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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 Deal With Summer Heat Damage

2 Min

Boy; is it ever hot out there in the Ottawa region! This heat wave is already taking its toll on lawns across the city and we’ve still got two or so more months to go. Are you facing the grim reality of a brown lawn this summer? If so, please don’t panic. The best defense is a good offense, right? Here are some tips to help get your lawn prepared to withstand the summer extremes in Ottawa.

Please don’t wait until your lawn is in its death throes before calling in our Nutri-Lawn Ottawa lawn care experts. 

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Tips For a Great Summer Lawn

3 Min

Summer is finally here, Ottawa! Time to get outside and enjoy all that your lawn has to offer.

That said, there are a few different ways your lawn can become stressed, or struggle with the threat of pests and disease in the hot summer months. To combat this, our experts at Nutri-Lawn Ottawa gathered a few of their favourite tips for getting your lawn looking its best this season. Check them out below!

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How To Combat European Chafers

3 Min

Happy June, folks! The weather is warm, the grass is green, and summer is just around the corner. What's not to love?

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5 Common Lawn Mowing Problems

3 Min

Mowing your lawn in spring is one of those timeless Canadian traditions that just can't be beat. Especially when you can enjoy a cool glass of lemonade right after! 

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Overseeding is an Integral Spring Task

4 Min

With Mother's Day in the rear view mirror and the May long weekend almost upon us, it's apparent that spring is chugging along at a nice pace. Have you completed all of your important spring tasks yet?

Overseeding is one of the many lawn care maintenance services that Nutri-Lawn Ottawa offers. In our eyes, it's also one of the most important. 

Why is it important to overseed your lawn every spring and what are the benefits? Read on to find out!

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Top Tips For A Fabulous Summer Lawn

2 Min

Ottawa has a rich variety of soil types, so with a little bit of work, homeowners can enjoy luscious green lawns across the region. That said, there are a few (dozen) ways your lawn can become stressed, or struggle with the threat of pests and disease. Our experts at Nutri-Lawn Ottawa gathered a few of their favourite tips for getting your lawn looking its best this season.

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Lawn Pests: European Crane Fly

3 Min

The European Crane Fly is native to Eurasia, but has been present in Canada since the mid 1950s. It is found throughout both the east and west coast and throughout southwestern, central and eastern Ontario. These pests live in the top layer of soil and feast on the root hairs, blades and crowns of lawn grasses and can cause extensive damage to your property.

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An Organic Solution for White Grubs

2 Min

The white grubs you find in your lawn this time of year are larvae of the native June bug or June beetle, or less likely but possibly, the European chafer or Japanese beetle. These grubs are particularly fond of the fibrous roots of lawn grass. You might not see the damage caused by these pests until later in the summer, so now is the time to take action before large brown patches of ruined lawn emerges.

If your lawn can roll up like a carpet (a decimated root system), there may be a grub infestation. It takes only 8 or 10 grubs to ruin a square foot of lawn. Your lawn may feel spongy to walk on or skunks and other small mammals are digging up your lawn at night. Typically these infestations don’t happen every year because it takes three years for the June bug to mature, so the damage happens cyclically.

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10 Reasons You Should Top Dress Your Lawn

3 Min

Everything needs a rest from time to time and your soil is no different. But removing all the grass to give the soil a season to rest obviously isn’t ideal. From time to time, it’s really important to help replenish the nutrients that were naturally present in the soil, otherwise your grass will suffer. One easy way to do this is by top dressing.

What is Top Dressing?

Fertilizer is one way to reintroduce essential nutrients into the soil. Another way is to apply a layer of fresh soil on top of your lawn. Top dressing could be compost, loam, or topsoil. Just be aware that topsoil is literally the top layer of soil, so this does not guarantee rich nutrient soil. Top dressing is an organic way to gradually add ‘life’ back into your soil.

Soil contains many nutrients and microorganisms that are vital for good plant growth. These microorganisms are what breaks down organic materials such as fallen leaves, woody debris and other things into nutrients the plants can consume. Soil without these microorganisms can create a variety of other problems.

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Take Control Of The Moss In Your Lawn

2 Min

Moss. Lovely to behold, fun to touch, but seeing it in your lawn is getting rather old.

OK, we’re not great poets, but we know how difficult it can be to get rid of the moss in your lawn. Moss is great in a garden if that’s where you want it, but moss in your lawn is not a fun problem to have.

The lawn care professionals at Nutri-Lawn Ottawa have the necessary tools to get rid of the moss in your yard with specialized removal products. The moss will turn a brownish-black and will then be easily raked out and then the area can be reseeded.

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