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 – Here Comes the Heat & Problems!
After receiving some very welcome rain the heat is back and that means some big problems for our lawns, landscape and foundations. With the high humidity followed by high heat comes lawn disease, heat stress and soil pulling away from the foundation of your home. These storms have left a lot of tree damage and stress. Is it time for a call to the pros to get them pruned? The other July treat is an appearance all over town by Japanese Beetles. These little boogers will eat pretty much anything green and are laying their eggs in our lawns right now. The pests act like grubs and eat away at the roots of plants and leaves, leaving lots of damage in their wake. Check out all you need to know to make sure this upcoming heat wave doesn’t do damage to your home, lawn and garden.
Tips from Toby – July 2016 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 – The Heat is On!
All that rain that helped our lawns so much in May is now causing some problems right now. So much rain at one time robs the lawn of oxygen which doesn’t allow the roots to grow deeply. Homeowners are worried whether they are just seeing heat stress or disease. Before you panic and turn on the sprinklers, watch Toby’s tip of the week. Watering a lot or too much could do more harm than good right now. This week we show you how to keep that lawn growing well, when and how much to water, how to mow during this heat and other essentials to keep from spreading disease or having heat stress problems.
Toby Summer Lawn Disease Prevention Tip
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 – Heat Stress & Disease
It's just been plain old stifling hot! 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!
Tips from Toby – Here Comes the Fungus!
We've had plenty of moisture, warmer temperatures are coming and that means the fungus is coming! There are new professional grade products on the market now and it is important to use these pro fungicides to keep fungus from ruining your healthy lawn. Watch the tip now and learn how to keep fungus out of your lawn!
Tips from Toby – Seed Heads and Being Sharp!
Many people mistake those seed heads that are popping up all over our lawns as weeds. This is just your grass doing it's thing - but those seed heads are very thick. It's time to sharpen your blade and we show you new technology to get it done right. You might take sharpening your blade, once every ten hours as recommended, as an afterthought (and judging by the fact that many of us never sharpen our mower blade!!!!) BUT it is essential to having a great lawn and keeping your mower running smoothly.
Fungus & Disease
Higher overnight temps and the recent wave of humidity are the perfect cocktail for lawn disease and fungus. This week we show you great new products that pack a commercial punch to keep that lawn from being a disease patch! Hummert's new Eagle and T-Methyl are professional grade fungicides that are now available for all of us. If you've had fungus and disease problems in the past or want to avoid them all together - watch the tip now!
Summer Lawn Fungus
The wet Spring means lawn disease and fungus are on their way. You'll want to watch this video tip now to find out how to keep your lawn from being destroyed by disease. These are easy steps but you'll want to follow these instructions carefully. Lawn disease and fungus can wipe out your entire lawn in a hurry… sometimes before you even know you have it!