EXPERT ADVICE

Best practices to keep power equipment operating efficiently

Landscape professionals and pool builders alike know how important it is to maintain the engines that power their equipment throughout the season. Proper engine maintenance can enhance the power and performance of the equipment, while providing better fuel efficiency and less downtime. To keep mowers, sod cutters, dethatchers, and other power equipment running properly, it is important to perform daily and seasonal inspections on the engine and the equipment. Besides the basics like changing the oil and air filters, the following checklist of other recommended practices for the fall season will ensure a company’s outdoor equipment, and engine, keep...
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TECHNIQUES

The differences between composite and natural building materials

Over the past 20 years, composite and plastic composite decking products have increased their share of the Canadian decking market versus traditional building materials (i.e. wood), and for good reason. With warranties against colour fade, and manufacturer defects often exceeding 20 years, claims of extreme durability, splinter-free finishes, hidden fastener systems, and essentially a maintenance-free deck upon completion, why would one choose any other product for their deck other than composite?
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CASE STUDIES

Canine therapy pool

During the winter of 2010, Mac, a golden retriever, who lives with a family near Severn Bridge, Ont., was struck by a passing vehicle in front of the family’s home on Christmas Eve. Mac was excited to see his master come home and quickly ran to meet him; however,...
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EXPERT ADVICE

PVC plumbing repair

Hot tubs with multiple jets, limited access and numerous connections can make plumbing repair a major undertaking. Once the leak has been located, using the following tips will make hot tub (and even swimming pool) polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plumbing repairs much...
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