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5 Simple Steps to Get Your Snowblower Ready for Storage

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Good-bye, winter. Summer will be here before you know it! Get your snowblower prepped for off-season storage in 5 simple steps to prevent startup issues next year. 5-Step Snowblower Winterization 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 fouling the carburetor…

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 while 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 devices prevent…

Top Ways to Avoid Snowblower Hassles

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Staying on top of basic snowblower maintenance

Choosing The Best Snowblower

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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…

Tips to Starting Your Snowblower

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Prevent snowblower starting problems by following these great tips before the snow starts to fall. Follow these steps to help guarantee your snow blower will start. Visit www.toro.com/helpcenter for more helpful lawn mower maintenance videos.

5 Simple Steps to Get Your Snowblower 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 snowblower ready to go in 5 simple steps so you’re ready to take on the snow when the time comes. 5  Step Single-Stage Snowblower Prep 1. Tighten Handles and Knobs Make sure all handles and knobs are securely tightened and in place before attempting to operate your snowblower. 2. Look for…

How to Winterize Your Mower

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As mowing season winds down and you think about winter storage, take the time to do some basic fall maintenance that will help protect your mower during the cold off-season, and make getting started next spring easier. How to Prepare Your Mower for Storage First, fully clean your mower. Damp grass clippings, leaf mulch or mud can cause rust or a freeze and thaw cycle, potentially weakening the metal. Even…

Why You Shouldn’t Let Fall Leaves Cover Your Grass

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By the time autumn rolls around, many homeowners are tired of lawn maintenance. After all, you’ve spent the entire summer watering, trimming, mowing, and taking steps to ensure your lush, green grass stays that way. And then the leaves start to fall. Although you might be tempted to let the fall leaves stay on the grass for the winter, it’s rarely a good idea to let the leaves just lay…

Fall Lawn Care Schedule

Fall Lawn Care Schedule for Beginners

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If your lawn is looking like a DIY project after the stresses of summer and heavy traffic, there’s good news – it’s the perfect time to start a new fall lawn care schedule. You don’t always need tons of tools or lawn care equipment, though having the basics can help, as long as you follow a few suggestions on timing for making the most out of your yard. Early Fall…

Ways to Save Water: Best Practices for Watering Trees

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? Answering that question requires understanding the needs your tree will have based on its current life stage. 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 to grow…