Today, state Republicans will meet to mend fences, count ballots, possibly recount and eventually decide who will be the party’s candidates in the run-off election.
However, a brief diversion, maybe an idea for a summer project. How about the world’s fastest lawnmower?
Project Runningblade (flash required) has claimed the title and [...]
If they can make a chocolate powered Formula 3 racer, why not a chocolate powered lawn mower? The boys in the back have had a good time talking about this story from Reuters.
Fueled by leftover chocolate and with components made from carrots, potato starch and flax, the world’s first sustainable Formula 3 [...]
Here are some of the odds and ends bouncing around here like a fumbled football on an Auburn punt return.
Take care of your lawn mower, and it may take care of you. You never know when it might protect you from the full blast of a hand grenade.
Choosing the right lawn mower is important. (Here’s [...]
Spring has sprung, and most of you have already pulled the lawn mowers out this season. If you haven’t already sharpened your blades this season, there is no time like the present. Sharp blades and quick cuts promote healthier grass!
We at the Home of Lawn Mower Repair are not the only ones seeing problems with small engines likely caused by ethanol in gasoline. Just like this Tuscaloosa News article last week says, ethanol in gasoline is capable of hurting lawn mowers, chain saws, gas-powered weed trimmers and leaf blowers. If the gasoline [...]
Alabama has 60,000 acres of an invasive and intensely flammable weed: cogon grass. From the Washington Post this week:
“Don’t buy it, don’t dig it up, don’t plant it and just let somebody know if you see it,” said Laurie Reid, forest health specialist for the South Carolina Forestry Commission.
Nationwide, over 1 [...]
Spring… songbirds are tuning up, trees are budding, baseballs are popping into catchers mitts…
Speaking of baseball (can you ever do that enough?)… the Sacramento Bee has an article of lawn care tips including some from Dave Vander Heyden, grounds manager for the baseball home of the Sacramento River Cats baseball team
When you make your resolutions for 2008, don’t forget your yard buddy, your lawn mower.
Here is a link to four simple service tips that can help keep your lawn mower a cut above the rest.
For example, here’s #1:
Lawn mower owners should clean their units as often as possible, but minimize [...]
Before you put your lawn mower away for the winter, you can put them to good use this fall…
The easiest way to dispose of leaves is to simply mow them into the turf. Regular mowing during the fall will chop the leaves into small pieces and allow them to filter into the [...]
If you want Doc and the rest of the back room gang to put down their tools for a moment and maybe even get glassy-eyed, ask them about last week’s lawn mower pull in Oak Grove and what they would do with a lawn mower if they had five or six thousand dollars [...]
Two tips for your lawn mower especially related to our disastrous drought.
- Raise the blade on your lawn mower. Closely cropped grass requires more water.
- Recycle your grass clippings back into your lawn by using a mulching mower. Your lawn will require less water (and you will also save time [...]
In the back of the shop, the usual crowd was gathered around an old Evinrude 2-cycle that Doc had pulled apart, when talk came around, as it often does, to politics. Lots of jawing over many days, lots of input from people across the political spectrum, and pretty soon they figured that they’d answered [...]
Lawn mower stories…
In a story reminiscent of the movie The Straight Story (itself based on a true story), a man sets out to travel across Texas on a riding lawn mower (and expects to finish this week). 624 miles. On a riding lawn mower. To call attention to his favorite [...]