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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…

Leaves on Fall Lawn

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, and mowing. You’ve been taking the 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…

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…

Sprinklers

Understanding Pressure Regulating Sprinklers: Your Guide to Next-Level Outdoor Water Savings

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When it comes time to upgrade your sprinkler timer you may have noticed there are a lot of options. Determining which timer is right for you can seem daunting. Here are a few things to consider when shopping to help you narrow down the decision process. If you’re in need of a new sprinkler system or replacement sprinkler, you’ve likely noticed that pressure regulating sprinklers are a requirement in many…

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 in Summer Heat

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…