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11 Tips For More Effective Mowing

4/30/2018 5:00:00 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​

Want a great yard, but not sure the best way to mow? Follow these tips from the pros and your yard will be looking great in no time.

Remove debris prior to mowing. Debris, such as small pieces of trash and sticks, that is too large for the mower to mulch can cause problems for your mower and may create safety hazards.

Take proper safety precautions. Wear closed-toed shoes. Ensure that all shields and safety guards are in place prior to operation.

Do not mow right after it rains. Mowing wet grass will cause clumping and ruts. This also leaves the lawn more susceptible to certain diseases.
Mow in the morning. It’s preferable to mow earlier in the day. It’s better for the grass and the lower temperatures are better for you.

Change directions. The pattern change will control coarse grass and create even surfaces.

Mow the right height. Generally remove no more than 1/3 of height of the grass.

Blow clippings back off hard surfaces after mowing. It looks nice and avoids the clippings from blowing into the street or on your neighbor’s property.

Consider grass cycling. Grass cycling allows grass clippings to remain on the lawn, allowing nitrogen and nutrients to be returned to the soil. It also protects against fungal disease.  If the grass is long, you may have to double cut it to properly mulch-up clippings.  Never leave excess clippings on top of the lawn.

Maintain vertical edges along hard surfaces for a manicured finished look. Trim around obstacles using a string trimmer.

Keep your mower in top shape. Not only are dull blades not effective, they can damage your lawn.

Hire a Pro. Professionals are experienced in safe mowing practices and bring the skills and training to keep your lawn healthy.

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

4/11/2018 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® Announces Partnership with Erie Seawolves

3/29/2018 5:00:00 AM

Ariens®, the King of Snow®, is excited to announce a new multi-year partnership with the Erie SeaWolves, Double-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers.

As a part of the partnership, Ariens will be the presenting sponsor of the SeaWolves' Christmas in July celebration on Friday, July 27. On this special occasion, the SeaWolves will be transformed into the Erie SnowWolves, wearing custom on-field jerseys and caps. The first 1,000 fans on July 27 will receive an Erie SnowWolves winter cap, compliments of Ariens. 

​Ariens will also be represented by dominant branding at UPMC Park including signs on the left field wall and stadium entry plaza. Additionally, Ariens will be featured on a photo station near the stadium entrance depicting the record snowfall total Erie has received during the winter of 2017-18.

"Ariens Company is happy to partner with the Erie SeaWolves, a strong organization that goes out of its way to engage fans and families," says Dan Ariens, Chairman & CEO of Ariens Company. "Our hats are off to Erie for making it through the record-setting snowfall this winter. This partnership is a nod to one of the all-time, legendary lake-effect cities of the snowbelt. The King of Snow is here to help you dig out."

"I've known the Ariens Company for several years. Their products have the highest quality and are clearly associated with the best solution for snow removal," SeaWolves Owner and CEO Fernando Aguirre said. "Erie is annually among the snowiest cities in America, and we can't wait to help Ariens strengthen their leadership in our region."

"Ariens is the King of Snow, but it manufactures quality outdoor equipment for both winter and baseball season," SeaWolves Team President Greg Coleman said.  "We are excited to welcome Ariens to the team."​

The SeaWolves open their 24th season on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at the Reading Fightin Phils (Philadelphia Phillies). The 2018 home opener at UPMC Park, presented by Plyler Entry Systems, is Friday, April 13 against the Altoona Curve (Pittsburgh Pirates).

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