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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.

Ariens Announces Promotions for April and May

4/4/2016 5:00:00 AM

​Temperatures across the country are increasing and signs of spring are in the air. Be prepared for the season with a brand new Ariens zero-turn mower. 

$200 Rebate on Ariens ZT X Zero-Turn Mower

Visit your local authorized Ariens dealer in A​pril to receive $200 off one of Ariens' newest prosumer zero-turn mower, the Ariens IKON X. This rebate applies to U.S. customers only. Canadian consumers, please visit your dealer for more information. 

The newly designed, fully fabricated, commercial-style cutting deck on the IKON X has a four-and-a-half-inch deep design to provide airflow in challenging mowing conditions, delivering an un-matched quality of cut. The wide discharge opening allows for even dispersal of clipping without clumping, while the constant tension deck belt system increases the life of the belt and reduces the need for adjustments.

While other residential mowers incorporate multi-piece frames, the IKON X is built on a single tubular steel frame, which is welded, not bolted, at every joint for added strength and stability.


The IKON X was built with the ease-of-use and operator comfort that Ariens snow products are famous for, integrating features such as the dial height of cut selection, which puts 13 cutting positions at the operator's fingertips. Other considerations like the plush high-back operator seat with armrests, fully adjustable control arms, foot-operated deck lift, cup holder, storage compartments and advanced vibration isolation were added to increase operator efficiency, while also keeping comfort a high priority.​

All models are available with either a KOHLER® 7000 Series™ engine or a Briggs & Stratton® Commercial Turf V-Twin engine. 

For more information, click here​. ​

 

Free Two-Year Extended Warranty on Residential Zero-Turns

​Now through the end of June, homeowners can also take advantage of a free two-year extended waranty on all residential zero-turn mowers. Most Ariens mowers come with a three year factory warranty, so this promotion will extend that to five years. Please note that the extension does not apply to the engine, which comes with a separate engine manufacturer's warranty during the time of purchase. All Ariens residential zero-turn models qualify for the extension when purchased during the promotional timeframe (Ariens Zoom, IKON X, IKON XL, Max Zoom SKUs)​.