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03 3 / 2014
Before you know it, the sun will be shining, birds will be chirping and the temperature will be rising. Get your outdoor power equipment ready for spring use now!
If you are having a hard time getting your gas unit started, it doesn’t mean the unit is broken! If you accidentally stored your unit without removing all gas and oil, your tool is most likely clogged.
To avoid starting/clogging issues with your unit, be sure to use a fuel stabilizer with all ethanol mixed fuel. Using a stabilizer like Ethanol Shield can help prevent the corrosion and problems in your small engine. For your 2-Cycle Engines, you can always use the Ethanol Shield Engine Lubricant when mixing your oil and gas. This oil is designed to prevent ethanol related problems!
If your string trimmer, hedge trimmer, or mower will not starts, go to your local Home Depot and pick up Mechanic In A Bottle. Mechanic in A Bottle converts many of the corrosive agents still in your unit, into working parts. In some cases, Mechanic In A Bottle can not fix all problems. It may be necessary to replace damaged parts, such as fuel lines, before smoothly running your unit. Just make sure that you only use 100% gas or gas with a fuel stabilizer in each tank this spring/summer. This will help avoid small engine starting and running problems!
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21 1 / 2014
Put your green thumb to good use this winter by planting your own avocado tree! Start the prep work now so come spring, your seedling will be ready to plant in the ground! Six simple steps are below!
- Remove the large brown pit from inside your avocado. Rinse the pit well and set it out to dry.
- Push 4 toothpicks into the center of the seed (at its widest section). Put the toothpicks far enough in that they hold, but also so there is enough left to suspend the pit over a glass of water. The water should cover about an inch of the pit.
- Put your water glass and seed in a warm place. Keep an eye on the water level to make sure it doesn’t get too low.
- In 2-6 weeks, roots and a stem will begin to sprout from the seed. When the stem is approximately 6 inches long, trim it in half.
- When the stem leafs again, transplant the seedling into a pot. Plant the seedling root down, leaving the top half of the pit above the soil.
- Frequently water your plant and make sure it remains in an area with good sunlight.
Tip: Pinch back the newest top leaves every time the stem grows another 6 or so inches. This will help to encourage more growth and a fuller, healthier plant.