morphed into the “power equipment superstore” that now defines all of our locations. The staff and experts at Weingartz work diligently to provide the best service possible and give honest and helpful advice to each and every customer.

Weingartz also sells parts for all outdoor power equipment at https://weingartz.com/parts-lookup.

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Farmington Hills, MI 4835
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Should You Mulch or Bag Leaves?

Should You Mulch or Bag Leaves

It’s that time of year. Is it better to mulch your leaves or bag them?

Ask the experts at Weingartz!

It’s time to take care of those leaves.

Many people will ask should I mulch or should I bag? Unfortunately it’s not a simple answer.

It depends on the amount of leaves and how offer you’re able to get out there to get them taken care of. If the leaves are light it’s easier just to leave them down.

Mowers today do a great job mulching, just chop them up and leave them down. If you’re not able to get out there as often and the leaves are a little bit deeper you want to put the bag on so you get them cleaned up.

Most mowers today offer easy options to switch from mulching to bagging with either a flip of the lever or inserting a plug for mulching.

Also at the end of the year, it’s a good time to put the bag on if you want to clean up the yard for that final cleanup so it looks good for the winter.

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Weingartz, family owned and operated, began in 1945 as a farm supply store for local Michigan families. In the 1970s, we began to focus exclusively on outdoor power equipment. Over time, we morphed into the “power equipment superstore” that now defines all of our locations. The staff and experts at Weingartz work diligently to provide the best service possible and give honest and helpful advice to each and every customer.

Weingartz also sells parts for all outdoor power equipment at https://weingartz.com/parts-lookup.

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Clarkston, MI 48346
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Thinking About a New Leaf Blower?

Thinking About a New Leaf Blower

Thinking about a new leaf blower?

What’s the right one for you?

Ask the experts at Weingartz!

It’s getting time and clean up those leaves and many people ask what type of blower should I buy?

Many different ranges from handhelds to backpacks to push blowers. Your handheld for year-round use and light duty applications will do a fantastic job for you.

For your backpacks, not only develop higher air speeds but more importantly, considerably more air volume. The value is what you really need to pile up those heavier leaves to handle your tougher tasks.

For extreme tasks the wheeled blowers put about three times the volume of the backpack so really take care of those extreme tasks for you.

 

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Weingartz, family owned and operated, began in 1945 as a farm supply store for local Michigan families. In the 1970s, we began to focus exclusively on outdoor power equipment. Over time, we morphed into the “power equipment superstore” that now defines all of our locations. The staff and experts at Weingartz work diligently to provide the best service possible and give honest and helpful advice to each and every customer.

Weingartz also sells parts for all outdoor power equipment at https://weingartz.com/parts-lookup.

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11875 Northland Dr.
Cedar Springs, MI 49319
(616) 696-2913
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Fall Lawn Care Aeration

Fall Lawn Care Aeration

When it comes to fall lawn care, aeration is vital to keep your lawn healthy. Aerating involves punching holes into the lawn to allow oxygen, water, and nutrients to reach the soil. The goal of aeration is to loosen compacted soil and is needed for lawns that experience a lot of foot traffic and construction.

Soil compact occurs naturally over time but can be accelerated by heavy foot traffic or lawn rolling. This squeezes the oxygen out of the ground, making it difficult for oxygen, water and other nutrients to penetrate the soil. Due to this compaction grass is weak, and changes in color a bit. Weak grass also becomes thin and is more susceptible to pests and diseases which show up as brown spots on your lawn.

You should aerate your lawn if:

  • Soil layering exists. Soil layering means that soil of finer texture, which comes with imported sod, is layered over the existing soil. This layering interrupts drainage, keeping water held in the finer-textured soil. This leads to compacted conditions and poor root development. Aerating breaks up the layering and allows water to flow through the soil more easily.
  • Your lawn gets heavy food traffic. Children and pets roaming around your lawn contributes to soil compaction.
  • Your lawn dries out easily and has a spongy feel. This might mean your lawn has an excessive thatch problem. Take a shovel and remove a slice of lawn about four inches deep. If the thatch layer is greater than one-half inch, aeration is recommended.

Controlling the thatch on your lawn is an important, and many times overlooked, part of lawn care. The thatch layer is the layer of dead grass, roots, and debris that accumulate on the surface of the soil. Over time, a thick mat forms and prevents air and water from reaching the soil. Consequently, your lawn is more susceptible to diseases and pests.

If the thatch layer is over a half inch thick, it should be removed. Most lawns need dethatching once a year. To check if it’s time, work your fingers into the grass and take note of the thatch layer. To remove thatch from your lawn, use a dethatching rake or power dethatcher.

If you are considering aeration this year, make sure you have an aerating tool. You need a tool to poke holes in the ground. For best results, use an aerating tool or machine that removes plugs of grass and soil from the lawn.

Your aerating tool or machine should remove soil plugs approximately 2 to 3 inches deep and 0.5 to 0.75 inches in diameter, and about 2 to 3 inches apart. These machines can be rented from outdoor power equipment stores or you can call a landscape company to help with the process.

Lastly, you should aerate when the soil is moist. It’s not easy to aerate soil that is dry.

Aeration is beneficial for achieving a beautiful lawn. The long-term effects include thicker grass, higher turf density, and more blades of grass per square foot.

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Why Weingartz?

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Weingartz also sells parts for all outdoor power equipment at https://weingartz.com/parts-lookup.

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5436 Jackson Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(734) 239-8200
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How to Prepare your Lawn for Winter

How-to-Prepare-your-Lawn-for-Winter

During the colder months, we know lawn care is not top of mind. That’s why now is the perfect time to tend to your lawn and make it healthy for next spring. Here are some tips to prepare your lawn for winter.

Prepare your Lawn for Winter Tip # 1 – Keep mowing.

Even though winter is approaching, continue to mow your lawn throughout the fall. During this time, mow but keep grass tall. Tall grass helps keep moisture during warmer temperatures. Mowing high also decreases turf damage from mowing too short, the grass is more drought tolerant, and more weed and grub-tolerant.

Prepare your Lawn for Winter Tip # 2 – Take care of weeds.

Weeds are a constant problem for some during the spring and summer. Fall is the right time to get rid of these unwanted plants for good. During this time of year, weeds tend to absorb anything they can, including herbicides so spray the correct herbicide for the weed taking over your lawn to ensure they won’t come back next year.

Prepare your Lawn for Winter Tip # 3 – Remove leaves.

We all know to expect leaf-covered lawns in the fall. However, when leaves fall do not let them sit and pile up. Don’t wait until trees have shed all their leaves as they will trap much needed moisture. When that happens, your lawn will suffocate and can become a breeding ground for fungus.

Everyone has a different opinion on the best way to dispose of leaves. Is it quicker to bag or to mulch? Should you shred leaves before hauling them away? Whether you rake, bag, or mulch leaves is up to you. Just make sure you utilize some leaf removal method before snow hits.

Prepare your Lawn for Winter Tip # 4 – Fertilize.

It’s good to fertilize your lawn throughout the year, but it’s critical to do so in fall. It’s best to wait until mid- to late-fall and come spring, the fertilizer you applied in fall will kick-start your lawn’s growth.

While there are a variety of blended fertilizers in stores, fertilizing starts with your mower. Mow your lawn as you normally would and leave the finely-chopped grass clippings on your lawn as mulch. Mulching allows the grass to naturally decompose while allowing nutrients to reach your soil and improve the health of your lawn.

Prepare your Lawn for Winter Tip # 5 – Aerate.

Aerating is highly beneficial for your lawn. Aerating involves punching holes into the lawn to allow oxygen, water, and nutrients to reach the soil. The goal of aeration is to loosen compacted soil and is needed for lawns that experience a lot of foot traffic and construction.

Plan to aerate when the ground is moist and easy to work with.

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