Tips from Toby – buying a new mower
As you trudge through more ice and snow today the last thing you might be thinking about is a lawn mower, but, believe it or not - we'll be mowing the lawn in just about a month! 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 – Bring Spring Early
Tired of the cold and Winter blahs? We've got some easy ways to bring Spring early and it will add some tasty treats! It's time to get some spring going and plant our gardens indoors. Watch this tip and get some great herbs, veggies, and more growing now. From an easy windowsill herb garden to container gardening you can get growing today. They'll be ready for warm air and grill season!
Toby February Home, Lawn & Garden Tips
Can you believe February is already here? We have a video highlight of some of the essential steps to getting that lawn short mowed, some honey do's for appliance cleaning and much more. Check out the website above to see all Toby's February Home, Lawn and Garden tips for everything from how to prep your fruit trees to a friendly reminder to check that tire pressure! All the great February tips to keep everything running smooth and looking beautiful!
Tips from Toby – Winter Critter Control
It doesn't matter how nice or clean your home is, mice and other rodents are trying to get in for warmth, food and something to chew on. Aside from the feeling of being violated in your home, these pests can spread disease and mice are the leading cause of fire in our homes because they chew wires. We show you how to close up the doors (mice can get in through a hole no smaller than a dime) and we show you how to go on the offensive to keeping your home pest free!
Tips from Toby Space Heater Choice & Safety
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 – Time to Get Sharp
Believe it or not, it's best to give your lawn a short mow in February. But before we get to that it's time to get our mowers tuned up, sharpened up and ready to go. Plus we show you how to keep those knives and garden tools sharp too! This is a great tip and one you'll need as we enter lawn season - it's just around the corner!
Tips from Toby Winter Tree Fertilize for Extra Growth
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 – January Home, Lawn & Garden Quick Tips
It's time for resolutions or just simple and quick DIY tips around the home, lawn and garden for January. Easy things you can do as the holidays wind down and we're cooped up in the cold. Check out the great Home, Lawn and Garden quick tips now for January. Happy New Year!
Tips from Toby – Winter Dry Air Solutions
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 – Outdoor Winter Quick Checkup
This weather has been awfully dry and that can lead to some expansion and contraction of our home and soil. About 60% of foundation issues are caused by clogged gutters, broken downspouts, or improper drainage. Now is a good time to make sure those downspouts aren't clogged and draining away from your home. Those ornamental grasses near your home need to be pruned back. They are a fire hazard and should be trimmed now to allow them to grow back next Spring. Do you have ice melter handy? It won't be long before the next Polar Vortex comes upon us. Make sure you pick up some ice melter that is safe for your concrete, pets and carpet next time you're out shopping. Keep a bag handy in your trunk too!eo is about FS Toby Fall 30 TV