Nutri-Lawn Blog

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

Plant Your Spring Flowering Bulbs Before Winter

4 Min

As a lawn and garden enthusiast, you know Winter lawn care like the back of your hand. You've applied winterizer to your lawn, raked up all your leaves, and gotten your irrigation blowout done right before the first big freeze of the season. Just another day in the life!  

With all these tasks checked off your list, it's now time to turn your attention towards your flower beds. Depending on where you live in Canada, now is the perfect time to start planting your Spring flowering bulbs before Winter.

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Care

Everything You Need to Know About Your Last Mow

3 Min

It’s the final countdown…. to Winter, that is. With just over a month to go before the official start of Winter, now is the time to get your final mow of the season done before the ground freezes and your lawn mower begins its hibernation. Can't believe we're here already!

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Care

Get Your Irrigation Blowout Done Before Winter

3 Min

 

Halloween is over, hockey is in full swing, and frost is starting to show up on our lawns. That means it must be November!

For those of you that have an in-ground irrigation system, late October and early November is the ideal time to winterize. Failing to check this off your Fall to-do list could result in expensive and extensive damage to your irrigation system. 

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

Why Your Trees and Shrubs Need Fertilizer

3 Min

Get excited folks, the holiday season is right around the corner. And with less than two months to go before Christmas Day, I would wager that a fair number of Canadians are already starting to plan out their Christmas tree designs and decorations. What a time to be alive!

While I’m all for a little early planning, I’m also here to tell you that there is a different kind of tree that needs your attention just as much as those festive evergreens; the ones that are already on your property!

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Fertilizing

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