Nutri-Lawn Blog

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

Should You Repair or Renovate Your Lawn?

7 Min

Grass is very resilient. More often than not, lawns can recover on their own as long as stress conditions like disease and insects don't continue for long periods of time.

However, it goes without saying that lawns appreciate a little TLC. A well fertilized, irrigated, and mowed lawn can make a huge difference in how it responds to and recovers from stress.

Having said that, when areas are just not recovering, you might need to look into repairing or renovating your lawn.

Depending on the starting condition and whether you have isolated areas or an entire lawn to address, there are a number of paths you can take on your way to healthy, happy grass.

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

Correcting Lawn Conditions That Favour Moss Growth

2 Min

The Vancouver climate provides the optimal growing conditions for moss. Not what you wanted to hear if it’s in your lawn, right? Moss looks pretty in a garden or container, fair enough, but not in your lawn. So, how do you get rid of it? The biggest problem with moss is that often no matter how many times a homeowner gets rid of it, it keeps coming back.

Moss thrives in conditions that grass doesn’t like, so any areas of your lawn where grass struggles to thrive may be providing the perfect conditions for moss growth. While we look at moss as a weed, it doesn’t have a root system or take up nutrients the way your grass or other weeds do, so that makes eradication difficult. The best way to keep moss away after you’ve gotten rid of the initial infestation, is to correct the conditions it thrives in and tip the scales in favour of your grass.

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Topics: Vancouver

Take Control Of The Moss In Your Lawn

2 Min

Moss. Lovely to behold, fun to touch, but seeing it in your lawn is getting rather old.

OK, we’re not great poets, but we know how difficult it can be to get rid of the moss in your lawn. Moss is great in a garden if that’s where you want it, but moss in your lawn is not a fun problem to have.

The lawn care professionals at Nutri-Lawn Ottawa have the necessary tools to get rid of the moss in your yard with specialized removal products. The moss will turn a brownish-black and will then be easily raked out and then the area can be reseeded.

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Topics: Ottawa

How To Fill In Bare Areas Of Your Lawn

6 Min

Noone likes a patchy lawn. If you walk out to your front yard or backyard and see bald, weak, thin, or bare patches in the lawn, try not to lose your cool; you can definitely repair them with a little bit of TLC.

Seeding is a great way to freshen up your lawn and give it a minor makeover. But before you get started, it's important to find out what caused the patchiness in the first place.

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

10 Benefits To Top Dressing Lawns

2 Min

Farmers have long known that nutrients in the soil can be depleted and they will sometimes leave a field fallow to allow the soil time to rejuvenate and restore its fertility. Your lawn is no different. After a time, the essential nutrients found in the soil can deplete or dissipate leaving your grass starving. A stressed lawn won’t grow as well and will be more vulnerable to drought, insects and weeds.

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Topics: Vancouver

How's Your Soil?

3 Min

While growing a healthy lawn seems like a fairly simple task, there are a few (hundred) ways your efforts can be sabotaged. When diagnosing a problem with your lawn, why not get to the root of the problem? If you having issues with your soil, the compaction, the pH, moisture or nutrient levels, any of these problems can spell disaster when you’re hoping for a healthy lawn.

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Topics: Ottawa

6 Common Spring Weeds & How To Deal With Them

7 Min

Just when you thought life couldn't be better with all the warmer weather, out come the Spring weeds in full force. There goes your weekend!

Weeds are the epitome of persistence. Even for the most dedicated and diligent homeowners, the onset of Spring often means there will be a weed or two (hundred) to tackle. 

Here's our list of the top 6 broadleaf weeds found in Canadian lawns this Spring.

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Weed Control

4 Ways You’re Ruining Your Lawn

3 Min

Sometimes we do things with the best of intentions, but the results don’t always turn out how we envisioned them. There are lots of lawn care maintenance tasks that will really help your lawn, if you do them at the right time, in the right amount and under the right conditions. Don’t waste any more time and effort on a good idea that ends up sabotaging your lawn care efforts.

Our Nutri-Lawn Vancouver lawn care experts have put together a short list of the most harmful lawn care tasks homeowners undertake that cause the most damage. Our professional team is always ready to offer advice and give a free quote if things don’t turn out, or you want it done right the first time.

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Topics: Vancouver

5 Ways To Sabotage Your Lawn Care

3 Min

When it comes to nurturing a healthy and thriving lawn, there are lots of really helpful things you can do. There are also a lot of things that can cause damage. Many of the things that can harm your lawn were intended for good, so our experts at Nutri-lawn Ottawa put together a short list of the most common, perhaps unintentional lawn care sabotage we see.

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Topics: Ottawa

Why Compacted Soil Is A Problem For Your Lawn

5 Min

As the old saying goes, sometimes there's more than meets the eye. When it comes to lawn care, it all starts with the soil. The condition of your soil very often correlates with the health of your lawn, so it's important to get to know your soil on a deeper level. 

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Topics: A Guide to Lawn Damage, A Guide to Lawn Care