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Nutri-Lawn Blog

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

Shawn Karn, The Grass Expert

Shawn Karn, The Grass Expert

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How To Protect Your Lawn From Salt Damage

3 Min

Lawns suffer enough from the damaging effects that snow and ice can cause over the winter months. To add insult to injury, adding road salt and sidewalk ice-melter to the equation can make things even worse. Areas of the lawn along the edges of sidewalks, boulevards and driveways are often left damaged in the spring when the snow melts, leaving homeowners struggling for answers. 

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Damage

Fall Lawn Care Recommendations: Part 2

5 Min
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Fall Lawn Care Recommendations: Part 1

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

Watering & Mowing Techniques For End Of Summer

4 Min

Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened. Summer 2020 will soon be coming to an end, and what an interesting season it was!

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Damage

The Life And Times Of The Japanese Beetle

2 Min

The Japanese Beetle is the adult life stage of a common destructive white grub species found in Canada. The Japanese Beetle is one of many white grubs species that attack lawns and it is important to identify which species is which. The adult  Japanese Beetle has a distinctive metallic emerald coloured head, and copper coloured wings. Each wing has 6 tufts of white coloured hair along each edge. Although its appearance is stunning, the damage they can create to plant material is anything but.  

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Topics: A Guide to Lawn Damage, A Guide to Insect Control

Pain In The (Crab)Grass!

2 Min

I spy with my little eye something that is lime-green and growing in the lawn…if you guessed Crabgrass, then you are absolutely correct! 

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

From Green To Brown: Summer Dormancy

2 Min

Just a few short weeks ago the grass was gorgeous and green…how quickly things change!  That was before the extreme heat and drought stress inflicted its pain. Many lawns are quickly turning brown right before our eyes even with best watering and mowing practices put forth. 

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Identifying Chinch is No Sinch!

2 Min

Pronounced (CH-inch), Chinch bugs are the smallest destructive turfgrass insect by size, but the damage they can cause is anything but!  Even under close inspection most turf managers need a magnifying glass to see the tiny chinch bug clearly. 

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Tips For Spring Watering

3 Min

It goes without saying that water is one of, if not THE most, important requirements the lawn depends on to maintain healthy growth. Without adequate water, the lawn will become drought stressed and die, and all your hard work will be for not. Many factors need to be taken into consideration when determining the lawns water requirements during this time of year. 

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

Fiesta Weed Control: Does It Work For Your Lawn?

7 Min

When it comes to curb appeal, a beautiful green lawn beats a weed infested one any day of the week. Since most of our customers fit into the 'houseproud' category, it isn't surprising that weed control is a top concern in the spring, summer and fall months. 

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Topics: Ottawa, A Guide to Weed Control, Weeds, Fiesta Weed Control