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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. While it is important that you, as the homeowner, to stay on top of routine maintenance, other care tasks are best left to an expert. Do It Yourself 1. Inspect your System Monthly While inspecting, check for leaks, broken or clogged sprinkler heads, and other problems, such as damage from lawn equipment or improper winterization. Based on…

Planning for an Irrigation System

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…

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…

High-Tech Yard Tools Take the Hassle Out of Watering

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Creating and maintaining a healthy, sustainable lawn and landscape is now easier than ever. Putting technology to work in your yard takes the guesswork out of watering. Toro’s soil and weather sensors give you a high-tech way to save water. Water Only When Your Lawn Needs It Monitoring the amount of moisture in your soil gives you the ability to water only when your lawn needs it. Many of the…

When is the Best Time to Aerate Your Lawn?

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Regardless of where you live and what type of turf grass you’re working with, aeration can help your lawn be healthier and more beautiful. The trick is knowing when it’s best to aerate, what equipment to use, and what else you can do to encourage the vigor of your grasses while limiting weeds’ ability to gain a foothold in the lawn. According to Josh Friell, Ph. D, of The Toro Company’s…

How to Maintain Grass in Extreme Heat

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The peak of summer heat is here – can your lawn handle it?

Zero Turn Mower Safety

Zero Turn Mower Safety Tips

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Like all lawn mowers, zero turn mowers require care to prevent accidents when mowing around water, drop-offs, steep inclines, and wet conditions.  Prepare for the mowing season by remembering these helpful safety tips: Before Mowing Read and understand the operator’s manual before operation. The manual provides important maintenance and safety information. Make certain safety devices are working properly, and never bypass or remove any safety equipment. While Mowing Do not operate…

Tools for a good lawn care program

Tools for Good Lawn Care

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Lawn tools fall into three categories: basic tools you’ll want to own, specialty tools to rent or own, if you have the budget and space, and tools to rent.  Our recommendations assume average lawn needs. Your needs may differ. Basic Tools to Own Bulb Planter: Digs a hole and pushes the bulb into the hole. Garden Cart or Wheelbarrow: Hauls everything from lawn tools to fertilizer to lawn waste. Garden…

How to Get Your Outdoor Power Equipment Ready for Spring

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After your equipment has been stored all winter, it may need a bit of maintenance to get everything back in top shape for spring. If you plan on taking any of your power equipment to a local dealer for preseason maintenance or repairs, now is a great time to get that taken care of! By the time spring rolls around, service dealerships may be all booked up, so it’s the…

Cultural Measures Count

How to Improve Your Lawn’s Health

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Ever wonder how to keep weeds from growing in your lawn and when to fertilize? Here are some key tips: Cut at the Right Height To promote healthier grass, mowing at to the right height is helpful in preventing weeds because keeping your turf longer helps block sunlight from weed seeds waiting to germinate. When weed seeds are evident, catch your grass clippings and dispose of them, rather than redistributing them…