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Nutri-Lawn Blog

Learn about all things lawn care. From weed control to insect control and everything in between.

Let's Talk Fall Lawn Care Services

12 Min

Wow, can you believe that we're halfway through August already? I'm not trying to jump the shark here, but fall is getting closer and closer with each coming day. With the heat and stress damage that some lawns have endured this summer, now is the time to think about your fall lawn care services! Repairing summer damage and preparing for winter are best done in the fall, so it doesn't hurt to start the planning now.

Here are 8 of our top fall lawn care services.

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Care

Turfgrass Disease Guide

2 Min

There are several common turfgrass diseases that can affect and cause damage to a lawn. In the industry, a turfgrass disease is seen as a condition that interferes with the normal growth and development of the grass plant, causing the plant to look and perform abnormally.

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Damage

Learn More About Your Dormant Lawn

3 Min

In hot and dry weather, homeowners across Canada start to wonder what is going on with their brown lawns. It's important to know that when lawns go brown in the summer due to lack of rain and high periods of heat, they are not dead - they are just dormant. 

The grass plants may appear dead to the naked eye, but deep inside the plant there is a small area (called the crown) which is still alive. Once this crown gets rain again, it will come to life and the turf will usually green up in the following weeks. 

Chin up, lawn-lovers! Help (and good times) are on the way. 

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Damage

Protect and Repair Your Lawn With Kelp!

3 Min

With the record hot, dry weather we have been having this summer, I wanted to bring to your attention a beneficial lawn service that we recommend to customers to help recover their drought stressed lawns; Kelp Seaweed Extract.

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Damage

Preventing and Recovering From Chinch Bug Damage

4 Min

 

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Damage

How to Deal With Summer Heat Damage

2 Min

Boy; is it ever hot out there in the Ottawa region! This heat wave is already taking its toll on lawns across the city and we’ve still got two or so more months to go. Are you facing the grim reality of a brown lawn this summer? If so, please don’t panic. The best defense is a good offense, right? Here are some tips to help get your lawn prepared to withstand the summer extremes in Ottawa.

Please don’t wait until your lawn is in its death throes before calling in our Nutri-Lawn Ottawa lawn care experts. 

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Topics: Ottawa

Watering Tips for the Hot Canadian Summer

4 Min

Happy Thursday, readers. I hope everyone is staying cool out there!

With summer in full swing, many areas of Canada are experiencing periods of extreme heat and little to no rainfall. With these conditions in mind, proper watering techniques become absolutely essential to maintaining a healthy, robust lawn. Like us, our lawns get a little thirstier in hot conditions, so adjusting your regular lawn care schedule accordingly is an important lawn care task during the humid summer months. 

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Damage, A Guide to Lawn Care

Grub Talk: Keeping Animals Away

2 Min

 

Grubs and animals can be a frustrating combination for a homeowner, that's for sure. Animals such as raccoons and skunks can cause significant damage on Innocent lawns, as most are nocturnal and do their damage when there isn’t much chance of preventing it. Many home remedies and retail products claim to correct or prevent this problem from happening, but most are ineffective and some can even make the problem much worse. Here are some steps to help get rid of raccoons and skunks making a mess on your lawn in search of white grubs

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Insect Control

Tips For a Great Summer Lawn

3 Min

Summer is finally here, Ottawa! Time to get outside and enjoy all that your lawn has to offer.

That said, there are a few different ways your lawn can become stressed, or struggle with the threat of pests and disease in the hot summer months. To combat this, our experts at Nutri-Lawn Ottawa gathered a few of their favourite tips for getting your lawn looking its best this season. Check them out below!

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Topics: Ottawa

Grub Talk: White Grub Damage and Repairs

4 Min

The extent and severity of grub damage can vary from minor to severe. There are several factors that influence damage, but as a general rule it is most severe when infestation levels are high. 

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Insect Control