Tips from Toby – The Three Spring Lawn Essentials
Spring has started and stopped and started and stopped and now it seems to finally be back again! Unfortunately, Summer is almost here and if you're not mowing properly, watering properly and feeding your lawn right you are simply not going to have a good lawn. It's time to make sure that you are not only doing these three major steps correctly but understand what the different makeups of fertilizers are and how they can help your lawn. If you don't master these steps you can't have great success so watch now!
Tips from Toby – Spring Mowing Essentials
Think you know everything you need to know about mowing? Just a quick drive around town and we are seeing many mistakes when it comes to mowing correctly. Leaving big dead clumps on top of the grass, mowing when wet, and most importantly, mowing way too low. Even though are lawns are growing fast and may even need two mowings per week right now - mowing too short will lead to big problems that include killing out the grass, improper root development and making room for lots of weeds. Even if you've been mowing your whole life, it's a good idea to check out these tips and make sure you know the how, what, when and why to mowing properly. It will make a huge difference!
Tips from Toby Spring Lawn Catch Up
The late Spring has caused a lot of us to wonder what we are supposed to be doing right now for our lawn. Generally Toby has people apply Hummert Dyna Green with Dimension Long Lasting Crabgrass control in March. This year it's okay to put it down till May 15th! Learn what you need to do right now to catch up and get your lawn "Tobinized" and in beautiful shape this "weird" Spring Season.
Tips fom Toby – It’s Mulch Time
Do you know what a mulch volcano is? You may have them around your trees or shrubs and they could be doing damage. It's that time of year where people are bagging, spraying and pouring mulch in their landscape beds. There's a lot you can do wrong while trying to do right - so check out the tip now and find out how to use that mulch to your and your plants benefits.
Tips from Toby Spring 2018 Weed Control
You may have already noticed the dandelions and other weeds sprouting. It's time to get them under control so they don't spread all over your lawn. Check out this week's tip as Toby shows us how to control those early Spring weeds. Some weed killers should not be used if you've recently seeded so check out the best way to kill those weeds without killing your lawn too!
Tips from Toby – Here Come the Bugs!
After a mild winter and the recent rain the insects are in full force and ready to annoy, sting and get in our homes. Keep them out along with keeping the chemicals out of your home. Watch Toby’s tip to find out how to keep those annoying pests out of your home. From ants to spiders and much more we show you how to keep those pests out and setting up nest in your home. We also help you knock down the population in your lawn so you and the kids can get out and keep from getting bit. Remember - many insects including ticks and mosquitoes carry disease, so be sure to avoid getting bit as much as possible. The good news - in just a couple of hours this weekend you can build a moat around your home that will keep the bugs from entering your home alive!
Tips from Toby – Your Spring Lawn Program
It's the bible of lawn programs. For over 35 years (and still today) Toby tinkers, updates and refines his lawn program. Check out the 2018 version now. Following a solid plan will help you have a healthier and more beautiful lawn. It doesn't take working your fingers to the bone, in fact, following the Lawn Program is actually easier than trying to figure it out all by yourself, you'll avoid mistakes, save money and wind up with a gorgeous lawn and landscape for many seasons to come!
From proper mowing height to watering and fertilizing we cover everything for you so all you are left to do is put in a little time and effort and you will be rewarded with a beautiful, healthy lawn that you can be proud of. You'll have less problems and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Plus, a great lawn has less weeds, needs less water and is much easier to maintain. Get started today!
Tips from Toby Spring Lawn Opener
It didn't take Toby long to get a sniff of warm Spring weather to get us into action with the Spring Lawn Kickoff. It's time for a short mow (an essential step most of us ignore that will make a huge difference all season) and an application of Hummert Fertilizer with Dimension Crabgrass Control. Find out why the chemical Dimension will not only make a huge difference in season long crabgrass control, but also help control a lot of those early Spring weeds that are growing but too small to even see yet! This is one of the most important steps in Toby's Lawn Program. Get out and enjoy this warm weather, dust off that mower and get to work (It's really not that hard and will only take you about two hours!!!!) so have some fun!
Tips from Toby New Lawn Equipment Choices
It's that time again when we'll take part in the annual right of Spring - tugging on those mower and equipment starter strings in hopes of a spark. If you're in the market for new equipment from trimmers to chainsaws or if you are having problems with your old equipment - we've got some great advice from Toby. Check out what's new in electric. No noise, gas or oil mixtures and less maintenance. They are more powerful and efficient than ever. Learn how that gas you put in your equipment might be causing the most problems and some alternatives that can help that mower or trimmer hum along perfectly. Lots to learn in this week's tip. So before you tug on that mower cord - check out this week's tip from Toby!
Tips from Toby – The February Short Mow
That layer of brown, ugly grass across the lawn is not dormant, it's dead! This blanket effect blocks the early sun warmth to the new grass down below. It's time to get out the mower and "short mow" your lawn down to 1.5". Be sure to pick up the clippings and you'll see fantastic green all the way across your lawn. This opens up the lawn so it can grow thicker and healthier more quickly and be beautiful all season long! We also make sure you start your mower up right for the season and discuss the importance of a sharp blade at all times on your mower.