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Benefits of a Beautiful Lawn

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A lush lawn can add so much curb appeal and value to your home. There is nothing quite like the look of a beautiful front yard or the feel of walking and relaxing on a healthy lawn. But, did you know turf grass provides so much more than visual appeal? Here’s a look at a few important roles lawns play in your environment. Improving Air Quality Grass, like many plants,…

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Tips and Tricks for Getting the Most Out of Your Sprinkler System: Get to Know Your Timer

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Are you getting the most out of your sprinkler system? One way to check is to look at your irrigation timer. Chances are you’re underutilizing the technology it brings to your yard.   Your irrigation timer, often called a controller, is really the brains of your system. It’s likely one of the most convenient tech tools for your outdoor space, saving you time, facilitating optimal water savings, and maintaining a…

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Top Tips to Keep Your Sprinkler System Running Great Through Every Season

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Your lawn and landscape depends on your sprinkler system to ensure healthy growth throughout the year. A few seasonal maintenance tasks can keep your system running smoothly. Here is a quick seasonal checklist to make sure your system is in tip top shape. Summer Hot summer temps make adequate water essential. A quick overview of your system can catch problems before they become a bigger hassle. “We recommend checking your…

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Ways to Save Water in the Summer Heat Wave

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Throughout much of the country, the end of summer typically triggers the biggest heat wave of the year. At the height of a heat wave, everything can be impacted in some way − the air we breathe, the plants we grow, and the grass we walk on. Even our moods are affected. And, everywhere you turn, you’re told to mind your water usage. This only makes the extreme heat even…

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Protect Your Landscaping Investment with Smart Watering

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A healthy-looking landscape is not only visually appealing, experts say it can increase your home’s value by as much as 15%. For many of us, summertime means watering time. We know that stablishing and keeping that lush green lawn depends on proper moisture levels. But what about the rest of the landscape? Keeping your plants, trees, and shrubs healthy can be easier and more efficient with a few key watering…

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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 Properly Water Your Lawn

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Here’s your guide to staying water-wise with your lawn all season long.

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Ways to Save Water: Best Practices for Watering Trees

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When it comes to trees, how do you balance saving water and keeping trees irrigated and healthy? Understanding the needs your tree will have based on its current life stage is the best place to start. Watering Newly Planted Trees When a tree is first planted, most of its roots are still located inside the original root ball. The tree should be watered in a way that encourages the roots…

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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.