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Heavy Spring Rains and Lawn Maintenance

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Anyone who’s tried to tackle lawn care in a blustery, wet spring knows that nothing can create lawn and mowing problems like heavy rain. Standing water, mud, and long, damp grasses provide less-than-ideal conditions for pulling out the mower. But it’s necessary because heavy rain can cause an equally heavy growth cycle—and growth that eventually needs to be cut down. There are ways to maintain your lawn even during heavy…

How To Kill Weeds Naturally

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Most spring weed prevention tips will tell you to invest in a powerful weed killer and to remove any dandelions before they go to seed—and this is sound advice. However, in order to make the kind of change that will last, it’s important to start good, healthy lawn habits that will carry you through every season.   How to Prevent Dandelion Growth The best thing you can do to prevent…

When to Start Mowing in the Spring

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You might be tempted to pull out the mower and start cutting down that new spring growth as soon as it appears, but it’s best to step back and take a look at lawn conditions before you begin. The burst of healthy grass activity in spring will help keep your lawn lush and vibrant for the rest of the year, so use it wisely. By timing your mowing and seeding…

Spring is here…Is your mower ready?

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Spring is a great time to take stock of your mower’s maintenance needs and get them taken care of before the growing season. That way, you’ll be ready to roll when the growth of your lawn hits full stride. Not only does a properly maintained mower perform better, but it will also last longer and be more reliable over the course of its life. Always consult your owner’s manual to determine what specific…

When is the best time to aerate?

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Regardless of where you live and what type of turf grass you’re working with, aeration can help your lawn be healthier and more beautiful. The trick is knowing when it’s best to aerate, what equipment to use, and what else you can do to encourage the vigor of your grasses, while limiting weeds’ ability to gain a foothold in the lawn. According to Josh Friell, Ph. D, of The Toro Company’s Center…

How to Get Your Outdoor Power Equipment Ready for Spring

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After your equipment has been stored all winter, it may need a bit of maintenance to get everything back in top shape for spring. If you plan on taking any of your power equipment to a local dealer for preseason maintenance or repairs, now is a great time to get that taken care of! By the time spring rolls around, service dealerships may be all booked up, so it’s the…

How to Order Toro Lawn Mower Parts

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Step by step video on how to find lawn mower parts to keep your mower in top mowing condition. Go to Visit www.toro.com/helpcenter for more helpful lawn mower maintenance videos.

Cutting Grass and Bagging Memories Since 1986

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In 2001, Randy of Loves Park, Illinois, was lucky enough to get his hands on his dad’s 1986 Toro lawn tractor when his dad chose to upgrade to a new machine. “It’s an older one,” Randy acknowledges. “It still has the original bagger with the easy dump; I just thought that was the neatest thing!” Regardless of its age, he was ready for an upgrade himself! “I had an old…

High-Tech Yard Tools Take the Hassle Out of Watering

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Creating and maintaining a healthy, sustainable lawn and landscape is now easier than ever. Putting technology to work in your yard takes the guesswork out of watering. Toro’s soil and weather sensors give you a high-tech way to save water. Monitoring the amount of moisture in your soil gives you the ability to water only when your lawn needs it. Many of the top golf courses, sports venues and high-end…

Tips to Using Blower Vacs and String Trimmers

Tips to Using Blower Vacs and String Trimmers

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Toro corded blower/vacs and trimmers are great for keeping your yard looking its best. This video will help ensure you use the proper power cords and get the performance you expect. Visit www.toro.com/helpcenter for more helpful lawn mower maintenance videos.