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Thom Bourne, Nutri-Lawn Ottawa

Thom Bourne, Nutri-Lawn Ottawa

Thom has been the GM and franchisee at Nutri-Lawn Ottawa for over 25 years.

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Putting Your Lawn To Bed For Winter

This is the perfect time of year to plant new grass seed or lay sod and prepare your existing lawn to get a great start in spring. In fall, often our lawns look their best due to cooler evenings, regular rainfall, heavy morning dew and shorter days. These conditions typically persist into the beginning of November. These conditions also mean that planting new grass or sod will get a fantastic start. Any lawn care improvements you make in the fall are going to pay off come spring. Many lawn care experts believe that fall improvements reap more immediate rewards than spring improvements because of the ideal growing conditions in fall.

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Fall Yard Checklist

October brings fall colours, pumpkin spice lattes, and some extra lawn care and yard maintenance duties. The team at Nutri-Lawn Ottawa wants to help you give your lawn and yard a great start on next year and the best time to do that is right now! We’ve put together a short checklist of tasks you can do through October to get your yard and lawn ready for winter.

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Fall Lawn Care: Timing Is Everything

Fall is officially here, but your lawn care duties aren’t yet done for the year. Many people make the same basic mistakes in fall and then wonder why their lawns don’t improve come spring. It may not be what you’re doing, but when you are doing it. With fall lawn care, timing is very important. Fall is a great time of year to give your lawn a boost for next year, but you can also waste a lot of time and effort. Here are our best tips for fall lawn care that will give your lawn a boost for next year.

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Fall Is The Best Season To Plant Grass

Fall is the best time of year to plant grass in Ontario. Whether you’re overseeding or seeding bare soil, fall provides optimal growing conditions because the days are still warm, there’s generally more rain, and the soil stays moist consistently. There’s also less competition from other germinating seeds in the fall. These are all necessary conditions for grass seed to germinate and thrive.

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How To Repair Damaged Lawns

 

Have a lawn that’s full of sparse patches of lawn and lots of dirt? Recently removed a tree or fixture that’s left a patch of dead grass to clean up? Want to reduce the number of flower gardens the previous owner had around the yard? Planting new grass and amending the soil isn’t difficult, but there are some tried and true steps to follow for success.

The experts at Nutri-Lawn Ottawa are available for a free consultation on all your lawn care needs.

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5 August Lawn Care Tips

We are right in the middle of the dog-days of summer, but now’s the time to look ahead to fall and get ready. It’s the perfect time to think about next year’s lawn and how to give it a great start. Our lawn care experts at Nutri-Lawn Ottawa have put together a short list of things homeowners can do in August to ensure their lawn has a great fall and even better spring and summer next year.

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How To Diagnose A Chinch Bug Problem

Do you have circular dead patches in your lawn or bits of sunken lawn where weeds pop up in mid-July to late August? You might have a hairy chinch bug problem. Cringe! Sounds bad, right? These little bugs can infest your lawn, or small patches of it, and cause damage. In some extreme causes, chinch bug damage may require the entire lawn be rehabilitated.

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Summer Lawn Care Tips For New Homeowners

May and June are some of the most popular months to buy a house in Canada. When it’s your first home, or even your second or third - there’s quite a lot of excitement around moving into the new space. You’ve taken your time to pick out paint colours and maybe some new furniture. Now it’s time to look at the yard.

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Are Summer Fertilizers Right For Your Lawn?

Do you take care of your lawn? Do you aerate and dethatch, water properly, overseed when appropriate, rake long grass clippings, and keep your lawn mower at the proper height for mowing? We know you care about your lawn and don’t want to see all that time and effort wasted in a heat wave of 30+ Degree weather through July.

In Ontario, your grass won’t stay green all summer (barring unusual weather) without help. Your lawn will need intervention to prevent it from going brown (dormant) this summer. For those who already have thriving, healthy, green lawns and want to keep them that way, here’s our best tip: summer fertilizer.

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Prevent Summer Heat Damage To Your Lawn

It might be June but it feels like July out there! It’s hot! This heat wave is already taking its toll on lawns across the city and we’ve got two more months to go. Are you facing the grim reality of a brown lawn this summer? Don’t fret. The best defense is a good offense, yes? Here are some tips to help get your lawn prepared to withstand the summer extremes in Ottawa.

Please don’t wait until your lawn is in its death throes before calling in our Nutri-Lawn Ottawa lawn care experts. Prevention is worth an ounce of cure!

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