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Summer is coming which means it is time to get your lawn looking good for all those barbecues. Do you do your own landscaping and lawn care? Do you use the same gas that you put in your car in your lawn mower, edger and other outdoor power equipment? If you do, you are actually doing more damage than good. Most people do not realize how harmful it can be to use the cheap pump gas on their outdoor 2 and 4-cycle engine equipment or tools. The truth is, pumping gas to use on your home and lawn equipment damages the small engines because of the ethanol that is left behind. Gas station gas and oils separate over time and leave behind these harmful particles, making what seemed like a frugal decision actually much more expensive.
TRUFUEL® is precision-engineered premixed fuel with synthetic lubricants and advanced stabilizers that are specially made for your 2-cycle and 4-cycle outdoor power equipment. The high-octane ethanol-free fuel protects your investment, saves you time, and helps your equipment run the way you need it to. It is premixed, so there is no need to bother with the measuring and mixing of fuel and oil. Not to mention, TRUFUEL® has a shelf life of 5 years and will not separate and damage your equipment during off seasons.
I may have a landscaper now but I used to do my share of landscaping and outdoor maintenance in my backyard. Here are a few tips and tricks you can use the next time you are digging in the dirt getting your yard ready for summer.
- To prevent accumulating dirt under your fingernails while you work in the garden, draw your fingernails across a bar of soap and you’ll effectively seal the undersides of your nails so dirt can’t collect beneath them. Then, after you’ve finished in the garden, use a nailbrush to remove the soap and your nails will be sparkling clean.
- To prevent the line on your string trimmer from jamming or breaking, treat with a spray vegetable oil before installing it in the trimmer.
- Turn a long-handled tool into a measuring stick! Lay a long-handled garden tool on the ground, and next to it place a tape measure. Using a permanent marker, write inch and foot marks on the handle. When you need to space plants a certain distance apart (from just an inch to several feet) you’ll already have a measuring device in your hand.
- To create perfectly natural markers, write the names of plants (using a permanent marker) on the flat faces of stones of various sizes and place them at or near the base of your plants.
- The next time you boil or steam vegetables, don’t pour the water down the drain, use it to water potted patio plants, and you’ll be amazed at how the plants respond to the “vegetable soup.”
- The quickest way in the world to dry herbs: just lay a sheet of newspaper on the seat of your car, arrange the herbs in a single layer, then roll up the windows and close the doors. Your herbs will be quickly dried to perfection. What’s more, your car will smell great.
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