Nutri-Lawn Blog

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

Raking Leaves Off Your Lawn in Fall

2 Min

Fall is a beautiful season in Canada. Cool crisp air, glorious autumn colours, and cosy hoodies! All the leaves begin to fall, the trees become bare... and you end up spending hours at the end of a rake!

Raking leaves in the Fall can be a big job, especially if you're lucky enough to have big, old trees in your neighborhood.

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Care

Why You Should Apply Winterizing Fertilizer in Late Fall

2 Min

Brace yourselves... Winter is most certainly coming. With just under 2 months to go until the official start of Winter, now's the time to start planning a strategy on how to put your lawn to bed for Winter.

One of the most important things on that list should be a winterizer. A 'winterizer' is an application of fertilizer applied in late Fall. This helps prepare the lawn to get through a long, cold Winter and can help minimize damage.

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Fertilizing

Benefits of Using Lime On Your Lawn

3 Min

Calcitic Lime is a lawn care supplement primarily used to improve the acidity in soil. In essence, it is limestone that has been broken down into fine particles. As the name suggests, it contains a high amount of calcium.

Compared to dolomitic lime (which also contains magnesium and much less calcium) calcitic lime is 4 times more effective and works much faster; dolomitic lime applications can take up to 4 years to break down and start working, which isn't ideal for residential turf.

Regular liming can do a wealth of good for your grass. With a number of benefits, calcitic lime is a welcome addition for every home lawn, especially those that need a little TLC.

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

How Topdressing Improves Your Lawn Soil

2 Min

Just like the human body, your lawn needs a certain amount of nutrients to function as intended. Unless restored, the essential nutrients found in your lawn soil will deplete over time, leaving the lawn struggling and malnourished. A lawn lacking nutrients won't grow like it should, and will be more susceptible to weeds, insects, and disease.

Thankfully, you can renourish your lawn in a number of different ways. Topdressing is a great way to rejuvenate tired grass and improve poor soil conditions, getting you on your way to much healthier turf.

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Care

Aerating and Overseeding Your Lawn In Fall

4 Min

Fall is arguably the most photogenic season, and guess what? It's finally here!

The Fall months are well known for lots of earthy colours, pumpkin-flavoured everything, and crispy cool hoodie weather, but it's also a great time of year for lawn care. After a stressful Summer, all that cool weather translates to optimal growing conditions for your lawn. Addressing any damage done in Summer, preparing for a rough Winter, and setting yourself up for a successful Spring are all tasks that can be tackled in Fall.

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Care

8 Landscape Staging Tips To Add Curb Appeal

6 Min

If you watch any of those house flipping shows, you know how important home staging is. And if you know anything about real estate, you'd also know what a big deal curb appeal is.

Return on investment for landscaping your property can add as much as 14% to your resale value and speed up its sale. So it makes sense to invest a little in landscape staging, especially considering how important first impressions are.

A potential buyer will see your house online and form one impression, so it's important to maintain or improve that impression when they drive by. If they don't like what they see when they drive past, you'll find it a lot harder to sell them on the inside, let alone get them in the door.

Here are 8 essential landscape and lawn staging tips to add value to your home, add curb appeal, and give you more success when selling.

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Care

Fall Seeding: What Are Your Options?

4 Min

Whether it’s seeding to fill in bare patches, repairing damaged areas, or thickening up weak spots, seeding is one of the most important things you can do for your lawn.

With Mother Nature giving us optimal growing conditions right now, Fall is the ideal time to reseed your lawn. Thanks to plenty of rainfall and cooler temperatures, you can thicken up bare areas and repair damaged grass with a range of seeding options.

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Care

Common Canadian Lawn Insects

6 Min

A green, luscious lawn is a beautiful thing, but unless you really get to know your lawn, all of that beauty can fade before your eyes.

Insects are often a difficult-to-detect issue for the average homeowner. While it's not hard to notice browning areas in your lawn, you could write that off as a multitude of things; lack of rain, Summer stress, or just a need for seed.

Unless you get down to soil level and really have a look, you might not realise the tiny little insects eating your grass blades, slowly but surely.

Here are 7 common lawn insects that our technicians across the country encounter.

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Topics: A Guide to Insect Control

Fundamental Fall Lawn Care Services

6 Min

Autumn is just around the corner, and it just so happens to be an ideal time of year for lawn care!

Repairing Summer damage and preparing for Winter are best done in the Fall. Plus, giving your lawn a little extra love during September, October, and November will help set you up for
success in Spring.

Here are our top 8 Fall lawn care services.

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Topics: A Guide to Lawn Care, A Guide to Fertilizing, A Guide to Insect Control

10 Lawn Care Tips to Add Curb Appeal

6 Min

When you're trying to sell a house, it's pretty important that you put yourself in the buyers' shoes and think about the details they're likely to scrutinize. 

Any good realtor will reinforce the fact over and over again; curb appeal is a huge factor in selling any property. There's a number of lawn care tips you can use to make your property all the more attractive when viewed from the street, which will add value to the home and help you sell faster.

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Care