Tips from Toby – Fall Bugs, Mice & Itches!
The Oak/Itch mites are back in full force. Learn about Whup a Bug from Toby and his Brother - who’s lawn team was being eaten alive. Whup a Bug is all natural and it has been keeping the itch mites and other biters away for quite some time. It might work for you! The mice and bugs are trying to get into your home as the nights get colder. We show you the easy solutions to keep them out of the house and not spray any chemicals or leave nasty traps inside the house! Watch the video tip now to find out how you can keep from getting bit or bothered over the Fall.
Tips from Toby Fall Fertilization Essentials
Just about every week Toby gets a call on his radio show, "Toby, my lawn looks horrible, what should I do?" Toby always asks how many times they fertilize per year and the answer is usually, "once or twice", or "I can't remember".
If you want to have a great lawn next Spring and Summer, you need to give your grass the nutrition it needs now to beef up all winter and be ready for the lawn stress of the Summer heat.
Watch this video tip now to understand the how, what, why and where to fertilize your lawn this Fall.
Tips from Toby – Fall Lawn Program
This is the time of year when many of us "overseed". From advertisements to big seed sales, it's what we're told to do. The truth is - most of us don't need to put down seed at all, we just need to feed the grass that is already there. Proper fertilization, watering and the cooler weather will do the rest. Grass thickens (tillers and rhyzomes) all on its own. We just need to give it a Fall boost to get there. In this week's tip we discuss whether you need to seed at all, how to properly apply seed and the equipment to get the job done right. Find out if you need to seed, or if simple fertilization will do the trick. It can save you a lot of time and money.
Tips from Toby Foundation Check
Typical Kansas City Summer! Long periods of heat and no rain followed by heavy downpours. If you're not watering around your foundation on a consistent basis you can have flooding in your basement or even worse - foundation cracks. Our Friends at Atlantis Drainage Solutions give you some great tips on things to check for around the home that might be causing the problems. Such things as downspouts draining improperly, clogged gutters and soil erosion around your foundation may be the culprits and a lot less money to repair that extremely costly foundation repair or French Drains. Some of us do need foundation repair but be sure you are getting the right advice and if you are unsure get a second or even third bid and check those backgrounds online!
Tips from Toby Fall Seed Choices
In just a couple of weeks a lot of us will run out and buy some grass seed to overseed the lawn. Believe it or not - you could be doing more harm than good. Most of us don't need to do Fall overseeding. Fertilizing the healthy grass you already have will help the grass tiller and rhyzome so it will thicken and fill in those bare spots naturally. Over the next two weeks we'll help you decide if adding more seed to your lawn is necessary, how to properly apply grass seed and much more. Before you go out and spend a lot of money or time on Fall lawn care - check out this tip now!
Tips from Toby – Total 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! NOTE: IF YOU WANT TO SEE OUR STEP BY STEP PRINTED INSTRUCTIONS JUST CLICK ON THE LAWN RENOVATION LINK UNDER TOBY'S LAWN PROGRAMS ON THIS SITE.
Tips from Toby – Total Lawn Renovation
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 August Home, Lawn and Garden Quick Tips
It’s the final stretch of the dog days of Summer. Here are Toby’s best tips compiled over the last 35 years of the things you need to check off your list to keep everything running smooth and cool. From those low tires to keeping your AC system running smoothly, we have all the tips you need to beat the heat.
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!
Tips from Toby – Ant & Insect Free Home
You see those t.v. commercials all the time, somebody is frightened by bugs and runs and gets that gallon of chemicals and starts spraying all over the inside of the house. DON'T SPRAY CHEMICALS INSIDE YOUR HOME! Unless you want it leaving a bunch of sticky dead bugs around, or enjoy breathing chemicals, there is a much easier way to rid your home of bugs, ants and spiders. Watch this week's video tip as we show you the effective and easy way to keep the bugs from getting in your home and enjoying your lawn again without getting bitten by ticks or mosquitos!