Tips from Toby – Mowing Essentials
Just a quick drive around town and we are seeing many mistakes when it comes to mowing. 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 Whup a Bug!
If you have experienced the bite of the oak or itch mite you know what a hassle it can be. Even worse - regular bug sprays haven’t helped people and many of us are getting eaten up by these pests leaving ugly itchy bite marks. Mosquitoes and pests are on the rise this season due to a mild winter. Imagine if you are Mark Tobin and his lawn crew, mowing every day under trees with oak mites and the buzzing of mosquitoes buzzing by and biting. ENOUGH WITH THE BLOOD SUCKERS!!! A hunting friend of Mark Tobin’s introduced him to an all natural pest repellent called Whup a Bug. No deet chemicals to worry about, it’s safe on all of us, from children to animals and best of all - for many - they are repelling the itch mites!!!! It’s quickly caught on, from my Mom who looked like a teenager with acne she was getting bit so much to many, many of our friends we are finding this all natural product to really be working. It’s not snake oil, just an all natural product (and you need to read the back story of how and why it was invented!!!) that is helping a ton of people avoid the blood suckers for good! If you are getting bit or have loved ones and friends, give Whup a Bug a try and you might be itch and bite free too!
Tips from Toby A Better Lawn and Garden with Earth Right
Our heavy clay soils are not conducive for growing lawns, trees and landsape. Drainage is a big issue for many homeowners as well. Earth Right is a Kansas City made product that has been in existence for over 20 years. The all natural product feeds the clay soil with nutrients and also helps break down the clay soil to turn it into healthy topsoil in very little time. You'll have better root structure, better drainage and see great results. Remember, a great lawn or garden starts with the quality of soil. Earth Right is designed to help give you a great start and you will be amazed at the results!
Tips from Toby – Spring Lawn Catch Up
Been busy? Putting off working on the lawn? Noticing your neighbors lawn looks emerald and beautiful and yours not so much? Stop procrastinating and get going! You're only looking at a couple of hours of your time and you will be shocked and amazed at how much of a difference some tlc will make on your lawn. Check out Toby's tip now and see if you are up to speed or need to get going!
Tips from Toby – All About Mulch
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 Insect & Pest Control
After a mild winter 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. 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 – March 17 Home, Lawn and Garden Tips
March is one of the most important times of the year to get your lawn ready for the season. In this month's quick tips we show you how to short mow and get that lawn green again. It's time to get the power equipment cleaned up and ready for the season, check those tires, plus it's time to schedule that AC service check and much more!
Tips from Toby Spring 2017 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 – The 2017 Lawn Guide
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 2017 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!
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.