Published on 02/28/13

Class will cover small engine repair for home landscapers

Is anything more frustrating than finding time to mow your lawn only to discover your lawn mower won’t start? Keeping a chainsaw running is a chore, too. A University of Georgia class, set for April 4, will teach you the basic skills you need to maintain small garden and landscape tools and save money in the process.

Participants will learn how to properly select equipment, sharpen hand tools, tune motors and properly prepare engines for long-term storage. The course will also cover the most important tools to have on hand to help maintain and repair landscape equipment. The class will be taught from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in room 115 of the Student Learning Center on the UGA campus in Griffin, Ga.

Taught by UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences horticulturist Bob Westerfield, the class will consist of both indoor lectures and outside, hands-on demonstrations. Participants are reminded to dress for the weather in preparation for the outdoor session.

The cost of the course is $39. Pre-registration is required by calling Beth Horne at (770) 228-7214 or sending an email to

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