Healthy, well-maintained landscapes are visually pleasing and positively impact the mental and emotional well-being of those around. Toro recognizes the value these landscapes have on communities and the importance of caring for them in a responsible manner.

Water Stewardship

Natural turf grass environments help increase beneficial soil activity, are generally cooler surfaces than artificial turf, dirt, rock or hardscape, and help to reduce runoff and recharge underground aquifers. Natural outdoor greenery or sports fields can also reduce stress, lower blood pressure, reduce muscle tension and improve one’s sense of well-being. Additionally, these environments help improve air quality by capturing carbon dioxide and producing oxygen, regulating the temperature of the surrounding area and reducing noise pollution.

With growing global concerns, including water scarcity and pollution, we recognize our opportunity to create positive change and reduce impacts through our products and active participation in industry associations.

Toro understands the delicate balance between the benefits these spaces provide and the resources required to maintain them — particularly irrigation.

“Our position as leaders in the irrigation industry demands that we take concerns around water use seriously,” says Dan Winterton, marketing director of irrigation and lighting at The Toro Company. “Like many others, we realize that natural grass environments provide an untold number of benefits to communities. It’s our job to recognize and respect the significant role that Mother Nature plays in caring for these spaces. Our job is to supplement what nature is already doing rather than replace or override it.”

With this philosophy in mind, Toro has developed innovative products and established industry partnerships to advance the responsible use of water. In 2022, we received an eighth consecutive EPA WaterSense® Award for dedication to promoting water efficiency and helping consumers and businesses conserve water.

Water Stewardship

To help our customers choose the right products that solve specific needs and support sustainability goals, Toro also provides technology solutions that collect data and metrics, which can then be analyzed and used to improve water-conscious decision-making.  

Precision™ Series Spray Nozzles
Patented and award-winning nozzles that apply water more efficiently, resulting in decreasing costs, water use and runoff.

Toro® DXi
Advanced central control satellite with enhanced watering options for precision control and water management add-ons, such as the ability to manage multiple flow sensors and master valve pumps.

Turf Guard® Wireless Soil Monitoring System

Collects and applies real-time data through wireless monitoring of soil moisture, salinity and temperature. 

EVOLUTION® Irrigation Controller

Provides global access via an intuitive mobile interface, smart controls to automatically adjust for real-time weather and USB functionality for mobile water control.

To learn more about Toro’s commitment to water stewardship and conservation, visit

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