Nutri-Lawn Blog

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

How Kelp Protects Your Lawn

2 Min

Remember when your parents used to grow their veggies with kelp seaweed? Yes? No? Maybe?

Anyway; there's a great reason for it. Seaweed is high in carbohydrates, making them a great source of food for plants. It's also low in in cellulose, so it breaks down really easily. An organic meal of kelp seaweed is the perfect source of nutrients for a vegetable garden, and the same goes for your lawn.

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

Top 6 Summer Lawn Care Services

5 Min

Guess what? It's officially SUMMER!

Considering how long we wait for it to come around, most of us are quick to sing the praises of Summer. But if your grass had a voice, it might not agree.

Prolonged heat and drought can be pretty rough on your lawn, especially if you haven't put in the work during Spring. But don't stress; there's a lot you can do for your lawn throughout June, July, and August to help it survive the effects of sweltering heat.

Here are our 6 top Summer lawn care services.

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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

Preparing Your Lawn For Summer Stress

6 Min

Brace yourselves... Summer is coming.

Unless you're an even greater Grass Expert than I am, July and August are bound to do a number on your lawn. Consistent heat and inconsistent rain can take a toll on your turf, and unless you're on the ball, before you know it your once green lawn will have lost all its lustre.

The trick in avoiding a brown, dormant lawn is the right preparation and constant maintenance. Here are some tips to prepare your lawn for withstanding Summer stress.

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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

The Importance Of Spring Fertilizer

4 Min

Ahhhh, Spring. The best time of year for lawn care! Now that the weather is a little better, it's time to get back out on the lawn and get it ready for the long season ahead.

There are a number of beneficial tasks that home owners can do in Spring to get a head start before Summer creeps up on us. One of the most important things on your list should be Spring fertilization.

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Fertilizing

Spring is the Time To Lime Your Lawn

2 Min

Early Spring is an ideal time to lime your lawn, and is a great way to further improve your soil after performing a core aeration on your lawn. If your lawn is wilted or dormant, never apply lime; instead, wait for a time when the lawn is actively growing like early Spring or Fall.

Regular liming can do a wealth of good for your grass. With a number of benefits, calcitic lime is a welcome addition for every home lawn, especially those that need a little TLC.

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

Why You Should Apply Winter Fertilizer in Late Fall

2 Min

Brace yourselves... Winter is most certainly coming. With just under 2 months to go until the official start of Winter, now's the time to start planning a strategy on how to put your lawn to bed for Winter.

One of the most important things on that list should be a winterizer. A 'winterizer' is an application of fertilizer applied in late Fall. This helps prepare the lawn to get through a long, cold Winter and can help minimize damage.

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Fertilizing

The 10 Best Fall Lawn Care Services

6 Min

Fall is now in full swing, and isn't it spectacular? Apart from all the colourful leaves you need to keep raking, you might think that your job out in the yard is surely done. But in fact, Fall is the ideal time to give your lawn some much needed attention.

With cooler temperatures and decent rainfall, your lawn is busy taking in energy and moisture, as well as the plant essential nutrients it needs to thrive in Spring.

Repairing Summer damage and preparing your lawn for a long, dormant Winter is best done in Fall. Plus, by performing some crucial lawn care services in October and November, you'll set yourself up for success in Spring.

Here are the 10 most popular Fall lawn care services, in no particular order.

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

Avoiding An Ugly Lawn: How To Get Great Grass

9 Min

For all you house-proud folk, having a well manicured lawn is often at the top of the to-do list. First impressions count, and an ugly lawn isn't a good introduction to the rest of the home. If you just want your lawn to look its best, or if you're trying to crank up the curb appeal so you can sell your house for more, healthy grass is a key element for success.

A luscious, green lawn is what everyone wants, but with so many factors to consider, it isn't always an easy task. Here's a list of the most important things you can do to acheive healthy and attractive grass.

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

Core Aeration: A Breath Of Fresh Air!

2 Min

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

Benefits of Using Lime On Your Lawn

3 Min

Calcitic Lime is a lawn care supplement that is primarily used to improve the acidity in soil. Calcitic lime, in essence, is limestone that has been broken down into fine particles. As the name suggests, it contains a high amount of calcium.

Compared to dolomitic lime (which also contains magnesium and much less calcium) calcitic lime is 4 times more effective and works much faster; dolomitic lime applications can take up to 4 years to breakdown and start working, which isn't ideal for residential turf.

Regular liming can do a wealth of good for your grass. With a number of benefits, calcitic lime is a welcome addition for every home lawn, especially those that need a little TLC.

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