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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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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.

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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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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.