Hotline Provides One-on-One Help To Get the Best Lawn and Yard Ever

Briggs & Stratton Experts Ready to Answer Questions May 1-31

MILWAUKEE (March 20, 2012) – Anyone who wants the grass to grow greener on their side of the fence or is simply stumped over a lawn and garden issue can turn to the Yard Smarts Hotline this spring for a personal consultation on what to do and how to do it right – without spending a lot of time or money.

Staffed by lawn, garden and equipment experts, the annual hotline is sponsored by Briggs & Stratton Corporation, which makes engines for a variety of outdoor power equipment.

From May 1-31, anyone can get a free on-line or phone consultation with an expert on their particular problem by visiting or calling 1-866-YARD-TIPS (1-866-927-3847).

The hotline team will answer any-and-all questions, ranging from how to control Japanese Beetles or how to win the battle against weeds to troubleshooting a lawn mower that won’t start.

We’ll help everyone who calls and take as long as necessary to get the homeowner the answers they need,” says Trey Rogers, Ph.D., the Briggs & Stratton Yard Doctor, an internationally known expert on lawn and yard care and leader of the hotline.

Every Friday during the month of May from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. CT on May 4, 11, 18 and 25, experts will be available for live chats to share information more broadly with homeowners. Photo submissions are welcome if it is a difficult problem to describe. 

If getting your yard in the best shape ever isn’t enough motivation to check out the Yard Smarts Hotline, Briggs & Stratton will also give away a $300 gift certificate each week for the homeowner to purchase a new lawn mower or other needed yard care equipment. 

“Talk to us,” Rogers says. “Resolve your lawn and garden issues once and for all and get the yard you really want.”

Sponsored by Briggs & Stratton, Yard Smarts ( is the go-to resource for trusted lawn and yard care knowledge and tips to help homeowners create and maintain the yard they really want to have. 

Monica Baer, 262-522-9687