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Nutri-Lawn Blog

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

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

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