Tips from Toby Summer Lawn Safety
This is an easy tip to brush off or ignore - but please don't. The leading cause of injuries in emergency rooms in July and August is due to lawn and garden equipment injuries. It's hot, we're tired of mowing and it's easy to get in a hurry and forget. Worse yet, most of the accidents actually happen to children who are in the yard and not even using the equipment! Watch this tip today. There are easy tips that we all forget and it's much, much better to be safe than sorry!
Tips from Toby July Home, Lawn & Garden Essentials
July fireworks are going off and so are some problems around the home and lawn. From what to do about those leaves that are falling off trees to keeping your AC system running properly we have all the tips you need to avoid problems and costly mistakes. Did you know all those cotton wood seeds floating around in the air could break down your AC System? Toby's been compiling his best Home, Lawn and Garden tips for each month over the past 35 years so check out the video and website now to be in the know!
Toby Beetles, Grubs & Worms – Oh My
The heat and humidity are making it uncomfortable for us and our lawns. Insects thrive in this weather and they are attacking our lawns and landscapes. Japanese Beetles have no known predators in the U.S. so their population has flourished. They have a huge appetite and devour the soft tissue of leaves. White Grubs are in full force and doing a lot of damage to lawns across the city. These ugly worms feast on the roots of grass plants and can destroy much of your lawn before you know you have them. Toby has the easy way to take care of these pests and also great advice on how to keep bugs from getting into your home and out of your lawn. Watch the video tip now and you can avoid the bugs and the bites!
Toby Heat Stress & Disease Tip
The heat has set in and it looks like we are stuck with it for a while - so did the heat stress for our lawns, landscapes, trees & foundations. From yellowing leaves on trees and plants to thinning and browning lawns, it's getting pretty crispy. Is this something you should be worried about or is it just Mother Nature doing her thing? Check out this week's tip and find out what to be concerned with, and what to do to keep things from dying out. All you need to know about heat stress on this week's tip from Toby! From avoiding disease to proper water (and not overwatering!!!!) find out how to keep the heat from beating up your beautiful lawn.
Tips from Toby Summer Fungus & Disease
With the wet conditions, high humidity, dull mower blades and wet grass the conditions are as high as they’ve been in years for an onslaught of Summer lawn disease. From Brown Patch to Fungus these disease spores can quickly turn a stunning lawn into a dying sea of brown and ugly. In this week’s tip, Toby shows you the steps to avoid disease problems and the simple products you can apply to keep your lawn healthy this Summer. Protect your lawn now from the disease problems that can destroy your entire lawn in a hurry!
Tips from Toby Spring Watering Guide
With the wet Spring and now hot, humid temps on the way it's time to check out how much water we are getting each week. Our lawns need 2" of water per week and making sure you are getting the right amount when it's not raining is essential. We show you proper use of a rain guage, how to check for proper sprinkler coverage and some tips to help you avoid disease problems. Watch now and learn a lot!
Tips from Toby Dandelion & Weed Control
Here come the weeds! How can you keep them under control without harming your lawn or adding a ton of chemicals to your lawn? Toby shows you all there is to know about weed control for established lawns or lawns that have been seeded in the past six months. Before you go buying chemicals, spraying, fertilizing or pulling those weeds - watch our Spring Weed Control tip now!
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.