Tips from Toby Fall Seed Choices
In just a couple of weeks a lot of us will run out and buy some grass seed to overseed the lawn. Believe it or not - you could be doing more harm than good. Most of us don't need to do Fall overseeding. Fertilizing the healthy grass you already have will help the grass tiller and rhyzome so it will thicken and fill in those bare spots naturally. Over the next two weeks we'll help you decide if adding more seed to your lawn is necessary, how to properly apply grass seed and much more. Before you go out and spend a lot of money or time on Fall lawn care - check out this tip now!
Tips from Toby August Home, Lawn and Garden Quick Tips
It’s the final stretch of the dog days of Summer. Here are Toby’s best tips compiled over the last 35 years of the things you need to check off your list to keep everything running smooth and cool. From those low tires to keeping your AC system running smoothly, we have all the tips you need to beat the heat.
Toby Tobin Large Tree Prune Tip
Despite the heat, people are still cleaning up from storm damage this Spring and early Summer. Many of that damage could have been avoided with proper tree pruning. In this week's tip we show you the important considerations to make when hiring a professional company. This is not a DIY project!!!! Tree pruning of large trees should be done by licensed and insured professionals. Find out when and how often to prune those trees, what to look for to make sure those trees stay healthy and finally how to make sure you are not liable for any accidents on your property.
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!
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 – Controlling Summer Insects & Pests
It's white grub season and with the humid temps everyone is swattting, itching and scratching. In this week's tip we show you how to make sure White Grubs don't destroy your entire lawn and we also show you a one, two punch to control insects in and around your home. Great and easy DIY advice to keep bugs to a minimum and the scratching to a screeching halt!
Tips from Toby – Hearing Protection & Damage
Yard work is tough enough and loud! The damage we do to our ears from mowers, leaf blowers, trimmers and more is significant. This week we help you avoid hearing damage both while working on the lawn and also in all walks fo life. Protecting your hearing and those of your children or grandchildren is very easy with the right advice - we have it all hear for you!
Tips from Toby – Final Spring Lawn Wrap Up
Fortunately we've had a lot of rain this Spring. That rain has gobbled up a lot of the nutrients that our lawns need to keep going through the hot Summer months. Even if you haven't been following Toby's lawn program - it's not too late to get that lawn the fertilizer it needs to thrive this Summer. Lot's of us have areas in our lawn where water pools and doesn't drain well. With all the problems with mosquitos and virus issues, those puddles leave a breeding ground for mosquitos. Toby shows you how to get better drainage in your lawn and help the roots of your lawn grow deep to strengthen up for the hot temps coming around the corner. Watch the tip now. We cover these issues plus a few other quick tips to wrap up your Spring lawn work. Quick and easy tips for a healthy lawn this Summer. This is your last chance before June to beef up that lawn - so get to watching now!
Tips From Toby – Spring Mowing 101
When Lawn season kicks off it can be fun to get back out and mow (maybe once or twice!) but then it becomes work. It’s very easy to want to cut the grass low (thinking it will not grow back as fast) or mow when the grass is wet. These are all mistakes that can kill out a lawn or leave you with weeds. Toby shows you mowing essentials to make your work a lot easier and your lawn beautiful!
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 – Correct Spring & Summer Watering
It's the lifeblood of our lawns, landscape and even foundation of our homes - but most of us don't water properly. Watering too much is often worse than not watering at all. Do you know how much you should be watering? How much rainfall did you get at your home this week? Do you water around your foundation? These are all important things to know to have a healthy lawn and home. It is all of our duty to water responsibly as water becomes an every more valuable commodity - but even if you're not in the mood to be "green", keep in mind - you will save a lot of money by watering properly and avoiding damage to your lawns, plants and home, so either way - we all win!