Why Choosing the Right Lawn Care Company Matters

Posted by Don McQueen, Franchise Owner at Nutri-Lawn

8/17/15 2:31 PM

When it comes to your home’s property value, nothing increases curb appeal more than flawless landscaping. So, when it comes to selecting a lawn care company in Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton and surrounding areas, it’s all in the details. The right lawn care company will not only meet your expectations, but exceed them. They will be able to anticipate your needs, and provide you with the services and support you need to have them met.

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Topics: Burlington

Summer Fun! - Lawn Twister

Posted by nutrilawn

8/17/15 12:26 PM

 

What you need for Nutri-Lawn Twister:

  1.        1 large pizza box
  2.        4 cans of colored water based paint pray (to ensure easy removal)
  3.        Suggested colors: green (or white), yellow, blue and red
  4.        A lawn with space minimal 50’’x 70’’ to allow for game play.
  5.        A spinner for game play which can be found for download at: http://nlawn.ca/1LUuNrU

How to play:

  1.        Mow the grass to a desired or comfortable length (note that you may choose to leave the grass a bit longer then desired to help cushion the inevitable fall!)
  2.        Measure out desired game play area (min 50’’ x 70 ‘’)
  3.        Start spraying the board (eye ball the line) with 4 horizontal colors (G,Y,B,R)
  1.        Leave an approx. 4 inch gap between the sprayed circles
  2.        Print out the spinner board and attach a spinner and start having fun!

Other great lawn games: http://blog.nutrilawn.com/summer-fun-frisbee-cups http://blog.nutrilawn.com/summer-fun-nutri-lawn-bowling http://blog.nutrilawn.com/summer-fun-giant-outdoor-jenga 

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Topics: lawn games, summer fun, family outdoor games

Summer Fun! - Giant Outdoor Jenga

Posted by nutrilawn

8/17/15 12:17 PM

How to set up Outdoor Jenga:

  1. Purchase enough 2x4 boards to cut into forty-eight 10 ½ inch pieces ( approx. 8 boards of 8ft in length)
  2. Cut the pieces (10 ½ inches)  yourself or have the lumberyard do this for you (they should upon request)
  •          Try to avoid lumber with excess knots
  1. Sand all the edges to make sure there is no rough or splintering edges. This will also help the boards slide across one another for the purpose of removing the blocks
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Topics: lawn games, summer fun, family outdoor games

2015 Rutgers Field Day - University Turfgrass Research

Posted by Shawn Karn, The Grass Expert

8/17/15 11:56 AM

In a continuing effort to learn about the latest research in turfgrass science, Nutri-Lawn participated in the two-day 2015 Rutgers Field Day at University Turfgrass Research Field Days held in North Brunswick, NJ.  In what may be the “World’s largest outdoor classroom” lawn care professionals, golf course superintendents, and sports field managers participate in the interactive learning sessions where highly anticipated field research in turfgrass science is on display.  Research scientists from across North America specializing in entomology, plant pathology, plant physiology, and weed science shared the latest information on cutting edge turfgrass breeding, best management practices and professional equipment.    

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Topics: The Grass Expert

Beating the Heat with a Green Lawn

Posted by Thom Bourne, Franchise Owner at Nutri-Lawn

8/17/15 11:51 AM

Summer Lawn Tips and how a green lawn can help beat the heat! 

Did you know that keeping your lawn as green - and therefore as healthy as possible - acts as a natural air conditioner? And furthermore, that a cooler lawn is more resistant to lawn weeds, pests, and brown spots? It’s true! A green lawn is more capable of keeping temperatures down than a dry, browning lawn.

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Topics: Ottawa, nutri-lawn ottawa, benefits of a healthy lawn

Summer Fun! - Nutri "Lawn Bowling"

Posted by nutrilawn

8/13/15 2:50 PM

 

What you need for summer fun 'Nutri-Lawn Bowling':

  1.       10 x 2L Pop bottles ( Empty) cleaned and dry with labels removed
  2.       Any material to add weight to the bottom of the bottles (Sand or Gravel work well)
  3.       A soccer ball or ball of similar size
  4.       A Lawn

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Topics: lawn games, summer fun, family outdoor games

Weed of the Week - White Clover

Posted by Shawn Karn, The Grass Expert

8/10/15 5:08 PM

White Clover (Trifolium repens)

Life Cycle – Perennial

Growth Habit – Prostrate

Leaves – Alternate arrangement, Trifoliate; elliptic to egg shaped

Roots – Fiberous with above ground stolons rooting at the node. 

Flower Colour –White and sometimes pinkish

Control – Hard to control

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Summer Fun! - Frisbee Cups

Posted by nutrilawn

8/10/15 5:05 PM

What you’ll need for Frisbee Cups Game:

  •          4 plastic beer cups
  •          4 players
  •          4 wooden dowels, 1/4 - 1/2 inch in diameter, 3-4 feet long
  •          Any drinks, although canned is preferable
  •          Frisbee
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Topics: lawn games

Poison Ivy - Do you know enough about this poisonous plant?

Posted by Shawn Karn, The Grass Expert

8/5/15 3:43 PM

Poison Ivy - Leaves of three? Let it be!

Poison-ivy is a woody perennial. It may grow as dwarf, shrubby plants only a few centimetres high and carpeting the ground, or as upright plants 60-90 cm (2-3 ft) high, or the vine-like form may twine around trees, shrubs and posts, and reach a considerable distance above the ground. These vines often develop root-like structures which act as attachments, but apparently do not damage the living plants to which they attach themselves.

Poison ivy can be found in every province except Newfoundland. It grows on sandy, stony, or rocky shores, and sprouts in thickets, in clearings, and along the borders of woods and roadsides. This glossy perennial can spread by seed or by producing shoots from its extensive underground stems.

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Topics: The Grass Expert, Dartmouth, Ajax, Pickering, Kingston, Ottawa, Moncton, Nappanee, Ganonoque, Fredericton, Nova Scotia, Halifax, Kelowna, Sault St.Marie, Sudbury, Barrie, York North, York South, Toronto, Oakville, Parksville, Kamloops, Okanagan West, Winnipeg, Calgary, Mississauga, Burlington, Cambridge, Woodstock, Whitby, Milton, Hamilton, Niagara, Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, London, Poisionous Weeds, poison ivy

Monitoring for Chinch Bugs

Posted by Shawn Karn, The Grass Expert

8/5/15 10:55 AM

Chinch Bugs are very tiny, but can cause major damage to a lawn. The nymphal life stage of the chinch bugs life cycle is the most damaging.  They can be identified by their bright red colour highlighted with a horizontal white stripe across its back. The best place to monitor and look for active chinch bugs are across areas of the lawn where the stressed turf meets the healthy turf.  In order to find them you will have to get down on your hands and knees and spread the turf apart to examine the thatch layer.  If chinch bugs are present, you will see them (although very tiny) actively running along the surface of the soil and through the thatch.

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