The History of the Lawn Mower
The days of using grazing animals and scythes to manicure our lawns are long gone. Let’s take a look at a timeline explaining the revolution of the modern lawn mower.
1830: "Gentlemen will find using my machine an amusing ... healthful exercise." — British mechanic Edward Bear Budding submits patent application for the first lawnmower.
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Managing Thatch on Your Lawn
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Many varieties of lawn grasses (such as Zoysia and St. Augustine) produce large quantities of roots, stems, rhizomes, and stolons that are resistant to decay. That layer of non-decayed organic matter that forms between the soil surface and green vegetation is called thatch. A moderate layer of thatch is a normal occurence in lawns; however, problems may arise when this layer becomes...[read more]
With the recent news on the water crisis and looming restrictions in California, we thought we'd share what the current watering restrictions are like in Orange County.
With that in mind, here are some tips to make your lawn more drought-tolerant, thus requiring less water to flourish.
- Grass should be watered only 2-3 days (or less) a week or...[read more]
Benefits of Mulching
Mulch, simply put, is a protective barrier of material that is evenly spread on top of the soil. There are many advantages to applying mulch to your yard, let’s look at some of them.
Mulch helps retain moisture in the soil by limiting the amount of evaporation from the soil’s surface and can reduce water use by as much as 25-50%. Plants that have constant levels of adequate moisture are...[read more]
Summer is finally here, and it’s time to return your lawn back to its former glory. Here are some tips for the warm season to keep your lawn looking lush and healthy.
Remove any moss, leaves, or other debris that may have accumulated on your lawn over the winter/early Spring. Raking these areas will encourage airflow throughout the turf and prevent any insect infestation and disease. This process will also allow new blades of grass to grow without...[read more]
If you are an experienced landscaper, you understand that there's a lot more to mowing the grass than simply shortening the length of the grass blades. Quality of cut, efficiency, and comfort are key factors to consider when maintaining a beautiful, healthy lawn.
That’s where John Deere zero-turn ZTrak mowers come into play, satisfying these necessities for the residential homeowner and commercial landscape professional alike.
Browsing over our large...[read more]
Greetings, welcome to our new blog!
To get things started, we just want to post a little about the store in general.
When you enter our stores, you will be amazed at the equipment we have on hand! Our Orlando store is the largest, but the amount of equipment we have in the smaller St. Cloud location surprises many visitors!
We also keep a clean and organized yard, full of bulk rock, mulch, sand and soil. We have these available every day. Last, but...[read more]
Stihl has just announced two new Chainsaws - the MS 193 C-E for residential use and the 193 T for professionals! We will carry these new products as soon as we can, or you can special order one if we don't yet have it in our showrooms.
Read the Full Press releases below:
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The newest addition to the iconic line of STIHL chain saws, the STIHL MS 193 C-E,combines compact design with advanced engine technology, and boasts one...[read more]