Tips from Toby – Summer Grubworm Control
It's one of the ugliest worms out there and they can destroy your entire lawn before you even know you have them. It's grubworm season and now is the best time to apply Hummert Grubworm Control to get those ugly worms under control before they can leave your beautiful lawn a huge mess. Grub worms destroy crops by eating away at the roots. An active infestation can cause a lawn to turn yellow and eventually brown as the roots are severed from beneath. The worms are commonly found in the topsoil of gardens and lawns and feed on the roots of grass, weeds, or vegetables often destroying crops and lawns. It only takes about 30 minutes to apply the granular grub control, so get it down now and protect your lawn all season!
Tips from Toby – Heat Stress? Disease? The Answers.
Things are finally starting to heat up. With all the rain we've had this season, our lawn and landscapes have been growing nicely. But this past week as the heat set in - so did the heat stress. 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 – 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 May Home, Lawn & Garden Tips
This is the last month prior to the sizzling Summer heat. Is your lawn ready? What about your AC System? Watch the quick tips from Toby for his May 2017 Home, Lawn and Garden Quick Tips to get everything prepped and ready from your car to your sprinkler system and make sure you beat the heat!
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.