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How to Winterize Your Mower

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Take the time to do some basic Fall maintenance to protect your mower during the cold winter off-season by following these 4 steps to Winterize Your Mower. Plus, indoor and outdoor storage tips.

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How to Select the Right Leaf Blower & Vacuum for You

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In this ultimate buyer’s guide, we walk you through everything you need to know when selecting the right leaf blower and vacuum for your yard.

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Fall Lawn Care 101 – What to Do With Fall Leaves

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Here’s what you need to know as you prepare for your Fall lawn maintenance. Find out why we recommend mulching your leaves instead of raking them.

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Save Water with Toro’s Top 3 High-Tech Yard Tools

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Monitor the soil, weather and rainfall with Toro’s Sensing Technology for Homeowners. The result is a great looking lawn without wasting water.

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How to Avoid Over-Watering Your Lawn

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Learn how you can avoid overwatering your lawn so you can conserve water, save money and prevent grass diseases.

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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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7 Lawn-Care Watering Tips

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Good news – there are simple, cost-effective actions homeowners can take that can save up to 30% in outdoor water usage. Check out these 7 lawn-care watering tips from Toro to get started today.

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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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When to Start Mowing in Spring

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You might be tempted to pull out the mower and start cutting down that new spring growth as soon as it appears. However, it’s best to step back and take a look at lawn conditions before you begin. The burst of healthy grass activity in spring will help keep your lawn lush and vibrant for the rest of the year. Use it wisely! By timing your mowing and seeding schedule…

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Fertilizer Basics for Reducing Lawn Maintenance

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Reduce your lawn maintenance by understanding these fertilizer basics: Top essential elements, how to read a fertilizer bag and the differences and benefits between fast-release vs slow-release fertilizer.