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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 being told to be mindful of water use, which only makes the extreme…

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…

Fuel Tips for Gasoline Lawn Mowers and Snow Blowers

Fuel Tips for Gasoline Lawn Mowers and Snow Blowers

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Wondering what type of gasoline to put in your lawn mower or snow blower? Having trouble starting your mower? A Toro lawn mower maintenance expert explains what kind of gasoline to use and provides other lawn mower fuel tips, highlighted below, in Toro’s Mower Minute: Fuel Facts. – Most lawn mowers and snow blowers use ethanol-gasoline blends up to E10 (10% ethanol). Read the Engine Operator’s manual and Equipment Operator’s…

How Often Should I Upgrade My Irrigation System Controller?

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How often do you upgrade your personal technology? For many of us, upgrading our phones, computers, even our cars is something we do every few years. Updating home technology likely doesn’t happen as often. But, keeping current can save you time and money.   So, when was the last time you upgraded your irrigation system controller? If the answer is longer than a few years, now is the time. Putting…

Is It Really Lawn Disease

Is It Really Lawn Disease?

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The best time to assess your turf’s state of health is before mowing. As you pick up fallen twigs or remove other items from the lawn, you should take a careful look at any areas that appear wilted, off-color or stand out from their surroundings. If you do note changes, it might not be disease. For instance, brownout of a cool-season grass during high summer is likely just summer dormancy, which…