Toro Offers Tips to Grow Healthier Lawns During Smart Irrigation Month
Leader in WaterSmart^® Technology Offers Products That Save Water, Money
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- July 9, 2013
As the summer temperatures rise, make sure your yard is performing at its peak
as well. July is ‘Smart Irrigation Month’ and The Toro Company wants to help
homeowners to do their part to responsibly maintain healthy, beautiful lawns
by using water wisely.
Toro, along with the Irrigation Association, who initiated ‘Smart Irrigation
Month’ in 2005, offers these tips to ensure your lawn looks its best during
the summer season:
*Know What’s Below. By understanding your lawn’s soil type, you can easily
determine how quickly water can be absorbed by the soil and when to stop
*Aim For The Green Stuff. When setting sprinklers, make sure the water is
delivered onto the turf, not driveways, sidewalks, patios or buildings.
*Timing Is Everything. Homeowners can lose up to 30% of their water to
evaporation by running their systems during the day. Avoid wasteful
watering by running your sprinklers in the morning, never during the heat
of the day.
*Watch The Weather. If your region has experienced a lot of rain, you may
not need to water your lawn. Too much moisture can result in shallow root
penetration, weed growth, plant disease and fungus.
In addition to smarter watering practices, the Irrigation Association advises
homeowners to consider installing an in-ground sprinkler system, or upgrading
your existing sprinkler system. Toro’s lineup of new WaterSmart^® products is
more efficient than traditional irrigation products and can deliver the best
results, while reducing water usage:
*Toro^® XTRA SMART™ EC•XTRA™ Landscape Timer with Wireless Weather Sensor
is an interactive system that allows precise regulation of watering
schedules based on current weather patterns. This weather-based technology
automatically adjusts runtimes based on a wide range of environmental
*Toro^® XTRA SMART™ Precision™ Soil Moisture Sensor monitors the moisture
level in the soil, wirelessly communicates that data to the sprinkler
timer, and shuts off the system when adequate water levels are reached.
Homeowners can enjoy up to 35% annual water savings on their outdoor water
*Toro^® Precision™ Series HFLO^™ Nozzles use a third less water and
apply water at a rate of 1-inch per hour, which matches most soil’s
natural absorption rate.
*Toro^® Multi-Stream Precision™ Rotating Nozzles apply slow, rotating
streams of water up to 26-feet away, which allow for greater absorption
and less runoff.
Toro Design Services can also help draft the blueprints for success in
creating your own customized irrigation system. To get started, simply log
onto ToroDesign.com and download the “New System” form. Standard design
services start at $19.95, which can be rebated upon purchase of certain Toro
Click here to see all of these Toro WaterSmart^® products in action.
Look for Toro WaterSmart^® products at Ace^® Hardware, Orchard Supply
Hardware, as well as online at HomeDepot.com, Amazon.com and ToroDealer.com.
To read more about the Irrigation Association’s ‘Smart Irrigation Month’
initiatives, please visit
About The Toro Company
The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) is a leading worldwide provider of innovative
turf, landscape, rental and construction equipment, andirrigation and outdoor
lighting solutions. With sales of more than $1.9 billion in fiscal 2012,
Toro’s global presence extends to more than 90 countries through strong
relationships built on integrity and trust, constant innovation, and a
commitment to helping customers enrich the beauty, productivity and
sustainability of the land. Since 1914, the company has built a tradition of
excellence around a number of strong brands to help customers care for golf
courses, sports fields, public green spaces, commercial and residential
properties, and agricultural fields. More information is available at
For The Toro Company
Dave Sniadak, 952-224-2939 ext. 18
Patrice Negrón, 951-785-3439
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