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Improving the Health of Your Lawn

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.   What is Aeration? Aeration, or aerification, is a method of perforating your lawn with small holes to allow…

Toro Starts on the First Time...Every Time

Toro Starts on the First Time…Every Time

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David shares his “My Toro Story” of reliability. “Every spring, I wonder if this will be the year my Toro doesn’t start on the first pull.” For ten years in a row, David Payne’s Toro hasn’t let him down. The feeling of starting spring projects and maintenance on your lawn can be one of excitement and maybe a little anxiousness as you dust off the equipment and get it ready to…

How To Maintain Grass in Extreme Heat

How To Maintain Grass in Extreme Heat

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The peak of summer heat is here – can your lawn handle it?

Zero Turn Mower Safety Tips

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: 1. Read the Operator’s Manual Before Operation. Read and understand the operator’s manual before operation. The manual provides important maintenance and safety information. 2. Avoid Operating a Mower While Others are Present Do not operate the mower when people, especially…

Turf Wars

Turf Wars

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By Doug Jimerson I received a phone call the other day from my youngest son, Graham, who currently lives in Los Angeles. He told me that he’d applied for a job near our home in Iowa, and that if he was hired, he’d be moving back to the Midwest in the next month. I was totally shocked. After all, he’d wanted to live in California since he was very young….

Mowing Advice

Mowing Advice

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By Doug Jimerson I grew up with circus people. Or more precisely, circus person. As a young man, my grandfather worked as an acrobat in a traveling circus. He and his two partners would go from city to city, showing off their precise movements on the fulcrum, trampoline, and balance beam. By the time I knew him, however, my grandfather had long since retired from the circus and worked for…

What To Look For When Buying A Zero-Turn Mower

What To Look For When Buying A Zero-Turn Mower

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(ARA) – Ever wonder how those lawn-care guys get so much done in a day?

When to mow and what height

When to Mow & How Much to Cut

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North Cut cool-season grasses when they reach heights of 3 to 3-½ inches, typically once a week.  If the lawn grows too high for you to cut off one-third of the height and have an acceptable length, cut off one-third and then wait two or three days before cutting off another one-third.  The best time of day to mow is in the evening when the sun is lower in the sky….

Caring for Your New Lawn

Caring for a Newly Planted Lawn

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You have put a lot of work into creating a new lawn, so don’t forget the most important step.  Plan for watering needs before you plant your lawn.  Insufficient water and overwatering are the leading causes of new-lawn failure.  Take precautions to prevent damage.  Minimize play and foot traffic on new and sodded lawns for at least three weeks. Do not fertilize new lawns for at least six weeks. After…

Is It Really Lawn Disease

Is It Really Lawn Disease?

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The best time to assess your turf’s state of health is before mowing. As you pick up fallen twigs or remove other items from the lawn, you should take a careful look at any areas that appear wilted, off-color or stand out from their surroundings. If you do note changes, it might not be disease. For instance, brownout of a cool-season grass during high summer is likely just summer dormancy, which…