Tips from Toby

Perfect Tomato Program

For the past 11 years Toby has been perfecting his tomato growing program. Now he’s going to share it with you. It’s easy, inexpensive and you don’t have to worry about disease or insect problems. Home grown tomatoes are amazing in taste compared to store bought. Plus, Did you know that Orange tomatoes are one of the healthiest things you can add to your diet? They contain a high amount of Lycopene. Why does that matter? Lycopene is a powerful nutritional antioxidant that reduces the amount of damage done to body cells by oxygen that could lead to cancers and heart disease. That might even be enough benefit to offset all that bacon we love on a delicious BLT! Find out everything there is to know about easy growing, container gardening, and choosing the best tomatoes!.

Using 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.

Tips from Toby – Summer Lawn Disease, Nutgrass & Earth Right

All the rain we’ve had left the perfect cocktail for lawn disease. Now that the heat and humidity are here along with the moist conditions, we’re seeing brown spots and disease pop up all over town. Don’t let disease ruin your entire lawn (and it will quickly!). Here are some easy ways to keep lawn disease at bay, fight any problems you may already have and how to keep your lawn healthy. We also discuss how to kill out all that nutgrass that is in season and coming on strong as well as the importance of Earth Right and loosening up those heavy clay soils for better drainage and to help alleviate compaction. Lots to learn and even better, very easy to do!

Tips from Toby – Quick Lawn Rehab

Jack Baker is usually the creative guy behind Toby’s tips and website. Now we’re putting him on center stage as he takes all the advice he has learned from Toby and rehabs a lawn at his new home that has left a lot to be desired. With two little ones at home, Jack has little time and needs to keep the budget low. The lawn is full of nutgrass and tons of other weeds along with bare spots and in need of some TLC. Watch as we take this shabby lawn and turn it into the pride of the neighborhood and see how easy it is to get your lawn back in shape this Fall.

Tips from Toby – Spring Lawn Catch Up

Been busy? Putting off working on the lawn? Noticing your neighbors lawn looks emerald and beautiful and yours not so much? Stop procrastinating and get going! You’re only looking at a couple of hours of your time and you will be shocked and amazed at how much of a difference some tlc will make on your lawn. Check out Toby’s tip now and see if you are up to speed or need to get going!

Tips from Toby – Spring Seeding & More

If you’re planning on going out and tossing down a bunch of grass seed to “thicken” your lawn or fill in those bare spots – think twice. Seed that is planted now won’t be mature enough to survive the Summer heat, so you will get into a perpetual loop of seeding. Check out the best way to help your lawn now. It will save you time, money and a lot of hassles all season long.

Lawn Renovation Part 2

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!

Rain Gauge + Watering

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!