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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.

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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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Guide to Watering Your Lawn Wisely

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

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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…

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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. These devices prevent irrigation system water from contaminating the water supply. The…

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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…

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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…

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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. Follow our Do It Yourself guide on how to take care of your irrigation system. Plus, what yard care tasks you should leave to the experts.

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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…

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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? 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…