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Is Your Mower Ready for Spring?

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Spring is a great time to take stock of your mower’s maintenance needs and get them taken care of before the growing season. That way, you’ll be ready to roll when the growth of your lawn hits full stride. Not only does a properly maintained mower perform better, but it will also last longer and be more reliable over the course of its life. Always consult your owner’s manual to determine what specific…

Changing Engine Oil on a Two-Stage Snowblower

How to Change Engine Oil on a Two-Stage Snow Blower

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Any owner of a Toro Two-Stage Snow Blower wants their machine to perform at a high level. That’s why knowing when and how to change the engine oil of your snow blower will help maintain its power, endurance, and dependability. Check out our tips for properly changing the engine oil of your Toro Two-Stage Snow Blower.

Woman using Toro 60V Personal Pace Push Lawn Mower

How to Design a Beautiful Yard That’s Mower-Friendly

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One of the good things about fall is we get to start planning our lawns and landscapes for next year. Some of us may be thinking about ways to enhance a plain lawn, while others are looking for a way to make it easier to mow around beds, features, and plantings. These design tips will make it easier to mow while giving your yard a more finished, landscaped look. Planning…

Worker using Toro Dingo to fix lawn grade problems

Fixing Grade Problems in Your Lawn

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When planting a new lawn, take the time to fix any existing grade problems (after removing the old turf and before adding amendments to the soil). For minor grading problems, small versions of earth-moving equipment are often available to rent or buy.  You can also use a landscaping rake for working topsoil to the proper grade. To make minor grade adjustments use a landscape rake. Water the area.  Later, fill where…

Hands adjusting Traction on Self Propel Lawn Mower

How to Adjust Traction on a Self-Propel Lawn Mower

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The self-propelled drive is what gives the wheels power and works by a cable that’s attached to the traction adjustment knob on the Toro mower handle. Whenever you install new self propel cables or if the self-propel drive is out of adjustment, adjust the self-propel drive to ensure the drive system works correctly. The traction adjustment knob provides a simple way to adjust the cable to make your mower more…

Man with rake removing thatch and weeds

Removing Thatch and Weeds From Lawn

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The first step to lawn restoration is to remove any thatch buildup.  Thatch is un-decomposed stems and roots that accumulate near the soil surface.  Dig up a small, triangular-shaped plug of turf several inches deep.  If the spongy layer above the soil is more than ¾- to 1-inch thick when you compress it, it is time to have your lawn dethatched.  The best time to dethatch is when your lawn…

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How to Care for a Newly Planted Lawn

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You have put a lot of work into creating a new lawn, so don’t forget the most important step.  Plan for watering needs before you plant your lawn.  Insufficient water and overwatering are the leading causes of new-lawn failure.  Take precautions to prevent damage.  Minimize play and foot traffic on new and sodded lawns for at least three weeks. Do not fertilize new lawns for at least six weeks. After…

Changing Engine Oil on a Single Stage Snowblower

How to Change Engine Oil on a Single-Stage Snow Blower

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Changing the engine oil of any type of snow blower is an essential maintenance task, especially if you own a Toro Single-Stage Snow Blower. The older your oil is, the more difficult it becomes to protect all the vital parts of your snow blower’s engine. To keep your single-stage snow blower performing at its best, here’s a quick guide to learning how to properly change your engine oil.

Man holding gasoline jug for Toro 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? Or are you 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…

Man sitting on riding Toro Zero-Turn Mower on lawn

What To Look For When Buying A Zero Turn Mower

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(ARA) – Ever wonder how those lawn-care guys get so much done in a day?