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Robert Bourne, Nutri-Lawn Vancouver

Robert Bourne, Nutri-Lawn Vancouver

Robert Bourne is the owner and GM of Nutri-Lawn Vancouver. Having grown up in the Nutri-Lawn system, Robert has spent his life growing great lawns!

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Tips for Late Fall Lawn Care

Fall is the best time of year to overseed and lay sod because all of the conditions homeowners try to mimic or compensate for happen naturally in the fall. The shorter days and cooler nights mixed with heavy dew and regular rainfall create perfect conditions that should yield significant results come spring. And these conditions can often last into November, so now’s the time to get to work!

Fall lawn care improvements can be frustrating for some because you won’t see the changes immediately, but you’ll definitely see a change in the spring when your lawn is thicker, greener, and more vibrant. Here are our best late fall lawn care tips. We know fall is a crazy busy time of year - give us a call if you need help or our expertise in creating the lawn you’ve always wanted.

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Topics: Vancouver

Is Your Yard Ready For Winter?

Fall is officially here. The leaves are changing colours, days are getting shorter, and the air is noticeably cooler. The team at Nutri-Lawn Vancouver has put together this quick list of yard maintenance tasks to help you get your landscaping and gardens ready for the cold winter weather ahead.

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Fall Lawn Care: Tips & Timing

Fall is officially here and our lawn care experts at Nutri-Lawn Vancouver want to make sure you’re doing all the right things to improve your lawn this fall – at the right time! There are some things you can do to improve your lawn for next season NOW, but if these things are done at the wrong time you can end up wasting a lot of time. Fall is a busy time of year, so if you’re too busy consider giving our team a chance to give your lawn a leg up for next spring!

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Topics: Vancouver

Tree and Shrub Fertilizer Tips

In the wild, trees and shrubs need little additional fertilization. The undisturbed soil contains year after year of decomposition from leaves and other organic material. Most housing developers will disturb the soil in the construction process and what’s put back is often a shadow of its former nutrient-rich self. Further, our practice of raking leaves and bagging lawn clippings means that organic material isn’t available to add nutrients back into the soil.

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Topics: Vancouver

Repairing Damaged Areas In Your Lawn

From time to time, lawns sustain damage. Whether you’ve added or removed a permanent or semi-permanent structure like a shed or gazebo, or the damage is caused by high traffic apparatus such as a trampoline or swing set, the lawn is repairable. Late summer and fall are great times to undertake these kinds of repairs because the cooler temperatures and higher rainfall are optimal grass growing conditions.

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Plan For Fall Lawn Care Repairs in August

August brings some of the hottest days of the year. Is your lawn struggling to survive the heat? The optimal time to prepare your lawn to withstand this heat was before it started. So now is the time to look ahead to the fall and how you can help your lawn grow strong and healthy for next season.

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July is Chinch Bug Season!

Hairy chinch bugs are small insects that as nymphs stay beneath the trees, shrubs, and flowers in your gardens causing little harm. Once they reach adult-hood in mid-July, they move out into your lawn and suck all the sappy goodness from the crowns and stems of your turf grass and leave behind circular brown patches. No harm no foul until they kill your grass, right? The damage can be seen later in July and throughout August.

Chinch bugs prefer lawns that get full-sun and are drought stressed. Is that your lawn?

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Topics: Vancouver

Must-Have Lawn Care Tools For New Homeowners

Buying a new house is a very exciting time. You’ve already painted, maybe bought some new curtains and furniture. Now it’s time to look outside. What do you need to get your lawn in top shape? If the lawn is in great shape, all you’ll need to do is maintain it. Take heart if the lawn is not the home’s best feature. Grass is very forgiving and often you can totally transform a yard with lush turf in just a season.

In the fall, take the time fertilize and overseed your lawn. In the spring you can dethatch and aerate as needed, and if you haven’t already overseed and fertilize for the season. July and August are often hot and deliver less rain so your lawn should be fairly easy to maintain because it won’t grow that much.

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Topics: Vancouver

Keep Your Lawn Green With Summer Fertilizer

Are you a homeowner who fastidiously cares for your lawn? You’re sure to overseed when necessary, you aerate and dethatch, use grub control and have purged your lawn of weeds and other invaders. If this is you, and the idea of seeing all that hard work turn brown and yellow in the dog days of 30+ Degree weather in July and August, you might consider applying summer fertilizer. We don’t recommend this for every homeowner because applied incorrectly summer fertilizer can cause significant damage to your lawn.

Keeping your lawn green can be a struggle in July and August without some intervention. Smart watering practices, weed control and other measures will help. For that additional boost, summer fertilizer might be just what you need.

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Preventative Steps To Protect Your Lawn This Summer

It won’t be long before July and August’s heat and drought do a number on your lawn. Will your grass stay green and thrive in whatever summer throws at it? If the idea of a dormant brown lawn frustrates most homeowners, and we understand. Don’t wait until your lawn has one foot in the grave before calling in our lawn care experts!

Here are some tips to help get your lawn prepared to withstand the summer extremes in Vancouver.

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