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Ariens Max Zoom Offers Top-of-the-Line Features

4/14/2016 5:00:00 AM

​​​​​The Ariens® Max Zoom® Series​ puts commercial-grade mowing power and durability in the hands of the residential consumer. Purchase one in April 2016, and you'll receive a $200 rebate at authorized Ariens ​dealers. Click here to find a dealer near you. ​

The fully-welded, tubular steel frame sets the Max Zoom apart from its competition. While other residential mowers incorporate multi-piece frames, the Max Zoom is built on a single piece — welded at every joint for added long-lasting strength and stability.​

A commercial-style, 10-gauge steel deck adds reliability and strength. Designed with reinforced cast-iron spindles, a three-eighth-inch reinforced leading edge and a four-point professional deck hanging system, operators can get a professional cut with this residential zero-turn.

 
The machine features a Hydro-Gear® ZT-3100 transmission, designed for high performance and commercial quality, for increased torque and load capacity with less vibration and better control. Coupled with a 22, 23, or 25 horsepower KOHLER® 7000 Pro Twin or Twin engine, depending on the model, the Max Zoom can tackle grass at up to 8mph with unmatched power 

 
With nine cutting positions, ranging from one inch to five inches, every job can be done with precision. Enhancements like fully-adjustable control arms with three positions and a six-gallon fuel capacity mean operators can get the job done comfortably and quickly. Available with a 48-, 52- or 60-inch deck, the Max Zoom can tackle any residential job with commercial quality. For more information, visit www.ariens.com.

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Your Lawn Does What?

4/11/2016 5:00:00 AM

​This month, in partnership with the National Association of Landscape Professionals, Ariens is working to help promote National Lawn Care Month. Having and taking care of your home's outdoor space can lead to lasting benefits, but did you know that it can have environmental impacts, too? Read below to find out how taking care of your lawn can help take care of the Earth. 


 

Want to know more? Visit loveyourlandscape.org​ to learn about how you can help raise awareness for National Lawn Care Month!

April is National Lawn Care Month: Seven Myths About Lawn Care That You Need To Know

4/6/2016 5:00:00 AM

Have you ever wondered when the right time to apply fertilizer to your yard is or whether it's ok to cut the grass really short?

To help homeowners get their spring and summer lawn care off to a great start and to celebrate National Lawn Care Month​ in April, Ariens​ and the National Association of Landscape Professionals​, offer these myth-busting tips. ​


 

Myth #1: You can water your lawn and landscape any time of day.​

Reality: Water is a valuable resource; make every drop count! Watering the lawn in the early mornings or evenings after sunset minimizes evaporation. It's the best time for water to penetrate deep into the soil.

 

Myth #2: It's ok to cut the grass very short.

Reality: Most landscape professionals advise against cutting more than one-third of the grass leaf at a time. Mowing at a finished cut height of 3 to 3.5 inches throughout the summer is generally recommended. The lawn will need less water, will be more resistant to weeds and will have a deeper, greener color. Use a sharp mower blade to prevent tearing grass blades. A crisp and clean cut will help prevent a "brown tip" appearance.

 

Myth #3: It's best to water your lawn every day.

Reality: Watering your lawn every three days is better than daily watering. Deep, rather than shallow watering of your lawn is recommended to nurture the roots. An inch of water to 12 inches of soil is the preferred ratio for watering actively growing grass.

 

Myth #4If you want to replace your lawn, you should do it in the spring when plants get ready to bloom. 

Reality: The best time to sow seed is in the late summer and early fall when the temperatures are more consistent and when highly competitive weeds, like crabgrass, are at the end of their life cycle.

Myth #5: Early spring is the best time to fertilize the lawn.

Reality: Since different species of grass prefer nutrients at different times of the year, be sure to use the correct fertilizer, at the right rate, at the right time, and in the right place. A slow-release fertilizer allows for more even and consistent feeding over a longer period of time than a quick-release fertilizer. And, remember to use fertilizers responsibly by cleaning up any that lands on streets, sidewalks or driveways where they can be washed into lakes, ponds, rivers and streams.​


 

Myth #6: A garden hose is more cost efficient than installing an irrigation system.

Reality: Many landscape professionals recommend installing an irrigation system with smart controllers which have sensors that water when needed. Smart irrigation can offer a cost savings of 15–20 percent on water bills. Converting irrigation spray nozzles from sprinklers to rotating nozzles will spread heavy droplets of water at a slower pace, which makes them more targeted and effective.

 Myth #7: You have to irrigate to have a healthy and beautiful lawn.

Reality: Grasses are built to endure long periods of drought by entering a state of dormancy..  When temperatures and moisture levels are at their extreme, the growing point of the grass plant, the crown, will shut off the grass blades, turning them brow. In almost all instances, once the heat and drought stresses have gone, the crowns will begin to send up new shoots. There's nothing wrong with irrigating to avoid dormancy, but "embracing the brown" for a couple of weeks in the summer is just fine too.

For more helpful tips on taking care of your lawn and landscape, or to get advice on how to hire a landscape professional, visit www.loveyourlandscape.com.   

Check back often throuout the month of April for more tips on creating a beautiful lawn with the Ariens line of outdoor power equipment.