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

5 Things To Consider When Seeding A Lawn

Seeding is a great way to freshen up the lawn, and give it a much need minor renovation. If you're planning on seeding your lawn, here are some things to consider.

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Care

8 Landscape Staging Tips To Add Curb Appeal

If you watch any of those house flipping shows, you know how important home staging is. And if you know anything about real estate, you'd also know what a big deal curb appeal is.

According to RE/MAX, return on investment for landscaping your property is about 7%. So it makes sense to invest a little in landscape staging, especially considering how important first impressions are. A potential buyer will see your house online and form one impression, so it's important to maintain or improve that impression when they drive by. If they don't like what they see when they drive past, you'll find it a lot harder to sell them on the inside, let alone get them in the door.

Here are 8 essential landscape and lawn staging tips to add value to your home, add curb appeal, and give you more success when selling.

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Care

The 10 Best Fall Lawn Care Services

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

Raking Leaves Off Your Lawn in Fall

Fall is a beautiful season in Canada. Cool crisp air, glorious autumn colours, and cosy hoodies! All the leaves begin to fall, the trees become bare... and you end up spending hours at the end of a rake!

Raking leaves in the Fall can be a big job, especially if you're lucky enough to have big, old trees in your neighborhood. When it comes to Fall lawn care, fallen leaves should be raked up as soon as possible; you don’t wait to until all the leaves have fallen from the tree. Letting leaves accumulate is potentially damaging to your grass blades, since you’re restricting the amount of sunlight they need to build winter hardiness.

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Care

Avoiding An Ugly Lawn: How To Get Great Grass

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

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

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

Benefits of Using Lime On Your Lawn

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