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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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How to Take Care of Your Irrigation System

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Irrigation systems need regular maintenance to keep them working efficiently year after year. Follow our Do It Yourself guide on how to take care of your irrigation system. Plus, what yard care tasks you should leave to the experts.

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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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WaterSmart® Irrigation 101: Make Your Irrigation System Smart

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Most homeowners overwater their yard, unintentionally wasting money every time they take out the hose or turn on the sprinklers. Using an automated irrigation system is one of the best ways to keep your lawn and landscape beautiful and healthy while minimizing water waste. Make time each season to be sure you’re getting the most out of your irrigation system while keeping utility bills low and helping to protect the…

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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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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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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.

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How to Select the Right Sprinkler Timer

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When it comes time to upgrade your sprinkler timer you’ll notice there are a lot of options. Determining which timer is right for you can seem daunting, but here are a few helpful tips to consider when shopping to help you narrow your choice.