Tips from Toby – Summer Heat Stress on Your Car!
The Summer heat is just around the corner. Is your car ready to get through the hot months? From a simple oil change, to checking your tire pressure and more important issues that are easy to take care of and will keep you both safe and on the road. Our friends at Louisburg Ford show you the things you need to be aware of to keep you moving along without a breakdown, blowout or pulling your hair out!
Tips from Toby – Lawn Fungus & Disease
Higher overnight temps and the recent wave of humidity are the perfect cocktail for lawn disease and fungus. This week we show you great new products that pack a commercial punch to keep that lawn from being a disease patch! Hummert's new Eagle and T-Methyl are professional grade fungicides that are now available for all of us. If you've had fungus and disease problems in the past or want to avoid them all together - watch the tip now!
Toby Early Spring Weed Control Tip
Here come the weeds! How can you keep them under control without harming your lawn or adding a ton of chemicals to your lawn? Toby shows you all there is to know about weed control for established lawns or lawns that have been seeded in the past six months. Before you go buying chemicals, spraying, fertilizing or pulling those weeds - watch our Spring Weed Control tip now!
Tips from Toby – The Early Season 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.
Toby Winter Clean Up Tip
You've finally cleared that driveway, it's freezing outside and it's going to stay this way for a while - unfortunately you're not done yet! There are some easy items to check off your list to keep your home or you from serious damage. Check out our weekly tip now and make sure you don't let this snow and ice do a ton of damage to your home over the next couple of weeks
Tips from Toby – Bring Spring Early
Tired of the cold and Winter blahs? We've got some easy ways to bring Spring early and it will add some tasty treats! It's time to get some spring going and plant our gardens indoors. Watch this tip and get some great herbs, veggies, and more growing now. From an easy windowsill herb garden to container gardening you can get growing today. They'll be ready for warm air and grill season!
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!
Toby’s July – Home Lawn and Garden Quick Tips
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 A Better Lawn and Garden with Earth Right
Our heavy clay soils are not conducive for growing lawns, trees and landsape. Drainage is a big issue for many homeowners as well. Earth Right is a Kansas City made product that has been in existence for over 20 years. The all natural product feeds the clay soil with nutrients and also helps break down the clay soil to turn it into healthy topsoil in very little time. You'll have better root structure, better drainage and see great results. Remember, a great lawn or garden starts with the quality of soil. Earth Right is designed to help give you a great start and you will be amazed at the results!
Tips from Toby Lawn Seed Do’s and Don’ts
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!