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The Versatility of Power Blowers

Whether you own a power blower or you are thinking about purchasing one, don’t make the mistake of thinking they are only useful a few times a year to clean up fallen leaves. In fact, there are several useful ways to take advantage of your power leaf blower all year long.

After you are done blowing autumn’s leafs into neat little piles, don’t store your blower away for the winter. Depending on where you live, you might be faced with inches and even feet of snow piling up around your house every year. Instead of shoveling all of that snow you can quickly move some of it around with your power blower. While electric blowers get rid of light dustings of snow, more powerful gas blowers actually help you move around more densely packed chunks of snow. They even generate enough heat that they make actually speed up the melting process, getting rid of the snow even faster than usual.

Once winter comes and goes and you find yourself staring at a yard littered with fallen branches and other debris from winter storms, it’s time to use your power blower once again. Blow away this debris quickly and efficiently, allowing you to easily check off one big item on your spring cleaning list. Once you start regularly mowing your lawn again in the spring and summer months, you can also use your blower to get rid of grass clippings. This will help your yard maintain a healthy look that will last long into the fall.

These are just a few of the ways to use your power blower besides just getting rid of leafs. For more information about power blowers get in touch with the professionals at LJ Elter & Son Power Equipment Centers.

When is the best time to plant grass seed

If you are thinking about planting grass seed, you may be asking yourself if it is the right time of the year to produce the best results. While the best time to plant grass seed can vary slightly depending on where you live, there are a few constants to keep in mind. First, no matterContinue Reading

What to consider when buying a new lawn mower

Purchasing a new lawn mower may seem like a simple task, and while the process is by no means complicated, there are several decisions you have to make before you get started. In fact, there are a few things to consider when it comes to finding the best lawn mower to suit your specific needs.Continue Reading

Uh-oh, you added oil to your fuel tank

Lawnmowers use four-cycle engines.  They differ in this way from smaller yard machines like a chainsaw for example, which uses only a two-cycle engine.  For machines like lawnmowers, gas and oil must be added to two separate tanks.  Don’t panic however, if oil gets into the gas tank, the lawnmower won’t explode.  However the gasContinue Reading

Mow It Just Right

Mowing your lawn can be a therapeutic process.  Relax in the sun and hear that engine murmur.  Keeping a lawn healthy requires constant care and attention, and there are certain ways to maximize the entire yield and health of your lawn.  Follow these simple guidelines for you and your lawn’s sake. In general, the bestContinue Reading

Preparing Your Lawn Mower For The Summer

Storing your lawn mower properly in the beginning of the winter, cleaning it thoroughly, and draining it, are the best ways to prepare it for the summer.  Take these following steps if you didn’t store your lawn mower so well, or simply to ensure optimal performance. Step 1: Check the Spark Plug. Unscrew and retrieveContinue Reading

Preparing Your Snow Blower For Storage

Your snow blower is a high maintenance piece of technology that requires careful attention. To properly store it, first make sure to perform these steps to ensure nothing is damaged during the dry seasons. Change oil: although most manuals recommend you should replace the oil, it really comes down to quality vs. convenience. Installing aContinue Reading


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