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 – Your Spring Lawn Program
It's the bible of lawn programs. For over 35 years (and still today) Toby tinkers, updates and refines his lawn program. Check out the 2018 version now. Following a solid plan will help you have a healthier and more beautiful lawn. It doesn't take working your fingers to the bone, in fact, following the Lawn Program is actually easier than trying to figure it out all by yourself, you'll avoid mistakes, save money and wind up with a gorgeous lawn and landscape for many seasons to come!
From proper mowing height to watering and fertilizing we cover everything for you so all you are left to do is put in a little time and effort and you will be rewarded with a beautiful, healthy lawn that you can be proud of. You'll have less problems and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Plus, a great lawn has less weeds, needs less water and is much easier to maintain. Get started today!
Tips from Toby Spring Lawn Opener
It didn't take Toby long to get a sniff of warm Spring weather to get us into action with the Spring Lawn Kickoff. It's time for a short mow (an essential step most of us ignore that will make a huge difference all season) and an application of Hummert Fertilizer with Dimension Crabgrass Control. Find out why the chemical Dimension will not only make a huge difference in season long crabgrass control, but also help control a lot of those early Spring weeds that are growing but too small to even see yet! This is one of the most important steps in Toby's Lawn Program. Get out and enjoy this warm weather, dust off that mower and get to work (It's really not that hard and will only take you about two hours!!!!) so have some fun!
Tips from Toby New Lawn Equipment Choices
It's that time again when we'll take part in the annual right of Spring - tugging on those mower and equipment starter strings in hopes of a spark. If you're in the market for new equipment from trimmers to chainsaws or if you are having problems with your old equipment - we've got some great advice from Toby. Check out what's new in electric. No noise, gas or oil mixtures and less maintenance. They are more powerful and efficient than ever. Learn how that gas you put in your equipment might be causing the most problems and some alternatives that can help that mower or trimmer hum along perfectly. Lots to learn in this week's tip. So before you tug on that mower cord - check out this week's tip from Toby!
Tips from Toby – The February Short Mow
That layer of brown, ugly grass across the lawn is not dormant, it's dead! This blanket effect blocks the early sun warmth to the new grass down below. It's time to get out the mower and "short mow" your lawn down to 1.5". Be sure to pick up the clippings and you'll see fantastic green all the way across your lawn. This opens up the lawn so it can grow thicker and healthier more quickly and be beautiful all season long! We also make sure you start your mower up right for the season and discuss the importance of a sharp blade at all times on your mower.
Tips From Toby Tune Up Time
For those of us who have not been missing lawn work over the Winter, those days sadly, are about to end! Before you try to pull that lawn mower starter a bunch of times, or pour that gas in the tank, watch Toby's tip on Spring prep now to get everything in tip top shape. Before the line for mower service gets too long it's time to get sharpened, cleaned and tuned up so you are ready for Spring!
Tips from Toby February Quick Tips
Can you believe February is already here? We have a video highlight of some of the essential steps to getting that lawn short mowed, some honey do's for appliance cleaning and much more. Check out the website above to see all Toby's February Home, Lawn and Garden tips for everything from how to prep your fruit trees to a friendly reminder to check that tire pressure! All the great February tips to keep everything running smooth and looking beautiful!
Tips from Toby Winter Outdoor Quick Tips
After some really cold temps we've finally received a break with warmer weather which means it's a good time to venture outside and do some inspection work before our next cold snap. 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 cold snap 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! Finally, don't forget to check for places where pests like mice can sneak in around the garage or in those big piles of leaves close to the house.
Tips from Toby – Time for a New Mower?
If you're like Toby and had your relic for over 16 years - it might be time for a new mower. There are so many new features, prices and brands to choose from. We help you make smart decisions on what's a good investment and what's not. If it's time for a new mower (and the new technology will make mowing easier and more fun) then this is the tip you need to watch today!
Tips from Toby January Quick Tips
Tired of being cooped up in the cold? Going a little stir crazy? We've put together a list of Toby's favorite Home, Lawn and Garden Quick tips that are easy and will have you feeling like you made some big accomplishments (for those that have already broken their New Year's Resolutions). Watch the video tip of the week now to find out some easy things you can do around your home to keep things running great!