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ColorSnap Visualizer is the app for selecting colors with AR technologies. Just aim the camera at your walls, floors, ceilings, furniture, and try any of ...

Irrigating your garden is one of the vital things you need to do if you want to maintain its beauty and blossoming. When we moved to a house in the country, ...

When the snow accumulates on your stoop, driveway, deck, or walkway, you want to clear it fast and continue with your daily routines. At the same time, you ...

A major lesson I have learned as a gardener is that finding a replacement or spare part for most farming equipment can be a challenging task. It is even ...

The holiday season is filled with a lot of activities. While there are a lot of festivities and merrymaking, there also exists one issue resulted from the ...

In my early years, getting a good chainsaw for my gardening and landscaping tasks was never an easy endeavor. I needed a tool that was able to trim branches, ...

Lawn planting and fertilizer application can be tiring at times. If your gardening area is considerably large, performing all the planned planting tasks might ...

Adding trees to your garden is always so worrying. They live for decades (in some cases, for centuries), that is why you don’t want to fudge this thing. You ...

When growing flowers or plants in your lawn or potted in your house, you will need to do some maintenance activities. I know this because I am one of those ...

The ideal lawn aerator helps reduce soil compaction entirely. This, in turn, enables essential minerals to reach your plants' roots with ease. But with the ...

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  1. Reply Bryan Mckenzie
    Bryan Mckenzie 13.01.2020 at 08:17

    Hi YunLu. Thanks for your comment — and for visiting Bumper Crop Times. To answer your question, I’m going to need a few specifications from you. Please provide the wattage rating and the cable length of the mower you’re using. I will post a detailed answer to your question once you get back to me with these much needed details. In the meantime, please look through the Questions and Answers section of this post. It’s possible that you will find the answer to your question there. Have a great day. Sincerely, Bryan.

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    Bryan Mckenzie 12.01.2020 at 22:18

    Hi Skipper, good to hear from you. Thanks for reading my blog. You’ve been here with me since the very first post. I appreciate it very much, and I’m glad that my hobby and passion comes with such great perk as meeting like-minded people across the US. Now, getting back to your question…

    I recommend HUSQVARNA ST224P. It is rather heavy, but easy to operate even in tight spots. Plow trucks, tractors, skid steers — you don’t need all this now that you can purchase the less heavyweight (and equally effective) HUSQVARNA ST224P model.

    The steering is super easy, the engine is rather quiet, the speed is good, and the heated handholds are superb. Trust me, your wife will learn how to use it really fast! HUSQVARNA ST224P is not perfect and does clog once in a while (happens to any snow blower actually), but overall it works like a champ.

    In other words, it’s a dream machine for clearing driveways and concrete sidewalks, especially considering that you’re on the hunt for something that will last. Hope that helps.

    Good luck purchasing the dream machine 😉 And feel free to get back to me with further questions if there are any. Sincerely, Bryan.

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    Bryan Mckenzie 12.01.2020 at 17:36

    Hi Anthony. Thank you for your question and your feedback about our blog. We appreciate your comments greatly at Now, as for the Black Decker electric lawn mower, the machine is great, especially if you have a small, living-room-sized back lawn. It’s lightweight, which is specially great for your wife and kids!. Also, this lawn mower is super easy to use, clean, and store. And it’s powerful enough for only being 6amp… In other words, it depends on your needs, but overall, the Black Decker electric lawn mower is the perfect solution for small lawn areas. Hope that answers your question. Get back to me whenever you need further assistance or come up with any other questions. Best regards, Bryan.

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    Bryan Mckenzie 12.01.2020 at 16:10

    Hi Dan. Thank you for your question. Congratulations! You’ve bought yourself a great tool for flame weeding, so I recommend that you make the most of your ‘fire-breathing’ buddy whenever necessary. As a matter of fact, a portable propane torch can help you with lots of stuff, be it weed burning, ice melting, bolt loosening, or old paint softening… As for burning weeds with a propane torch, here are some quick steps.
    1. Make sure there are no flammable materials in the area.
    2. Light the tool and walk slowly where flame weeding is necessary, directing the flame along the weeds.
    3. To effectively speed up the process, focus on applying the heat from the torch to the root or leaves of the weeds.
    4. Sweep the dead weeds from the area. And don’t forget to always have a fire extinguisher closeby — just in case.
    If you’re wondering about the best time to flame weeds, I like to do it right after a heavy rain — that way, there’s less chance of burning everything down and getting on the news. Never torch weeds if they grow on flammable materials, or during drought periods. Avoid burning poisonous weeds (for example, poison ivy). This can trigger severe allergic reactions.
    Dan, make sure you watch a couple of YouTube How-to videos on flame weeding. That way, you will see the process with your own eyes. Feel free to ask further questions if there are any. Good luck and have fun eradicating the pesky weeds! Best regards, Bryan.

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    Bryan Mckenzie 10.01.2020 at 18:14

    Hi Juan. Thank you for your comment. I’m glad you agree with me on the Benzomatic weeding torch, it really is among the best-quality tools on the market. As for the best lawn mowers for small gardens, please head to the corresponding section of our website featuring multiple reviews on this topic. This particular page covers some of the best weed torch units available. Best regards, Bryan.

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    Bryan Mckenzie 09.01.2020 at 19:32

    Hey there Nathan and BeachGuy79. Me and Gretchen are delighted that you’ve found the right lawn sprinklers for your needs. I believe that our traveling lawn sprinkler reviews help lots of our readers save their time and money, and your comments are the living proof of that. If you need help or have any gardening-themed questions, feel free to get back to me asap. I’m always happy to help. Sincerely, Bryan.

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    Bryan Mckenzie 09.01.2020 at 10:59

    Hi Patrick. Thank you for your question. The MAKITA leaf blower is one of the quietest solutions out there. You don’t even have to study tons of MAKITA leaf blower reviews online. Just buy this leaf blower now, it’s powerful, lightweight, and (surprisingly) quiet. You will love this unit, it’s such a time-saver. Well worth the money for sure. Best regards, Bryan.

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    Bryan Mckenzie 08.01.2020 at 22:00

    Hi Will. Thanks for visiting our blog and sending me your question, I greatly appreciate it. In our posts, we provide reviews for several equally great products. That way, you get the possibility to compare the pros and cons and ultimately make your own decision regarding what’s best for your needs. With regard to the description you’ve provided, the MAKITA BBX7600N leaf blower model suits it perfectly. Great functionality and performance. Its blowing power is outstanding. This machine will reduce a day’s work to two hours. A must-buy for sure! And it’s made in Japan, not China — such a great bonus. Sincerely, Bryan.

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    Bryan Mckenzie 06.01.2020 at 14:12

    Hi Doris. I’m glad I’ve helped you decide on the best propane torch for weeds to burn on your large lawn. Please don’t hesitate to contact me whenever you need assistance assembling, using, or storing the machine. I’m always here to help. I will be looking forward to your Benzomatic TS8000, but kinda already guessing that it’s going to be very positive. Say hi to Jerry for me and be safe. Sincerely, Bryan.

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    Bryan Mckenzie 05.01.2020 at 16:29

    Hi there Brad. Thank you for your comment. I’m glad that thanks to our lead, you have found the best traveling sprinkler for you. That’s exactly why we exist. If you need any assistance with the machine, you know where to find me. And I hope you’ve bookmarked Bumper Crop times to get back to us in the most convenient way possible. Have a great day. Best regards, Bryan.

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    Bryan Mckenzie 04.01.2020 at 12:25

    Hi Matt. Your daughter must have done her homework when choosing the best burn weeds torch for your garden. Does she read our blog as well? ;D Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I must say, the Greenwood 91033 unit is a great choice. It’s definitely much better than the local discount tool store version. Enjoy using it. And thanks for your kind words about Contact me if you need assistance or have any questions. Sincerely, Bryan.

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    Bryan Mckenzie 01.01.2020 at 20:08

    Hi Tom. Thank you for your question — and for reading our blog. The Ariens snow blower is powerful and effective. If cleaning your driveway and walkways by hand will take you up to five hours, the Ariens SNO-Tek will do the job within up to 25 minutes. Don’t you just love how much time the machine can save you! The Ariens SNO-Tek snow blower won’t have any problem going through 3 to 18 inches of both fresh and wet snow. In other words, the machine is perfect for anyone who lives in a suburb — you can buy it without hesitation. You’re welcome to get in touch with me whenever you have further questions. Sincerely, Bryan.

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    Bryan Mckenzie 15.12.2019 at 22:19

    Hello Claire. Thank you for your feedback — and for trusting my opinion. Me and Gretchen are happy that our blog makes your busy life a little easier. It means a lot to us. Now, let me tell you about the BRIGGS & STRATTON 1696614 machine. Yes, I’ve had the chance to use it and it’s worth every penny. It’s super easy to handle and powerful enough to deal with 6-8” both fresh and heavy wet snow on a fairly steep uphill driveway (yep, I’ve tested the machine with my buddy when visiting him in Wisconsin). The only thing you may dislike about this snow blower is its assembly manual. Make sure you study the illustrations thoroughly if you want to successfully put the thing together. Please don’t hesitate to contact me whenever you need advice or assistance. Best regards, Bryan.

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    Bryan Mckenzie 13.12.2019 at 12:10

    Hi Doris.

    Thank you for your question and your trust — Gretchen and I highly appreciate it. I respect your neighbor for recommending you to burn weeds with a propane torch, for it really does work. The Red Dragon VT 2-23 C and VT 1-32 C models described in my post above are great. But my personal favorite (also marked as My Top Pick in the article) is the Benzomatic TS8000 model. It is very well-made and has some solid safety features. We also have a big Red Dragon propane torch which works very well for large areas.

    What I don’t really like about it is that it’s too wide. If you don’t have a field of weeds and are mostly interested in precision weeding, then the portable Benzomatic TS8000 model is exactly what you need. Really cool and effective when it comes to getting rid of those little guys that keep popping up between pavers. In addition to being great at killing weeds, Benzomatic is perfect for cooking! Yep, it’s gonna help you make those yummy creme brulés crispy with ease. Doris, I hope that answers your question.

    Don’t forget to get back to me whenever you have further questions about propane torches or anything related to the topic of our blog.

    Sincerely, Bryan.

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    Bryan Mckenzie 11.12.2019 at 16:41

    Hi, Den!
    Thanks for your comment!
    Yes, my personal favorite is Rain Train traveling sprinkler for sure, I find it to be the best traveling sprinkler of them all. And as for the runner-up, I think it must be Watex WX44 traveling sprinkler.

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    Bryan Mckenzie 04.12.2019 at 12:11

    Hi Natalie. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on our blog. We do have some really helpful propane weed burner reviews, as well as a multitude of other reviews of the best products/tools for successful gardening. I hope you will become our frequent guest and potentially a valued member of our large community. We enjoy meeting like-minded people here at Bumper Crop Times, so feel free to come back for more knowledge as soon as possible. Contact me when you’re ready to ask your questions. Sincerely, Bryan.

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    Bryan Mckenzie 15.11.2019 at 14:55

    Hi Brandon. I’m glad you like our blog. Me and my wife do everything we can to provide honest, experience-based recommendations of high-quality products that really work. We are not primarily driven by the commission fees or any other type of self-interest. That’s one of the reasons why so many people keep getting back to Bumper Crop Times for more information, more tips, and more questions to ask. We are genuinely interested in helping our readers. Please feel free to contact me whenever you need help, have questions or suggestions. Best regards, Bryan.

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    Bryan Mckenzie 03.10.2019 at 14:58

    Hi there Walter. Thanks for sharing your experience with us. BRIGGS & STRATTON 1696614 is an excellent choice, I’m sure that your opinion about this machine will only get better with time. As for the forum functionality, me and Gretchen have been considering implementing this useful feature for a while. It’s possible that this year you will get to interact with like-minded gardeners within our comfy forum-based community. In the meantime, if you have any questions or just want to chat about gardening, you know who to get in touch with 😉 I’m glad that I’ve managed to cover the 2 stage vs 3 stage snow blower topic in the clearest way possible. Enjoy making the most of your snow blowing beast! Sincerely, Bryan.