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Snowblower Safety

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Learn how to use a snowblower safely with this training video from Toro. Following these instructions on how to use a snowblower are important to avoid accidents or injury. Before operating a snow thrower, review the operating instructions and share this video with others who will be using a snowblower in your household. For more information visit www.toro.com/helpcenter.

Planting Your Lawn

Overseeding Southern Lawns for Winter Color

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Why Overseed? Warm-season grasses have a major drawback for homeowners—their color disappears when winter arrives! To have green grass in winter, some southerners overseed their lawns using cool-season grasses, such as fine fescue, bluegrass, or ryegrass. How Does It Work? These annual cool-season grasses find a hospitable habitat among the dormant southern grasses and then die off with the return of warm weather in the spring. What Are the Benefits?…

DIY Ice Lanterns

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While the winter season most notably brings in cold weather, it’s also the season that brings us together. Next time you’re entertaining, guide your guests through Mother Nature’s winter wonderland and into yours with some simple, yet festive, DIY ice lanterns! For this DIY you will need: A large food storage container A plastic cup A handful of change or rocks Water A tea light or candle These ice lanterns…

Preparing Your Snowblower for Winter

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Now is a great time to take your machine to a local dealer for any needed maintenance or repairs. If you’re planning to do your own maintenance, or just want to see what we recommend, please follow these tips, which will help ensure your snowblower is ready for winter.

Why You Shouldn’t Let Fall Leaves Cover Your Grass

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By the time autumn rolls around, many homeowners are tired of lawn maintenance. After all, you’ve spent the entire summer watering, trimming, mowing, and taking steps to ensure your lush, green grass stays that way. And then the leaves start to fall. Although you might be tempted to let the fall leaves stay on the grass for the winter, it’s rarely a good idea to let the leaves just lay…

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…

DIY lawn aeration

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…

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.

fall lawn care tips

Fall Lawn Care Schedule

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If your lawn is looking like a DIY project after the stresses of summer and heavy traffic, there’s good news – fall is the perfect time to start a new lawn care schedule. You don’t need tons of tools or lawn care equipment (though it can help), as long as you follow a few suggestions on timing for making the most out of your yard. Early Fall Early fall is…