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xx   LAWN

Storage tips for mowers and tillers.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1979 (v.57#10) pg. 188

Safety tips for using a power lawnmower.
BOYS' LIFE Jun 1988 (v.78#6) pg. 13

Mower repairs and maintenance. Some tips.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1990 (v.13#10) pg. 12

Hand lawn mowing. Tips on selecting a reel-style or "push" lawn mower and detailed information on sharpening it.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1996 (v.80#4) pg. 20

Spring maintenance for the power mower.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #85 Apr 1965 (v.15#2) pg. 50

Tips for readying a power mower, power trimmer, power edger, etc. for another season.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #91 Apr 1966 (v.16#2) pg. 62

Photos illustrate annual maintenance of a reel-type lawnmower.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #104 Jun 1968 (v.18#3) pg. 54

Guide to riding mowers and tractors. How to select the right machine to meet your needs. Includes a three-page chart comparing 34 models.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #109 Apr 1969 (v.19#2) pg. 38

Basic maintenance for power lawn mowers, including air cleaner, carburetor, oil changes, gas tank, cord starter and blades.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #110 Jun 1969 (v.19#3) pg. 32

Tips on the safe operation of power and riding mowers.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #137 Aug 1972 (v.22#6) pg. 50

How to clean and adjust your gas powered lawn mower.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #146 Aug 1973 (v.23#6) pg. 38

A guide to cleaning, tightening and adjusting a power lawn mower.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #155 Aug 1974 (v.24#6) pg. 40

Spring maintenance and adjustments for a lawn mower.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #162 Mar 1975 (v.25#3) pg. 52

How to repair the wheels on a reel-type power lawn mower.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #164 Jun 1975 (v.25#5) pg. 30

Test of the Black & Decker 14" rotary electric mower.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #171 Mar 1976 (v.26#3) pg. 22

How to use power mowers safely.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #171 Mar 1976 (v.26#3) pg. 46

Spring-summer maintenance tips include checking your lawnmower engine, repairing leaking garden hoses and stopping a drip in an outdoor faucet.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #172 Apr 1976 (v.26#4) pg. 32

Step-by-step guide to lawn mower tune-up. Covers exterior cleaning, draining and cleaning gas and oil reservoirs, cleaning the underside, cleaning the filter, replacing and gapping the sparkplug and sharpening the blade.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #181 May-Jun 1977 (v.27#4) pg. 50

How to figure how much less time a larger riding mower would require to mow your lawn. Includes tips on features to look for.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #207 Mar 1980 (v.30#3) pg. 76

The mechanized yardsman. A look at various pieces of mechanized yard equipment (mowers, tractors, tillers, trimmers, and blowers) and how much you can save with their use.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #218 Apr 1981 (v.31#4) pg. 63

Tune up your power equipment for spring.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #227 Mar 1982 (v.32#3) pg. 57

How to get your gasoline powered lawnmower ready for next spring before you put it away for the winter.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #233 Nov 1982 (v.32#9) pg. 46

How to fix common lawn mower problems. Spark plugs, points and condenser, recoil starter, carburetor, air filter, etc.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #238 Apr 1983 (v.33#4) pg. 83

Tip on removing and replacing a broken or bent rotary mower blade.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #286 Feb 1988 (v.38#2) pg. 77

Troubleshooting a hard starting lawn mower.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #290 Jul-Aug 1988 (v.38#6) pg. 79

Tips on adjusting the fuel mixture valve on a power lawn mower.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #291 Sep 1988 (v.38#7) pg. 102

Getting your gasoline-powered rotary lawn mower ready for summer.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #307 Apr 1990 (v.40#4) pg. 58

How to clean out grass buildup around the blade under a riding mower using a ring sprinkler.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #322 Oct 1991 (v.41#9) pg. 30

How to repair a frayed starter rope on a lawnmower.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #328 May 1992 (v.42#5) pg. 94

Tip suggests mounting plastic car door edge guards on the edges of a lawnmower to protect trees.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #337 Apr 1993 (v.43#4) pg. 83

Tip shows how to build a large grass catcher that mounts on a lightweight garden trailer.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #338 May 1993 (v.43#5) pg. 93

Troubleshooting list for a hard-starting lawn mower.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #342 Oct 1993 (v.43#9) pg. 96

Tip on using WD-40 or Pam cooking oil to prevent buildup under the deck of a mulching mower.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #352 Oct 1994 (v.44#9) pg. 43

Troubleshooting a Toro gas-powered lawn mower that is hard to start and lacks power.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #358 May 1995 (v.45#5) pg. 83

Tip shows how to build a large grass catcher that mounts in a lightweight garden trailer and tows behind a riding mower.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #367 Apr 1996 (v.46#4) pg. 106

Riding mower maintenance tips.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #369 Jun 1996 (v.46#6) pg. 105

How to covert an old power lawnmower to a mulching mower.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #371 Sep 1996 (v.46#8) pg. 12

Tip shows a safe way to keep a lawn mower blade from moving while loosening or tightening the nut.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #372 Oct 1996 (v.46#9) pg. 88

The one-hour lawn. Guidelines on selecting a mower that is the right size for the lawn and suited to the person using it and the type of lawn to be mown.
FLOWER & GARDEN Feb-Mar 1988 (v.32#2) pg. 81

Tips on preparing mowers for winter storage.
FLOWER & GARDEN Sep-Oct 1989 (v.33#5) pg. 17

Keeping your power lawn mower clean and in good operating condition. Tips on filters, oil, lubrication, etc.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jan-Feb 1990 (v.34#1) pg. 70

Safety tips to prevent accidents when using a riding lawn mower.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jul-Aug 1990 (v.34#4) pg. 56

Are riding mowers right for you? Some tips on selecting the right mower for your lawn.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jul-Aug 1990 (v.34#4) pg. 58

What fresh oil does for a lawn mower. Summer maintenance tips.
FLOWER & GARDEN Apr-May 1991 (v.35#2) pg. 88

Start with a spark. What checking the spark plug on a power lawn mower can tell about engine performance.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jun-Jul 1991 (v.35#3) pg. 68

How to get long tire life on riding mowers and other outdoor lawn and garden equipment.
FLOWER & GARDEN Aug-Sep 1991 (v.35#4) pg. 22

How to prepare a power mower for winter storage.
FLOWER & GARDEN Dec 1991-Jan 1992 (v.35#6) pg. 24

Preseason tuneup for a lawn mower.
FLOWER & GARDEN Apr-May 1992 (v.36#2) pg. 80

How to successfully leave grass clippings on a lawn when mowing with a side-discharge mower.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jun-Jul 1992 (v.36#3) pg. 24

A systematic approach to lawn mower troubleshooting.
FLOWER & GARDEN Apr-May 1993 (v.37#2) pg. 28

Mowing. Pointers on how to do it right. Discusses when and how to mow and the different options in lawn mowers.
GARDEN GATE #7 Feb 1996 pg. 26

Tips for spring tuneup of a lawn mower.
GARDEN GATE #20 Apr 1998 pg. 6

How to fix up an ailing lawn mower.
HANDY ANDY May 1979 (v.3#8) pg. 53

End-of-season lawnmower maintenance.
HARROWSMITH #75 Sep-Oct 1987 (v.12#3) pg. 65
Added Info HARROWSMITH #77 Jan-Feb 1988 (v.12#5) pg. 8

Mower owner's "survival guide". Lawn mower maintenance tips.
HOME MECHANIX #695 Mar 1986 (v.82) pg. 65
Added Info HOME MECHANIX #705 Jan 1987 (v.83) pg. 4

Maintenance tips for your lawn tractor. Included in article which reviews nine different models.
HOME MECHANIX #707 Mar 1987 (v.83) pg. 52

Preparing your mower for winter storage. Some tips.
HOME MECHANIX #714 Oct 1987 (v.83) pg. 80

Lawnmower face-off. Comparison between name-brand and less-expensive generic brand rotary, walk-behind mowers.
HOME MECHANIX #719 Mar 1988 (v.84) pg. 54

Troubleshooting walk-behind mowers. Determining if a problem is serious or not. Tips on determining when to repair, versus replace, your mower.
HOME MECHANIX #731 Mar 1989 (v.85) pg. 25

Keeping a mower cutting. Preventive maintenance tips for rotary power mowers.
HOME MECHANIX #745 May 1990 (v.86) pg. 17

Easy mowing. Product tests of three new cordless mowers and four new gas-powered models.
HOME MECHANIX #806 Jun 1996 (v.92) pg. 62

How to select the best mower for your yard.
HOMEOWNER Apr 1984 (v.9#3) pg. 10

How to troubleshoot your gasoline powered lawnmower.
HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1984 (v.9#6) pg. 54

How to choose the right power mower. Some tips.
HOMEOWNER Jun 1986 (v.11#5) pg. 60

Mower tune-up. Five typical service groups (engine, drive line, cutter deck, chassis, and blade brake) and the work needed to put each area in top working condition.
HOMEOWNER Mar 1987 (v.12#2) pg. 56

Lawn mowers. Guide to help you choose the right mower for your size yard.
HOMEOWNER Apr 1988 (v.13#3) pg. 60

Tip on using auto ramps to facilitate blade changing on large riding mowers.
HOMEOWNER Dec 1990 (v.15#10) pg. 60

How to match outdoor power equipment to your needs. Tips on choosing the right tractor or mower to do the jobs you actually need to do.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #1 Spring 1976 (v.1#1) pg. 8

Off-season maintenance of lawn and garden equipment, including snowthrower, tiller, mower, tractor.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #3 Fall 1976 (v.1#3) pg. 106

How to maintain and troubleshoot a power lawn mower.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1978 (v.3#3) pg. 70

How to tune up a lawnmower.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Mar-Apr 1979 (v.4#2) pg. 69

How to select a power mower to meet your needs.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1980 (v.5#3) pg. 73

How to choose a power mower to fit your needs.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1981 (v.6#3) pg. 86

How to insure your riding mower a long life. Maintenance tips.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Mar-Apr 1983 (v.8#2) pg. 13

Mowers that mulch. Tests of several models and advice on using them for optimum results.
HORTICULTURE May 1991 (v.69#5) pg. 18

Riding lawn mowers. A guide to points for comparison and a list of models by manufacturer.
HORTICULTURE May 1994 (v.72#5) pg. 66
Added Info HORTICULTURE Aug-Sep 1994 (v.72#7) pg. 8

Winterizing a gas-powered lawn mower engine. Step-by-step instructions.
HORTICULTURE Nov 1995 (v.73#9) pg. 34

Electric lawn mowers, both corded and battery-powered, are evaluated.
HORTICULTURE May 1996 (v.74#5) pg. 68

Riding mowers, an overview of their attributes and tips on features to look for.
HORTICULTURE Jun-Jul 1996 (v.74#6) pg. 64

A look at professional-grade garden equipment. The differences between consumer and professional grades noted.
HORTICULTURE Oct 1996 (v.74#8) pg. 61

How to take care of power lawnmowers.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #575 Apr 1976 (v.72) pg. 132

Getting your lawnmower ready for summer.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #649 Jun 1982 (v.78) pg. 52

Tips on tuning up your lawn mower.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #672 May 1984 (v.80) pg. 100

Tip: Simple jig to hold rotary mower blade secure while removing bolt that holds blade in place.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #68 Mar-Apr 1981 pg. 44

Homebuilt gang mower is designed to be drawn behind an ATV or lawn tractor. Three reel mowers are salvaged from push-type mowers and joined on a T-bar made from thin-wall conduit and channel iron.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #98 Mar-Apr 1986 pg. 76

Power gardening. A guide to walking tractors, tillers, shredder-grinders and field mowers.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #160 Feb-Mar 1997 pg. 58

Eight steps to a trouble-free gasoline-powered rotary lawn mower.
NEW SHELTER Apr 1983 (v.4#4) pg. 60

Excerpt from the book "Pedal Power", published by Rodale Press, shows the design for a prototype pedal powered lawn mower.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jun 1977 (v.24#6) pg. 87

Tip on how to check a mower blade for balance.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jun 1978 (v.25#6) pg. 69

A gardener's guide to power mowers and garden tractors.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1988 (v.35#3) pg. 60

How to buy and/or repair used power garden equipment (tractors, tillers, riding mowers, chipper-shredders and walk-behind mowers).
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1991 (v.38#8) pg. 65

A buyer's guide to riding and walk-behind lawn mowers.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1996 (v.43#3) pg. 22A

A buyer's guide to reel lawn mowers.
ORGANIC GARDENING May-Jun 1996 (v.43#5) pg. 72

Organic Gardening buyer's guide to power tools for lawn and garden.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1997 (v.44#3) pg. 3A (44+)

Repairing power lawn mowers.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1964 (v.121#6) pg. 120

The Mower Sulky, a self-propelled seat on two wheels which attaches to a rotary lawn mower to push both the mower and rider around the lawn at about 3 miles per hour.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1966 (v.126#1) pg. 140

How to clean and tune up a rotary power mower.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1968 (v.129#4) pg. 161

Preseason and preventive maintenance for power mower engines.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1972 (v.138#1) pg. 109

How to get your power mower ready for the summer season. Tips on cleaning and adjusting.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1975 (v.143#3) pg. 111

Two accessories you can make for your riding mower. (1) Perforated plate fastened over the discharge hole, forces the mower to thoroughly mulch leaves. (2) Rake assembly uses ordinary lawn rakes which are towed behind the mower.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1977 (v.148#4) pg. 47

Simple jig for checking the balance of a rotary mower blade which you are sharpening.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1978 (v.149#3) pg. 28

How to pick a riding mower. Information you need to simplify your buying.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1979 (v.151#4) pg. 126

How to prepare your lawnmower for summer duty.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1979 (v.151#6) pg. 169

How to renovate a hand mower plus tips on buying a new push-type hand mower.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1980 (v.153#3) pg. 146

11 ways to ensure trouble-free mowing this summer. Tips on proper preseason maintenance.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1982 (v.157#4) pg. 71

Gasoline-powered lawnmower maintenance.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1983 (v.159#6) pg. 52

How to sharpen a rotary lawnmower blade.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1989 (v.166#3) pg. 106

Tuneup tips for a walk-behind power lawnmower.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1996 (v.173#6) pg. 82

Lawn tractor tuneup advice.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1999 (v.176#8) pg. 102

Build a battery-powered lawn mower.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1963 (v.182#6) pg. 110

Using an electric drill to start a power mower.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1964 (v.185#2) pg. 150

Special 16-page section on the care and repair of power mowers.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1968 (v.193#1) pg. 139

Attach a self-powered lawnmower to a tether and let it cut your lawn without you as it goes round and round in ever widening circles.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1969 (v.195#2) pg. 143

Electric lawn mower on a tether. Several suggestions including one for a rectangular lawn.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1970 (v.196#1) pg. 92

Year-round repair and maintenance program for riding and push-model power lawn mowers.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1970 (v.196#5) pg. 106

Add a waste container and paper "sticker" to your riding lawn mower. Pick up paper as you ride and place in container for emptying later.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1972 (v.200#5) pg. 178

Make a leaf mulcher for your mower. Two different designs.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1972 (v.201#4) pg. 178

Get your rotary mower ready for spring. A checklist of routine maintenance, both pre-use and in-use, is included for both riding and walk-behind mowers.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1975 (v.206#4) pg. 115

Readying yard equipment (mowers, trimmers, etc.) of both the electric and gasoline powered variety for a trouble-free summer.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1978 (v.212#5) pg. 154

How to ready your lawn mower for the summer season. Some tips.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1982 (v.220#4) pg. 114

Wall-mounted ramp holds a lawnmower several inches off the floor, thus making it easy to drain the oil. Ramps folds up against wall when not needed.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1982 (v.220#6) pg. 140

How to give your power mower a spring tuneup.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1983 (v.222#4) pg. 110

Build a lever to start your lawnmower by pushing down on the lever with your foot. Requires a lawnmower that is quite easy to start.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1984 (v.225#2) pg. 101

Build the "Lawn Ranger", an electric-powered self-guided lawnmower that uses infrared sensors to "see" uncut grass. Part 1.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jun 1990 (v.61#6) pg. 31

Build the "Lawn Ranger". Part 2. Motor-controller board.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jul 1990 (v.61#7) pg. 45

Build the "Lawn Ranger". Part 3. Motor-controller board (continued).
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Aug 1990 (v.61#8) pg. 45

Build the "Lawn Ranger". Part 4. Control panel, power board, and mechanical assembly.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Sep 1990 (v.61#9) pg. 53

Lazy man's lawnmower. Attach a rope (tether) to a self-propelled lawnmower and then to a take-up reel. The mower will go around in circles, getting pulled toward the reel, cutting the lawn. Estimated cost: $10.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Summer 1980 pg. 74

How to sharpen a reel-type push mower.
SUNSET Aug 1980 (v.165#2) pg. 154

A look at the new cordless lawn mowers and their performance.
SUNSET May 1997 (v.198#5) pg. 86

Making the cut. A buyer's guide to electric and gas-powered lawn mowers.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #815 May 1997 (v.93) pg. 72

Tips on replacing the engine of your lawnmower.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1984 (v.40#2) pg. 87