While the temperatures outside continue to heat up, firewood is probably the last thing on your mind. But if you’re looking for an excuse to fire up the chainsaw, it might be a great time to start gathering logs to burn this winter. (And any time is a good time for chainsaw maintenance!)
Just make sure that any logs you cut now have plenty of time to dry before you burn them. Burning fresh-cut firewood or green wood produces a lot of smoke and is a big contributor to dangerous creosote buildup in chimneys, a leading cause of chimney fires.
The perfect, green lawn is a quest for the ages. In fact, U.S. households will spend nearly $6.6 billion on lawn and garden supplies this year alone to beautify their lawns and battle weeds. But growing concerns over chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides have prompted many consumers to begin looking for safer, healthier alternatives.
The answer is organic lawn care. Let’s explore how you can grow an exceptional lawn without synthetic fertilizers, dangerous chemicals, pesticides, or herbicides.
As an experienced property owner, you’ve likely upgraded your mowing equipment over the years to better suit both your lawn’s needs and how you like to mow.
But, have you made lawn mowing truly fun? If you’re looking at your rider and don’t feel inspired to drop everything and saddle up for mowing right this instant, the answer is no. Luckily, the latest zero-turn lineups from a few of our customer-favorite brands, Hustler and Spartan, offer a remedy to lawn maintenance boredom!
What if mowing was more like zipping around the motor speedway in a ridiculously powerful stock car than driving your humble commuter to work? Both the Hustler Raptor and Spartan RZ Pro series mowers can give you this adrenaline-pumping thrill that your current workaday lawn tractor can’t match.
Today’s post gives a little background on both of these standout ranges to show you what you’ve been missing in mowing excitement. And don’t worry—both fleets are available to test drive and fully appreciate in person at your nearest PowerPro location! Read More…
The lawn mower is the unsung hero in our backyard arsenal. We expect it to start on the first pull without fail, cut through mountains of grass, handle rocks and debris, and keep right on working through the end of fall. Yet many of us skimp on lawn mower maintenance or skip it altogether.
But, lack of regular maintenance is one of the reasons why many lawn mowers don’t last as long as they should. According to HomeGuides, “The average lawn mower lasts eight to 10 years with proper maintenance and care. A lawnmower that is not maintained may last one-half that time.”
Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to keep your mower in tip-top shape. In fact, most of the work can be completed at the end of the mowing season or before the first grass cut in the spring. Here’s a handy checklist on what to do during each season to get the most from your mower. Read More…
Nothing beats the smell of freshly cut grass in the summer…except when you’re the one out there cutting it. Sneakers stained green, sweat dripping down your back from the summer sun, and probably a fresh sunburn on your arms—sound familiar? As homeowners, we’ve all been there, but maintaining your lawn doesn’t have to be miserable. Read More…
With the vernal equinox behind us, the days are getting longer. And that means your yard is starting to wake up for the season. While your first true mow may still be a few weeks away, there is plenty of prep work you need to get done now – both to get your machinery ready and to make sure your lawn doesn’t have any problems that developed over the winter when your attention was focused elsewhere.
Today we’re taking a look at what you need to do to get your summer of mowing off to a great start. Read More…
Spring is on the way—prime time for property cleanup. Is your chainsaw ready?
If you don’t want to be stuck clearing winter’s downed tree limbs and other debris without the right equipment in your hands, now’s the time to show your chainsaw a little love, or shop for a new one at PowerPro Equipment!
Get ready to learn more about changing out chains, replacing old gasoline, and performing regular preventative maintenance on your trusty machine in today’s post. Read More…
Have you found yourself staring enviously at your neighbor’s snow blower? If you’re anything like us, each winter you shovel your driveway through a couple snows and start dreaming of a machine to do the heavy lifting.
But what kind should you get? There are a bunch of types from a variety of brands and it’s hard to tell which is designed for what purpose, and which is going to work best for you.
That’s why we’ve done the research to give you this guide to snow blowers. At the end of this article you’ll know exactly what you need, which blowers offer it, and before you know it, you’ll cut your driveway clearing time to nearly a quarter of what it used to take. Read More…
Looking for the perfect gift for all the men in your life? Husbands? Dads? Uncles? Brothers-in-law?
Before you grab that tacky tie, fancy pen, or embarrassing pair of golf shorts, take heart…
There’s a better way to give him a gift he really wants this year.
Whether you’re shopping for the man who seems to have it all, or just want to see a genuine smile when he rips open the wrapping paper this year, Power Pro Equipment has some super gift ideas that will make you look like a gift-giving ninja! Read More…
Is it safe to say we’re finally done mowing for the year?
While you might still be doing a little leaf-mulching and clean-up with your trusty walk behind, tractor, or zero turn lawnmower, we all know it’s about time to park it for the winter and gear up for snow removal.
(Let’s observe a moment of silence for all the sweat we put into the yard this summer…can you hear that bugle playing “Taps?”)
Okay – that was a touching moment. But now another end-of-season question – do you just lock your mower in the shed or the barn and deal with maintenance in March or April?
We hope you didn’t just say yes! Read More…