Turf & Irrigation Blog

Spring Lawn Mower Maintenance Tips

Lawn mowers play a pivotal role in keeping your facilities looking clean, healthy, and beautiful all spring and summer long. Providing your mower with the maintenance that it requires is a great way to ensure that the machine will work for the long haul. But where do you start? Consider applying some of the lawn mower maintenance tips from the professionals at Kenney Machinery. Spring Season Lawn Mower Maintenance As the days get warmer and the spring season gets closer, the grass will begin to grow. However, before going out and mowing your facility, it’s important to perform some maintenance
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Tax Benefits of Turf Equipment Purchases

It’s that time of year again; the time when your accountant lets you know how much you’re going to owe in taxes to Uncle Sam. If your accountant is worth the money you pay him, one of the questions he’ll be asking you is whether or not you qualify for any Section 179 tax deductions in 2021.  To help you understand more about what Section 179 is, how to qualify for it, and the restrictions of the tax deduction, we’ve provided answers to a few frequently asked questions. Keep reading to learn more about Section 179 of the Internal Revenue Service
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Golf Course Mowing Patterns: The Ultimate Guide

Golfers everywhere can truly appreciate the beauty of a golf course that has been properly maintained and mowed. Walking up to the tee box, ready to take that first swing of the day, and looking out onto a beautiful, freshly cut fairway can truly enhance the experience for any golfer. There’s nothing quite like the sight of a perfectly mowed golf course. Different patterns on a golf course create beautiful scenery, but are more than just that. Properly alternating between different patterns and maintaining a consistent mowing schedule can help to create a healthy, beautiful course that golfers are eager
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How to Help Turfgrass Recover from Spring Flooding

Spring and early summer months bring warm sunshine and blooming flowers. Sometimes, however, these warmer months also bring damaging rainfall and flooding events that devastate turf grass and sports fields. Here’s what you need to know to help your turfgrass recover from springtime flooding. Factors that Impact Turfgrass Survivability Every turfgrass species differs in its ability to tolerate and survive flooding events. A few variables impact the survivability of each species. Water temperature is a significant factor. Turfgrass tends to survive better when the floodwater and air temperatures are cooler. Turfgrass can survive up to 60 days submerged under floodwaters
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How to Get Turf Equipment Ready for Spring

When the weather starts to get warmer, it’s important to get your turf equipment ready for spring. Don’t wait until the last minute to ensure that your lawn care and turf equipment is ready for everything you’ll throw at it. Instead, make sure to be proactive and get your turf equipment in good working order and ready for the challenge with proper lawn mower maintenance. Depending on the type of turf equipment you’ll be using, there will be different steps for ensuring it’s ready for the upcoming season. In our most recent blog, we detail what should be done for
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Bench Seat Kit for Workman GTX

Our Toro Workman UTV accessory of the week is the bench seat kit for the Workman GTX. The kit allows you to replace the standard bucket seat with a bench seat. It features an Elastomeric Vibration Control system to improve operator comfort. The Workman GTX can be configured with either two or four seats, and with this kit, those seats can either be bench seats or bucket seats. It’s just one of the dozens of available accessories for the Workman line of UTVs, making them the most versatile line of UTVs on the market. Benefits of the Workman GTX Bench
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How to Select the Right Snow Removal Machine for Your Business

For businesses that are located in colder climates, winter can present quite a challenge. When several inches of snow accumulate overnight, it’s critical that you’re prepared with the necessary snow removal equipment to clear snow surrounding your workplace. How do you know, however, what the right snow removal equipment is for your business to tackle the winter weather Mother Nature brings each year? In our most recent blog, Kenney Machinery discusses how to select the best snow removal equipment for your business. Types of Snow Removal Machines When you’re deciding which type of machine is best for removing snow for
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Toro Workman UTV Featured Accessories Help Increase Storage Capacity

Toro Workman Utility Vehicles are incredibly durable, versatile, and effective utility vehicles that help you get the job done. With the addition of a few accessories, you’ll become more productive and effective than ever before, as you’re able to store more equipment and supplies. As we continue to highlight the versatility of Toro’s utility vehicles by reviewing all of their available accessories, we want to showcase several of their accessories that are designed to help increase the storage capacity of your vehicle. Underhood Storage Kit First up is the underhood storage kit, which provides an easy-to-reach storage area in the
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5 Reasons to Choose Toro Hydraulic Hoses

This is Number 7 in our series on the importance of using genuine Toro parts. This time the subject is Toro hydraulic hoses. Your Toro equipment is just as good as its hydraulic hose. Though it looks low tech, a hydraulic hose is critical in keeping your Toro turf equipment that you depend on running smoothly. The entire hydraulic system relies on the durability of its hoses, which is why there are many hydraulic hose suppliers out there that can help to provide you with the tools that you need to get the job done right.   Your turf equipment
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The Importance of Verticutting in Sports Turf Management

If you’ve worked in the sports turf care industry for any length of time, you are probably well aware of the importance of aerating and dealing with excess thatch. Thatch is a layer of dead roots and grass stems that naturally build up between the grass and the soil. One of the most significant benefits of verticutting is that it helps to remove thatch buildup so your turf can absorb fertilizer and nutrients better. Verticutting, or vertical mowing, is a time-efficient method of removing thatch buildup and improving the overall health of your playing fields. Aside from helping keep thatch
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