Tips from Toby Fall Fertilizer Prep Tip
Just about every week Toby gets a call on his radio show, "Toby, my lawn looks horrible, what should I do?" Toby always asks how many times they fertilize per year and the answer is usually, "once or twice", or "I can't remember".
If you want to have a great lawn next Spring and Summer, you need to give your grass the nutrition it needs now to beef up all winter and be ready for the lawn stress of the Summer heat.
Watch this video tip now to understand the how, what, why and where to fertilize your lawn this Fall.
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 – Total Lawn Renovation Part Two
In the second part of our series on killing out your entire lawn and starting over we show ou how to mow off the dead grass, verticut your lawn, seed and get that new grass growing! This is the meat and potatoes of the tip and you'll be shocked at the wonderful lawn you can have with some elbow grease right now! NOTE: IF YOU WANT TO SEE OUR STEP BY STEP PRINTED INSTRUCTIONS JUST CLICK ON THE LAWN RENOVATION LINK UNDER TOBY'S LAWN PROGRAMS ON THIS SITE.
Tips from Toby – Total Lawn Renovation Renovation Part 1
This is the introduction to Toby’s total lawn renovation program. Some people have lawns that are just ugly, don’t like the kind of grass (ie, bluegrass or fescue) and or excessive weeds they have, etc. Sometimes it is just better to kill everything out and start over. It’s actually a very simple process and you will be left with a gorgeous, consistent, and weed free lawn in just a matter of 6 to 8 weeks. Plus, since you get to kill out your entire lawn, you won’t have to mow again this season until early October at the earliest!! Double bonus!!! Watch the video tip today and find out if you are a candidate for a Total Lawn Renovation.
Tips from Toby – Japanese Beetles & Grubs
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 July 2017 Home, Lawn & Garden
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!
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!