Tips from Toby Fall Fertilizer Prep Tip
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 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 Two
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 Renovation Part 1
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 – Japanese Beetles & Grubs
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!
Tips from Toby July 2017 Home, Lawn & Garden
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!
Tips from Toby – Exterminator Choice Tip
Whether it's a trail of ants or gross bed bugs - once pests have invaded your home, it's easy to panic and just start spraying or hiring the first person that knocks on your door. In this week's tip Toby shows you how you can easily keep most bugs out of your home by yourself and what to do if the problem is bigger than you should or can handle. Like any business there are great pest management companies and some that are not so great. We show you what to look for to make sure you are making a safe and sound choice. Keep the pests out or safely have a big problem taken care of by the pros without getting bit! Watch this week's tip now!
Tips from Toby – Summer Grubworm Control
It's one of the ugliest worms out there and they can destroy your entire lawn before you even know you have them. It's grubworm season and now is the best time to apply Hummert Grubworm Control to get those ugly worms under control before they can leave your beautiful lawn a huge mess. Grub worms destroy crops by eating away at the roots. An active infestation can cause a lawn to turn yellow and eventually brown as the roots are severed from beneath. The worms are commonly found in the topsoil of gardens and lawns and feed on the roots of grass, weeds, or vegetables often destroying crops and lawns. It only takes about 30 minutes to apply the granular grub control, so get it down now and protect your lawn all season!
Tips from Toby – Heat Stress? Disease? The Answers.
Things are finally starting to heat up. With all the rain we've had this season, our lawn and landscapes have been growing nicely. But this past week as the heat set in - so did the heat stress. 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 – Avoid AC Repair Calls
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.