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How To Maintain the Grass in Extreme Heat

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The peak of summer heat is here – can your lawn handle it?… Read more »
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Improving the Health of Your Lawn

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Let’s face it: when you live in the suburbs, a healthy, well-kept lawn is a must.  Before anyone even steps into your house, it’s your front lawn that… Read more »
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Understanding Fertilizer

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Toro’s agronomist, Dr. Van Cline, explains the three numbers on a fertilizer bag and offers helpful hints for feeding your lawn. window.onload =… Read more »
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Seed or Sod?

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Which is better — seeding your lawn or sodding it? Toro’s agronomist, Dr. Van Cline, reveals his preference. window.onload = document.wr… Read more »
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Mulch or Bag?

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Which is better for your lawn — mulching or bagging? Toro’s agronomist, Dr. Van Cline, reveals the answer and dispels some myths about this… Read more »
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NPK In-depth

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Want to know what the three key nutrients in fertilizer — nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus — do for your lawn? Dr. Van Cline, Toro’… Read more »
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Fertilizer Basics

Fertilizer Basics
Grasses require at least 16 different essential elements in their diets, most of which are provided by the grass’s surrounding environment.  Howev… Read more »
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Lawn Insects

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Dr. Van Cline, Toro’s senior agronomist, describes lawn insects that can infest your turf and how you can fight back! window.onload = document.w… Read more »
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The Best Way to Water

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We tend to over-water turf, which actually prefers to grow on the dry side. Dr. Van Cline, Toro’s senior agronomist, provides advice on the best wa… Read more »
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Encouraging Root Growth

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A healthy root system will produce healthy turf. Dr. Van Cline, Toro’s senior agronomist, describes the importance of root growth and how to enco… Read more »
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Step 8. Take Care of Young Plants

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Your work to this point will be in vain if you do not care for the young grass plants as the seeds germinate and begin to grow.  The most critical need is to ap… Read more »
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Choosing the Right Grass

There are approximately 10,000 grass species in the world. Only about 50 can make a good lawn!]
Do not buy seed on impulse! Choosing the right grass for your lawn can make the difference between having a low-maintenance, environmentally-friendly… Read more »
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Cool-Season, Warm-Season, Transitional Zone or Native

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There is no breed of grass able to thrive on both a Vermont ski slope and a Florida orange grove.  For this reason grasses are divided into two main groups,… Read more »
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Basic Distinctions

Grass is grass is grass… or is it?
Different species of grasses have distinctive growth habits that will affect the appearance of turf.  Bunchgrasses Bunchgrasses, such as ryegrasse… Read more »
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Work on the Down Low to Improve What’s on Top

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Horticulturists agree that time spent improving what is happening below the surface of a lawn greatly reduces the time needed to maintain what is on top o… Read more »
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Setting the Right Mowing Height

Setting the Right Mowing Height
Eliminate one of five annual mowings by keeping your blade set high. The right height for you depends on your grass type. There are several reasons not to c… Read more »
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Seed Storage

Seed Storage
While unused grass seed may remain viable for years, its rate of germination will decrease over time.  Be sure to keep seed stored in a cool, dry environm… Read more »
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