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Battery-Powered Lawn Care Equipment: Is it the Future?

Battery-Powered Lawn Care Equipment: Is it the Future?

In a recent interview, John Deere mass channel business manager Sean Sundberg predicted a boom in battery-powered mowers. Walk-behind mowers and other lawn care equipment such as weed whackers and leaf blowers powered by batteries are already growing in popularity, but Sundberg expects riding mowers featuring this technology to particularly pick up steam in the near future. While John Deere doesn’t currently have a battery-powered lawn mower on the market, Sundberg hinted that it may be on the horizon. Compared to fuel-powered mowers, battery-powered equipment offers several advantages: They’re easy to maneuver and operate on par with traditional mowers for the...

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Water Conversion and Lawn Care

Water Conversion and Lawn Care

Keeping your lawn hydrated while conserving water in the hot, dry summer can be a tough balance. Here’s how — and why — you should make the most of your water usage over the next few months.  With some regions experiencing record-low rainfall and even imposing drought restrictions on residents, minimizing water waste is more important than ever. Conserving this resource saves energy, benefits the environment, and can cut your water bill too! If you’re planting grass, consider a species that requires less water to thrive. Depending on where you live, some great drought-resistant options include Bermuda, St. Augustine, fine...

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How to Practice Sustainable Lawn Care

How to Practice Sustainable Lawn Care

From reducing water usage and fuel emissions to facilitating a healthy ecosystem, practicing sustainable lawn care can have a huge impact on the environment — and your wallet. Here are a few simple steps you can take to make your lawn maintenance more friendly to our planet.   Don’t Overdo it Too much of a good thing can turn bad, and that includes watering, fertilizing, and mowing your lawn. Water your lawn only in the early hours of the morning, and don’t exceed half an inch twice a week. Fertilize only at optimal times and no more than the manufacturer’s...

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Beating the Heat

Beating the Heat

The hot summer months can be hard on grass. Here’s how to beat the heat and protect your lawn!   Mow the Right Way Adjusting your mowing routine in the brutal months of summer can prevent the sun from scorching grass and keep your lawn looking healthy.   Avoid mowing mid-day when the sun is directly overhead and instead opt for early morning or late evening. Keep your grass a little longer — around 3 to 4 inches — so it can grow stronger roots and better tolerate stress. And never remove more than a third of its height at...

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