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We have a tradition in my company that means so much to me personally. Every year, I hand out Canadian flags to each and every person who works in our company. I want to send them off to their own celebrations with the flag so that when they are with their friends and family on this day, that they remember that Canada is the reason why we have all that we do.
Our technicians are currently seeing a lot of mower damage on lawns, particularly because of the extreme heat and dry period that we have had recently. If you are unsure of damage that you may be seeing, send us a picture at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to take a look.
Quick Tips to Avoid Mower Damage:
1. Sharpen your mower blade once a year. Shredded blades will risk disease, insect, and dehydration harm. And, it just looks shredded & ugly.
2. Never cut below 2.5 – 3 inches in height.
3. Mow in the morning or early evening. Avoid mowing in the heat.
4. Water the lawn deeply, 1“ every 5 – 7 days. Increase watering in periods of extreme heat.
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In this new era of a pesticide ban, weeds need to be present and actively growing in order to be controlled. With the warm temperatures coming, we will begin our weed applications late this week. We will spray the first flush of cooler temperature weeds and then return for another application for the late-emerging weeds, like clover and thistle.
Just like your car relies on fuel to move, and your body needs regular, balanced nutrients (food) for energy, your lawn also needs food to establish good root development and grow.
Spring is the optimal time to aerate the lawns. Core aeration is the single most important thing that you can do to create a healthy, thick and robust lawn. Core aeration is the process of mechanically removing small cores of soil from the lawn using an aeration machine. The cores will decompose over time and add the nutrients back into the soil.
Weed germination occurs when the soil temperatures increase. Dandelions are usually the first to germinate and emerge in bare areas. We usually see the growth starting in mid-May. The soil temperatures are still too cool for many ‘other’ lawn weeds, and current Ontario legislation only allows products registered to target weeds once they have emerged. There are no licensed control products that will prevent weeds from germinating.
Spring is all about new beginnings, both on the lawns and off. From blooming flowers to budding seeds, spring is a period of growth and refinement, bringing joy and a splash of colour to properties across the Ottawa region from late March to June. By overseeding in spring, your lawn gets a youthful upgrade and you get a jolt of youthful energy as you watch it grow and thrive before your very eyes. Younger plants can spread and fill in where the older plants are stretched thin, the circle of life in motion. When an older plant dies, a younger one is there to take its place without you even noticing. A patchy lawn leaves room for undesirables to take root so don’t wait until your lawn is full of weeds to take action.