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Nutri-Lawn Blog

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

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

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

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: A Guide to Weed Control, The Grass Expert

Spring is the Time To Lime Your Lawn

2 Min

Early Spring is an ideal time to lime your lawn, and is a great way to further improve your soil after performing a core aeration on your lawn. If your lawn is wilted or dormant, never apply lime; instead, wait for a time when the lawn is actively growing like early Spring or Fall.

Regular liming can do a wealth of good for your grass. With a number of benefits, calcitic lime is a welcome addition for every home lawn, especially those that need a little TLC.

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

Your Best Defense Against Weed Infestations

2 Min

The best natural defense against weeds is maintaining a thick and healthy lawn that is capable of out-competing weeds and tolerating minor insect feeding. These 7 tips will help you on your way to a robust, healthy lawn.

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Topics: A Guide to Weed Control, The Grass Expert

Weed of the Week: White Clover

1 Min

This weeks weed of the week is White Clover. Commonly referred to as the “Shamrock”,  white clover consists of 3 oval shaped leaves that together grow from the central stem and make up this famous shamrock symbol. As luck would have it, it is estimated that approximately 1 in every 10,000 three-leaf clovers, a very lucky four-leaf clover can be found.

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Weed Control

Weed of the Week: Wild Violets

2 Min

Wild Violet (Viola papilionacea)

  • Life Cycle: Perennial broadleaf weed
  • Growth Habit: clumping, spreading
  • Leaves: Heart shaped leaves, cupping towards petiole, rounded teeth on leaf margins
  • Roots: Branching rhizomes, dense fibrous
  • Flower Colour: Blue, purple, white
  • Control: Difficult to control
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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Weed Control

Weed of the Week: Buckhorn Plantain

1 Min

Buckhorn Plantain (Plantago lanceolata)

Buckhorn Plantain is a perennial broadleaf weed that is commonly found across Canada and the US.  It is typically found on sites that are dry and have basic to neutral soil pH conditions.  The leaves develop in a basal rosette and are long and slender with distinctive parallel venation.  The main growth period is from June through to September.  A dense fibrous root system allows it to survive low mowing heights .  Cylindrical spike seedheads form on long stalks that can reach heights of 2 feet, but are generally removed and cut off during mowing practices.

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Weed Control