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Cool and Warm Season Grasses

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Toro’s agronomist, Dr. Van Cline, shares what you need to know about cool and warm season grasses…and when to plant them.… Read more »

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Step 1. Remove Old Turf

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The first step is to kill and remove poor-quality turf, which you can accomplish several ways.
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Cut the old lawn as close to grade as possibl… Read more »

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Step 1. Remove Thatch and Weeds

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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.  D… Read more »

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Step 2: Fix Grade Problems

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Take the time to fix any existing grade problems, before adding amendments to the soil. For minor grading problems, small versions of earthmoving equip… Read more »

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Step 2. Fill Depressions and Level Bumps

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Poor grading, uneven settling, or the decomposition of buried tree stumps, logs, or roots can cause depressions and bumps.  While you are dethatching… Read more »

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When to Mow

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How often should you mow? How much should you cut? Dr. Van Cline, Toro’s senior agronomist, shares some lawn mowing best practices.… 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!… 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 3: Amend the Soil

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This is your best opportunity to add amendments such as fertilizer, organic matter, and lime or sulfur.  Use a soil test… Read more » to determine the best amend

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