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!
Tips from Toby July Home, Lawn & Garden Essentials
July fireworks are going off and so are some problems around the home and lawn. From what to do about those leaves that are falling off trees to keeping your AC system running properly we have all the tips you need to avoid problems and costly mistakes. Did you know all those cotton wood seeds floating around in the air could break down your AC System? Toby's been compiling his best Home, Lawn and Garden tips for each month over the past 35 years so check out the video and website now to be in the know!
Toby Beetles, Grubs & Worms – Oh My
The heat and humidity are making it uncomfortable for us and our lawns. Insects thrive in this weather and they are attacking our lawns and landscapes. Japanese Beetles have no known predators in the U.S. so their population has flourished. They have a huge appetite and devour the soft tissue of leaves. White Grubs are in full force and doing a lot of damage to lawns across the city. These ugly worms feast on the roots of grass plants and can destroy much of your lawn before you know you have them. Toby has the easy way to take care of these pests and also great advice on how to keep bugs from getting into your home and out of your lawn. Watch the video tip now and you can avoid the bugs and the bites!
Toby Heat Stress & Disease Tip
The heat has set in and it looks like we are stuck with it for a while - so did the heat stress for our lawns, landscapes, trees & foundations. 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 – Fajita’s & Grill Time
It's finally time to fire up those grills again. But those propane hoses have gone brittle, and your grill is probably not the cleanest these days! It's time to check for leaks and clean that grill prior to firing it up. The leading cause of death and burns from grills are astronomical at this time of year. Don't become a casualty over a great meal! To make your chore seem worthwhile, we've added a great fajita recipe to christen that newly cleaned grill from Toby's Favorite Mexican Restaurant Luna Azteca. Get that grill ready and add some fajita sizzle now!
Tips from Toby – The Total Tomato Tip
Until you taste a enjoy grown tomato from your garden you have no idea how much better they taste than those store bought varieties that have been shipped in from all over the country. From how to get them growing great to what varieties to try we have all the answers for you. Toby shows you the sure way to grow great tomatoes and varieties that will have you enjoying some of the best BLT's you've ever had! This is Toby's Tomato Program that he has perfected over the past 12 years and even if you've had bad luck in the past - this video tip will help you with everything you need to know for great tomatoes from your patio or garden.
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 Keeping Cool
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 Spring Watering Guide
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!