Category Archives: How-to

What is lawn aeration?

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Benefits of Aeration Written by Dr. Robert Shearman, turfgrass professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln What is lawn aeration? Technically speaking, aeration is the naturally occurring process of air exchange between the soil and its surrounding atmosphere. Practically speaking, aeration is the process of mechanically removing small plugs of thatch from the lawn to improve […]

Broadcast Spreader Assembly Video

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Brinly BS-26/36 Broadcast Spreader Assembly Video This marks the first of our assembly videos, designed to help walk new Brinly product owners through the process of getting your new attachments set up and ready for use. In response to customer demand, we’re beginning with the tow-behind broadcast spreader assembly video. When we receive calls about […]

14 Musts for Gorgeous Grass

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From sowing to mowing, these are the high-points that will ensure that you have the most gorgeous grass in the neighborhood Test your soil pH using a kit from your local home improvement store or garden center. Optimum range is 6.2 – 7.2; spread lime to increase, sulfur to decrease Use the appropriate grass types […]

Make Spring Lawn Prep Painless with a Turf Vacuum

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If you’re like most of us, you still have a few leftover leaves in your yard that took the winter months settling into place.  If they’re left there too long after the last frost, the once-pretty grass underneath will die and will soon be replaced by weeds.  There are several nifty tools to help get […]

Pull-Behind Lawn Sprayer 101

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Lawn Care 101: Pull-Behind Lawn Sprayers Pull-behind lawn sprayers are used to apply fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides in either spot or blanket applications. For spot applications, most sprayers come equipped with a spray hose that allows the user to apply chemical accurately into hard-to-reach areas. Broad or blanket applications cover large areas quickly utilizing a […]

4 Factors to Consider when Choosing a Heavy-Duty Garden Cart

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  [codepeople-html5-media-player id=1]   How to choose a heavy-duty garden cart you won’t regret Many times, having the right tool is the difference between a simple task and a painful one. Imagine trying to remove a wood screw with a ball peen hammer, drive a nail with a screwdriver, or paint a room with a […]

Grass Seed Planting Guide

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Grass Seed Planting Guide – BrinlyU With spring only a week away, many of us are beginning to think of warmer temperatures, short sleeves, and green grass.  Soon, we’ll begin the process of reviving our lawns from a long winter’s abuse.  A healthy, thick lawn is the best defense against opportunistic weeds and pests.  Read […]

Fertilizer Spreader Settings Tutorial

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In order to ensure the proper application rates, we must validate our fertilizer spreader settings by accurately calibrating the spreader. Optimum Spreading Speed = 3mph Because most broadcast spreaders are wheel-driven, the speed at which you walk significantly affects the spread of the material.  Walking slower causes the spinner to rotate more slowly, resulting in […]

How to Use a Lawn Dethatcher

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Why Do I Need to Use a Lawn Dethatcher? Thatch is made of up old grass clippings, dead roots, leaves and other small organic debris.  It builds up in layers underneath your lawn, on top of the soil.  A good lawn dethatcher will clear this layer away allowing water, nutrients, and air to reach the […]

Lawn Rolling Fundamentals

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Lawn rolling is an intermediate-level landscaping technique that can help create a smoother, greener lawn. The premise is simple enough, a rounded weight that flattens the soil it passes over. But to utilize it effectively, it must be applied at the right times, in the right way, with the right frequency.  Read on to learn […]

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