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Seasonal Lawn and Equipment Care Tips

With these seasonal pointers and quick tasks from the experts at John Deere, you'll be prepared for a fast start to spring and high cutting season.
  • Seasonal pointers and quick tasks

    Homeowners across the nation are taking on more Do-It-Yourself projects inside and outside the home, adding personal appeal and that professional look on their own. With the right resources, homeowners get the tools and know-how needed to maximize the potential of their property year round. <br>DIY lawn care and home gardens were a big trend in 2009, and even though winter is arriving, the warmer weather will be back before we know it. With these seasonal pointers and quick tasks from the experts at John Deere, you'll be prepared for a fast start to spring and high cutting season. <br>

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 30, 2012
  • Finish last minute fall clean up

    For faster fall maintenance extend the use of your riding lawn equipment beyond mowing season. With the right attachments your lawn mower turns into a leaf clean up solution. <br>Try a John Deere Tow Behind Sweeper:
    <ul>
    <li>Picks up leaves and yard debris</li>
    <li>Hauls 17 cubic feet of material</li>
    <li>Designed to keep the brush in contact with the ground to prevent skipping</li>
    <li>Or a John Deere bushel rear bagger</li>
    <li>Collects grass clippings and leaves while users mow</li>
    <li>The tapered dual-bag design makes it easy to dump clippings</li>
    <li>Open-weave polyester bags create better air flow, increased cut quality and clippings pickup</li>
    </UL><br>

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 30, 2012
  • Clean and service your machine

    Once your lawn is clean from debris of the fall season, it's time to decide whether you'll store or use your equipment over the winter. If you decide to simply store your equipment, it's essential to properly prepare your mower. Regularly servicing your outdoor power equipment, recommended at the change of season, is key to ensuring you get the best performance and increased life span for your equipment. <br>This winter prep your equipment for storage by first cleaning the machinery. Brush grass clippings away and clear air intake screens.<br>

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 30, 2012
  • Sharpen the blades

    After a long cutting season it's important to sharpen the blades before storage so they are ready to go in the spring. A dull blade will shred the grass creating entryways for disease.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 30, 2012
  • Change oil and add fuel stabilizer

    Change the oil and add a fuel stabilizer to help protect against clogs in the carburetor from old fuel.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 30, 2012
  • Check for wear and tear

    Check all belts, filters, safety shields and guards. As you do this inspect for wear and adjust tension of belts.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 30, 2012
  • Spring maintenance

    Start by servicing your equipment in late winter or early Spring to be ready for a fast start to cutting season. Make an appointment with John Deere's Mobile Service and a John Deere expert will come to your home and perform a 14-point maintenance check on most riding lawn equipment.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 30, 2012
  • Use equipment year round

    If you'd like to utilize your equipment over the colder months instead of storing it for the winter consider your winter maintenance needs. There are a number of attachments and accessories that will turn your equipment into a year-round property care asset.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 30, 2012
  • Use a snowblower

    This winter tackle DIY snow removal with the help of a snow blower. This is a quick, effective solution to inclement weather. The snow blower shown is the 1130SE which has variety of features for comfortable and safe snow removal including:
    <ul>
    <li>Free hand control for easy chute rotation</li>
    <li>Push button electric start</li>
    <li>Easy Steer drive system</li>
    <li>Heated handgrips</li>
    </UL>

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 30, 2012
  • Add a snow blade

    If you have a longer drive way or live in a more rural area and are tired of waiting for the snow plows to get to your neighborhood, look into attachments for your riding lawn mower like this snow plow. This plow features three-position blade angling to handle any job and offers lift capabilities for added ease of use. A replaceable scraper bar and easy front-mount assembly complement the operation of this implement.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 30, 2012
  • Plan for spring in advance

    Spring is a busy season for homeowners so before the warm weather is in full swing, John Deere recommends homeowners begin their lawn and garden care planning in advance.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 30, 2012
  • Spring tools and attachments

    Gardening was a big trend in 2009 and many homeowners will be working to increase the size of their gardens in 2010. Make sure you have all of the tools and attachments needed to help in the planting and design phase of your garden this spring. Attachments like the John Deere Utility Cart and Sprayer will help make the job easier and quicker.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 30, 2012

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