Gardening

Repair your power garden equipment soon

I looked at the calender and realized March is almost here.  Since March is always so busy, I hoped to have all of my garden equipment in shape by the end of February.

The last big project left is the rotary tiller– its carburetor needs work.

The carburetor on my rotary tiler waiting to be overhauled.

I’ve rebuilt a few small engine carburetors in the past. I’ve even done a couple of auto carburetors years ago, so I have a good idea of what it is all about.

I’m convinced that anyone with a mechanical aptitude and the ability to follow written instructions, can do this job. It takes a positive attitude and some time.

For those who have now idea where to start, I put together a summary of the steps involved. It may convince you to take your equipment to the shop instead. On the other hand, it may inspire you to take the plunge and give it a try. Remember, if you can’t seem to make it work, you can always take it into the the shop later. In the meantime, It’ll give you a chance to explore some new territory and use that new tool set you bought.

I did catch a little break — February has 29 days this year. That gives me an extra day to finish repairing that tiller before my deadline passes.

Bob Dluzen

As a result of being a gardener for more than 40 years, 30 of those as a professional, Bob’s gardening has become an integral part of his life. “It’s the ever-changing seasons and the wide variety of plants and gardens that keeps me intrigued,” he says. Bob lives and gardens in rural Monroe County.