Tips from Toby – Winter Indoor Humidity
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 Winter Dormant Seeding is Easy!
Did you miss your opportunity to seed your lawn last Fall? Don't wait till Spring. Seed that is planted this Spring will germinate - but it won't be strong enough to survive the Summer heat, so you'll just wind up seeding again and again each year. Dormant seeding now while the ground is too cold to germinate the seed will allow it to be all ready to go with warmer temperatures as early as this February. That means your dormant seeded lawn will be healthy enough to survive Summer stress and you can end your perpetual loop of seeding every year! Watch the tip now to find out how easy and efficient dormant seeding can be!
Tips from Toby 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 Holiday Safety Checklist
Getting out those holiday ornaments and lights? Cooking for guests? It seems like just about every morning on the news another sad house fire tops the headlines. This is the time of the year where we are so distracted that it's easy to forget the simple things to stay safe. This is your reminder to mentally run through a checklist to make sure you aren't risking fire and have some safety items ready just in case. We know everyone thinks this won't happy to them - so don't ignore warning signs like overloaded holiday lights, piles of dried up leaves around the house or overloading circuits with space heaters. We want everyone to have a happy and safe holiday season, so watch the tip now and do a walk around of your home to make sure you aren't tempting fate!
Tips from Toby 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!
Tips from Toby – The Heat is On
The overnight temperatures are dropping and many of us are firing up those furnaces. That means it won't be long before Winter starts blowing in.
How is your car battery? Have you topped off that windshield wiper fluid? How about adding a blanket and shovel to the trunk?
Before it gets too cold we have all the quick and easy tips you need to get prepped for Winter before you don't feel like freezing through those outdoor chores.
Tips from Toby – The Fall Leaf Tip
The beautiful Fall leaves are coming down and unfortunately covering up all that nice green grass. It only takes a couple of days of sun blockage by those leaves to begin to yellow or kill out the grass underneath. Don't reach for that back breaking rake and leave your hands with blisters! There are incredible nutrients in those leaves that can actually be advantageous to your lawn. But the rake is not the answer, it can tear up newly seeded lawns and fill bags and leave you aching. Mulching, chopping and blowing are the better answer and you won't be filling up the landfills. Check out Toby's tip to find out how you can use those leaves to your advantage and avoid the rake!
Tips from Toby – Fall Final Weed Tip
Even Toby gets weeds in his lawn. This Fall lots of tiny weeds that he missed in the early Fall are now getting bigger. You can't just run out and apply weed control over Fall seeded lawns. Toby shows you what to do to control those little weeds popping up now so they won't be a huge problem next Spring. Remember, Fall seeded lawns are still fragile enough that too much weed control can kill that new grass that is growing now, so proceed carefully and stay follow Toby's Fall Lawn Program for the Best Lawn on the block.
Tips from Toby – Fall Oak Mites, Mice and Bugs
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 Procrastinator Final Chance
If you've been busy watching too much football or busy with the kids and have Procrastinated till now to get that lawn back in shape - Time is Up! This is the final weekend to get down any grass seed or Fall Lawn Starter Fertilizer and follow an easy lawn program that will have your entire lawn beefed back up, strong for next Spring and looking great. But time is really up. Wait any longer and you will just be wasting time and money because you can't get things growing fast enough in time for a possible freeze. Find out what you should do, mower settings, how to seed properly and what fertilizer schedule to follow. You are talking about a little less than a couple of hours time and it's not too difficult. So quit your procrastinating and get going. You'll have a lawn you can be proud of all year round.