The way to Deadhead Chrysthanthemums

Deadheading chrysanthemums (Chrysanthemum indicum or Dendranthema x morifolium) neatens up them and extends the blooming period. Hand pruners function well for removing spent flowers Cape Coral even from big mums with tough stems, while pinching serves on tender stems. Classified as sturdy perennials, chrysanthemums develop outdoors in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5 through 9.

Wipe the pruning shears or a sharp knife with a cloth moistened with family assassinated before deadheading your own mums to reduce the risk of transmitting diseases or insects. Alternatively, wash your hands before pinching off dead blooms.

Cut or pinch off spent blossoms as soon as they wilt to keep the plant looking its best. Remove the dead flower right over the next leaves or bump where leaves kind.

Cut off dead leaves when you deadhead the plants. Disinfect the cutting edge implement after deadheading each plant. Collect the spent flowers and leaf debris in a bag or bucket and then add to your compost or yard waste bin.


How to Clean Out the Exhaust Ports to a Craftsman Leaf Blower

The longer you’ve had and used the Craftsman leaf blower, the more likely it is that carbon deposits have built up within the exhaust port. The concentration of sooty black stuff clogs the exhaust port and also prevents the expulsion of air. This might cause the compressor to operate hot, perform erratically or fail to start or continue running. Cleaning the exhaust port to remove the carbon accumulation is a fast fix and will restore the machine to working order.

Disconnect the spark plug wire from the spark plug to ensure the Craftsman blower can not start abruptly.

Remove the screws which secure the outer plastic exhaust housing into the machine. Put the screws aside and pull on the plastic exhaust housing from the blower to access the muffler.

Remove the bolts which attach the muffler into the machine. Put the bolts apart and pull the muffler from the blower to access the exhaust port.

Slowly turn the flywheel until the piston completely covers the empty space behind the exhaust port. Keep the piston in this place to stop the carbon accumulation from falling to the cylinder as you eliminate it.

Scrape the carbon from the interior of the exhaust port using the side of the tip of a flat-head screwdriver. Stop scraping every so often and vacuum the loose carbon from the interior of the exhaust port. Keep vacuuming and scraping until each the carbon is removed.