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Nutri-Lawn Blog

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

Watering & Mowing Techniques For End Of Summer

4 Min

Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened. Summer 2020 will soon be coming to an end, and what an interesting season it was!

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Damage

The Life And Times Of The Japanese Beetle

2 Min

The Japanese Beetle is the adult life stage of a common destructive white grub species found in Canada. The Japanese Beetle is one of many white grubs species that attack lawns and it is important to identify which species is which. The adult  Japanese Beetle has a distinctive metallic emerald coloured head, and copper coloured wings. Each wing has 6 tufts of white coloured hair along each edge. Although its appearance is stunning, the damage they can create to plant material is anything but.  

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Topics: A Guide to Lawn Damage, A Guide to Insect Control

Pain In The (Crab)Grass!

2 Min

I spy with my little eye something that is lime-green and growing in the lawn…if you guessed Crabgrass, then you are absolutely correct! 

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Damage, A Guide to Lawn Care, damage

Pet Damage On Your Lawn

1 Min

"I'm sorry!"

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Topics: A Guide to Lawn Damage, Ottawa

Quick Tips To Avoid Mower Damage

1 Min

Our technicians are currently seeing a lot of mower damage on lawns, particularly because of the extreme heat and dry period that we have had recently. If you are unsure of damage that you may be seeing, send us a picture at ottawa@nutrilawn.com and we will be happy to take a look.

Quick Tips to Avoid Mower Damage:

1. Sharpen your mower blade once a year. Shredded blades will risk disease, insect, and dehydration harm. And, it just looks shredded & ugly.

2. Never cut below 2.5 – 3 inches in height.

3. Mow in the morning or early evening. Avoid mowing in the heat.

4. Water the lawn deeply, 1“ every 5 – 7 days. Increase watering in periods of extreme heat.

If you are tired of dragging hoses around, visit https://sprinklersystemsottawa.ca/ and ask us about our inground sprinkler systems. Save Time. Save Money. Save Water. 

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Topics: A Guide to Lawn Damage, Ottawa, Mowing

Tips For Spring Watering

3 Min

It goes without saying that water is one of, if not THE most, important requirements the lawn depends on to maintain healthy growth. Without adequate water, the lawn will become drought stressed and die, and all your hard work will be for not. Many factors need to be taken into consideration when determining the lawns water requirements during this time of year. 

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

Beneficial Services (Core aeration and Seed)

1 Min

Spring is the optimal time to aerate the lawns. Core aeration is the single most important thing that you can do to create a healthy, thick and robust lawn.  Core aeration is the process of mechanically removing small cores of soil from the lawn using an aeration machine.  The cores will decompose over time and add the nutrients back into the soil. 

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

Classic Spring Lawn Care Mistakes

3 Min

As the snow disappears and the temperatures climb, many winter-weary Canadians head outside to spend some quality time with their lawns. Finally, some green!

After months of snow and ice cover, however, most lawns have incurred some type of damage and will come out of the winter months looking a little worse for wear. Most issues can be remedied, especially with Nutri-Lawn's help, but some home owners do more damage than they realize when trying to over-correct. 

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Damage

What's The Deal With Crown Hydration?

2 Min

Is it just me, or does this winter feel like it's never-ending? From major snow storms out east to freezing rains and everything in-between, winter 2020 has seemingly thrown everything it can at us and then some. But wait... there's more, and it's commonly known as crown hydration! We're not out of the woods just yet.

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Damage

Winter Lawn Care: Potential Damages

5 Min

What do you love most about winter, dedicated reader? Is it the gentle stillness of a fresh snowfall? The frozen ponds and powder-filled ski hills found throughout Canada? Perhaps just the changing of the seasons; which marks another year on this big, beautiful planet we call earth? Whatever your reasons are, we're fairly certain that winter lawn damage is nowhere near that list.  

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Topics: A Guide to Lawn Damage