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E15 Ethanol Mandate

Ethanol Mandate Corn Pump

The Handyguys talk about ethanol mandates with Institute for Energy Research expert Daniel Simmons. We discuss the negative impacts of ethanol on our vehicles, small engines, the environment and food supplies. http://youtu.be/hdWCErKR0jc Background on Ethanol Mandate The Federal government mandated certain ethanol production increases for 2013 and beyond. That additional production of ethanol additive led […]

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Drought Lawn Care

Dormant Grass

Over 70% of the country has been classified as abnormally dry, or worse. What about the oasis in your own backyard? Lawn Care Do’s and Don’ts During a Drought DON’T Water your lawn at night. Grass left wet overnight, or for long periods of time, can encourage fungal diseases that cause discoloration. Water in the early morning so your […]

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Renting a Lawn Aerator and avoiding weeds

aerators

Okay – here is a quick tip, not a full show. Lawn Aerating Fall and Spring are a great time to aerate your lawn. An aerator will break up hard compacted soil and allow water and nutrients to better reach the roots of your grass. We all know that, that’s not the quick tip. The […]

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Tractor and Mower Maintenance Video – Oil, Fuel, Air, Grease and Spark

Deere Oil Change

In this video episode of The Handyguys we discuss some common tractor and mower maintenance for your John Deere. We discuss changing oil, checking air filters, the location of spark plugs, grease points and fuel filters. John Deere sells a Home maintenance kit specifically for your tractor. It contains most of the items you will […]

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Labor Day Lawn Care Do’s and Don’ts

Mowing tips

Our friends over at John Deere sent us some great lawn care information that we wanted to share with everyone before Labor Day. There is no audio or video with this post. A survey with Harris Interactive found out that 79% of homeowners and renters in the U.S. are planning to mow their lawns …

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Choosing A Small Trailer And Eliminating Skunks

Skunky Trailer

Avoiding skunks in your yard and an answer to “Does a handyguy need a trailer?” We cover both topics in this show. Skunks Skunks, how do you get rid of them? Don’t give them a reason to come into your yard. Make sure you don’t leave anything around for them to eat, dog or cat […]

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Selecting a John Deere Lawn Tractor 100 series 300 series

The John Deere Lawn Tractor

The Handyguys Discuss John Deere Residential Lawn Tractors The Handyguys are busy mowing and evaluating John Deere’s LA115 Lawn tractors this summer. In the first of our 5 part monthly series on residential Lawn tractors from John Deere, the Handyguys expose some of the differences between the entry level Deere 100 series and the higher […]

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Fall Lawn Care Tips

Drill Bit

The Handyguys address the soon-to-come fall lawn care season. Before The Handyguys talk about fall lawn care they address a listener question. TerBeek sent us the following message – How can I remove a broken drill bit from the window moulding without damaging the moulding? We were drilling a pilot hole for hardware to hang […]

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How To Grow A Green Lawn

home improvement and The good a bad of lawns

  The Handyguys talk home improvement and keeping a green and weed free lawn. Now that you have your mower ready for the new season (after listening to show #14), it is time to discuss proper lawn care. Anyone can hire a lawn service, but the Handyguys prefer the DIY method. Get down to the […]

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