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Avoiding An Ugly Lawn: How To Get Great Grass

Shawn Karn, The Grass Expert

For all you house-proud folk, having a well manicured lawn is often at the top of the to-do list. First impressions count, and an ugly lawn isn't a good introduction to the rest of the home. If you just want your lawn to look its best, or if you're trying to crank up the curb appeal so you can sell your house for more, healthy grass is a key element for success.

A luscious, green lawn is what everyone wants, but with so many factors to consider, it isn't always an easy task. Here's a list of the most important things you can do to acheive healthy and attractive grass.

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Topics: The Grass Expert, 5. Lawn Damage, 1. Lawn Care, 3. Weed Control, 2. Fertilizing, 4. Insect Control

Fall Lawn Care: Tips & Timing

Robert Bourne, Nutri-Lawn Vancouver

Fall is officially here and our lawn care experts at Nutri-Lawn Vancouver want to make sure you’re doing all the right things to improve your lawn this fall – at the right time! There are some things you can do to improve your lawn for next season NOW, but if these things are done at the wrong time you can end up wasting a lot of time. Fall is a busy time of year, so if you’re too busy consider giving our team a chance to give your lawn a leg up for next spring!

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Topics: Vancouver

Don't Waste Lawn Care Effort This Fall

Don McQueen, Nutri-Lawn Burlington

 

Just because fall is here, it doesn’t mean lawn care stops. Right up until the first hard frost, fall is the optimal time to create the lawn you’ve always wanted for next year! If you’ve been doing all the right things and haven’t seen any improvement in your lawn, it’s possible you have the timing all wrong. There are a few things that are very beneficial for your lawn in the fall, but if you time it incorrectly, it can become a waste of time and energy. Here are our best tips for fall lawn care.

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Topics: Burlington

Fall Lawn Care: Timing Is Everything

Thom Bourne, Nutri-Lawn Ottawa

Fall is officially here, but your lawn care duties aren’t yet done for the year. Many people make the same basic mistakes in fall and then wonder why their lawns don’t improve come spring. It may not be what you’re doing, but when you are doing it. With fall lawn care, timing is very important. Fall is a great time of year to give your lawn a boost for next year, but you can also waste a lot of time and effort. Here are our best tips for fall lawn care that will give your lawn a boost for next year.

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Topics: Ottawa

Fall Seeding: What Are Your Options?

Shawn Karn, The Grass Expert

Whether it’s seeding to fill in bare patches, repairing damaged areas, thickening up thin weak spots, or to establish a new lawn from bare soil, seeding is one of the most important things you can do for your lawn. Hand-spot seeding, broadcast overseeding, slitseeding, and complete lawn renovation seeding are several options to consider for different lawn conditions. 

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Topics: The Grass Expert, 1. Lawn Care

Fall Seeding: Best Practices

Shawn Karn, The Grass Expert
Fall is highly regarded as one of the best times of the year to plant grass seed. Taking advantage of the optimal fall growing conditions can help make establishing seed for the average do-it-yourselfer much easier. By following a few easy steps and remembering a handful of helpful guidelines, new grass will be growing in no time.

Even the best maintained lawns usually have at least one area of concern that can use seeding in some way or another. Ensuring the lawn is ready for winter is very important and this can have a major impact on how prepared it is to come back more beautiful than ever next spring.
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Topics: The Grass Expert, 1. Lawn Care

Tree and Shrub Fertilizer Tips

Robert Bourne, Nutri-Lawn Vancouver

In the wild, trees and shrubs need little additional fertilization. The undisturbed soil contains year after year of decomposition from leaves and other organic material. Most housing developers will disturb the soil in the construction process and what’s put back is often a shadow of its former nutrient-rich self. Further, our practice of raking leaves and bagging lawn clippings means that organic material isn’t available to add nutrients back into the soil.

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Topics: Vancouver

Don't Wait Until Spring To Plant New Grass

Don McQueen, Nutri-Lawn Burlington

One of the questions our lawn care experts get asked a lot is when should I plant new grass? Whether you’re starting over with bare soil or are looking to overseed or do some spot repairs, fall is unquestionably the best time of year to plant new grass in Ontario.

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Topics: Burlington

Fall Is The Best Season To Plant Grass

Thom Bourne, Nutri-Lawn Ottawa

Fall is the best time of year to plant grass in Ontario. Whether you’re overseeding or seeding bare soil, fall provides optimal growing conditions because the days are still warm, there’s generally more rain, and the soil stays moist consistently. There’s also less competition from other germinating seeds in the fall. These are all necessary conditions for grass seed to germinate and thrive.

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Topics: Ottawa

Thicken Up Your Lawn This Fall With Overseeding

Shawn Karn, The Grass Expert

After a rough and tough Summer, your lawn might be looking a little under the weather. Thin, weak, and bare spots in a lawn are a common concern for homeowners at this time of year, but with Fall at our doorstep, now is prime time to begin addressing some of the issues you might have with your grass.

Good cultural practices like mowing and watering are always important, but after the effects of heat and drought stress, insect infestations, and turfgrass diseases, sometimes you need to put in that extra bit of effort to get your lawn looking great again. Overseeding is an excellent way to get your grass back on track, and Fall just so happens to be the ideal time to do it.

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Topics: The Grass Expert, 5. Lawn Damage, 1. Lawn Care

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