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Nutri-Lawn Blog

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

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

What's Going On With Your Lawn During Winter?

4 Min

It's no secret that winter isn't exactly a banner season for lawn care in Canada. With freezing temperatures and ample snow coverage (in many regions of Canada - though not all) winter gives homeowners a chance to put away the mower and spend time on other important maintenance tasks around their properties. 

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Topics: A Guide to Lawn Damage

Say It Ain't Snow! Preparing Your Lawn For Winter

3 Min

Did you know that the first official day of winter 2019/2020 is only one month away? To prepare for winter, the team at Nutri-Lawn has put together this quick list of property maintenance tasks to help you get your landscaping and lawn ready for the cold winter weather ahead. 

The leaves are falling off the trees, days are getting shorter, and the air is noticeably cooler (and in some areas of Canada, snow has already arrived). Time to buckle up and batten down the hatches, folks! 

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Damage

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