- On September 5, 2013
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- On August 15, 2013
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- On August 15, 2013
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Last summer, our lawn care concerns were about drought. This year, conditions have been almost ideal, with plenty of rain, even too much perhaps at times. Our yards have stayed green, and our weeds are thriving. Conditions have been favorable for broad leaf weeds, and so not only are they doing well, they’re also producing a lot more seed this year to infect our lawn and gardens with next year. Fall is the best time to treat broadleaf weeds. The plants are not under stress, and are starting to store nutrients to get through the winter. If they should happen to store some herbicide at the same time, that’s not a bad thing for us. The main thing to remember is that fall is a great time for lawn renovations. Fall is Nature’s planting season. The soil is still warm, temperatures are cool, and there’s usually plenty of rain, even in the driest years.
- On May 23, 2013
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By now, you've used your trusty old lawn mower several times to cut your yard. And so, far, it looks as if this summer will bring more normal rainfall than what we didn’t have last summer (remember the drought?) so you’ll be using your mower a lot more this year. Think about this. A cars age is measured in years. Every day that goes by, your car gets a little older, and you get a little closer to replacing it. For Lawn mowers, age should be measured in usage. The more you mow, the sooner your mower will wear out and need replacement. Chances are that nice mower you’re using will cost you $500 or more to replace, so anything you can do today to keep it running is money in your pocket. It just makes sense. Your car has an internal combustion engine, and you perform regular maintenance on it to keep it running longer. Well, your lawn mower also has an internal combustion engine on it, so you should be doing the same maintenance on it as you do on your car, such as changing the oil, and the oil filter. Another important part of mower maintenance is keeping a sharp blade. Dull blades have to work harder, and more work on your engine will wear it out faster. Here’s what you need to do. Give your yard a good mowing, then take your lawn mower to Crescent Avenue Gardens for Spring Service. It’s not too late. The way your mowing this summer, old dirty oil and a dull blade could seriously damage your mower by October. Crescent Avenue Gardens will also, for a small fee, come out and pick up your mower, then return it to you within a few days, ready to mow. If you don’t want to take the time or make the mess of doing it yourself, then get an expert to do the spring maintenance on your mower now, just as we move into prime grass growing season in Northern Indiana.
- On April 22, 2013
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At Crescent Avenue Gardens, your locally owned power equipment dealer in Fort Wayne, In, you can save $30 off the regular price of any of three top selling Toro lawnmowers if you act before April 30, 2013. [caption id="attachment_176" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Toro Model 20381"][/caption] Toro's 20381 Personal Pace self propel Super Recycler is one of the world's best selling lawn mowers. It features a Toro Premium engine, Quick Stow Storage Handle for compact, easy storage, a 5-Year Guaranteed-to-Start engine warranty plus 5-Year Full Coverage warranty and many other premium features that make mowing mower enjoyable. Save $30 this month at Crescent Avenue Gardens. [caption id="attachment_177" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Toro Model 20382"][/caption] Toro's 20382, the mower that automatically senses your walking speed, just walk and mow. Toro's innovative Personal Pace self propel system will change the way you feel about mowing. Accompanied with the Honda engine, Quick Stow Storage Handle for compact, easy storage, 5-Year warranties and many other premium features that make mowing mower enjoyable. Save $30 this month at Crescent Avenue Gardens. [caption id="attachment_175" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Toro Model 20384"][/caption] Toro's Model 20384. Now Mowing is even easier with the electric start option. Turn the key to start, and you’re mowing. This mower comes standard with the Personal Pace self propel system, Quick Stow storage handle, washout port for easy cleaning and the 5 year warranties. Save $30 this month at Crescent Avenue Gardens.
- On April 19, 2013
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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (March 11, 2013) - CRESCENT AVENUE GARDENS of FORT WAYNE, IN, has earned the prestigious Summit Cludb award for 2012 from the Toro Company. This annual award is presented to qualifying Toro dealers In Recognition of Outstanding Sales of Residential Lawn Equipment. "This year's Summit Club award winners represent out best dealers in Toro's sales and service network across the United States, "explains Scott Wozniak, director of sales for Toro's Residential and Landscape Contractor Businesses. "Their sales performance is a reflection of their overall commitment to delivering the best possible customer experience." As an award-winning Toro dealer, CRESCENT AVENUE GARDENS offers a complete line of Toro products with the latest advancements--along with selection advice, hands-on demonstrations, special Toro promotions, plus financing offers for qualified customers Customers can also count on CRESCENT AVENUE GARDENS for genuine Toro parts and accessories, as well as reliable service from technicians trained on Toro equipment.
- On April 3, 2013
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One of the brands that Crescent Avenue Gardens is proud to sell and service is Stihl. You have have noticed lately a number of TV commercials for Stihl proudly hailing they make their products right here in the good old USA. Crescent Avenue is proud, too, that most of the power equipment they sell is made in the USA. When you buy at Crescent Avenue Gardens, you buy quality products and help our nation prosper as well. Here is a nice video that Stihl put out about it's commitment to building in the USA:
- On April 3, 2013
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It’s now officially lawn mower buying season. What kinds of things should you consider before investing in your next mower? Price About fifteen years ago, I needed a new lawn mower. I went to Crescent Avenue Gardens and bought a quality mower. And although I now have a riding mower I use most often, I still use my old mower to cut around trees and along the edges of my yard. The point is, I could have bought a cheap mower, and then probably replaced that within a few years, then replaced the new cheap mower I bought within another few years, and so on. The point is, it is cheaper in the long run to buy a quality Toro mower from Crescent Avenue Gardens, and use it for a long time than it is to have to buy two or three cheap mowers from the big box stores. You will enjoy using a quality mower as well, and your yard will look better for it. Self-Propelled or Walk Behind? This is really up to you. The bigger your yard, the more you’ll want to get self propelled. Most mowers sold today are self propelled, and chances are you’ll quietly thank yourself one hot day for getting a self propelled mower. If you want to bag your clippings, go with self propelled. That wet grass you pick up in your bag can add twenty pounds to the weight of your mower. Of course, if you have a really small yard, you can save yourself a few bucks with a push model. Crescent Avenue Garden even has a small cordless electric mower by Stihl that’s perfect for small yards. Engine Toro mowers at Crescent Avenue Gardens come with top quality engines made by the top small engine builders, such as Toro and Kohler. The real question is, how much power do you actually need for your yard. If you have a hilly yard, or bag your clippings (remember that adds up to twenty pounds to your mower’s weight,) you may need more horsepower than the average mower offers. The best thing to do is talk to a power equipment expert at Crescent Avenue Gardens. Tell them what your mowing needs are like, and they can tell you how much horsepower you’ll need to do the job safely, and without putting too much strain on your mower’s engine in the years to come. Deck Size The larger your blade, the more grass you can cut at one time. The larger your blade, the bigger and less maneuverable your mower becomes. The trick is to build a mower with a large blade, say up to thirty inches, and still make it safe and easy for the consumer (that’s you) to use. For example, Toro has a 30 inch mower. Here again, by visiting Crescent Avenue Gardens, you can take their mowers outside for a test mow. If the 30 inch mower is too much for you to handle, try a smaller mower. Make sure you’re getting the right mower you can handle before you buy. Recoil or Electric Start Electric start came along 10 years ago when it was harder to pull-start an engine. Today, recoil systems are much smoother, and easier to use. If you maintain your mower properly, it should pull start easily for years and years. If you just don’t want to deal with it, get an electric start. Warranties The standard warranty is 2 years on a new lawn mower. Toro has a three-year warranty, but in reality, every mower could last indefinitely if you are taking care of it. You can bring your Toro mower to Crescent Avenue Gardens for factory authorized service and warranty needs.
- On March 28, 2013
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Look at your yard. If it's like most people's, the grass is still brown and matted down from the winter snows. It seems right now that we will never have to mow again. But without fail, by the middle of April, we will be mowing, and wondering how and why our lawns have grown so tall. One reason for that might be that fertilizer treatment we had done last fall, or even this month. Another is the plentiful dampness spring brings to our yards. But before you just pull the rope and fire up your old faithful power mower, it would be a smart idea to take it over to Crescent Avenue Gardens for a little spring maintenance. The small engine experts at Crescent Avenue will start by sharpening your blade. Not only is this better for your lawn, it helps reduce strain on your lawnmowers engine as well. Next, they'll change the oil. Just like on your car, your lawn mower will last longer with fresh, clean oil. If needed they will change the spark plug, and that will help reduce strain on your body by making your mower start faster, and run smoother, saving gas as well. They'll also remove any old gas left over from last fall. Gasoline degrades over just a few months, and the stuff left in your mower can harm your engine. Take good care of your mower, and it will take good care of you, but do it today. believe it or not, In about three weeks, you will be mowing your lawn. "Please get the lawn mower serviced and be sure to have the blade sharpened," write Denny McKeown and Thomas Smith in "Gardening in Ohio" (Cool Springs Press, $24.99). "By now, however, the dealer [you choose] may be overloaded with work, so [perhaps] you can do it yourself." Here are the DIY steps, write McKeown and Smith: • Remove and discard the spark plug. • Uncover the engine and clean off any accumulated gunk and grass clippings from the fan and engine parts. • If the gas tank wasn't emptied for winter storage, drain it now. Leave it empty while tipping over the mower to access the blade. Do not pour gasoline down the drain, down the storm sewer or on the ground. Some auto service centers and auto parts stores accept automotive fluids. These include antifreeze, used oil, transmission fluid and power steering fluid. Be sure to call ahead.
- On March 4, 2013
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Flexibility and a well-managed lawn are the key to surviving the deluge-or-drought according to Toro. Last summer, your lawn suffered from the drought. Who knows what extreme weather we'll deal with this season. Here are a few tips for protecting your lawn from too much or too little rain. Aerate your Lawn Air is essential for good growth so the turf should then be spiked at 6 inch intervals to a 6 inch depth with a garden fork or a proprietary aerator that removes plugs of soil (these can often be rented). Feed and Weed As the temperature rises, a granular total lawn fertilizer will help to invigorate the lawn. These effectively boost growth and tackle suppressing 'interlopers'. Feeding should continue monthly through the summer, and in the autumn a high-potash fertilizer should be applied to keep grass luxuriant over the winter. Mowing Weekly mowing is preferable in late spring - keeping grass about one inch high - cutting too short should be avoided as this weakens growth. If the weather does get very dry, cut should be heightened to around two inches and mowing frequency reduced. In dry weather, clippings should be left to shower and cool the surface, or a mulching mower such as one of the Toro® Recycler® mowers can be used. These chop the cuttings up very finely and force them back into the lawn where they provide valuable nutrients and help to prevent the turf drying out. The "Recycle on Demand" feature on many Toro mowers means the user can switch between collecting cuttings and recycling/mulching at the push of a button, making it easy to react to whatever conditions the weather brings. If it becomes necessary to water the lawn, wasteful evaporation can be avoided by watering in the early morning, late evening or, using a timer, at night. And even if watering does have to stop completely for a while and the lawn goes very brown, it will recover once the rain comes. We saw that happen last summer. For lawn care tips along with the finest lawn care equipment by Toro, visit Crescent Avenue Gardens now on Crescent Avenue between East State and North Anthony in Fort Wayne.