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Why You Have Moss And How To Get Rid Of It

Thom Bourne, Nutri-Lawn Ottawa

Moss is one of those lawn care problems that require some detective work to discover the cause of the issue. Only once the cause of the problem is identified and dealt with can the moss be removed permanently. Spending time and money on quick solutions that only deal with temporarily removing the moss is a waste.

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Topics: Ottawa

How To Get Rid of Lawn Mushrooms

Shawn Karn, The Grass Expert

Mushrooms can be annoying if you take pride in your lawn's appearance, but they're perfectly harmless to your grass. Mushroom spores are everywhere, but they most often appear after prolonged rain or heavy watering. Decomposition of buried organic matter such as pieces of wood, dead roots, or tree stumps can result in mushroom growth in the turf above.

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Topics: The Grass Expert, 1. Lawn Care

Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

Robert Bourne, Nutri-Lawn Vancouver

Spring brings wet, warm weather – and unfortunately, mosquitoes. More than pesky and annoying, controlling mosquitoes is no longer a nice-to-have but a health and safety concern with the rise of West Nile virus and potentially Zika virus.

Homeowners are told not to keep standing water in their yards, but once you’ve covered the rain barrels and emptied the bird baths, what else can you do? The experts at Nutri-Lawn Vancouver compiled this list of plants that will naturally repel mosquitoes. Scatter these plants around your patio, garden, or yard or plant them in containers that are easy to move.

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Topics: Vancouver

8 Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

Thom Bourne, Nutri-Lawn Ottawa

Now that the May long weekend is over, we can expect our early mornings and evenings especially, to suffer insect invasions. Mosquitoes are pesky and annoying, and with the rise of West Nile virus and lately the Zika virus, controlling mosquitoes is no longer a perk but a health and safety concern.

Experts say to eliminate all sources of standing water including rain barrels and rain gutters, but once you’ve done that, what’s the next step? The experts at Nutri-Lawn Ottawa compiled this list of plants suitable for our Canadian climate that will naturally repel mosquitoes. Scatter these plants around your patio, garden or yard or plant them in containers that are easy to move.

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Topics: Ottawa

Plants To Help You Battle Mosquitoes

Don McQueen, Nutri-Lawn Burlington

The long weekend in May is over so you know what that means? The mosquitoes will be out in full force! With the rise of West Nile virus and lately the Zika virus, the media has reminded us how mosquitoes are no longer just a nuisance, they are a legitimate health concern.

Once you’ve eliminated all the incubation units (aka standing water) in your yard, what’s left? The experts at Nutri-Lawn Burlington compiled this list of plants suitable for our Canadian climate that will naturally repel mosquitoes. With strategic planting, you can keep many mosquitoes away from patios, play areas, or doors.

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Topics: Burlington

Lawn Fertilizing: DIY Mistakes

Shawn Karn, The Grass Expert

Burning a lawn with too much fertilizer, or stripping a lawn where fertilizer isn't evenly applied are both common mistakes do-it-yourself homeowners make. What starts with good intentions and lofty expectations, quickly turns into disappointment and embarrassment.

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Topics: The Grass Expert, 2. Fertilizing

3 Reasons Clover Is Taking Over Your Lawn

Robert Bourne, Nutri-Lawn Vancouver

Across Canada, lawns are being infiltrated by white flowered invaders of the 3-leafed variety, and many homeowners are not happy about this. White clover is a pervasive perennial that will keep coming back every spring if left alone and will choke out your grass plants.

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Topics: Vancouver

3 Reasons You Have Clover in Your Lawn

Don McQueen, Nutri-Lawn Burlington

One of the most common questions from homeowners is how to get rid of clover in lawns. Clover is a perennial weed that’s prolific across Canada. Clover remains green when your lawn turns brown. Some homeowners find the white flowers produced by clover unsightly, and the flowers do attract bees. Clover can be very difficult to eradicate and requires several treatments throughout the season.

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Topics: Burlington

How To Get Rid of Clover in Lawns

Thom Bourne, Nutri-Lawn Ottawa

White clover is a pervasive weed that grows prolifically across Canada. Clover can be undesirable for the white flowers it produces, the bees that are attracted to the flowers, its ability to stay green when the rest of the lawn turns brown, and the sporadic clumps in your lawn. Clover can be very difficult to eradicate and requires several treatments throughout the season.

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Topics: Ottawa

Ryan receives his Horticulture Certificate

Boyd Loveless, Nutri-Lawn St. Johns

A big congratulations goes out to Ryan Loveless, our Lawn Care Supervisor. He's put in months of hard work and has just received his Horticulture Certificate from The University of Guelph.

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Topics: St.John's

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