Learn How to Fertilize a Lawn

What is lawn fertilizer? Why is it important? Is it important? Ask homeowners these three questions and you could end up with a thousand different answers and very little consensus. And while the short answers are easy — nutrients, plant health and growth — it’s worth taking the time to learn the basics of lawn Read more…

Learn How Much Fertilizer Your Lawn Needs with the Lawn Care Nut

Ever wonder how much fertilizer your lawn truly needs? Allyn Hane, “The Lawn Care Nut,” draws on his 15+ years of professional lawn care experience to explain how to get the measurements you need to answer this question. The Importance of Measuring Your Lawn “One of the most common questions that I get asked these Read more…

Nitrogen for Lawn Care and Grass Growth

When it comes to lawn care, having the right amount of nitrogen is crucial to any recipe for success. When used correctly, nitrogen will help grass grow healthier, thicker and even greener. However, nitrogen is a powerful macronutrient that poses some risk: apply too much and it can damage the root system beneath grass, and Read more…

Understanding Fertilizer with the Lawn Care Nut

Why are there three numbers prominently displayed on every bag of fertilizer? Allyn Hane, “The Lawn Care Nut,” draws on his 15+ years of professional lawn care experience to answer that question and others. “You know those three numbers that you see on every single bag of fertilizer that’s on the shelf these days? Well, Read more…

Fertilizer Basics for Reducing Lawn Maintenance

Reduce your lawn maintenance by understanding these fertilizer basics: Top essential elements, how to read a fertilizer bag and the differences and benefits between fast-release vs slow-release fertilizer.

Fertilizer Guidelines

Learn the 9 basic guidelines of fertilizers, recommendations for north and south grasses and more expert lawn maintenance advice from Toro Yardcare Blog.

Work on the Down Low to Improve What’s on Top

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 of it.  The ideal soil for grass meets five requirements: 1) it is slightly acidic; 2) it contains an adequate supply of nutrients; 3) it allows for deep root Read more…

Adding Nutrients to Your Soil

Use a slow-release fertilizer, and avoid putting down more fertilizer than you need. Adding too much nitrogen can cause rapid growth and a thinning of plant cell walls, which makes grass more susceptible to disease. The excess fertilizer may also leach and eventually find its way into waterways, polluting them. Tested Soil When restoring a lawn, apply Read more…

Toro logo


The tools you need to create and maintain a gorgeous yard, all in one place.