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Zero Turn Mower Safety Tips

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Like all lawn mowers, zero turn mowers require care to prevent accidents when mowing around water, drop-offs, steep inclines and wet conditions.  Prepare for the mowing season by remembering these helpful safety tips: Read and understand the operator’s manual before operation. The manual provides important maintenance and safety information. Do not operate the mower when people, especially children and animals, are in the area. Allow plenty of safe clearance in the…

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Improve Your Lawn’s Health

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Ever wonder how to keep weeds from growing in your lawn and when to fertilize? Here are some key tips:. Cut at the right height To promote healthier grass, mowing at to the right height is helpful in preventing weeds because keeping your turf longer helps block sunlight from weed seeds waiting to germinate. When weed seeds are evident, catch your grass clippings and dispose of them, rather than redistributing them on the…

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Toro Product Safety Videos

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Toro cares about the well-being of you and your family and encourages you to learn as much as possible about the safe operation of your Toro product. Snowblowers Toro Power Max Snowblower Operator Safety Training Video – English Toro Snowblower Operator Safety Training Video – English Zero-Turn Mowers Timecutter Z/ZX Operator Safety Training Video – English | Spanish Toro Zero Turn Operator Safety Training Video – English | Spanish Lawn…

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Toro General Mower Safety Tips

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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 footwear, long pants, eye and hearing…

Before You Restore Your Lawn

Burn Calories Taking Care of Your Lawn

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Don’t dread those outside chores, think of them as an exercise program with a bonus—a great looking yard! Give your legs, hips, back, shoulders and arms a workout by hauling bags of compost or fertilizer. Below represents the calories an average person (155 pounds) can burn taking care of your yard.  If you weigh less, you will burn slightly fewer calories, if you weigh more, you will burn slightly more…

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Yard Care Features

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Everything is better in the yard!   Yardcare.com will use this section to give you ideas on new ways to enjoy the great outdoors.

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Go Green

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Save money and save the environment.  Did you know recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run your TV for 3-hours?  You can make a difference by just considering the following: Disposing of your garbage properly Recycle to save our resources and helping the community Saving energy resources Performing a home energy audit Composting kitchen and yard waste Protecting the water supply Creating drought tolerant landscape Buying energy saving appliances…

Weed Removal

The Nitty-Gritty of Weed Removal

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Prevention through appropriate cultural methods is your first line of defense against weeds, but eventually there comes a time when you need to roll up your sleeves and get after them.  On small areas, the old-fashioned approach is the best—pulling out by hand. Hand weeding may take a little bit longer than using selective herbicides, but it is a lot better than worrying about kids and pets getting into the…

Watch What You Step On

Watch What You Step On

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It pays to know what insects look like throughout their life cycle, because they change form as they grow in a process called metamorphosis.  Born with rigid or semi-rigid outer skins, insects would have a difficult time growing if they were not able to shed this covering as they outgrew it.  Some insects—such as beetles, lacewings, and moths—start life as larvae and evolve to an intermediate stage called pupae.  After…

Mechanical Bug Removal

Mechanical Bug Removal

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When pests are visible and large enough, removing them via the “pick and squash” method is an option for the non-squeamish.  Try the following on insects you cannot see. For chinch bugs, prepare a soap drench with 2-tablespoons of dishwashing liquid and 2-gallons of water in a watering can.  Thoroughly water an off-color patch of lawn, and then cover it with a flannel sheet.  Wait 15 minutes; then scrape clinging…