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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Nutri-Lawn Employee Profiles - Get to Know the Team! - Kris Frausell

Posted by Steve Smith

7/2/15 11:35 AM

Kris Frausell is the Customer Service Representative for the South Shore & St. Margaret’s Bay regions.

 

 

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Topics: Halifax, Halifax employee profiles

Mosquito Control - Home Remedies for Mosquitoes Bites!

Posted by Shawn Karn, The Grass Expert

7/2/15 11:23 AM

So it’s that time of year again, the pesky mosquito has returned and you have the joy of the non-stop itching day in and day out, the annoyance is unbearable, unreasonable and endless. Now you have a bite and refuse to use those chemical derived ointment or sprays found in your local pharmacy or big box retailer, there must be a better way! There is! We have put together a list of home remedies that are not only all organic but can be made from common household plants and items to help reduce the itching and pain and help you get back to enjoying all that summer has to offer!

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Topics: The Grass Expert, Dartmouth, Ajax, Pickering, Kingston, Ottawa, Moncton, Nappanee, Ganonoque, Fredericton, Nova Scotia, St.John's, 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, mosquito remedies, mosquito control

Mosquito Control - 6 Herb Plants to Help Repel Mosquitoes

Posted by Shawn Karn, The Grass Expert

7/2/15 11:07 AM

These herbs are well known to help reduce common nuisance insects in the home and around the yard. Keep in mind these plants will not eliminate these insect populations merely to help deter and control certain insect populations around the home and lawn and are not based on order off effectiveness.

  1.        Basil

 Not only a common herb in cooking recipe basil can also repels house flies and mosquitoes. Plant basil in containers by your house doors and in outdoor areas where you like to relax or entertain. Basil can also be used to make a repellent spray.

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Mosquito Control & Deadly West Nile Virus!

Posted by Shawn Karn, The Grass Expert

6/30/15 11:22 AM

What is it?

West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne infection. Most people who get West Nile virus experience no symptoms or only mild flu-like symptoms. But it can cause serious illness and there are few medical options to treat or prevent it. Mosquitoes become infected by the virus after they come in contact with infected birds. 

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Mosquito Control - How do we control Mosquitoes?

Posted by Shawn Karn, The Grass Expert

6/25/15 4:42 PM

Our Mosquito control service carefully targets mosquitoes where they live and hide.  Our products are specially designed to create barriers in and around the entire landscape of your home ensuring the mosquitoes will stay away.  Our products are evenly applied to these areas using a high volume and high pressure spray system to knock them down and keep them out. 

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Mosquito Control - Your first Defence Against Mosquitoes

Posted by Shawn Karn, The Grass Expert

6/22/15 10:05 AM

The following are some suggestions we have compiled from the Ministry of the Environment, which outlines some precautions and things to consider to help mosquito infestations and control the population of mosquitoes on your property. Keep in mind these will only help to reduce the favorable conditions which are the optimal breeding conditions for mosquitos.

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Weed of the Week – Wild Violets

Posted by Shawn Karn, The Grass Expert

6/16/15 3:54 PM

Wild Violet  (viola papilionacea)

 Life Cycle – Perennial broadleaf weed

Growth Habit – clumping, spreading

Leaves – Heart shaped leaves, cupping towards petiole, rounded teeth on leaf margins

Roots – Branching rhizomes, dense fibrous

Flower Colour – blue, purple, white

Control – Difficult to control

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Topics: The Grass Expert, Ajax, Pickering, Kingston, Ottawa, Moncton, Nappanee, Ganonoque, Fredericton, Nova Scotia, St.John's, Abbotsford, Kelowna, Sault St.Marie, Sudbury, Barrie, York North, York South, Toronto, Oakville, Lawn Care, Victoria, Parksville, Vancouver, Kamloops, Okanagan West, Winnipeg, Surrey, Calgary, Mississauga, Burlington, Cambridge, Woodstock, Whitby, Milton, Hamilton, Niagara, Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, London, Weed Control

Nutri-Lawn Employee Profiles - Get to Know the Team! - Kris Simmons

Posted by Steve Smith

6/12/15 11:37 AM

Kris Simmons has been with Nutri-Lawn for over 5 years.

 

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Topics: Halifax

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