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Spring Checklist for Your Lawn Mower

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Spring is a great time to take stock of your mower’s maintenance needs and get them taken care of before the growing season. Follow our 6 Step Spring Checklist for Your Lawn Mower to make sure your mower is in top shape for the new cutting season.

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Eight Water Saving Planting Tips

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Saving water doesn’t have to involve the cost and inconvenience of tearing up your yard to install a new irrigation system. It’s easy to save water and reduce your utility bills with simple changes to your landscaping and gardening routine: 1. Landscape to Suit Your Lot Choose grass or plants that have low water requirements and will thrive in your local climate. Consider your lot’s exact features, including sun and…

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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.

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Riding Mower Maintenance

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Regular maintenance is the most important step for achieving the best performance and longest life out of your riding mower. Follow these 7 Steps to Maintain Your Riding Mower.

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Fertilizer Guidelines

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Learn the 9 basic guidelines of fertilizers, recommendations for north and south grasses and more expert lawn maintenance advice from Toro Yardcare Blog.

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Buying Guide: Self-Propelled Walk-Behind Mower

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Review this Buyer’s Guide for Self-Propelled Walk-Behind Mowers where we share the top features to look for when shopping for your new mower.

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3 Ways to Improve Your Lawn’s Health

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Ever wonder how to keep weeds from growing in your lawn and when to fertilize? Here are some key tips: Step 1: Cut at the Right Height To promote healthier grass, mowing at to the right height is helpful in preventing weeds because keeping your turf longer helps block sunlight from weed seeds waiting to germinate. When weed seeds are evident, catch your grass clippings and dispose of them, rather than…

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What to Consider Before You Invest in an Irrigation System

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Using an automated irrigation system is one of the best ways to keep your lawn and landscape beautiful and healthy, in addition to minimizing water waste. Plan carefully for a reliable, flexible irrigation system that can grow and evolve along with your landscaping. Plan for Now 1. Meet Code Requirements Include the right backflow prevention device for your area. These devices prevent irrigation system water from contaminating the water supply. The…

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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.

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Tips to Starting Your Snow Blower

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Having trouble starting your Toro single or two-stage snowblower? No problem, we’ve got you covered. Follow these steps to starting your snowblower as well as 5 things you can do to make starting your snow blower easier in the future.