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Nutri-Lawn Blog

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

Fall Lawn Diseases and Pests We're Not Thankful For

4 Min

Homeowners have a lot to be thankful for during this time of year. There are cooler temperatures that make for ideal sleeping conditions, colourful leaves that brighten up every family walk, and optimal environmental factors to help your lawn take in the energy and moisture it needs to thrive next spring. Pretty amazing, right?

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Damage

Summer Stress Recovery In Fall

2 Min

Let's face it; the beginning of fall can be a wee bit stressful for most home-owning Canadians. There's the back-to-school dash, the closing down of cottages and summer properties, and the start of fall sports to name a few. And, as if those task weren't enough, some of our lawns are looking brown and dormant after a long, hot summer. It's not all rainbows and pumpkin spice!

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Damage

Summer & Dormant Lawns

4 Min

Summer in Canada sure is great! The weather is warm, there's cool lakes to swim in, and the starry nights we spend outside with family and friends seem to go on forever. What could one possibly be stressed about in summer?

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Damage

Summer Drought: How to Save a Dying Lawn

3 Min

Summertime is the season for many things - most especially the outdoors! Now that the rain has (mostly) left us, we have moved from the warmth and comfort of our homes to the outdoor beauty of our Lower Mainland. While spending time on the deck, or playing in the yard, you may have noticed that not everyone enjoys the heat of summer. 

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Topics: A Guide to Lawn Damage, Vancouver

It's Chinch Bug Season In Canada!

4 Min

Summertime! And the living's easy... when there's no chinch bug interactions, that is. 

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Damage

Prevent Animal Damage On Your Lawn

2 Min

 

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Damage

Safety First: Mowing Tips For Father's Day

5 Min

Attention father's of the world! As the proverbial 'Masters of the Mow,' this Sunday is the perfect time for you to take a break and let your kids do the heavy lifting on the lawn. It is Father's Day after all; you've earned the right to stretch out, enjoy a cold beverage, and watch the US Open unfold before your eyes - mowing the grass a distant afterthought. 

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Damage

What Happens To Your Lawn In Early Spring?

2 Min

After a long winter, spring can’t come quick enough for most homeowners in Canada. If a lawn could talk, it would likely say the same! After months of snow and ice cover, along with being subjected to the harsh elements of winter, most lawns have had all they can take. Enter spring!

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Damage

Do You Know About Winter Desiccation?

3 Min

Greetings, lawn lovers! It is I, The Grass Expert, here to talk to you about a dastardly winter lawn care issue that affects many a Canadian around this time of year: winter desiccation.

Winter desiccation takes place when the turfgrass plant is in its dormant or semi-dormant stages, and can cause varying degrees of damage severity to a lawn. All turfgrass species are prone to winter desiccation if the right conditions persist.

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Damage

Protect Your Property After The Storm

4 Min

Heigh-Ho, Heigh-Ho, it's off to shovel we go! 

For those who live in areas with routine and heavy snowfall in winter, this phrase has probably passed through your minds a few times this year as you slog outside with a shovel in hand and a scowl on your face. Winter and snow/ice storms go hand in hand, making shovelling as Canadian a pastime as, say, ice hockey or curling. What a world we live in!

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Damage