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

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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Topics: Ottawa

Fall Seeding: What Are Your Options?

Whether it’s seeding to fill in bare patches, repairing damaged areas, thickening up thin weak spots, or to establish a new lawn from bare soil, seeding is one of the most important things you can do for your lawn. Hand-spot seeding, broadcast overseeding, slitseeding, and complete lawn renovation seeding are several options to consider for different lawn conditions. 

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Care

Fall Seeding: Best Practices

Fall is highly regarded as one of the best times of the year to plant grass seed. Taking advantage of the optimal fall growing conditions can help make establishing seed for the average do-it-yourselfer much easier. By following a few easy steps and remembering a handful of helpful guidelines, new grass will be growing in no time.

Even the best maintained lawns usually have at least one area of concern that can use seeding in some way or another. Ensuring the lawn is ready for winter is very important and this can have a major impact on how prepared it is to come back more beautiful than ever next spring.
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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Care

Tree and Shrub Fertilizer Tips

In the wild, trees and shrubs need little additional fertilization. The undisturbed soil contains year after year of decomposition from leaves and other organic material. Most housing developers will disturb the soil in the construction process and what’s put back is often a shadow of its former nutrient-rich self. Further, our practice of raking leaves and bagging lawn clippings means that organic material isn’t available to add nutrients back into the soil.

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Topics: Vancouver

Don't Wait Until Spring To Plant New Grass

One of the questions our lawn care experts get asked a lot is when should I plant new grass? Whether you’re starting over with bare soil or are looking to overseed or do some spot repairs, fall is unquestionably the best time of year to plant new grass in Ontario.

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Topics: Burlington

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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Topics: Ottawa

Thicken Up Your Lawn This Fall With Overseeding

After a rough and tough Summer, your lawn might be looking a little under the weather. Thin, weak, and bare spots in a lawn are a common concern for homeowners at this time of year, but with Fall at our doorstep, now is prime time to begin addressing some of the issues you might have with your grass.

Good cultural practices like mowing and watering are always important, but after the effects of heat and drought stress, insect infestations, and turfgrass diseases, sometimes you need to put in that extra bit of effort to get your lawn looking great again. Overseeding is an excellent way to get your grass back on track, and Fall just so happens to be the ideal time to do it.

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

Core Aeration: A Breath Of Fresh Air!

Often viewed as one of the most important things a lawn can benefit from, a core aeration service really is a breath of fresh air for your lawn. Aeration is performed using a special machine that removes small cores of soil about the same size as your index finger. These cores are then left on the lawn and decompose quickly under mowing and precipitation.  

Aeration is recommended annually, with the best times being in the Fall or Spring, when the lawn is actively growing. Combined with other cultural practices, an annual aeration will give you a thick, healthy, and robust lawn, especially when combined with overseeding.  

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Care, A Guide to Weed Control, A Guide to Fertilizing, A Guide to Insect Control

Repairing Damaged Areas In Your Lawn

From time to time, lawns sustain damage. Whether you’ve added or removed a permanent or semi-permanent structure like a shed or gazebo, or the damage is caused by high traffic apparatus such as a trampoline or swing set, the lawn is repairable. Late summer and fall are great times to undertake these kinds of repairs because the cooler temperatures and higher rainfall are optimal grass growing conditions.

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Topics: Vancouver

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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Topics: Ottawa