Toro acquires lawn technology business

Bloomington, Minn.-based Toro announced it has acquired Turf Guard, the wireless lawn monitoring technology business of JLH Labs.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Toro said the wireless technology is used to measure moisture in soil, salinity and temperature through buried sensors that transmit data to a Web-based system.

The company said that the purchase will add to its irrigation products and will continue to be sold under the Turf Guard name.

JLH Labs chief executive Jason Hill will become part of Toro’s irrigation team.

Toro is a worldwide manufacturer of outdoor maintenance and beautification products for home, recreation and commercial landscapes.

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