Tips from Toby – Time to Get Sharp
Believe it or not, it's best to give your lawn a short mow in February. But before we get to that it's time to get our mowers tuned up, sharpened up and ready to go. Plus we show you how to keep those knives and garden tools sharp too! This is a great tip and one you'll need as we enter lawn season - it's just around the corner!
Tips from Toby Winter Tree Fertilize for Extra Growth
Our younger trees may appear dormant - but they are looking for nutrients and trying to grow into big trees all Winter. This is the perfect time to give them a nice feeding and prune any problem areas. By fertilizing your trees now you can help those young trees double or even triple their growth rate and they will also be healthier and stronger. It's as simple as spreading some Winterizer fertilizer and pruning back any branches that are rubbing or dead. Watch the video tip now to get the full skinny and help those trees get a big, healthy boost.
Tips from Toby – January Home, Lawn & Garden Quick Tips
It's time for resolutions or just simple and quick DIY tips around the home, lawn and garden for January. Easy things you can do as the holidays wind down and we're cooped up in the cold. Check out the great Home, Lawn and Garden quick tips now for January. Happy New Year!
Tips from Toby – Winter Dry Air Solutions
It's that time of year where our furnaces dry out the air, our noses, throats, furniture and much more. This can leave a lot of damage to cabinets, wood floors and of course be an irritant. Check out our tip on adding a whole house humidifier to your home or ways to add humidity to your home safely. Keep from shocking your family, static cling in your hair and enjoy more comfort in your home now!
Tips from Toby – Outdoor Winter Quick Checkup
This weather has been awfully dry and that can lead to some expansion and contraction of our home and soil. About 60% of foundation issues are caused by clogged gutters, broken downspouts, or improper drainage. Now is a good time to make sure those downspouts aren't clogged and draining away from your home. Those ornamental grasses near your home need to be pruned back. They are a fire hazard and should be trimmed now to allow them to grow back next Spring. Do you have ice melter handy? It won't be long before the next Polar Vortex comes upon us. Make sure you pick up some ice melter that is safe for your concrete, pets and carpet next time you're out shopping. Keep a bag handy in your trunk too!eo is about FS Toby Fall 30 TV
Tips from Toby – Winter Lawn Boost & Dormant Seeding
Tired of feeling cooped up? Want a last shot at having a great lawn this Spring? Even if you did nothing this past Fall - there is still time to set your lawn off to a great start. Watch this video tip to find out how a shot of fertilizer or dormant seeding are great options. Remember if you wait to seed till next Spring... it most likely won't be strong enough to survive the Summer heat and then you are doing it all over again. End the seeding cycle syndrome now!
Toby Holiday Preparation Safety Checkup
It's that time of year with ice, travel, holiday decorations and hurrying from place to place. This is a great time (while we're stuck with a little cold weather) to catch up on those easy tips that can save you a lot of hassles during the holiday season. From loading up your car with safety items to adding timers to those holiday lights, we've got a great list of tips to keep your season running smooth.
Tips from Toby Warm, Easy Vent Adjust for Comfort
Do you have those rooms that seem drafty in some areas and hot in others? Do you shut of vents in some rooms to try in make it more comfortable in others? Find out how to use some simple tips to make your whole house more comfortable and why closing off those vents in some rooms is actually a bad idea. This is one of our favorite easy tips that will make your whole home more comfortable, will save you money on your energy bills and you'll even sleep better at night! Take a look at this tip now and you'll be feeling a lot more comfortable and saving money in no time!
Tips from Toby – The Bed Bug Tip
Good Night, Sleep Tight, Don't let the Bed Bugs Bite! An old phrase uttered by just about every parent to their kids at bedtime. Unfortunately, bed bugs are becoming a significant problem in homes throughout the country and Kansas City area. You don't have to have a dirty home to get bed bugs. They can be brought in with your luggage after a trip, on kids backpacks, moving trucks or just on someone's clothing. They are about the size of an apple seed. These little vampires feed off of human blood and are experts at hiding. Bed Bugs multiply at a rate that would make a bunny blush and quite frankly, they are disgusting! Learn what they look like, how to professionally treat the problem and how to avoid letting a couple of bed bugs become a huge, expensive problem in your home. Treatment can cost $100's of dollars per room and a female bed bug that is pregnant can lay 100's of eggs per day so they spread like wildfire and so do the costs! Check out all you need to know about Bed Bugs in this week's tip and you'll sleep tight avoiding a big problem!
Tips from Toby Fireplace, Chimney & Dryer Vent Tip
The leading cause of home fires in the United States is caused by excessive lint buildup in our dryer vents and by creosote buildup in our chimneys. As the nights get a bit chillier it won't be long before we are firing up those fireplaces and lots of static will be firing up around our dryers. Don't be one of those victims you see on the news and suffer damage to your home or much worse! This is an inexpensive maintenance tip that should be a priority this Fall on your home upkeep list!