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The Grass Experts

Learn about all things lawn care, from weed control to insect control and everything in between. Get turf tips and tricks from the experts, or download our free seasonal lawn care guides.

Poison Ivy On Your Property? Call Nutrilawn Ottawa

Poison ivy is a noxious weed that is considered to be “poisonous to the touch” and is deemed a...

Extreme Heat Conditions and How it Can Affect Your Lawn.

Important message regarding the extreme heat conditions and how it can affect your lawn.

How To Defend Against Weed Infestations

You love your lawn with a passion, and want it to look its best this summer when showing it off...

What Nutri-Lawn Service Group Clients Should Expect in June

The province is opening up!

We are soon Returning to Backyard Fun and Summer Barbecues.

Tips For Repairing A Patchy Lawn

They say that beauty is in eye of the beholder, but when it comes to lawn care, I think we can...

Mow Your Way To A Healthy Lawn This Spring

Proper lawn maintenance can make a big difference in maintaining the condition of a healthy...

What Nutri-Lawn Service Group Clients Should Expect in May

Staying Home doesn't mean you have to stay inside.

Fertilize Your Lawn In Spring

It's no secret that spring is one the best times of year for lawn care. Now that the snow is...

4 Things To Remember When Seeding Your Lawn

Weak, bare, or damaged parts of your lawn should be tended to in early spring. Overseeding is a...

Spring Lawn Mower Maintenance

Before your lawn needs to be cut this spring, it is a good idea to do some maintenance on your...

5 Important Tips For Spring Lawn Care

Temperatures are warming, birds are chirping and snow is melting... spring is finally here...

Landscape Ontario Awards of Excellence: Nutri-Lawn Burlington Irrigation

We are very proud to announce that two of our businesses, Christmas Décor by Nutri-Lawn...

How To Protect Your Lawn From Salt Damage

Lawns suffer enough from the damaging effects that snow and ice can cause over the winter...

Fall Lawn Mower Maintenance

It is important to continue to cut your lawn every 5-7 days at 2.5-3" during the fall growing...

How To Stay Ahead Of Weeds

There are three fundamental factors that must be present and working together, if you want a...

Watering & Mowing Techniques For End Of Summer

Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened. Summer 2020 will soon be coming to an...

The Life And Times Of The Japanese Beetle

The Japanese Beetle is the adult life stage of a common destructive white grub species found in...

Pain In The (Crab)Grass!

I spy with my little eye something that is lime-green and growing in the lawn…if you guessed...

From Green To Brown: Summer Dormancy

Just a few short weeks ago the grass was gorgeous and green…how quickly things change!  That was...

Identifying Chinch is No Sinch!

Pronounced (CH-inch), Chinch bugs are the smallest destructive turfgrass insect by size, but the...

Canada Day At Nutri-Lawn Ottawa

We have a tradition in my company that means so much to me personally. Every year, I hand out...

Quick Tips To Avoid Mower Damage

Our technicians are currently seeing a lot of mower damage on lawns, particularly because of the...

Tips For Spring Watering

It goes without saying that water is one of, if not THE most, important requirements the lawn...

When Are We Starting Weed Control?

In this new era of a pesticide ban, weeds need to be present and actively growing in order to be...

Is Your Lawn's Fuel Tank Empty?

Just like your car relies on fuel to move, and your body needs regular, balanced nutrients...

Beneficial Services (Core aeration and Seed)

Spring is the optimal time to aerate the lawns. Core aeration is the single most important thing...

Spring Weed Control

Weed germination occurs when the soil temperatures increase. Dandelions are usually the first to...

It's Time To Fertilize Your Lawn

Spring Is Here. Staying home doesn't mean you have to stay inside.

5 Reasons Why You Need Spring Lawn Care Services

Springtime is the time that most of us put aside to get the house cleaned up and ready to enjoy...

Fiesta Weed Control: Does It Work For Your Lawn?

When it comes to curb appeal, a beautiful green lawn beats a weed infested one any day of the...

Classic Spring Lawn Care Mistakes

As the snow disappears and the temperatures climb, many winter-weary Canadians head outside to...

Customer Service vs Client Experience: What’s the Nutri-Lawn Vancouver Difference?

Customer Service, Client Experience, Customer Care….there are a lot of buzzwords out there these...

Spring Preparation: Choosing The Right Lawn Mower

A large part of maintaining a luscious lawn is keeping grass at an even and attractive height...

What's The Deal With Crown Hydration?

Is it just me, or does this winter feel like it's never-ending? From major snow storms out east...

Winter Lawn Care: Potential Damages

What do you love most about winter, dedicated reader? Is it the gentle stillness of a fresh...

What's Going On With Your Lawn During Winter?

It's no secret that winter isn't exactly a banner season for lawn care in Canada. With freezing...

Say It Ain't Snow! Preparing Your Lawn For Winter

Did you know that the first official day of winter 2019/2020 is only one month away? To prepare...

Fall Lawn Diseases and Pests We're Not Thankful For

Homeowners have a lot to be thankful for during this time of year. There are cooler temperatures...

Summer Stress Recovery In Fall

Let's face it; the beginning of fall can be a wee bit stressful for most home-owning Canadians....

Fall Lawn Care Practices: Back To School

And just like that, summer break is over and school is back in session for millions of Canadian...

The Importance Of Cultural Practices

Introducing important cultural practices can add value and greatly benefit a lawn, especially...

Summer & Dormant Lawns

Summer in Canada sure is great! The weather is warm, there's cool lakes to swim in, and the...

Summer Drought: How to Save a Dying Lawn

Summertime is the season for many things - most especially the outdoors! Now that the rain has...

It's Chinch Bug Season In Canada!

Summertime! And the living's easy... when there's no chinch bug interactions, that is. 

Safety First: Mowing Tips For Father's Day

Attention father's of the world! As the proverbial 'Masters of the Mow,' this Sunday is the...

Monitoring Your Lawn For Grubs

Homeowners are often unaware that  grubs are present until they suffer significant turf loss...

A Guide To Spring Weed Control

Hi readers, Shawn The Grass Expert here! If you're a lawn lover like myself, odds are high that...

Grub Prevention Season Is Here

GRUBS!!  There aren’t many here in the Lower Mainland who aren’t familiar with that word or who...

The Lawn Thatch Crash Course

Class is in session, lawn lovers! So buckle up and get ready, today's lesson will cover an...

Seed Talk - What Is The Best For Your Lawn?

For the last few weeks we have been talking about how to create a healthy environment for your...

5 Tips For Spring Seeding

If April showers bring May flowers, then spring seeding helps to keep lawns succeeding. Some...

Spring Is The Time To Aerate

In the last few weeks we have spoken about many different issues that you may be seeing...

Improve Your Soil Quality This Spring

It's the most wonderful time of year - for lawn and garden lovers, that is! Spring is finally...

Spring Overseeding: 4 Important Questions

Spring is all about new beginnings, both on the lawns and off. From blooming flowers to budding...

What does my Lawn Need Part 5: Where is this moss coming from?

Welcome to our last installment of our “What does my lawn need?” series!  For those of you...

What Happens To Your Lawn In Early Spring?

After a long winter, spring can’t come quick enough for most homeowners in Canada. If a lawn...

What Does My Lawn Need Part 4: Weeds

(Image Credit: Trusty Joe)

Welcome to part 4 of our “What does my lawn Need” series. Today,...

What Does My Lawn Need? Part 3

Part 3 in our series of What does my Lawn Need Blogs brings us to Brown and Bare Lawns.  In our...

What Does My Lawn Need? Part 2

In our last blog, we chatted about the animal damage that we can see on lawns throughout the...

Do You Know About Winter Desiccation?

Greetings, lawn lovers! It is I, The Grass Expert, here to talk to you about a dastardly winter...

What Does My Lawn Need? Part 1

Life here in the Lower Mainland can get pretty hectic - and expensive - which keeps us all on...

Protect Your Property After The Storm

Heigh-Ho, Heigh-Ho, it's off to shovel we go! 

For those who live in areas with routine and...

Why Choose Nutri-Lawn?

In 2019, our lives have been so packed with needs that we have left little time for enjoyment. ...

The Effects Of Winter Ice Damage

With winter in full swing, many parts of Canada are getting cold enough and have enough...

Why Do Weeds And Moss Grow In My Lawn?

The last we spoke, our topic was Calcitic Lime and how it can help to balance the pH in your...

Protect Your Property From Snow Plow Damage

Oh yes, wait a minute Mr. Snow Plow! Winter is officially here and in many parts of Canada,...

What Is Calcitic Lime?

 

Before we get into the what, let’s begin our story with a picture. You walk out of your home...

How To Beat Salt Damage On Your Property

Should old lawn issues be forgot, and never brought to mind? Should old winter damage be forgot, 

Learn About Low Temperature Kill

Happy Thursday, snowmen and snow-women! Can you believe that Christmas is less than two weeks...

Important Facts About Winter Frost Damage

A certain festive holiday is around the corner, and we at Nutri-Lawn couldn't be more excited...

Important DIY Lawn Care Tasks: Part 2

Another day, another DIY lawn care blog by Nutri-Lawn. It's like an early Christmas present for...

Common Fall Lawn Insects

 

There are several common destructive turfgrass insects that can damage a lawn in fall. As it...

The Time For Winterizing Fertilizer Is Late Fall

Brrr... it sure is getting cold out there! In many parts of Canada, temperatures are dropping...

Fall Is A Great Time For Lime

Fall is a great time to sign up for a lime application in many parts of Canada, since the...

The Importance Of Fall Raking

Do you hear that, lawn lovers? No, it's not the sound of a thousand hockey fans exhaling after...

Improve Your Soil With Topdressing

Here at Nutri-Lawn, we pride ourselves on our ability to make our content both informative and...

Fall Aeration and Overseeding

Fall is a great time of year for lawn care, that's for sure. After a stressful summer, all that...

Fall Is A Great Season For Seeding

Fall is an optimal time of year to plant grass seed in Ontario. Whether you’re overseeding or...

Common Fall Lawn Diseases

There are several common turfgrass diseases that can affect and cause damage to a lawn in fall....

Learn About Fall Seeding

 

Hey readers; are you ready to 'fall' in love with your lawn again this autumn? If so, fall...

How To Deal With Crabgrass

Every summer we seem to get a lot of questions on how best to deal with pesky crabgrass. It's...

Let's Talk Fall Lawn Care Services

Wow, can you believe that we're halfway through August already? I'm not trying to jump the shark...

Turfgrass Disease Guide

There are several common turfgrass diseases that can affect and cause damage to a lawn. In the...

Learn More About Your Dormant Lawn

In hot and dry weather, homeowners across Canada start to wonder what is going on with their...

Protect and Repair Your Lawn With Kelp!

With the record hot, dry weather we have been having this summer, I wanted to bring to your...

How to Deal With Summer Heat Damage

Boy; is it ever hot out there in the Ottawa region! This heat wave is already taking its toll on...

Watering Tips for the Hot Canadian Summer

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

With summer in full swing,...

Grub Talk: Keeping Animals Away

 

Grubs and animals can be a frustrating combination for a homeowner, that's for sure. Animals...

Tips For a Great Summer Lawn

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

...

Grub Talk: White Grub Damage and Repairs

The extent and severity of grub damage can vary from minor to severe. There are several factors...

Grub Talk: Lawn Pest Identification Guide

With summer around the corner, many Canadian homeowners are starting to reap the rewards of a...

How To Combat European Chafers

Happy June, folks! The weather is warm, the grass is green, and summer is just around the...

Grub Talk: The Life Cycle of the White Grub

Welcome to Grub Talk, ladies and gentleman, a weekly educational series on the life and times of...

5 Common Lawn Mowing Problems

Mowing your lawn in spring is one of those timeless Canadian traditions that just can't be beat....

A List Of Common Spring Weeds

Look out, readers! Spring has spring but so have the pesky weeds. 

Overseeding is an Integral Spring Task

With Mother's Day in the rear view mirror and the May long weekend almost upon us, it's apparent...

The Problem With Compacted Soil

Welcome to May, folks! The weather is warmer, the skies are bluer, and the lawns are starting to...

Everything You Need to Know About Lawn Thatch

Lawn thatch, like anything in life, is all about moderation. A little bit of thatch is perfectly...

Important Tips For Seeding A Lawn

With April progressing and spring weather (hopefully) on its way, now is the time to start...

The Guide For Spring Fertilizer

Spring is a great time in Canada, that's for sure. There's warmer weather (maybe not now, but...

Why You Should Lime Your Lawn In Spring

Although it may not feel like it in many parts of our great (and cold) country, it is,...

What Is Winter Desiccation? 

Good afternoon, faithful readers. I hope you're having a great Thursday! 

How Does Ice Damage Affect Your Lawn?

February is an interesting month in Canada, that's for sure. In many parts of the country,...

What Is Vole Damage? 

Damage from voles can be a very unpleasant sight in the spring when you see your lawn for the...

How to Avoid Snow Plow Damage 

In many parts of Canada, a white, snow-filled winter is chugging along at a solid pace. What a...

How to Combat Salt Damage On Your Lawn

 

Welcome to 2018, folks! It's great to see you all in the new year. 

With the holidays over and...

What is Low Temperature Kill?

Extreme cold temperature conditions persisting for days, weeks, and even months are nothing but...

What Happens to Your Lawn In Winter?

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening?

That's right folks, the official start of winter is almost...

How To Avoid Frost Damage On Your Lawn

 

Don't look now folks, but December is right around the corner. That means the days are growing...

Plant Your Spring Flowering Bulbs Before Winter

As a lawn and garden enthusiast, you know Winter lawn care like the back of your hand. You've...

Everything You Need to Know About Your Last Mow

It’s the final countdown…. to Winter, that is. With just over a month to go before the official...

Get Your Irrigation Blowout Done Before Winter

 

Halloween is over, hockey is in full swing, and frost is starting to show up on our lawns....

Why Your Trees and Shrubs Need Fertilizer

Get excited folks, the holiday season is right around the corner. And with less than two months...

Raking Leaves Off Your Lawn in Fall

Fall is a beautiful season in Canada. Cool crisp air, glorious autumn colours, and cosy hoodies!...

Why You Should Apply Winterizing Fertilizer in Late Fall

Brace yourselves... Winter is most certainly coming. With just under 2 months to go until the...

Benefits of Using Lime On Your Lawn

Calcitic Lime is a lawn care supplement primarily used to improve the acidity in soil. In...

How Topdressing Improves Your Lawn Soil

Just like the human body, your lawn needs a certain amount of nutrients to function as intended....

Aerating and Overseeding Your Lawn In Fall

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

The Fall months...

8 Landscape Staging Tips To Add Curb Appeal

If you watch any of those house flipping shows, you know how important home staging is. And if...

Fall Seeding: What Are Your Options?

Whether it’s seeding to fill in bare patches, repairing damaged areas, or thickening up weak...

Common Canadian Lawn Insects

A green, luscious lawn is a beautiful thing, but unless you really get to know your lawn, all of...

Fundamental Fall Lawn Care Services

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

10 Lawn Care Tips to Add Curb Appeal

When you're trying to sell a house, it's pretty important that you put yourself in the buyers'...

Controlling Damaging Lawn Insects with Nematodes

If you're not prepared, a beautiful lawn can be destroyed right before your eyes by a foe you...

Your Summer Lawn Isn't Dead... It's Dormant

Many home lawns in Canada suffer unseasonably hot and dry conditions during the Summer months,...

How Kelp Protects Your Lawn

Remember when your parents used to grow their veggies with kelp seaweed? Yes? No? Maybe?

Anyway;...

Managing and Recovering From Chinch Bug Damage

Chinch bugs are common lawn insects that can cause extensive damage if left untreated. They live...

Summer Watering & Coping with Drought Stress

Proper watering techniques throughout the season are absolutely essential to a healthy, robust...

Fiesta Weed Control: Does It Work?

When it comes to curb appeal, a luscious green lawn beats a weed infested one any day of the...

Beware This Greater Vancouver Lawn Pest

A major lawn pest in the Greater Vancouver area is the European Crane Fly, or more accurately –...

Top Tips For A Fabulous Summer Lawn

Ottawa has a rich variety of soil types, so with a little bit of work, homeowners can enjoy...

Top 6 Summer Lawn Care Services

Guess what? It's officially SUMMER!

Considering how long we wait for it to come around, most of...

Top Lawn Care Tips For Your Vancouver Property

Vancouver lawns face a tough battle to stay weed-free and healthy. Between the coniferous trees,...

Lawn Pests: European Crane Fly

The European Crane Fly is native to Eurasia, but has been present in Canada since the mid 1950s....

Preparing Your Lawn For Summer Stress

Brace yourselves... Summer is coming.

Unless you're an even greater Grass Expert than I am, July...

Using Beneficial Nematodes To Eradicate White Grubs

White grubs are round, white or yellowish in colour, and will eat your lawn to death. The larvae...

An Organic Solution for White Grubs

The white grubs you find in your lawn this time of year are larvae of the native June bug or...

Mowing Tips: Keeping Your Lawn Perfectly Manicured

As simple as it sounds, there happens to be a lot more to mowing grass then just firing up the...

3 Soil Problems Solved

The foundation of any building needs to be sound or the entire structure is compromised. Ever...

10 Reasons You Should Top Dress Your Lawn

Everything needs a rest from time to time and your soil is no different. But removing all the...

Should You Repair or Renovate Your Lawn?

Grass is very resilient. More often than not, lawns can recover on their own as long as stress...

Correcting Lawn Conditions That Favour Moss Growth

The Vancouver climate provides the optimal growing conditions for moss. Not what you wanted to...

Take Control Of The Moss In Your Lawn

Moss. Lovely to behold, fun to touch, but seeing it in your lawn is getting rather old.

OK,...

How To Fill In Bare Areas Of Your Lawn

Noone likes a patchy lawn. If you walk out to your front yard or backyard and see bald, weak,...

10 Benefits To Top Dressing Lawns

Farmers have long known that nutrients in the soil can be depleted and they will sometimes leave...

How's Your Soil?

While growing a healthy lawn seems like a fairly simple task, there are a few (hundred) ways...

6 Common Spring Weeds & How To Deal With Them

Just when you thought life couldn't be better with all the warmer weather, out come the Spring...

4 Ways You’re Ruining Your Lawn

Sometimes we do things with the best of intentions, but the results don’t always turn out how we...

5 Ways To Sabotage Your Lawn Care

When it comes to nurturing a healthy and thriving lawn, there are lots of really helpful things...

Why Compacted Soil Is A Problem For Your Lawn

As the old saying goes, sometimes there's more than meets the eye. When it comes to lawn care,...

Trust us. Overseeding Should Be Done Every Year.

Overseeding is one of those mundane spring lawn care tasks that you really shouldn’t over look....

Yes - You Should Overseed Every Spring!

Overseeding is one of the many lawn care maintenance services Nutri-Lawn Ottawa offers, but why...

How Soon Can I Fertilize My Lawn?

The warmer spring days have sprung and the grass is beginning to green up, so when should you...

Most Popular Lawn Fertilizers for Vancouver

In Canada, even here on the West Coast, cool season grasses are the primary choice for turf...

What's The Deal With Lawn Thatch?

A little bit of thatch is perfectly fine for your lawn. An acceptable amount helps protect the...

The Importance Of Spring Fertilizer

Ahhhh, Spring. The best time of year for lawn care! Now that the weather is a little better,...

When Is the Best Time to Aerate and Overseed in Vancouver?

Aerating and planting grass is a great way to keep your lawn lush, healthy and green, but done...

When Should You Aerate Your Lawn?

Maintaining a healthy lawn takes work and proper timing. Doing the right thing but at the wrong...

5 Things To Consider When Seeding A Lawn

Seeding is a great way to freshen up the lawn, and give it a much need minor renovation. If...

Spring is the Time To Lime Your Lawn

Early Spring is an ideal time to lime your lawn, and is a great way to further improve your soil...

Winter Lawn Care: Snow Mold Disease

Snow mold is a fungal turfgrass disease that commonly affects lawns in early spring. The...

Winter Lawn Tips: Winter Desiccation

Add winter desiccation to the long list of what can happen to your lawn during the winter...

Winter Lawn Tips: Vole Damage

Damage from voles can be a very unpleasant site in the spring when you see your lawn for the...

Winter Lawn Care: Salt Damage

Lawns suffer enough from the damaging effects that Snow and Ice can cause over the winter...

Winter Lawn Care: Ice Damage

The effects of Ice coverage can cause varying degrees of lawn damage depending on the severity...

Winter Lawn Care: Crown Hydration

Crown Hydration continues to be one of the most destructive yet least preventable forms of...

Management Techniques for Controlling Insects In Your Lawn

If you have insects feeding on your lawn and causing damage, it can be difficult to know how to...

Your Best Defense Against Weed Infestations

The best natural defense against weeds is maintaining a thick and healthy lawn that is capable...

Winter Lawn Tips: Snow Plow Damage

 

Mother Nature aside, some of the most severe damage that can take place to a lawn over the...

Winter Lawn Care: Low Temperature Kill

Extreme cold temperature conditions persisting for days, weeks and even months are nothing but...

Winter Lawn Tips: Snow Coverage

 

Depending on what part of the country you live in, the amount of snow coverage and...

Congratulations to the 2016 Nutri-Lawn Award Winners

How do you keep the excitement alive after 30 years? You celebrate the success of those around...

What Happens to Your Lawn In Winter?

Winter kill is a common term used to describe turf damage that takes place during Winter. Most...

Weed of the Week: White Clover

This weeks weed of the week is White Clover. Commonly referred to as the “Shamrock”,  white...

Weed of the Week: Wild Violets

Wild Violet (Viola papilionacea)

  • Life Cycle: Perennial broadleaf weed
  • Growth Habit: clumping,...

Weed of the Week: Buckhorn Plantain

Buckhorn Plantain (Plantago lanceolata)

Buckhorn Plantain is a perennial broadleaf weed that is...

Weed of the Week: Black Medic

Black Medic (Medicago lupulina)

Black medic is a summer annual or winter annual that is...

Tips for Late Fall Lawn Care

Fall is the best time of year to overseed and lay sod because all of the conditions homeowners...

Putting Your Lawn To Bed For Winter

This is the perfect time of year to plant new grass seed or lay sod and prepare your existing...

The 10 Best Fall Lawn Care Services

Fall is now in full swing, and isn't it spectacular? Apart from all the colourful leaves you...

Is Your Yard Ready For Winter?

Fall is officially here. The leaves are changing colours, days are getting shorter, and the air...

Fall Yard Checklist

October brings fall colours, pumpkin spice lattes, and some extra lawn care and yard maintenance...

Avoiding An Ugly Lawn: How To Get Great Grass

For all you house-proud folk, having a well manicured lawn is often at the top of the to-do...

Fall Lawn Care: Tips & Timing

Fall is officially here and our lawn care experts at Nutri-Lawn Vancouver want to make sure...

Don't Waste Lawn Care Effort This Fall

 

Just because fall is here, it doesn’t mean lawn care stops. Right up until the first hard...

Fall Lawn Care: Timing Is Everything

Fall is officially here, but your lawn care duties aren’t yet done for the year. Many people...

Fall Seeding: Best Practices

Fall is highly regarded as one of the best times of the year to plant grass seed. Taking...

Tree and Shrub Fertilizer Tips

In the wild, trees and shrubs need little additional fertilization. The undisturbed soil...

Don't Wait Until Spring To Plant New Grass

One of the questions our lawn care experts get asked a lot is when should I plant new grass?...

Fall Is The Best Season To Plant Grass

Fall is the best time of year to plant grass in Ontario. Whether you’re overseeding or seeding...