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The Benefits of Turf Aeration

Keeping athletic fields and golf courses green and lush is a big job no matter where you live in the country. One of the most important steps you can take for the health of the grass on golf courses and athletic fields is to aerate. Definition of Aeration Aeration is the process of the soil taking in oxygen from its surrounding areas and letting out carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. This occurs organically but can be helped along mechanically as well. Aeration helps the health of the lawn you are working on and can be especially beneficial for keeping athletic
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Year-end Sale on Toro Siteworks Systems Products

Toro is having a year-end sale on selected Siteworks Systems equipment, including the Toro Dingo. Not only can you save over $1,000 on the initial purchase price of these products, you can also get financing at 0% APR for 42 months. Here are the details: SAVE $1,250 ON: Dingo® 320D, & 323 (models 22318, 22337CP) Dingo TX427 Narrow & Wide (models 22321, 22322) Dingo TX525 Narrow & Wide (models 22323, 22324) TRX 16, 20 & 26 (models 22972, 22973, 22974) STX 26 & 38 (models 23208, 23212 & 23214) MB TX2500 Tracked Mud Buggy (model 68138) SAVE $1,500 ON: Dingo
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Thatch and Mat in Turf Management

To properly manage your turf, one of the key components to keeping it healthy and vibrant is the management of thatch and mat. Understanding what thatch and mat are as well as how they are useful in turf management will help you combat potential problems that often arise. Here we’ll outline methods of controlling thatch and mat to ensure that you’ll have the best quality turf around. Definition of Thatch and Mat When we talk about thatch, we’re referring to a layer of partially decomposed organic matter between the green shoot tissue and the soil surface. Let’s break that definition
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Kenney Machinery Participates in First Annual STMA Demo Day at Victory Field

The Indiana Sports Turf Managers Association held their first demo day at Victory Field on July 17th, and Kenney Machinery was there with all of the latest equipment from Toro for attendees to try out in person. Equipment available for demonstration included the ProCore 648, Workman GTX, and the Dingo Compact Utility Loader. The event was well attended, with many of the attendees coming from schools in the area. Victory field was a great venue for the event, and with the weather cooperating, all in all it was a very successful first demo day for the Indiana Sports Turf Managers
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Hot Deal on Toro Dingo TX 1000

If you’ve been thinking about purchasing a Toro Dingo TX 1000 compact utility loader, now is the time. Until the end of October 2017, you can take advantage of the following limited-time offer: $750 off the purchase price of a new Dingo TX 1000 Get 0% financing for 46 months Make no payments for the first four months Not only that, but if you currently have an older Dingo TX 1000, you can trade it in for up to $1500.  So, combined with the above offer, in that case you could get up to $2,200 off the price of a
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Kenney Machinery Employees Build Peace Park with Help From Toro Dingo

Recently, two Kenney Machinery employees had the opportunity to participate in a community service project on the south side of Indianapolis as part of a leadership development program. The project, which was coordinated by trueU and ProAct Indy, involved building a peace park at the Laurelwood Community, a public housing complex operated by the Indianapolis Housing Agency.  You can learn more about Kenney Machinery’s long-term partnership with trueU by reading our previous blog articles on the subject. The participating employees were Sales and Marketing Manager Kevin Koss and Controller Jon Treadway.  In an interview with the Kenney Machinery blogging staff,
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Kenney Machinery Publishes Resource List for Turf Professionals

With the amount of information for turf professionals and the Green Industry available online these days, it can be hard to keep track of where to find the best resources. In order to help our clients discover new sources of helpful information, Kenney Machinery has published a list of the top resources for turf professionals and the green industry.  The list includes magazines, blogs, associations, trade shows, podcasts, and more.  There are over 75 resources listed, and we will continue to add more resources to the list going forward.   Click here to view the complete list. We hope you find
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Save 10% on Toro Bedknives

For a limited time only, you can save 10% on Toro Bedknives through Kenney Machinery. From May 15th through May 31st, any orders of 10 bedknives or more will receive 10% off. This applies to both standard and EdgeMax bedknives. Just in case you don’t already know the importance of using Toro Genuine Parts in your equipment, you can read our blog post about Toro bedknives that dives deep into the benefits of doing so. Give us a call or talk to your sales rep to place your order before May 31st!  
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Slugger Field Keeps the Grass Growing with Help From Award Winning Groundskeeper Tom Nielsen

To help promote our customers and show our appreciation to them, we occasionally put the spotlight on one of our customers and feature them on our blog, promote them on social media, and highlight them in our newsletter.  The spotlight customer for this month is Slugger Field in Kentucky, home of the Louisville Bats baseball team and Louisville City soccer team. The stadium, which opened in 2000, has a seating capacity of 13,000 with a natural grass playing surface.  However, for soccer games, artificial turf is used to cover up the clay on the baseball field, meaning soccer games are
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Kenney Machinery Announces New Partnership with Prime Turf

For over a century, Kenney Machinery has been serving the Midwest (and now Florida) as the ultimate resource for turf professionals. Now, Kenney Machinery is proud to announce their new partnership with Prime Turf, a company offering innovative solutions for turf water treatment. About Prime Turf After decades as the superintendent of the Old Oak Country Club in Homer Glen, Illinois, Pete Lieponis was very familiar with irrigation water quality issues. Becoming increasingly frustrated with turf grass issues, Pete arranged for a consultant from Brookside Laboratories to test the quality of his irrigation water. Much to his amazement, he learned
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