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May 2019

Burn Calories Doing Yardwork

How Many Calories Do You Burn Doing Yard Work?

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Some people look forward to their yard work; others see it as a chore. If you’re more like the latter, maybe we can change your mind! What if we told you that you could swap out some gym time for time in the yard? Multi-task by burning calories doing yard work that is probably on your to-do list, anyway. Calories Burned Doing Yard Work Below are some common yard tasks…

What Oil to Use

What Kind of Oil Should I Use in My Lawn Mower?

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What Kind of Oil Should I Use in My Lawn Mower? The safest bet when it comes to oil will always be to use the kind of oil your lawn mower manufacturer recommends in the operator or engine manual for your particular mower. While SAE 30 motor oil is commonly recommended for lawn mower engines, each engine manufacturer’s recommendation may be unique and might include recommendations based on your local climate. For these reasons, it is best to follow the…

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Be Water-Wise with These Outdoor Watering Tips

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Today’s irrigation systems include sophisticated controllers that allow you to easily adjust watering schedules to fit different needs. Don’t Send Water Down the Drain The type of soil you have will determine how quickly water can be absorbed without runoff. Exceeding that limit will cause runoff and water waste. Watering too much and too frequently can also result in shallow roots, weed growth, disease, and fungus, so try to only water when it’s needed. …

Nitrogen and Your Lawn

Nitrogen and Your Lawn with the Lawn Care Nut

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Allyn Hane, “The Lawn Care Nut,” draws on his 15+ years of professional lawn care experience to break down exactly why Nitrogen is so important for your lawn’s health. “When it comes to the macro-nutrients, nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium seem to get all the attention, but in today’s Toro Yard Hack, we’re going to talk about the leader of the pack, the alpha dog, the big growth pusher, the one…

How to Fertilize

How to Apply Fertilizer with the Lawn Care Nut

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When the time to fertilize your lawn arrives, do you know what steps to take? Walk through the process with Allyn Hane, The Lawn Care Nut, for his suggestions on how to get the most out of your application. “You’ve got your chosen fertilizer ready to go, you’ve weighed out the proper amount to cover the exact lawn space that you’ve got, now, how do you actually put it down?…