Today was the day that I both dread and look forward to each year: the day I close the pool. It's not a set date on the calendar; rather, it's whenever I get a free day (or two) and the weather cooperates. How do you close a pool? Closing the pool … [Read more...] about Closing Your Pool: Isn’t it fun?
As a followup to my article "Breathing new life into an old lawnmower", I'd like to talk about how to decide when to buy a new lawnmower, and then what options you may have. When your old lawnmower needs to go As I mentioned in the closing remarks … [Read more...] about Saving money when buying a lawnmower
When we bought our first home 2.5 years ago, the previous owners left their old lawnmower for us. We have 0.21 acres, and the house and pool cover about half of it. However, we do have enough lawn to require a power lawnmower...or we would need about … [Read more...] about Breathing new life into an old lawnmower
First off, you're probably wondering what "Thatch" is and why you would need to "Dethatch" your lawn. Thatch, according to LawnStarter, is a woven layer of dead and living shoots, stems, and roots that forms on the surface of the soil and beneath … [Read more...] about Frugal Workout: Dethatching your lawn manually