Author Archives: KristiO

Picking up leaves

Abundant in moist, heavy soils, earthworms are a natural component of healthy lawns. Their diet of dirt, organic matter, and excrete plant litter in the… Read more »

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Snowblower Tips & Tricks


Snowblowing Tips & Tricks from Toro

Don’t fight the wind.  Whenever possible, point the chute downwind so that the wind helps you blow the snow.
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Preparing Your Snowblower for Winter


Now is a great time to take your machine to a local dealer for any needed maintenance or repairs. If you’re planning to do your own maintenance, or just want to see what we recommend, please follow these tips, which will help ensure your snowblower is ready for winter.
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The Toro Design Service


Every do-it-yourself project starts out with a set of instructions. When it comes to installing your own sprinkler and drip irrigation system, Toro goe… Read more »

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Burn Calories Taking Care of Your Lawn

Before You Restore Your Lawn

Don’t dread those outside chores, think of them as an exercise program with a bonus—a great looking yard! Give your legs, hips, back, shoulders and a… Read more »

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Links to Learning


Dig even deeper into grass, insects, diseases, soil, pesticides, seeds, organics, and more. You will find non-profit organizations, associations, u… Read more »

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Go Green

go green

Save money and save the environment.  Did you know recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run your TV for 3-hours?  You can make a difference… Read more »

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Starting From Scratch—Planting a New Lawn

Beautiful lawn

You may have moved into a new construction home with dirt for a front yard or you may have a lawn suffering from acute soil compaction, rampant weed problem… Read more »

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Lawn Games - Kickball

Kickball—originally called “Kick Baseball”—is a game similar to baseball, invented in 1917, Nicholas C. Seuss, Supervisor of Cincinnati Pa… Read more »

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Ring Toss

Lawn Games - Ring Toss

Ring toss is a fun summer recreational activity. It is simple to play and can provide a family with hours of fun.  The Basics: Toss the ring onto the peg—… Read more »

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