Tips from Toby – Exterminator Choice Tip
Whether it's a trail of ants or gross bed bugs - once pests have invaded your home, it's easy to panic and just start spraying or hiring the first person that knocks on your door. In this week's tip Toby shows you how you can easily keep most bugs out of your home by yourself and what to do if the problem is bigger than you should or can handle. Like any business there are great pest management companies and some that are not so great. We show you what to look for to make sure you are making a safe and sound choice. Keep the pests out or safely have a big problem taken care of by the pros without getting bit! Watch this week's tip now!
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 – Avoid AC Repair Calls
Last week was the first time many of us fired up our AC's this season and that resulted in thousands of emergency calls all over the city. Almost 80% of those calls could have been avoided (along with the expense) by doing a few simple tasks to keep your air conditioning system running smooth all season long. From checking that filter to cleaning off the outside coils and much more, we show you the quick, easy things you can do to keep your AC running cool and efficiently all Summer long.
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 – Toby’s Perfect Tomato Program
For the past 11 years Toby has been perfecting his tomato growing program. Now he's going to share it with you. It's easy, inexpensive and you don't have to worry about disease or insect problems. Home grown tomatoes are amazing in taste compared to store bought. Plus, Did you know that Orange tomatoes are one of the healthiest things you can add to your diet? They contain a high amount of Lycopene. Why does that matter? Lycopene is a powerful nutritional antioxidant that reduces the amount of damage done to body cells by oxygen that could lead to cancers and heart disease. That might even be enough benefit to offset all that bacon we love on a delicious BLT! Find out everything there is to know about easy growing, container gardening, and choosing the best tomatoes!
Tips from Toby Herb Container Gardening
Do you love the taste of fresh herbs like basil for pesto or thyme for chicken? How about some fresh mint in that cool ice tea? Many people avoid planting herbs because they think they need a lot of space or have to be a great gardener. Even if you don't have a green thumb, container gardening with herbs can be done from an apartment patio to container gardens in your yard. You can enjoy the fresh flavors all Summer long and even pot and move the plants for an indoor windowsill garden in the Winter. Check out Toby's tip on herb container gardening and learn how you can enjoy fresh herbs all season long with very little effort!
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!