What Should I Be Doing To My Lawn During July?

Posted by Don McQueen, Franchise Owner at Nutri-Lawn

7/27/15 1:22 PM

Canada Day has come and gone, and barbeque is getting a run for its money. Summer is in full swing in Burlington! While keeping on top of your july lawn care needs can feel like just another task, it’s worth it! A healthy lawn improves property value, and your enjoyment of spending time on your property. Between heat waves and humidity, tending to the needs of your lawn can seem easily overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to! Read on to learn what lawn care tasks you should be tackling during the month of July.

 

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Ottawa summer lawn tips

Posted by Thom Bourne, Franchise Owner at Nutri-Lawn

7/14/15 4:26 PM

Well, Ottawa, are you enjoying your summer so far?

A luscious, green lawn is made up of proper cutting, watering, and feeding. Each of these elements need to be done properly, and at the right time to ensure the best outcome. Here are some tips to keeping your grass green all summer long.

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Mosquitoes - How to Reduce Exposure to Mosquitoes

Posted by Shawn Karn, The Grass Expert

7/14/15 3:20 PM

Reduce Exposure to Mosquito Bites This Weekend!

Aside from not going outside, taking precautions when you do will greatly reduce ones exposure.  Wearing a long-sleeved shirt and long pants with socks will cover most of the body thus greatly eliminating exposed skin for mosquitoes to bite.  Applying insect repellant to the parts of the body that are exposed will help deter and prevent mosquitoes from biting.

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Mosquitoes - Controlling Mosquitoes

Posted by Shawn Karn, The Grass Expert

7/14/15 3:12 PM

 

There are several different approaches one can take when trying to control mosquitoes.  These options may include reducing the mosquito breeding areas, secondly reducing ones exposure to mosquitoes, and thirdly treating mosquitoes with effective control products, thus eliminating them all together.

 

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Tips to Having a Perfectly Manicured Yard

Posted by Robert Bourne, Nutri-Lawn Vancouver

7/14/15 3:05 PM

Ahh, the perfectly manicured yard. So elusive, and yet, within your reach! The perfect lawn is all about staying on top of regular lawn maintenance, and making sure your grass has everything it needs to thrive. Lawn care in Vancouver is a year round job. So, don’t be afraid to let the qualified team of lawn care professionals at Nutri-Lawn Vancouver know if you’d like a hand! Here are some tips to keeping your landscaping looking perfect all year round. 

 

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Keeping it Green in July -Summer Fertilizer is Important to Your Lawn

Posted by Don McQueen, Franchise Owner at Nutri-Lawn

7/14/15 3:00 PM

Your lawn needs a whole lot of love for it to look the way you want it to. In Ontario, green grass does not just happen, it needs constant lawn care attention and maintenance for it to achieve a luscious green hue. This article is intended for those homeowners with lawns that are already established, and who are looking for a way to keep it looking even better.

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Topics: Burlington, nutri-lawn burlington, fertilizer tips, summer lawn care

Common Lawn Problems - Excessive Mower Clippings

Posted by Shawn Karn, The Grass Expert

7/14/15 12:13 PM

Excessive Mower Clippings

Keeping up with a regular lawn mowing schedule can be difficult even when the grass is growing slowly.  Add the combination of favorable weather and ideal growing conditions it can make things even more challenging to stay on top of when the turf is growing quickly. 

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White Grub Control - The White Grub Lifecycle

Posted by Shawn Karn, The Grass Expert

7/7/15 4:57 PM

The life cycle of the white grub consists of 4 stages, Egg, Larvae, Pupa, and Adult. During this 4 stage process, the white grub transforms itself in shape, size, colour and feeding habits. It also changes where it lives during its life cycle.

White grub species all complete their life cycle in 1 year, with the exception of the June Beetle, which has a 3 year life cycle.

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Common Lawn Problems - Those Annoying Mushrooms

Posted by Shawn Karn, The Grass Expert

7/2/15 3:30 PM

Mushrooms can be annoying on a lawn, but they do not harm the grass. Mushroom spores are everywhere, and they most often appear after prolonged rain or heavy watering. Decomposition of buried organic matter (pieces of wood, dead roots, tree stumps) usually results in mushroom growth in the turf above. 

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Weed of the Week – Broadleaf Plantain

Posted by Shawn Karn, The Grass Expert

7/2/15 11:39 AM

Broadleaf Plantain  (Plantago major)

Life Cycle – Perennial broadleaf weed

Growth Habit – Basal rosette

Leaves – Leaf margins are wavy.  The leaf shape is elliptic to oval and can measure up to 6 inches in length and 4 inches wide.  The veins are prominent and parallel.

Roots – Small taproot with dense fibrous shallow roots

Flower Colour – greenish-brown formed on a spike stalk that can grow 6+ inches in length

Control – Easy to control

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