Tips from Toby – March 17 Home, Lawn and Garden Tips
March is one of the most important times of the year to get your lawn ready for the season. In this month's quick tips we show you how to short mow and get that lawn green again. It's time to get the power equipment cleaned up and ready for the season, check those tires, plus it's time to schedule that AC service check and much more!
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 Steam Mops Do’s and Dont’s
Those steam vacs and mops that are all the rage these days are fantastic - but not for your hardwood floors. We show you how to properly clean your hardwood floors to avoid damage, how to best use your steam mop and on safe surfaces and much more. New technology is fantastic, when used properly!
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 – Lawn Renovation Part 2
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!
Tips from Toby Summer Lawn Safety
This is an easy tip to brush off or ignore - but please don't. The leading cause of injuries in emergency rooms in July and August is due to lawn and garden equipment injuries. It's hot, we're tired of mowing and it's easy to get in a hurry and forget. Worse yet, most of the accidents actually happen to children who are in the yard and not even using the equipment! Watch this tip today. There are easy tips that we all forget and it's much, much better to be safe than sorry!