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Shawn Karn, The Grass Expert

Shawn Karn, The Grass Expert

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A List Of Common Spring Weeds

11 Min

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

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Weed Control

The Problem With Compacted Soil

10 Min

Welcome to May, folks! The weather is warmer, the skies are bluer, and the lawns are starting to get greener - what's not to love?

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Care

Everything You Need to Know About Lawn Thatch

7 Min

Lawn thatch, like anything in life, is all about moderation. A little bit of thatch is perfectly fine for your lawn, as an acceptable amount helps protect the crown of the grass plant and helps prevent soil compaction.

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Care

Important Tips For Seeding A Lawn

3 Min

With April progressing and spring weather (hopefully) on its way, now is the time to start seeding your lawn. For those of you that don't live in coastal regions and may have winter overstaying its welcome - fear not! True lawn care weather will be here soon. 

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Care

The Guide For Spring Fertilizer

6 Min

Spring is a great time in Canada, that's for sure. There's warmer weather (maybe not now, but eventually), blossoming plants and flowers, and NHL playoffs are on almost 24/7... What's not to love!

It's no secret that spring is the best time of year for lawn care. Now that the weather is a little better (in some areas), it's time to get it ready for the long season ahead.

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Care

Why You Should Lime Your Lawn In Spring

3 Min

Although it may not feel like it in many parts of our great (and cold) country, it is, technically, officially spring in Canada. We made it, folks! Lawn care season is just around the corner.

 Early spring is an ideal time to lime your lawn, and is a great way to further improve your soil after performing a core aeration on your lawn. If your lawn is wilted or dormant, never apply lime; instead, wait for a time when the lawn is actively growing like early spring or fall.

Regular liming can do a wealth of good for your grass. With a number of benefits, calcitic lime is a welcome addition for every home lawn, especially those that need a little TLC.

With baseball starting and Easter coming fast, it's hard to deny that spring is here. That means it's time to start mentally preparing for the lawn care season, even if your grass won't see any action for a few weeks yet. 

Here's why spring is the perfect time to lime your lawn

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Care

What Is Winter Desiccation? 

3 Min

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

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Damage

How Does Ice Damage Affect Your Lawn?

3 Min

February is an interesting month in Canada, that's for sure. In many parts of the country, cities and towns are experiencing long spells of snow and extreme cold. In others, temperatures are warming up and rain storms are far more common than snow. What a diverse country we live in, eh?

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Damage

What Is Vole Damage? 

3 Min

Damage from voles can be a very unpleasant sight in the spring when you see your lawn for the first time in months. To make matters worse, vole damage can seem to appear that much more dramatic when combined with all the other conditions affecting the lawn, such as snow mold disease and winter kill

Plus, they just look so darn cute! Who wouldn't want to watch a Disney movie centered around a stubborn vole? I know I certainly would. 

Truth is, voles can create a lot of stress for your lawn (and life) if left unchecked during the winter months. To avoid this, you'll need to learn about vole damage and the tell-tale signs that can lead to it. 

What is vole damage you ask? Read on to find out!

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Damage

How to Avoid Snow Plow Damage 

3 Min

In many parts of Canada, a white, snow-filled winter is chugging along at a solid pace. What a way to start 2018! 

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Damage