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Don McQueen, Nutri-Lawn Burlington

Don McQueen, Nutri-Lawn Burlington

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Plants To Help You Battle Mosquitoes

3 Min

The long weekend in May is over so you know what that means? The mosquitoes will be out in full force! With the rise of West Nile virus and lately the Zika virus, the media has reminded us how mosquitoes are no longer just a nuisance, they are a legitimate health concern.

Once you’ve eliminated all the incubation units (aka standing water) in your yard, what’s left? The experts at Nutri-Lawn Burlington compiled this list of plants suitable for our Canadian climate that will naturally repel mosquitoes. With strategic planting, you can keep many mosquitoes away from patios, play areas, or doors.

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Topics: Burlington

3 Reasons You Have Clover in Your Lawn

3 Min

One of the most common questions from homeowners is how to get rid of clover in lawns. Clover is a perennial weed that’s prolific across Canada. Clover remains green when your lawn turns brown. Some homeowners find the white flowers produced by clover unsightly, and the flowers do attract bees. Clover can be very difficult to eradicate and requires several treatments throughout the season.

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Topics: Burlington

Don't Throw Out Grass Clippings!

3 Min

The warmer temperatures are great for the garden and lawn. Most homeowners have already had their mowers out already. But what do you do with all those grass clippings? Do you gather them up and put them out at the curb for your Burlington’s yard waste collection? Your composter won’t thank you for loading it up with all those grass clippings.

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Topics: Burlington

Choosing Burlington Lawn Care

3 Min

Spring is here and summer is on its way. Maybe you’ve cut the grass once or twice and looked ahead to the rest of the season dreading the work ahead? Maybe you’ve noticed all the weeds popping up in your lawn, or the unexplained dead areas. Maybe you’re tired of seeing your neighbour’s beautiful lawn and wishing yours looked as fabulous.

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Topics: Burlington

Preventing Common Spring Lawn Diseases

3 Min

Spring brings consistently cool temperatures and wet weather, the perfect conditions for a variety of molds, fungus and other lawn diseases. Some lawn diseases are easier to eradicate than others, but prevention begins with the tried and true lawn care maintenance tips we’ve shared previously including things like proper mowing tips.

Prevention is better than any cure, and the following tips are the best way to help your lawn stay healthy and resist lawn diseases.

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Topics: Burlington

How To Mow Your Way To A Healthier Lawn

3 Min

Even in the best conditions, mowing grass puts stress on your lawn. Stressed lawns don’t grow as well, and are more susceptible to disease, weeds, and extreme weather. The lawn care experts at Nutri-Lawn Burlington put together this list of best practices so you can mow your way to a healthier lawn.

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Topics: Burlington

Effective Lawn Care Tips For Removing Crabgrass

3 Min

Crabgrass is one of the most difficult weeds to eradicate from your lawn. With the 2009 ban in Ontario on cosmetic herbicides and pesticides, organic weed killer options were explored. The problem with crabgrass is that very quickly a small patch can take over your lawn, flower beds, and gardens. Because crabgrass spreads so quickly, prevention is the easiest way to get rid of this weed, and the best time to prevent crabgrass is early to mid-April before seeds germinate and seedlings take root.

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Topics: Burlington

Dogs, Moles, Voles and Raccoons - Oh My!

3 Min

There are a number of furry intruders that can damage your lawn. Identifying the culprit will help you create a solution to mitigate or reverse the damage. Who knows – maybe you’ve simply pegged a four-legged scapegoat while the real bandit continues without consequence.

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Topics: Burlington

Organic Tips for Getting Rid of Weeds

2 Min

Since herbicides became unavailable in Ontario in 2009, the popularity of organic options for getting rid of weeds have exploded. Home owners are increasingly diversifying their yard based on their family’s needs. They will determine how much lawn they want for walking or playing or aesthetics and convert the rest into flower gardens to attract birds, butterflies and other wildlife or vegetable gardens to grow a portion of their own food.

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Topics: Burlington

Save Time And Water With Mulch

2 Min

A quick stroll through the local hardware or garden store this time of year and you’ll find stacks of bagged mulch. Some mulch is organic and contains bark or chipped wood. Some mulches are organic but not degradable such as stones and rocks. There are also a variety of inorganic mulches.

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Topics: Burlington