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White Grub Control: Monitoring For White Grubs

Shawn Karn, The Grass Expert

Homeowners are often unaware that white grubs are present until they suffer significant turf loss from secondary pests - animals who feed on the grubs and cause damage. The key to success is identifying if they are present before any turf damage is visible. Monitoring early and often is best practice. If white grub infestations are suspected in a specific area or have been a problem in the past, it is recommended to monitor these areas first. If grubs have not been a problem in the past it is best practice to monitor several random areas across the lawn in the front and back.

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Topics: The Grass Expert, 4. Insect Control

Best Practices For Mowing Your Lawn

Shawn Karn, The Grass Expert

Proper lawn maintenance can make a big difference in maintaining the condition of a healthy lawn. Mowing is often viewed as one of the most important and beneficial practices you, as a home owner can do. The taller the plant, the deeper the roots and the thicker the lawn will be. A thick lawn is your best defense against weeds, disease and insect infestation.

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Topics: The Grass Expert, 1. Lawn Care

What Are The Benefits Of A Healthy Lawn?

Shawn Karn, The Grass Expert

 

For some reason, green healthy lawns make us feel good. But the benefits go well beyond that. From air filtration to fun & games, promoting a healthy lawn helps to promote a healthy life.

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Topics: The Grass Expert, 1. Lawn Care

Spring Lawn Watering Tips: Education In Proper Hydration

Shawn Karn, The Grass Expert

It goes without saying, water is one of, if not the most important requirement the lawn depends on to maintain healthy growth. Without adequate water the lawn will become drought stressed and die. Many factors need to be taken into consideration when determining the lawns water requirements. As a general rule, most turfgrass species require about 1” of water each week to maintain healthy growth.

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Topics: The Grass Expert, 1. Lawn Care

Better Ways To Mow Grass

Thom Bourne, Nutri-Lawn Ottawa

Mowing grass puts stress on your lawn. The lawn care experts at Nutri-Lawn Ottawa have created a list of tips, best practices, for mowing lawn so your grass stays thick and healthy.

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Topics: Ottawa

Mow Grass The Right Way

Robert Bourne, Nutri-Lawn Vancouver

How does mowing your grass help it grow thicker and healthier? The lawn care experts at Nutri-Lawn Vancouver put together a list of tips on how to mow grass the right way so you’re helping your lawn and not hurting it.

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Topics: Vancouver

How To Mow Your Way To A Healthier Lawn

Don McQueen, Nutri-Lawn Burlington

Even in the best conditions, mowing grass puts stress on your lawn. Stressed lawns don’t grow as well, and are more susceptible to disease, weeds, and extreme weather. The lawn care experts at Nutri-Lawn Burlington put together this list of best practices so you can mow your way to a healthier lawn.

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Topics: Burlington

Lawn Care Tips For Rooting Out Crabgrass

Thom Bourne, Nutri-Lawn Ottawa

One of our most frequently asked spring lawn care questions involves tips for getting rid of crabgrass. Very quickly a small patch of crabgrass can overrun your yard and spread to flower beds and gardens. Crabgrass is one of the most difficult weeds to root out because it spreads so quickly. Prevention is always easier than getting rid of a problem and crabgrass is no different. The best time to prevent crabgrass is early to mid-April before seeds germinate and seedlings take root.

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Topics: Ottawa

Lawn Care Tips For Dealing With Crabgrass

Robert Bourne, Nutri-Lawn Vancouver

Every Spring we respond to many questions on how best to deal with crabgrass. A small patch of crabgrass can quickly take over your lawn and will soon invade your flower beds and gardens. Because of how quickly it spreads, crabgrass is one of the more difficult weeds to get rid of. The old adage “an ounce of prevention” is particularly true when it comes to crabgrass – keep it from starting and you won’t have to deal with it later. Crabgrass germinates in April or sometimes in early May, so the best time to prepare your strategy is early April.

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Topics: Vancouver

Effective Lawn Care Tips For Removing Crabgrass

Don McQueen, Nutri-Lawn Burlington

Crabgrass is one of the most difficult weeds to eradicate from your lawn. With the 2009 ban in Ontario on cosmetic herbicides and pesticides, organic weed killer options were explored. The problem with crabgrass is that very quickly a small patch can take over your lawn, flower beds, and gardens. Because crabgrass spreads so quickly, prevention is the easiest way to get rid of this weed, and the best time to prevent crabgrass is early to mid-April before seeds germinate and seedlings take root.

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Topics: Burlington

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