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Nutri-Lawn Blog

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

Learn About Low Temperature Kill

3 Min

Happy Thursday, snowmen and snow-women! Can you believe that Christmas is less than two weeks away already? In honour of this giving season, we at Nutri-Lawn have decided to supply our readers with the gift of winter lawn care knowledge; namely, the know-how to deal with Direct Low Temperature Kill on your lawn.  

No, low temperature kill is not a Christmas-themed action movie starring Bruce Willis as the title character. Instead, low temperature kill is damage that occurs when the mercury dips below freezing and the turfgrass plant is exposed to many extremes that can cause harm. In parts of Canada that do experience extreme cold temperature conditions during winter, it can be quite can experience.

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Damage

Important Facts About Winter Frost Damage

4 Min

A certain festive holiday is around the corner, and we at Nutri-Lawn couldn't be more excited about it. This year, give your winter lawn the gift of peace and quiet for Christmas by not walking over it when it's covered in frost!  

Depending on where you live in Canada, you've probably started to notice some silver frost blanketing your grass and gardens in the early morning and late evening. While it may be pleasing to the eye if caught in the right light, frost can actually be a real problem for your lawn if not properly monitored. Foot traffic, parked cars and snow plows, pets and kids running amok... these are all common but avoidable actions that can damage grass in winter.

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Damage

Important DIY Lawn Care Tasks: Part 2

3 Min

Another day, another DIY lawn care blog by Nutri-Lawn. It's like an early Christmas present for all the dedicated lawn lovers out there!

Last week, we wrote about important late-fall lawn care tasks such as cleaning your gutters, testing your lawn for frost, and taking your lawn mower in for a check-up. Today, we revisit that same topic, and add in a few more necessary tips and tricks for getting your property ready for the cold Canadian winter ahead. 

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Topics: A Guide to Lawn Damage, A Guide to Lawn Care

Important DIY Fall Lawn Care Tasks

4 Min
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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Care

Let's Talk About Your Final Mow

5 Min
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Topics: A Guide to Lawn Care

The Importance Of Irrigation Blowouts

5 Min
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Topics: A Guide to Lawn Care

Common Fall Lawn Insects

3 Min

 

There are several common destructive turfgrass insects that can damage a lawn in fall. As it is with many other conditions that cause lawn stress, the best defense against insect damage is a well maintained, healthy lawn. A healthy lawn can often endure insect feeding if infestations are low without showing any signs of damage.

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Topics: A Guide to Insect Control, The Grass Expert

The Time For Winterizing Fertilizer Is Late Fall

3 Min

Brrr... it sure is getting cold out there! In many parts of Canada, temperatures are dropping and frost is beginning to form on car windshields. With just under 2 months to go until the official start of winter, now is the time to start planning a strategy on how to put your lawn to bed before the cold embrace of winter.

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Care

Fall Is A Great Time For Lime

3 Min

Fall is a great time to sign up for a lime application in many parts of Canada, since the weather is still warm and the lawn is actively growing. It's also a great time for yard clean-up, raking and lawn care maintenance tasks. Fall really is a handy season! 

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Care

The Importance Of Fall Raking

3 Min

Do you hear that, lawn lovers? No, it's not the sound of a thousand hockey fans exhaling after last night's return to action. Or even the hum of a thousand pumpkin pies baking in the oven. Instead, what you're hearing is the sound of crisp, yellow leaves crunching under your feet as you go about your fall lawn care tasks. And if you're not hearing it yet, know that you will be soon enough! 

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Care