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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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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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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 Home Improvement Checklist

Win this toolkit. Click on the picture to learn how! Hint: ideal use of duct tape wins

How do you get your house ready for the Winter Season? Join the Handyguys in a not-so-methodical checklist for the winter season.  This is not your every day handyman (or not so handyperson) checklist.  We have some extras you may not see on other lists. Listen to the podcast as we discuss these items. True […]

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ZTR Mower Versus Tractor

tractor vs ZTR

Handyguys Try Out Some Riding Mowers The Handyguys are falling behind on the honey do list  because this year’s mowing season is taking all of their free time. Pennsylvania has been hit by lots of rain — making for nice fast growing lawns — but that comes with long hours of mowing. Handyguy Paul is researching […]

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ZTR vs Tractor

tractor vs ZTR

The Handyguys are taking this week off from our regular podcast to do some independence day celebrating. I hope our non-US fans will understand. So, instead of a podcast The Handyguys decided to play with some new video equipment. http://youtu.be/z4nH_7DZjYk The Handyguys try out a ZTR and a Lawn Tractor style mower to determine the […]

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Mower Blade Removal, Metal Bending Brakes And DIY Mistakes

Do you need to bend sheet metal? A "Brake" is the right tool foor the job. Click image to see full size.

In this show we address a couple of listener questions about mower blades and metal brakes and then talk about another expensive DIY mistake. First up is a question from David: Do you guys have or know of any plans for a DIY metal brake? I need to cover the sills of my home windows, […]

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Material Choices When Finishing A Basement

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Part 4 in the Basement Finishing Series The Handyguys are becoming the “Basementguys” in this new fourth installment of the basement series.  The Handyguys discuss basement materials and revisit some old advice they gave about mowing lawns. First up… a discussion about some advice that Handyguys gave in Episode #15 on lawn care.  Is it […]

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Mower Starting Tips

This is an example of a bad sparkplug

The Handyguys discuss annual spring maintenance and home improvement for your lawn mower For many of us in the northern parts of the USA, it is that time of year when we get the lawn mower out for the first time. Most of us probably use tradition walk behind mowers with combustion engines. Like our […]

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