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Nutri-Lawn Blog

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Shawn Karn, The Grass Expert

Shawn Karn, The Grass Expert

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Common Fall Lawn Diseases

2 Min

There are several common turfgrass diseases that can affect and cause damage to a lawn in fall. Just like the human body, our grass can become stressed and unhealthy if not taken care of properly, or if specific environmental conditions persist throughout the year. 

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Damage

Learn About Fall Seeding

5 Min

 

Hey readers; are you ready to 'fall' in love with your lawn again this autumn? If so, fall seeding is the way to go!

Whether it’s seeding to fill in bare patches, repairing damaged areas, or thickening up weak spots, seeding is one of the most important things you can do for your lawn in fall.

With the elements giving us optimal growing conditions right now, fall is the ideal time to reseed your lawn. Thanks to plenty of rainfall and cooler temperatures, you can thicken up bare areas and repair damaged grass with a range of seeding options, all of which are listed below.

Read on to learn more about our fall seeding recommendations. 

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Care

How To Deal With Crabgrass

3 Min

Every summer we seem to get a lot of questions on how best to deal with pesky crabgrass. It's bulky, green, and not very nice to look at, and can quickly overrun your yard and spread to flower beds and gardens if left to its own devices. 

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Damage

Let's Talk Fall Lawn Care Services

12 Min

Wow, can you believe that we're halfway through August already? I'm not trying to jump the shark here, but fall is getting closer and closer with each coming day. With the heat and stress damage that some lawns have endured this summer, now is the time to think about your fall lawn care services! Repairing summer damage and preparing for winter are best done in the fall, so it doesn't hurt to start the planning now.

Here are 8 of our top fall lawn care services.

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Care

Turfgrass Disease Guide

2 Min

There are several common turfgrass diseases that can affect and cause damage to a lawn. In the industry, a turfgrass disease is seen as a condition that interferes with the normal growth and development of the grass plant, causing the plant to look and perform abnormally.

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Damage

Learn More About Your Dormant Lawn

3 Min

In hot and dry weather, homeowners across Canada start to wonder what is going on with their brown lawns. It's important to know that when lawns go brown in the summer due to lack of rain and high periods of heat, they are not dead - they are just dormant. 

The grass plants may appear dead to the naked eye, but deep inside the plant there is a small area (called the crown) which is still alive. Once this crown gets rain again, it will come to life and the turf will usually green up in the following weeks. 

Chin up, lawn-lovers! Help (and good times) are on the way. 

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Damage

Protect and Repair Your Lawn With Kelp!

3 Min

With the record hot, dry weather we have been having this summer, I wanted to bring to your attention a beneficial lawn service that we recommend to customers to help recover their drought stressed lawns; Kelp Seaweed Extract.

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Damage

Preventing and Recovering From Chinch Bug Damage

4 Min

 

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Damage

Watering Tips for the Hot Canadian Summer

4 Min

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

With summer in full swing, many areas of Canada are experiencing periods of extreme heat and little to no rainfall. With these conditions in mind, proper watering techniques become absolutely essential to maintaining a healthy, robust lawn. Like us, our lawns get a little thirstier in hot conditions, so adjusting your regular lawn care schedule accordingly is an important lawn care task during the humid summer months. 

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

Grub Talk: Keeping Animals Away

2 Min

 

Grubs and animals can be a frustrating combination for a homeowner, that's for sure. Animals such as raccoons and skunks can cause significant damage on Innocent lawns, as most are nocturnal and do their damage when there isn’t much chance of preventing it. Many home remedies and retail products claim to correct or prevent this problem from happening, but most are ineffective and some can even make the problem much worse. Here are some steps to help get rid of raccoons and skunks making a mess on your lawn in search of white grubs

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Insect Control