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Winterizing Your Mower

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How to Prepare Your Mower for Storage As mowing season winds down and you think about winter storage, take the time to do some basic fall maintenance that will help protect your mower during the cold off-season, and make getting started next spring easier. First, fully clean your mower. Damp grass clippings, leaf mulch or mud can cause rust or a freeze and thaw cycle, potentially weakening metal. Even though…

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.

Top Ways to Avoid Snowblower Hassles

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Staying on top of basic snowblower maintenance

Choosing The Best Snowblower

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Choosing the best snowblower for your needs is somewhat dependent on the area you need to clear, but it’s also determined by the type of snow you typically remove. Both single-stage and two-stage machines are great for clearing snow from your driveway and sidewalk, but they remove snow differently, and each works best for different types of snowfalls. How Single- and Two-Stage Snowblowers Work Single- and two-stage machines remove snow…

How Often Should I Upgrade My Irrigation System Controller?

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How often do you upgrade your personal technology? For many of us, upgrading our phones, computers, even our cars is something we do every few years. Updating home technology likely doesn’t happen as often. But, keeping current can save you time and money. So, when was the last time you upgraded your irrigation system controller? If the answer is longer than a few years, now is the time. Putting technology…

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…

How To Select The Right Blower For You

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Gas, corded electric, or battery powered? Selecting the right blower for you really comes down to knowing which power source will best meet the needs of your yard size. With a yard measuring ½ acre or larger — and not every area reached by extension cord — a gas blower is likely the answer for you. A corded electric blower is the ideal solution when you are looking for the power…

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…

Ways to Save Water in the Summer Heat Wave

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  Throughout much of the country, the end of summer typically triggers the biggest heat wave of the year. At the height of a heat wave, everything can be impacted in some way − the air we breathe, the plants we grow, and the grass we walk on. Even our moods are affected. And, everywhere you turn, you’re being told to be mindful of water use, which only makes the…

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The Benefits of Sharp Mower Blades

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At Toro, we understand the importance of making sure your lawn mower is in tip-top shape in preparation for the upcoming mowing season. One of the top maintenance items for any rotary mower is to ensure blades are properly sharpened, balanced and in good working order. The following are some tips to consider, along with a video at https://www.toro.com/en/customer-support/help-center-lawn. Why Sharp Blades Matter When shaving, think about the difference between…