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Turf Wars

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By Doug Jimerson I received a phone call the other day from my youngest son, Graham, who currently lives in Los Angeles. He told me that he’d applied for a job near our home in Iowa, and that if he was hired, he’d be moving back to the Midwest in the next month. I was totally shocked. After all, he’d wanted to live in California since he was very young….

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Mowing Advice

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By Doug Jimerson I grew up with circus people. Or more precisely, circus person. As a young man, my grandfather worked as an acrobat in a traveling circus. He and his two partners would go from city to city, showing off their precise movements on the fulcrum, trampoline, and balance beam. By the time I knew him, however, my grandfather had long since retired from the circus and worked for…

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Understanding Your Credit Score

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A High Credit Score Can Help When Financing Outdoor Power Equipment By David Adams, Retail Finance Manager, The Toro Company You’ve heard those obnoxious jingles on television – ones that relate bad credit scores to working in seafood restaurants or driving beat-up cars. So how do you keep that credit score high in order to make use of financing on the mower of your dreams?! The first step may be…

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Container Gardening- Get Creative

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Yes, containers full of flowers are ubiquitous in the garden centers, but how about creating your own unique horticultural creation? Get creative, get going, and get a container to express your garden impulses. But before you start, container gardening has a few essential rules that can make or break your potential display. Good drainage is the most important element. Make sure your container has at least one drainage hole and…

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Drip, drip, drip…

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OK, I’ll admit it. I’m a little obsessed with drip irrigation. For me it’s a huge time saver. I don’t have to spend time dragging the hose around, setting up sprinklers or carrying a watering can. Best of all, drip irrigation is a better, more efficient way to use water in the garden. My friend Laura, who is known as the “Drip Diva” at Toro tells me drip irrigation can…