Archives: Landscaping

How To Lubricate John Deere X300

By Todd Fratzel on Lawn Care

John Deere X300 Maintenance If you own any type of lawn mower then there’s a minimum amount of maintenance that needs to be done in order to keep your mower running well. John Deere Mowers are very easy to maintain when you follow the recommendations in the Owner’s Manual. In a previous post I covered…

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How To Plant Apple Trees

By Todd Fratzel on Trees & Plants

Planting Apple Trees Spring time is a great time to plant fruit trees like apples, peaches and pears. This year we’re planting apple and peach trees in our yard as we continue to improve upon our yards landscape. In this article I’d like to share some tips on how to plant apple trees. Planting fruit…

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How To Edge Flower Gardens

By Todd Fratzel on Feature Story, Gardening

Edging Flower Gardens Edging flower gardens is an easy DIY project once you understand how to do it properly. Edging is a method of creating a clean line between your lawn and a flower garden or other landscape feature. The simplest and cleanest looking edging is just a method of “cutting” back the edge of…

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Planting Apple and Peach Trees

By Todd Fratzel on Trees & Plants

Home Grown Fruit Trees This year we’re going to be planting apple and peach trees in our yard. Each year since the house was built we’ve been adding landscaping projects to spruce up the yard. This year we’ve decided it’s time for some fruit trees. The choice has been made to go with Apple and…

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Lawn Core Aeration

By Todd Fratzel on Lawn Care

What is Lawn Core Aeration? Lawn Core Aeration is a simple process of removing small cores of soil and grass to allow air, water and nutrients into the root zone. Another way of aerating a lawn is to use a spike aerator that punches spikes into the lawn to make small holes. However, this method…

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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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Should You Buy John Deere Mowers at Box Stores?

By Todd Fratzel on Landscaping

Article Update This has been a popular article for quite some time. I wanted to update it and respond to some of the comments that have been left about my take on things. More specifically I want to comment about some of the confusion in the comments. It is true that some of the Box…

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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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