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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…

Improving the Health of Your Lawn

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Let’s face it: when you live in the suburbs, a healthy, well-kept lawn is a must.  Before anyone even steps into your house, it’s your front lawn that makes the first impression of your home.  So what’s something that can help keep your lawn healthy?  Many people seem to forget about aeration.   Aeration, or aerification, is a method of perforating your lawn with small holes to allow for more water…