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Spring is here…Is your mower ready?

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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. That way, you’ll be ready to roll when the growth of your lawn hits full stride. Not only does a properly maintained mower perform better, but it will also last longer and be more reliable over the course of its life. Always consult your owner’s manual to determine what specific…

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…

5 Simple Steps to Get Your Snow Blower Ready for Storage

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Good-bye, winter. Summer will be here before you know it! Get your snow blower prepped for off-season storage in 5 simple steps to prevent startup issues next year. 5 Steps to Off-Season Storage 1. Drain the Fuel System Start the engine and run it dry of fuel. If you haven’t added a fuel treatment during the season, add a little now to prevent residual fuel from forming gummy deposits or…

10 Things You Should Know Before Buying a Battery Powered Yard Tool

10 Things to Know When Purchasing Battery-Powered Yard Tools

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When it comes to buying battery-powered yard tools, it may be hard to truly understand how powerful they are. So, what do you really need to care about when comparing tools? Make sure you’re buying the right tool for the job by understanding 10 basic aspects of battery-powered tool power and performance. 1. Brushed Motors Brushed motors employ a mechanical switching mechanism (or commutator) to turn the motor; whereas brushless…

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. Required by the National Plumbing Code for all irrigation systems, backflow prevention…

Avoid Snow Blower Hassles

Top Ways to Avoid Snow Blower Hassles

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Staying on top of basic snow blower maintenance

How To Snow Blow Your Driveway With Ease

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Snow Blowing Tips & Tricks from Toro Don’t fight the wind.  Whenever possible, point the chute downwind so that the wind helps you blow the snow. It is usually best to move up and down the length of a driveway, not perpendicular. In strong crosswinds, start on the upwind side and then work downwind: If little or no wind, first cut a path down the center of the driveway and…

5 Simple Steps to Get Your Snow Blower Ready for Winter

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Winter is on the way and you don’t want to get caught off-guard by the first snowfall. Get your snow blower ready to go in 5 simple steps so you’re ready to take on the snow when the time comes. 5  Step Single-Stage Snow Blower Prep 1. Tighten Handles and Knobs Make sure all handles and knobs are securely tightened and in place before attempting to operate your snow blower….

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. 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…

Choosing the Best Snow Blower

Choosing The Best Snow Blower

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Your journey to finding the perfect snowblower for you and your driveway starts with asking the right questions. Single-stage, two-stage, and crossover machines that combine aspects of both are all great for clearing snow from your driveway and sidewalk, but they remove snow differently. Aside from choosing the right stage, your driveway and the type of snow you get in your area should direct your decision. Single-Stage Snowblowers Toro’s single-stage…