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October 2011

Toro General Mower Safety Tips

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For safe mowing, follow these tips! Read and understand your operator’s manual before operating the mower. For gasoline units, add fuel to the tank outdoors before starting the machine. Do not add gasoline to a running or hot engine and never leave the machine running in an enclosed area. As with other power tools and equipment, do not operate a lawn mower when consuming alcohol. Wear appropriate clothing – significant…

storing your mower

Storing Your Mower

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The mowing season is coming to an end, and winter is just around the corner! Once you’re done mowing for the year, replace any worn parts and properly store your machine to help ensure it is ready for next spring. If you’re planning to do your own maintenance or just want to see what Toro recommends, here are tips that will help you prepare for winter. See your operator’s manual…

Understanding Fertilizer

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Toro’s agronomist, Dr. Van Cline, explains the three numbers on a fertilizer bag and offers helpful hints for feeding your lawn.

Winterize Your Lawn

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Toro’s agronomist, Dr. Van Cline, tells how to put your lawn to bed for the winter — and ensure it wakes up healthy next spring.

Seed or Sod?

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Which is better — seeding your lawn or sodding it? Toro’s agronomist, Dr. Van Cline, reveals his preference.

Mulch or Bag?

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Which is better for your lawn — mulching or bagging? Toro’s agronomist, Dr. Van Cline, reveals the answer and dispels some myths about this often-asked question.

When to Aerate

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What is aerification and why does your lawn need it? Dr. Van Cline, Toro’s agronomist, explains the benefits of aerating — and when you should do it.

NPK In-depth

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Want to know what the three key nutrients in fertilizer — nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus — do for your lawn? Dr. Van Cline, Toro’s agronomist, explains in detail, and shares how to keep your lawn green and healthy.

Treating Weeds

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Dr. Van Cline, Toro’s agronomist, helps you fight back with these tips for treating annual and perennial weeds in your lawn.

Cool and Warm Season Grasses

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Toro’s agronomist, Dr. Van Cline, shares what you need to know about cool and warm season grasses…and when to plant them.