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Methods of Removing Old Turf from Your Lawn

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When planting a new lawn, the first step is to kill and remove any poor-quality turf. This process can be accomplished through several methods including solarization, heavy mulches, hoes or sod cutters, and herbicides. When selecting your method, keep your lawn and climate conditions in mind, as some methods may be a better fit for your lawn than others. Solarization: Cut the old lawn as close to grade as possible before you begin….

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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…

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Choosing the Right Grass

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Do not buy seed on impulse! Choosing the right grass for your lawn can make the difference between having a low-maintenance, environmentally-friendly lawn versus one that is susceptible to diseases, pests, and weeds. The type of seed you choose depends on several factors: What do you want your lawn to look like? Grasses vary in color, leaf width, habit (characteristic appearance), and density.  Grass color and texture vary by species and…

E10 fuel cap on lawn mower

Look Before You Pump — and Buy the Right Fuel for Your Outdoor Power Equipment

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Most outdoor power equipment was not built, designed or warranted to run on fuel greater than E10, and using higher ethanol blends can damage or destroy it. In fact, using any fuel that contains more than 10 percent ethanol is illegal to use in outdoor power equipment. The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute encourages you to “look before you pump” to ensure it is the right fuel for your outdoor power…

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How to Stripe Your Lawn – 30” Lawn Striping System

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It’s easy to stripe your lawn with the Toro 30” lawn striping system. It’s made specifically for the Toro 30” Timemaster mower. Easy to attach, fill with basic clean sand and you’re ready to stripe your lawn. Create beautiful ball-field designs.

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Replace the Drive Belt on Single-Stage Snow Blower

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Noticing that your single-stage snow blower lacks the power it used to? It might be time to get the drive belt replaced. To get your Toro single-stage snow blower back to full force, follow this step-by-step guide to replacing and installing your drive belt, and return to taking on the winter!

Man assembling a Toro Two-Stage Snowblower

How to Assemble a Toro Two-Stage Snow Blower

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Can’t wait to get started testing out your new Toro Two-Stage Snow Blower? After some quick assemblage, you’ll be able to experience pristine performance, power, and durability, unparalleled to any other snow blower on the market. Watch our step-by-step video tutorial on how to assemble your Toro Two-Stage Snow Blower, so you can be at ease all winter long.

Man assembling Toro Single Stage Snowblower

How to Assemble a Toro Single Stage Snow Blower

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Just purchased your first Toro Single-Stage Snow Blower? Now all you need to do to get your machine up and running is some minor assembly. Don’t sweat it if this sounds intimidating. After watching this quick and easy video tutorial, you’ll be using your fully assembled Toro Single-Stage Snow Blower in no time!

The Science of Toro Recycling

Toro The Science of Recycling

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Using a mower that recycles your clippings doesn’t just make mowing faster and easier. Toro actually developed a completely different cutting system to do the most good for your grass… and the environment. On Toro Recycler mowers, the shape of the cutting chamber was designed to keep the grass clippings airborne. And it’s got these deflectors that “kick” the grass back through the specially designed blades. Now this is key…

Man sharpening Lawn Mower Blades - Toro TimeCutter

How to Sharpen Lawn Mower Blades – Toro TimeCutter

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Learn how to sharpen lawn mower blades easily with these instructions for Toro TimeCutter zero-turn riding lawn mowers. Mower blade maintenance helps ensure a clean cut and reduces grass shredding or tearing. Prior to sharpening, make sure to review safety information in the operator’s manual. To repair small dents in a Toro TimeCutter blade, safely remove the blade from the mower deck and secure the center of the blade, as…