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How to Winterize Lawn Care Equipment

Lean how to winterize lawn care equipment with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. After the last leaf has fallen and the chill of winter starts to set in, it’s time to put away the lawn care equipment. To keep your lawn care equipment in good shape for next spring, you’ll need to do more than simply store it indoors or throw a tarp over it. There are a(…)

Storing Your Snowblower

Follow these tips for storing your snowblower from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. When the last snowflake has fallen and melted away, it’s time to put away the snowblower. It’s important to make sure your snowblower is ready for summer storage. Use this checklist from Blain’s Farm & Fleet to maintain your machine, and ensure that is runs well for you this coming winter. How to Store Your Snowblower: 1. Drain(…)

Second Story Pressure Washing Tips

Follow these second story pressure washing tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Cleaning the siding on the second story of your house used to be a daunting task. But pressure washers have made cleaning high up places easier than ever–without the use of ladders or scaffolding. Follow these pressure washing tips from Briggs & Stratton and Blain’s Farm & Fleet to clean up the second story of your home. Second(…)

How To Sharpen Your Chainsaw Chains

Sharpen your chainsaw chains with this how-to from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. You’ve got to cut down that dead tree in your backyard. The problem is that your chainsaw chain is now dull and sawing a log with a dull chainsaw chain is like sawing with a butter knife. You’ll be getting nowhere soon. With the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can get your chainsaw chains sharp again.(…)

How to Maintain Your Lawn Mower

Follow these tips to keep your lawn mower in great condition all summer long. When the weather started to warm up and spring is almost here, it’s the perfect time to prepare your walk-behind and riding lawn mowers for another season of work. Use these tips as a checklist to keep your lawn mower in tip-top shape all season long. 1. Start by cleaning the engine. You’ll want to be(…)

How to Sharpen a Lawn Mower Blade

Learn how to sharpen your lawn mower blade with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. A sharp lawn mower blade is a crucial part of having a healthy lawn. When you blade is dull, it tears grass rather than cutting it, making the whole lawn look brown or dull, leaving your grass vulnerable to diseases. Dull blades also make the engine work harder than it really needs to, using up to 20%(…)

How to Find the Right Wood Chipper

Learn about the features to look for in a wood chipper with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. If you have a lot of branches and leaves to clean up, you know it can be a pain to drag it all to the side of the road for pickup. With a wood chipper–also known as a chipper shredder–you can easily rid your lawn of debris and reuse it in your own garden(…)

Chainsaw Safety Tips

Safety always comes first when you’re using a chainsaw. Whether you’re just cutting some firewood in your back yard or cutting down a tree, it’s always important to use safe work habits. Learn what you can do to help protect yourself and others by using proper chainsaw safety techniques. Pre-sawing Chainsaw Safety Measures Read the owner’s manual for your chainsaw. For any piece of equipment with an engine, this is(…)

Pressure Washer: How Many PSI?

Pressure washers come in a lot of different strengths. The strength of a pressure washer’s stream is measured in pounds per square inch (PSI). If you’re looking for a pressure washer, it’s a good idea to take PSI into account. With a pressure washer, there is such a thing as too much power. Too powerful a stream can damage more fragile surfaces and objects. Also, the more pressure you have,(…)

Pressure Washer Buying Guide

For many of your home projects needs, you’ll want a pressure washer. Are you looking to refinish your deck? Clean your garage floor? Keep your home looking its best with a pressure washer. A pressure washer is a big investment, but worth the outcome. When choosing a pressure washer, there are two types to consider: electric and gas. Electric Pressure Washer The less expensive option is an electric pressure washer.(…)

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