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Nutri-Lawn Blog

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

Protect Your Property From Snow Plow Damage

4 Min

Oh yes, wait a minute Mr. Snow Plow! Winter is officially here and in many parts of Canada, white snow is starting to blanket the front and back yards of many a property. 

Mother Nature aside, some of the most severe damage that can happen to a lawn over the winter months is often the most preventable. Snow removal equipment that is used to plow, blow, and remove snow can easily - and unintentionally - damage the turf when the boundaries aren’t properly identified, much to the chagrin of homeowners. The edges from the road, driveway, sidewalk and along walkways are most vulnerable to harm, and can result in extensive damage if not properly monitored during the winter months. 

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Damage

How To Beat Salt Damage On Your Property

3 Min

Should old lawn issues be forgot, and never brought to mind? Should old winter damage be forgot, and old lang syne?

Happy New Year to all of our great customers here at Nutri-Lawn! It's great to see you all in 2019, and we can't wait to see what the new year has in store for you and your beautiful lawns. Now, on to the business at hand...

With the holidays over and parts of Canada beginning to feel the effects of a more traditional  winter, many Canadians are turning to road salts to help stabilize their walkways and driveways. Bonus: Well done for using your walkways, folks! Not walking over your frost or snow covered lawn is an important step in protecting your lawn over the winter, and one that is oh so easy to do. Proud of you!

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Damage

Learn About Low Temperature Kill

3 Min

Happy Thursday, snowmen and snow-women! Can you believe that Christmas is less than two weeks away already? In honour of this giving season, we at Nutri-Lawn have decided to supply our readers with the gift of winter lawn care knowledge; namely, the know-how to deal with Direct Low Temperature Kill on your lawn.  

No, low temperature kill is not a Christmas-themed action movie starring Bruce Willis as the title character. Instead, low temperature kill is damage that occurs when the mercury dips below freezing and the turfgrass plant is exposed to many extremes that can cause harm. In parts of Canada that do experience extreme cold temperature conditions during winter, it can be quite the experience.

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Damage

Important Facts About Winter Frost Damage

4 Min

A certain festive holiday is around the corner, and we at Nutri-Lawn couldn't be more excited about it. This year, give your winter lawn the gift of peace and quiet for Christmas by not walking over it when it's covered in frost!  

Depending on where you live in Canada, you've probably started to notice some silver frost blanketing your grass and gardens in the early morning and late evening. While it may be pleasing to the eye if caught in the right light, frost can actually be a real problem for your lawn if not properly monitored. Foot traffic, parked cars and snow plows, pets and kids running amok... these are all common but avoidable actions that can damage grass in winter.

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Damage

Important DIY Lawn Care Tasks: Part 2

3 Min

Another day, another DIY lawn care blog by Nutri-Lawn. It's like an early Christmas present for all the dedicated lawn lovers out there!

Last week, we wrote about important late-fall lawn care tasks such as cleaning your gutters, testing your lawn for frost, and taking your lawn mower in for a check-up. Today, we revisit that same topic, and add in a few more necessary tips and tricks for getting your property ready for the cold Canadian winter ahead. 

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Topics: A Guide to Lawn Damage, A Guide to Lawn Care

Common Fall Lawn Diseases

2 Min

There are several common turfgrass diseases that can affect and cause damage to a lawn in fall. Just like the human body, our grass can become stressed and unhealthy if not taken care of properly, or if specific environmental conditions persist throughout the year. 

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Damage

How To Deal With Crabgrass

3 Min

Every summer we seem to get a lot of questions on how best to deal with pesky crabgrass. It's bulky, green, and not very nice to look at, and can quickly overrun your yard and spread to flower beds and gardens if left to its own devices. 

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Topics: A Guide to Lawn Damage, The Grass Expert

Turfgrass Disease Guide

2 Min

There are several common turfgrass diseases that can affect and cause damage to a lawn. In the industry, a turfgrass disease is seen as a condition that interferes with the normal growth and development of the grass plant, causing the plant to look and perform abnormally.

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Damage

Learn More About Your Dormant Lawn

3 Min

In hot and dry weather, homeowners across Canada start to wonder what is going on with their brown lawns. It's important to know that when lawns go brown in the summer due to lack of rain and high periods of heat, they are not dead - they are just dormant. 

The grass plants may appear dead to the naked eye, but deep inside the plant there is a small area (called the crown) which is still alive. Once this crown gets rain again, it will come to life and the turf will usually green up in the following weeks. 

Chin up, lawn-lovers! Help (and good times) are on the way. 

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Topics: A Guide to Lawn Damage, The Grass Expert

Protect and Repair Your Lawn With Kelp!

3 Min

With the record hot, dry weather we have been having this summer, I wanted to bring to your attention a beneficial lawn service that we recommend to customers to help recover their drought stressed lawns; Kelp Seaweed Extract.

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Damage