Tips from Toby – Time for a New Mower?
If you're like Toby and had your relic for over 16 years - it might be time for a new mower. There are so many new features, prices and brands to choose from. We help you make smart decisions on what's a good investment and what's not. If it's time for a new mower (and the new technology will make mowing easier and more fun) then this is the tip you need to watch today!
Tips from Toby January Quick Tips
Tired of being cooped up in the cold? Going a little stir crazy? We've put together a list of Toby's favorite Home, Lawn and Garden Quick tips that are easy and will have you feeling like you made some big accomplishments (for those that have already broken their New Year's Resolutions). Watch the video tip of the week now to find out some easy things you can do around your home to keep things running great!
Tips from Toby – Warmth, Heaters & Electric System
Have you been using those handy space heaters to warm that Winter chill? Is the space heater safe? At this time of year we see tons of electric fires because circuits are being shorted out and space heaters can ignite blankets or cause a short quickly. Watch this week's tip and find out what to look for in "safe" space heaters and find out how to make sure your electric system is handling the extra load.
Tips from Toby Winter Tree Fertilize
Our younger trees may appear dormant - but they are looking for nutrients and trying to grow into big trees all Winter. This is the perfect time to give them a nice feeding and prune any problem areas. By fertilizing your trees now you can help those young trees double or even triple their growth rate and they will also be healthier and stronger. It's as simple as spreading some Winterizer fertilizer and pruning back any branches that are rubbing or dead. Watch the video tip now to get the full skinny and help those trees get a big, healthy boost.
Tips from Toby – Winter Indoor Humidity
It's that time of year where our furnaces dry out the air, our noses, throats, furniture and much more. This can leave a lot of damage to cabinets, wood floors and of course be an irritant. Check out our tip on adding a whole house humidifier to your home or ways to add humidity to your home safely. Keep from shocking your family, static cling in your hair and enjoy more comfort in your home now!
Tips from Toby Winter Dormant Seeding is Easy!
Did you miss your opportunity to seed your lawn last Fall? Don't wait till Spring. Seed that is planted this Spring will germinate - but it won't be strong enough to survive the Summer heat, so you'll just wind up seeding again and again each year. Dormant seeding now while the ground is too cold to germinate the seed will allow it to be all ready to go with warmer temperatures as early as this February. That means your dormant seeded lawn will be healthy enough to survive Summer stress and you can end your perpetual loop of seeding every year! Watch the tip now to find out how easy and efficient dormant seeding can be!
Tips from Toby Easy Vent Adjust for Comfort
Do you have those rooms that seem drafty in some areas and hot in others? Do you shut of vents in some rooms to try in make it more comfortable in others? Find out how to use some simple tips to make your whole house more comfortable and why closing off those vents in some rooms is actually a bad idea. This is one of our favorite easy tips that will make your whole home more comfortable, will save you money on your energy bills and you'll even sleep better at night! Take a look at this tip now and you'll be feeling a lot more comfortable and saving money in no time!
Tips from Toby Holiday Safety Checklist
Getting out those holiday ornaments and lights? Cooking for guests? It seems like just about every morning on the news another sad house fire tops the headlines. This is the time of the year where we are so distracted that it's easy to forget the simple things to stay safe. This is your reminder to mentally run through a checklist to make sure you aren't risking fire and have some safety items ready just in case. We know everyone thinks this won't happy to them - so don't ignore warning signs like overloaded holiday lights, piles of dried up leaves around the house or overloading circuits with space heaters. We want everyone to have a happy and safe holiday season, so watch the tip now and do a walk around of your home to make sure you aren't tempting fate!
Tips from Toby Chimney & Dryer Vent Tip
The leading cause of home fires in the United States is caused by excessive lint buildup in our dryer vents and by creosote buildup in our chimneys. As the nights get a bit chillier it won't be long before we are firing up those fireplaces and lots of static will be firing up around our dryers. Don't be one of those victims you see on the news and suffer damage to your home or much worse! This is an inexpensive maintenance tip that should be a priority this Fall on your home upkeep list!
Tips from Toby – The Heat is On
The overnight temperatures are dropping and many of us are firing up those furnaces. That means it won't be long before Winter starts blowing in.
How is your car battery? Have you topped off that windshield wiper fluid? How about adding a blanket and shovel to the trunk?
Before it gets too cold we have all the quick and easy tips you need to get prepped for Winter before you don't feel like freezing through those outdoor chores.