Tips from Toby – Ambrosi Cutlery Sharpening
Whether it's your lawn and garden tools or kitchen knives a sharp edge is imperative for good operation and no accidents! We also show you how and when you should sharpen your mower blade and how to avoid disease and other problems in your lawn. Ambrosi Brothers Cutlery has been in K.C. since 1959 and are now led by their third generation of ownership. The Ambrosi family hails from a small town in Italy that is renowned for some of the finest knife sharpeners in the world. Don't be so Dull… watch the tip now!
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.
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 – Summer Lawn Disease, Nutgrass & Earth Right
All the rain we've had left the perfect cocktail for lawn disease. Now that the heat and humidity are here along with the moist conditions, we're seeing brown spots and disease pop up all over town. Don't let disease ruin your entire lawn (and it will quickly!). In this week's tip we show you how to keep lawn disease at bay, fight any problems you may already have and how to keep your lawn healthy. We also discuss how to kill out all that nutgrass that is in season and coming on strong as well as the importance of Earth Right and loosening up those heavy clay soils for better drainage and to help alleviate compaction. Lots to learn and even better, very easy to do!
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!
Heat Stress & Disease
Is your lawn just stressing from heat or do you have lawn disease? A lot of people are panicking over all that brown that's showing up in our lawns and can even make things worse by watering too much! Check out the tip right now to find out what's normal with your lawn, plants and trees as well as when to be concerned you might actually have a lawn disease. We also help you with mowing height for Summer and much more!
Rain Gauge + Watering
With the wet Spring and now hot, humid temps on the way it's time to check out how much water we are getting each week. Our lawns need 2" of water per week and making sure you are getting the right amount when it's not raining is essential. We show you proper use of a rain guage, how to check for proper sprinkler coverage and some tips to help you avoid disease problems. Watch now and learn a lot!