Residential

How to Make Garden Soil That’s Better Than Your Neighbor’s

January 10, 2017

Even though winter weather is still in full force, the spring season is just a couple months away. With this in mind, it’s not too early to start thinking about ways to improve your garden this year. Constructing a strong garden is much like construction a home or building, with the foundation being the starting point for building up. When it comes to gardening, the soil is the foundation.

How to Make Garden Soil

Here are some steps to consider as you look for ways to make great garden soil this season.

  1. Test the soil
  2. Apply soil improvement products
  3. Till the garden

How to Remove Gravel From Your Lawn After Clearing the Driveway

January 3, 2017

Gravel driveway owners that live in locations where it snows likely understand that they will inevitably be faced with pieces of gravel spread across their lawn after they’ve cleared their driveway. Whether you’ve cleared snow with a snowblower, shovel, or another type of snow removal tool, the pieces of gravel that have been displaced will need to be returned back to the driveway before spring mowing occurs.

How to Remove Gravel from Lawn

Here are a few steps you should take to remove gravel from your lawn once the snow melts this winter (or spring).

  1. Attach a rotary broom to your equipment

A Look at the 2017 John Deere Z300 Series Models and Features

January 2, 2017

As the calendar turns to 2017, John Deere has unveiled five new models that will be added to its ZTrak™ zero-turn radius Z300 mower series. The Z335M, Z345M, Z345R, Z355R and Z375R models are each designed to mow with high efficiency at fast speeds, so landscapers can get more done in less time.

John Deere ZTrak Mowers

While each model is slightly different from the next, the series offers a number of shared features. Let’s take a closer look.

Our Top 15 MachineFinder Facebook Posts in 2016

December 29, 2016

As we approach the New Year, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on 2016 and the progress made in the agriculture industry. We know it was another busy year for many farmers, growers, and producers as we’ve seen much of the hard work that went into the planting and harvesting seasons across our fans’ social media profiles.

Not only is our Facebook page an important channel for our online marketing efforts, it also provides us with an outlet to stay connected with our valued customers and John Deere fans.

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A Look Back at What Makes the John Deere F525 a Memorable Mower

December 28, 2016

Those who are responsible for maintaining a highly landscaped lawn can turn to John Deere for a mower that suits all of their needs. The John Deere F525 is one example of a mower that, upon its release, catered to casual and professional landscapers alike. Best-suited for customers that worked with 1/2 to 3 acres of land, this machine was easy to maneuver and came with features that made it optimal for trimming.

f525-front-mower

Let’s take a look back at some of the features of the John Deere F525.

John Deere Snowmobile History: A Production Timeline

December 27, 2016

While John Deere is best known for its production of agricultural, construction, forestry, and lawn care equipment, the company has not always been focused solely on these markets. In fact, there was a span throughout most of the 1970s when John Deere produced snowmobiles.

john-deere-snowmobile

Let’s take a look at some of the key dates and milestones relating to John Deere’s snowmobile history.

Steps to Consider When Your Lawn Tractor Won’t Start in the Cold

December 20, 2016

If you use your John Deere tractor to assist with snow removal or other winter-related tasks around your property, you’ve likely encountered an occurrence where your equipment won’t start as quick as it does in warmer temperatures. Sometimes, it may not start at all. There’s a number of different reasons why this may happen, including an improper starting procedure, a cranking speed that’s too slow, or an improper choke adjustment.

John Deere X540

Here are three steps all John Deere owners should consider when their lawn tractor won’t start in the cold weather:

  1. Proper starting procedure
  2. Proper cranking speed

John Deere X304 vs. X324 Lawn Tractor Comparison

December 19, 2016

John Deere has produced a large number of tractors and riding mowers over the years. While many models may seem similar at a surface level, the truth is, no two models are exactly the same. Those considering a model from the Select Series™ X300 family might be wondering what the difference is between the X304 and the X324. We will attempt to clear the air in this post.

John Deere X304 and X324

Let’s take a closer look at some of the similarities and key differences when comparing a John Deere X304 vs. X324.

How to Use a Tractor-Mounted Snowblower to Clear Some Space This Winter

December 13, 2016

A John Deere tractor can become a property owner’s best friend during the winter when it’s paired with a tractor-mounted snowblower. However, there are a few steps that should be taken by all operators before, during, and after use.

Tractor-Mounted Snow Blower

Here are six critical steps to take when using a tractor-mounted snowblower to clear some space this winter:

  1. Hook up the snowblower
  2. Adjust the skid shoes
  3. Adjust the chute
  4. Adjust the deflector angle
  5. Maintain steady speed
  6. Clean out the equipment

An In-Depth Look at the Highlights of the John Deere 2210

December 7, 2016

A tight budget does not have to be the difference between purchasing a piece of John Deere machinery and not. With products like the John Deere 2210, customers can have the machinery they need for their tasks without breaking the bank. The John Deere 2210 is not only affordable, but powerful and versatile as well.

John Deere 2210

Let’s take a look at some of the features of the John Deere 2210.