Hotline Serves Up Lawn and Garden Advice

Briggs & Stratton Experts Ready to Answer Questions April 15 - May 15

MILWAUKEE (April 11, 2011)– What does cooking a turkey have in common with creating a great lawn and garden? Both have a hotline to answer your questions about how to do things so they turn out just right.

This spring, homeowners hungry for yard care knowledge can turn to the month-long Yard Smarts Hotline. Staffed by lawn, garden and equipment experts, the hotline is sponsored by Briggs & Stratton Corporation, which makes the engines that power eight out of the top 10 lawn mower brands in the United States.

From April 15 - May 15, anyone can ask their yard care questions and get expert help. Just visit and click on the hotline icon to submit a question or call toll free at 1-866-YARD-TIPS (1-866-927-3847).

All hotline questions will be personally answered within 24 hours. On four Fridays during the hotline (April 15 & 29, May 6 & 13), homeowners can speak directly with lawn, garden and equipment experts from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. CT. Everyone who participates in the hotline by asking a question can also participate in a drawing to win a new lawn mower. T-shirts will also be given away randomly throughout the hotline.

As an added bonus, the hotline will feature two Friday live forums on the Yard Smarts web site. On Friday April 15, 2 p.m. CT, Choosing and Using Your New Lawn Mower will focus on the many options and considerations when choosing a mower, as well as mower set up and basic maintenance. The second forum, Winning the War on Weeds on May 6 at 2 p.m. CT, will take a comprehensive look at America’s most troublesome weeds and how to control them, including organic options. Visit to view the forums.

“We’re ready for whatever homeowners can ask us,” says Trey Rogers, Ph.D., the Briggs & Stratton Yard Doctorand a world renowned expert on lawn care. He will lead the team of more than 40 experts who specialize in all facets of yard care, from lawn and garden to equipment advice and troubleshooting. “Whether you have a question about fertilizer, weeds, what to plant or how to start your lawn mower – you name it – we’re here to help. Talk to us!”

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