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Sprinkler System Maintenance – Do-it-Yourself or Hire a Pro?

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As we head into summer, is your irrigation system ready to go or do you need a little help? It can be tough to know when to do-it-yourself or hire a pro. “Some sprinkler issues can be simple fixes, others are tougher tasks,” says Alexis Deasy, senior marketing communications manager at Toro. “There are a number of resources for DIY-ers, but if you have any concerns, hiring a pro is…

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Smarter Sprinkling Systems: It’s Time to Upgrade Your Outdoor Technology

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When is the last time you upgraded your phone, computer, or smart home technology? Now think about the last time you upgraded your sprinkler system? If it’s been more than five years, advancements in technology are passing you by. New irrigation products can save you time and money, and they can save water too. More than ever, we rely on technology to help us work and play more efficiently. The…

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How to Maintain Your Lawn During Heavy Spring Rain

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Make the most of the spring rain cycle! Here are 3 steps you can take to improve the appearance of your lawn during heavy spring rains.

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How to Get Your Outdoor Power Equipment Ready for Spring

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After your outdoor power equipment has been stored all winter, it may need a bit of maintenance to get everything back in top shape for spring. Here are the 4 outdoor power tools we’ll review in this article: Riding Mowers Walk Power Mowers Leaf Blowers/Vacs Trimmers As you look over each piece of equipment for any maintenance needs, keep an eye out for these key elements to evaluate if your…

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Spring Lawn Care Checklist

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As your lawn wakes up from its winter slumber, here is your Spring Lawn Care Checklist to help your lawn be more beautiful and weed-free this season!

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When and How to Fertilize Your Lawn in the Spring

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Winter has come and gone and the sun is finally shining. That can only mean one thing. It’s time to show a little love to your lawn. But how do you know exactly when to fertilize in the spring? It comes down to science — and practice. Don’t worry! All you need to do is follow some simple steps. Start with the Soil A healthy, green lawn always starts with…

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5 Simple Steps to Get Your Snow Blower Ready for Off-Season Storage

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Good-bye, winter. Spring is here and it’s finally time to put away your snow blower. We’ve compiled 5 simple steps below to help you take proper care of your snow blower now, so it’s ready for next winter.

Buyer’s Guide: The Zero-Turn Mower for Large Yards

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Zero-turn mowers offer the ability to cut tight contours, meaning less time on foot with a hand trimmer or push mower. They also offer improved visibility and faster cutting speeds, so you can spend less time maintaining the lawn and more time enjoying it. Discover the top things to look for when buying a zero turn mower.

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How to Snow Blow Your Driveway With Ease

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Get the most out of your snow blower. Follow these tips to snow blow your driveway effectively and with ease.

Man in winter using Toro Snowblower to Avoid Snow Blower Hassles

Top Ways to Avoid Snow Blower Hassles

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Staying on top of basic snow blower maintenance is the key to avoiding frustration when a big snowstorm hits. We asked a member of Toro’s customer care team for a few tips to keep your machine in top working order.