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Using a wood chipper

How to use a Woodchipper the Right Way

Before starting the woodchipper, locate a flat surface devoid of pits and holes, and then clear it of any debris that can trip, or cause an accidental fall. Always avoid slopped surfaces. Relatedly, a woodchipper is a machine with rotating parts which makes safety a

An OC Guide to the Stump Grinder

Trees in the yard can age and die, or become diseased due to tree infections, or dry due to girdling. Such trees need to be cut and felled. Also, healthy trees can be felled during landscaping, tree care of forests, or when freeing up yard

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5 Lawn Tips to Take Care of in Spring

Spring is on its way, and if you want your lawn to be the envy of the neighbors, there are a few things you should be taking care of right now. Let’s take a look… 1. Start Weeding With the coldest months behind us, it

In Search of the Best Concrete Vibrator on the Market Today

Whether you’re working on a full-scale construction job, or creating a small wall in the yard, a professional compact finish without air bubbles and distortions is a high priority when laying concrete. Thankfully, one of the best tools to achieve that end result is a

Top 4 Essential Poolside Safety Issues to Remember

It won’t be long before summer hits the USA. For all those with swimming pools in the backyard, it will be time for lazy weekends by the water, and the oh-so-satisfying dunks after work or school. And while a lot of fun can be had

metal detector guide

27 Essential Metal Detecting Tips for Beginners

Today we have pulled together 27 essential tips for those of you that might be heading out to use your new metal detector for the first time. Clive has once again stepped up to helm the article, being the avid treasure hunter that he is.

swing set guide

Backyard Swing Set Safety Tips – MORE FUN WITHOUT THE TROUBLE

All children love a good backyard playset. Very often it’s a case of the bigger the better. However, the higher they are the harder they fall. And while we do not want to be the fun police here at Outdoor Chief, some interesting facts can

lawn sweeper guide

A Short Guide to the Lawn Sweeper

The lawn is a critical landscaping feature that fixes the aesthetics of a property, yard, or outdoor space. Landscaping specialists recommend that the grass in the lawn needs to be watered adequately and fertilized well – using lawn fertilizers – so that lush and healthy

hiding pond filters

Best Way to Hide Your Pond Filter

Hiding your pond filter is an integral part of achieving that overall natural effect. And let’s face it, that’s what we all want from our garden ponds, to make it look as far from man-made as possible. However, while hiding the filter out of plain