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.
Tips From Toby Tune Up Time
For those of us who have not been missing lawn work over the Winter, those days sadly, are about to end! Before you try to pull that lawn mower starter a bunch of times, or pour that gas in the tank, watch Toby's tip on Spring prep now to get everything in tip top shape. Before the line for mower service gets too long it's time to get sharpened, cleaned and tuned up so you are ready for Spring!
Tips from Toby February Quick 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 – Time for a New Mower?
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 Winter Tree Fertilize
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 Winter Dormant Seeding is Easy!
Did you miss your opportunity to seed your lawn last Fall? Don't wait till Spring. Seed that is planted this Spring will germinate - but it won't be strong enough to survive the Summer heat, so you'll just wind up seeding again and again each year. Dormant seeding now while the ground is too cold to germinate the seed will allow it to be all ready to go with warmer temperatures as early as this February. That means your dormant seeded lawn will be healthy enough to survive Summer stress and you can end your perpetual loop of seeding every year! Watch the tip now to find out how easy and efficient dormant seeding can be!
Tips from Toby – The Fall Leaf Tip
The beautiful Fall leaves are coming down and unfortunately covering up all that nice green grass. It only takes a couple of days of sun blockage by those leaves to begin to yellow or kill out the grass underneath. Don't reach for that back breaking rake and leave your hands with blisters! There are incredible nutrients in those leaves that can actually be advantageous to your lawn. But the rake is not the answer, it can tear up newly seeded lawns and fill bags and leave you aching. Mulching, chopping and blowing are the better answer and you won't be filling up the landfills. Check out Toby's tip to find out how you can use those leaves to your advantage and avoid the rake!