Got your ticket? The eco-train is in the station, and picking up speed! If you want to keep up with the momentum, go green with your lawn maintenance services. Green practices aren’t difficult to incorporate into your lawn maintenance program, but will make a noticeable difference to your environmental impact. Nutri-Lawn Ottawa has tips to help you in your efforts, while offering a variety of green alternatives within our lawn maintenance services.
1. Pitch the pesticides
With Ontario’s ban on cosmetic pesticides, most homeowners have already begun to go green with their efforts to get rid of weeds. If you haven’t figured out a way to keep your grass green and your chemicals harmless, Nutri-Lawn Ottawa has effective options for you. Fiesta Weed Control is one such option that will get rid of the problem plants in your yard.
2. Safe insecticides
Got grubs? Grubs are annoyances that are difficult to deal with at the best of times. If you’re looking to reduce damage and get rid of these pesky critters, Nutri-Lawn Ottawa recommends beneficial nematodes. Nematodes are microscopic insects that burrow through your yard to find grubs and kill them. They’re natural predators to grubs, meaning they are completely organic, harmless, and effective.
While you wait for nematode application, which must be done in August or September, vacuum up the grubs or adult beetles that you do see. Though this is only a temporary solution, it will safely diminish the number of pests that are waging war on your grass.
3. Kick into gear with compost
If you’re practicing healthy lawn maintenance services then chances are you fertilize at least once a year. Why not do double duty? Compost can fertilize your lawn and reduce your waste simultaneously. Compost is an easy option to dispose of a majority of your kitchen and organic lawn waste. Compost is rich in the nutrients required for your lawn, and releases these nutrients slowly so that your grass gets better nourishment for longer.
If you’re not sold on compost, or if you don’t have the space or time, consider another one of the fertilizers offered by Nutri-Lawn Ottawa. Our fertilizers include ingredients such as kelp extract or lime – so you can choose the product that best suits the needs of your lawn.
4. Conserve water with inground irrigation
Earth is a closed system with limited resources. This means that water conservation is a key ingredient in maintaining the health and longevity of our environment. If you really want to reduce your environmental impact with lawn maintenance services, water conservation with a properly scheduled inground irrigation system is a good place to start. The easiest way to conserve water is to practice effective irrigation methods, and to get an irrigation system with a rain sensor so that your lawn doesn’t get fed twice in one day.
If you haven’t already, set up your irrigation system so that it waters your lawn in the early morning. Mornings are cool enough that your grass is allowed to soak up the water before it evaporates, but near enough to the heat of the day that excess water won’t sit on your lawn overnight to attract diseases and fungi.
Are you ready to get started on green earth-friendly lawn maintenance services? Contact Nutri-Lawn Ottawa today for your complimentary quote.