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Spring is in the air! How to Properly Switch from Snow Blower to Lawn Mower

3/22/2017 5:00:00 AM

​​Can you sense it? Spring is in th​e air, and we're officially ​changing over from our snow to our lawn and garden mindset. ​​As the seasons change, you may have questions about storing your Ariens Sno-Thro and readying your Ariens lawn and garden equipment. Use our Changing of the Guard checklist to ensure that you're taking the proper steps for your equipment. ​

​​Click here to visit our changing of the guard website and get started. 

Here's to a great spring season! 


Ariens® Highlights Family Roots in New Commercial – “Our Name is Riding on it”

3/14/2017 5:00:00 AM

​Ariens recently completed and unveiled a new commercial, which showcases the brand’s residential zero-turn mowers and other equipment that are manufactured in Brillion, Wis. This commercial will be used as part of the brand’s national advertising campaign for spring 2017.  

The Ariens national ad, ”Our Name is Riding on It”, focuses on the importance of putting your name on your work. Whether you’re an entrepreneur opening a new business or an artist signing a painting, putting your name on something means a lot. This campaign explores the meaning behind that simple act and what it means to Ariens – ​a promise to always make the best lawnmowers and snow removal products.

“The Ariens brand has a long history of innovation and manufacturing right here in the heartland of America,” said Ariens Company Vice President of Marketing Matt Medden. “The Ariens family has been at the helm of the Ariens brand for more than 80 years, and we wanted this commercial to highlight the family’s commitment this company and brand. To the Ariens family, and to all of us here, putting our name on our work means everything. This commercial is a great chance for us to tell that story.”

The commercial will be placed on a variety of digital spaces, including sites like The Weather Channel, Time, CNN, Fox Sports, HGTV, AccuWeather, USA Today and more. Ariens commissioned Cramer-Krasselt, a national award-winning agency, to lead the development and creation of the commercial.  

For more information on Ariens, visit www.ariens.com.    ​

A Seasonal Guide: Spring Lawn and Landscape Care

2/8/2017 6:00:00 AM

​​​​In partnership with the National Association of Landscape Professionals​, Ariens is providing its customers with a variety of lawncare tips. For more tips and tricks to achieving the perfect lawn, please visit www.loveyourlandscape.org​​.

In many regions of the country, spring ushers in long-awaited warm temperatures, perfect for outdoor enjoyment. ​Below is a checklist to help you get your yard in shape for the season ahead.​

Inspect your trees and shrubs. Start your spring spruce up with a thorough inspection of your yard. Look for any branches that might be broken or damaged and prune them or have them removed by a professional.

 
Test your soil. Test your soil once every few years to make sure it has the proper pH balance and mix of nutrients. You can usually get your soil tested at your state's local agricultural extension office, or ask your lawn care or landscape professional.

 

 

Fertilize your lawn. The decision about whether or not to fertilize should be based on the nutrition requirements needed by your soil conditions. Below are a few tips on fertilizing your lawn:
  • Determine your soil nutrient needs through testing. If your soil does need nutrients, make sure you choose a fertilizer that matches those needs.​
  • Make sure you fertilize at the optimum time of the year for your variety of grass. Contrary to popular belief, not all grasses should be fertilized in spring. A few cool-season grass varieties do better when fertilized in fall. June is also a good time to fe​​rtilize many cool-season grasses.
  • In general, it is best to choose a slow-release or controlled-release fertilizer to reduce possible losses to the environment and increase nutrient absorption. In certain situations, it may help to use organic materials which can improve the health of your soil.
  • It's important to read the label on the fertilizer bag and to know the exact size of your lawn. Using too much fertilizer can harm your lawn and cost you more than you planned. Conversely, using too little fertilizer won't yield the results anticipated. Several university studies show that under-fertilized turf can lead to a thin turf stand resulting in soil erosion and unwa​nted soil runoff. Alwaysfollow the label instructions.
  • Before fertilizing your lawn or plants, always check with the local agricultural extension office. Some state and local governments place limits on when, what kind, and what amount of fertilizer you can apply. Professional, licensed lawn care companies must follow state, local, and federal regulations.
Fertilize trees and Shrubs, too. Most plants, trees, and shrubs will benefit from proper fertilization with a slow-release product just before mulch is applied.

 
Control Weeds. Spring is a good time to apply pre-emergent weed control for weeds such as crabgrass. One hint on timing is that when forsythia is in full bloom, it’s usually the perfect time to apply crabgrass weed preventer.

 
Make planting beds neat and tidy. Rake the old leaves and debris from plant beds and create neat, natural edges around the beds using an edging tool.

Add an inch-thick layer of fresh mulch in plant beds and around trees. Don't let the mulch touch tree trunks and never let the mulch accumulate to more than a 3-inch depth. Mulch not only makes planting areas look neat, but also helps to retain moisture in the soil, keeps roots cool in the summer, and insulates them in the winter. As mulch decomposes, it adds organic matter to the soil.

 
Inspect your irrigation system. Once the weather has warmed up for the year, turn on your irrigation system and inspect it to see if it is in working condition. If you have a landscape or irrigation company, they can do this for you.

 
For more tips like this, visit loveyourlandscape.org.