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Nutri-Lawn Blog

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

Winter Lawn Care: Crown Hydration

2 Min

Crown Hydration continues to be one of the most destructive yet least preventable forms of winter kill that causes damage to a lawn. Crown hydration commonly occurs during the late winter months when warmer daytime temperatures cause the snow to melt followed by rapid freezing temperatures. The worst affected areas are in the low lying, poorly drained soils that are prone to standing water. Under these conditions the turfgrass crown begins to absorb water and become saturated. Extreme temperature fluctuations cause thawing and rapid refreezing creating ice crystals in the turfgrass plant cells that ultimately rupture and cause plant death.

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Damage, Ottawa, Burlington

Winter Lawn Care: Low Temperature Kill

2 Min

Extreme cold temperature conditions persisting for days, weeks and even months are nothing but normal to many parts of Canada during the winter months. When the mercury dips below freezing, the turfgrass plant is exposed to many extremes that can cause damage. These freezing conditions cause damage, and Direct Low Temperature Kill is what this is known as.

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Damage, Ottawa, Vancouver, Burlington

Winter Lawn Tips: Snow Coverage

2 Min

 

Depending on what part of the country you live in, the amount of snow coverage and length of time your lawn is covered by snow can be significantly different, region by region. The majority of Canada with the exception of the coastal regions in British Columbia regularly experience consistent snowfall and snow coverage for the better part of 3 – 4 months (specifically December through March). With that being said, these areas can be faced with winter lawn damage that’s caused by snow coverage.

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Damage, Ottawa, Vancouver, Burlington

Congratulations to the 2016 Nutri-Lawn Award Winners

4 Min

How do you keep the excitement alive after 30 years? You celebrate the success of those around you. You celebrate milestones. You celebrate achievements. You embrace the 'young energy' of the next generation of Nutri-Lawn'ers, and you applaud the execution of exit strategies into youthful retirement.

And what better place to do all that than the picturesque Puerto Vallarta, Mexico!

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Topics: The Grass Expert, Ottawa, Burlington

Don't Waste Lawn Care Effort This Fall

3 Min

 

Just because fall is here, it doesn’t mean lawn care stops. Right up until the first hard frost, fall is the optimal time to create the lawn you’ve always wanted for next year! If you’ve been doing all the right things and haven’t seen any improvement in your lawn, it’s possible you have the timing all wrong. There are a few things that are very beneficial for your lawn in the fall, but if you time it incorrectly, it can become a waste of time and energy. Here are our best tips for fall lawn care.

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Topics: Burlington

Don't Wait Until Spring To Plant New Grass

3 Min

One of the questions our lawn care experts get asked a lot is when should I plant new grass? Whether you’re starting over with bare soil or are looking to overseed or do some spot repairs, fall is unquestionably the best time of year to plant new grass in Ontario.

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Topics: Burlington

3 Kinds Of Lawn Damage That's Repairable

3 Min

Does your lawn have a bald spot or patches of sparse lawn? Have you recently filled in a pool, or removed a gazebo, shed, or trampoline? Want to turn some of those gardens back into easier-to-care-for lawn? Planting grass and amending soil isn’t difficult, but there are some specific things you can do to increase success.

The lawn care experts at Nutri-Lawn Burlington are available anytime for a free consultation for all your fall lawn care needs.

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Topics: Burlington

Fall Lawn Care Begins In August

3 Min

In Burlington, August usually means another month of hot and dry weather. It’s a fantastic time of year for swimming pools and outdoor parties, but now is the time to plan ahead for fall. Most homeowners have cool season grasses on their lawn, and if you’re looking to repair your lawn, fall is the best time of year to do it.

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Topics: Burlington

Does Your Lawn Have Chinch Bugs?

3 Min

Hairy Chinch Bugs can cause extensive lawn damage and begin appearing in mid-July to mid-August. These infestations can cause small isolated patches of dead grass or in extreme cases require the entire lawn be renovated. As nymphs reach maturity in mid-July, they move into the lawn and begin feasting.

Chinch bugs suck the sap from the stems of turfgrass leaving circular shaped dead and sunken patches. Chinch bugs love hot dry weather and lawns in full sun are preferred. These little critters are small – only 4mm long and as adults are grey or brown in colour with a white band across their middles.

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Topics: Burlington

New Homeowners Guide To Summer Lawn Care

3 Min

We know that a lot of Canadians are buying their first house, or simply moving to a new home through the summer. You’re in this new place, you’ve painted and maybe bought some new furniture and you look out the window to the back yard. What to do with the lawn? Where do you start? How do you improve on what you’ve been given to work with?

You want the lawn and yard to look like the new owners care about this home and this neighbourhood. Don’t let that excitement dwindle or cool. July and August are fairly undemanding months when it comes to lawn care because the heat and drought-like conditions force many lawns into dormancy. But you can get started right now, or just plan ahead so you can handle September like a pro!

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Topics: Burlington