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How To Change Oil, Air & Fuel Filters On John Deere X300

By Todd Fratzel on Lawn Care

John Deere X300 Yearly Maintenance Every spring I perform the recommended yearly maintenance on my John Deere X300 mower. I bought this mower just over three years ago so this is the third spring season after three full summers of mowing with it. I purchased a home maintenance kit which contained the oil, oil filter,…

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Sears Blue Lawn & Garden Crew Spreads Green Across America

By Todd Fratzel on Lawn Care

SEARS BLUE LAWN & GARDEN CREW READY TO SPREAD MORE GREEN ACROSS AMERICA THIS SPRING Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt Encourages Americans to Nominate Their Ball Field, Park or Playground for a Rehab Project from Sears Hoffman Estates, Ill. (March 30, 2010) – Spring has arrived and as America thaws out, the marks left behind…

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Spring Lawn Fertilizer With Crabgrass Preemergent

By Todd Fratzel on Lawn Care

Vigoro Ultra Turf™ Turf Fertilizer with Weed Stop® I recently stopped at The Home Depot and picked up 5 bags of Vigoro Ultra Turf™ Turf Fertilizer with Weed Stop®. Our lawn is only 3 years old and it’s taken lots of patience, fertilizer and soil testing to create a really great lawn. Each spring I…

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Replacing Mulching Blades On John Deere X300

By Todd Fratzel on Lawn Care

Replacing Dull Mowing Blades Replacing dull, dented mowing blades is an easy DIY project and it will help keep your lawn looking great and your mower running at it’s best. As you can see in the photo my 2 year old blades were in pretty rough shape. Part of this is due to our new…

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Replacement Blades | John Deere X300 Mulching Mower

By Todd Fratzel on Lawn Care

John Deere X300 Mulching Mower Today I learned an expensive lesson about choosing the correct replacement blades for a John Deere X300 mulching mower. I own a John Deere X300 with a 42″ mowing deck. You can actually buy this machine with two different decks apparently, a regular 42″ deck or a 42″ mulching deck.…

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Troy-Bilt Gas Powered String Trimmer

By Todd Fratzel on Lawn Care

Gas Powered String Trimmer Keeping a nicely trimmed lawn requires a few basic tools and a string trimmer is high on the list. Lots of folks use electric string trimmers but I really recommend you spend a few extra dollars and buy a gas powered string trimmer. Gas powered trimmers are much easier to get…

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John Deere X300 Mulching Mower Works Great

By Todd Fratzel on Lawn Care, Product Reviews

John Deere X300 Review My John Deere X300 Mulching Mower works great! The other day someone left a comment on my previous post that I didn’t publish because it was full of profanity. However, I wanted to respond to his comment with this post. He said something along the lines of this “The John Deere…

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John Deere Fertilizer Spreader | Review

By Todd Fratzel on Lawn Care, Product Reviews

John Deere 175-lb Pull-Type Spin Spreader Last year I purchased a John Deere tow-behind fertilizer spreader for my John Deere X300 riding mower. I’ve used the fertilizer spreader to spread both fertilizer and lime and it’s saved me some serious time walking around the yard pushing a spreader by hand. Spreader Features This particular model…

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