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Nutri-Lawn Blog

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

How To Stay Ahead Of Weeds

2 Min

There are three fundamental factors that must be present and working together, if you want a healthy lawn with few weeds. They are fertility, water and mowing. When all three are done in the proper way, the turf can compete with most existing weeds, and resist further weed germination.

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Topics: A Guide to Weed Control

When Are We Starting Weed Control?

1 Min

In this new era of a pesticide ban, weeds need to be present and actively growing in order to be controlled. With the warm temperatures coming, we will begin our weed applications late this week. We will spray the first flush of cooler temperature weeds and then return for another application for the late-emerging weeds, like clover and thistle.

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Topics: Ottawa, A Guide to Weed Control, Weeds, Fiesta Weed Control

Spring Weed Control

3 Min

Weed germination occurs when the soil temperatures increase. Dandelions are usually the first to germinate and emerge in bare areas. We usually see the growth starting in mid-May. The soil temperatures are still too cool for many ‘other’ lawn weeds, and current Ontario legislation only allows products registered to target weeds once they have emerged. There are no licensed control products that will prevent weeds from germinating.

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Topics: Ottawa, A Guide to Weed Control, Fiesta Weed Control

Fiesta Weed Control: Does It Work For Your Lawn?

7 Min

When it comes to curb appeal, a beautiful green lawn beats a weed infested one any day of the week. Since most of our customers fit into the 'houseproud' category, it isn't surprising that weed control is a top concern in the spring, summer and fall months. 

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Topics: Ottawa, A Guide to Weed Control, Weeds, Fiesta Weed Control

A Guide To Spring Weed Control

3 Min

Hi readers, Shawn The Grass Expert here! If you're a lawn lover like myself, odds are high that today's blog topic will elicit one of the following strong reactions from you: 

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Weed Control

A List Of Common Spring Weeds

11 Min

Look out, readers! Spring has spring but so have the pesky weeds. 

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Weed Control

Fiesta Weed Control: Does It Work?

4 Min

When it comes to curb appeal, a luscious green lawn beats a weed infested one any day of the week. Since most of our customers fit into the 'houseproud' category, it isn't surprising that weed control is a top concern.

But with homeowners wanting environmentally responsible weed control options that satisfy provincial regulations and restrictions, what effective alternatives are there to traditional herbicides?

The answer is Fiesta. Combined with cultural practices like proper mowing, watering, balanced soil fertility, and aeration, Fiesta can help effectively control weeds without harming your lawn.

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Topics: A Guide to Weed Control

Top 6 Summer Lawn Care Services

5 Min

Guess what? It's officially SUMMER!

Considering how long we wait for it to come around, most of us are quick to sing the praises of Summer. But if your grass had a voice, it might not agree.

Prolonged heat and drought can be pretty rough on your lawn, especially if you haven't put in the work during Spring. But don't stress; there's a lot you can do for your lawn throughout June, July, and August to help it survive the effects of sweltering heat.

Here are our 6 top Summer lawn care services.

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Care, A Guide to Weed Control, A Guide to Fertilizing, A Guide to Insect Control

Preparing Your Lawn For Summer Stress

6 Min

Brace yourselves... Summer is coming.

Unless you're an even greater Grass Expert than I am, July and August are bound to do a number on your lawn. Consistent heat and inconsistent rain can take a toll on your turf, and unless you're on the ball, before you know it your once green lawn will have lost all its lustre.

The trick in avoiding a brown, dormant lawn is the right preparation and constant maintenance. Here are some tips to prepare your lawn for withstanding Summer stress.

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Care, A Guide to Weed Control, A Guide to Fertilizing, A Guide to Insect Control

6 Common Spring Weeds & How To Deal With Them

7 Min

Just when you thought life couldn't be better with all the warmer weather, out come the Spring weeds in full force. There goes your weekend!

Weeds are the epitome of persistence. Even for the most dedicated and diligent homeowners, the onset of Spring often means there will be a weed or two (hundred) to tackle. 

Here's our list of the top 6 broadleaf weeds found in Canadian lawns this Spring.

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Weed Control