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Nutri-Lawn Blog

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

Prevent Animal Damage On Your Lawn

2 Min

 

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Damage

Safety First: Mowing Tips For Father's Day

5 Min

Attention father's of the world! As the proverbial 'Masters of the Mow,' this Sunday is the perfect time for you to take a break and let your kids do the heavy lifting on the lawn. It is Father's Day after all; you've earned the right to stretch out, enjoy a cold beverage, and watch the US Open unfold before your eyes - mowing the grass a distant afterthought. 

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Damage

Monitoring Your Lawn For Grubs

2 Min

Homeowners are often unaware that  grubs are present until they suffer significant turf loss from secondary pests — animals who feed on the grubs and cause damage. The key to success with white grubs is identifying if they are present before any turf damage is visible. Monitoring early and often is best practice. If white grub infestations are suspected in a specific area or have been a problem in the past, it is recommended to monitor these areas first. If grubs have not been a problem in the past it is best practice to monitor several random areas across the lawn in the front and back.

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Insect 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

The Lawn Thatch Crash Course

5 Min

Class is in session, lawn lovers! So buckle up and get ready, today's lesson will cover an important spring lawn care subject- thatch. 

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Care

5 Tips For Spring Seeding

3 Min

If April showers bring May flowers, then spring seeding helps to keep lawns succeeding. Some Nutri-Lawn poetry to brighten up your Thursday right there!

Spring is highly regarded as one of the best times to plant grass seed. Even the best maintained lawns usually have at least one area of concern that can use seeding in some way or another after winter. 

Taking advantage of the optimal spring growing conditions make establishing seed for the average do-it-yourselfer much easier. By following a few easy steps and remembering a handful of helpful guidelines, new grass will be growing in no time. #SpringGoals. 

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Care

What Happens To Your Lawn In Early Spring?

2 Min

After a long winter, spring can’t come quick enough for most homeowners in Canada. If a lawn could talk, it would likely say the same! After months of snow and ice cover, along with being subjected to the harsh elements of winter, most lawns have had all they can take. Enter spring!

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Damage

Do You Know About Winter Desiccation?

3 Min

Greetings, lawn lovers! It is I, The Grass Expert, here to talk to you about a dastardly winter lawn care issue that affects many a Canadian around this time of year: winter desiccation.

Winter desiccation takes place when the turfgrass plant is in its dormant or semi-dormant stages, and can cause varying degrees of damage severity to a lawn. All turfgrass species are prone to winter desiccation if the right conditions persist.

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Damage

Protect Your Property After The Storm

4 Min

Heigh-Ho, Heigh-Ho, it's off to shovel we go! 

For those who live in areas with routine and heavy snowfall in winter, this phrase has probably passed through your minds a few times this year as you slog outside with a shovel in hand and a scowl on your face. Winter and snow/ice storms go hand in hand, making shovelling as Canadian a pastime as, say, ice hockey or curling. What a world we live in!

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Damage

The Effects Of Winter Ice Damage

3 Min

With winter in full swing, many parts of Canada are getting cold enough and have enough precipitation to hold impromptu outdoor skating rinks. Sure, a patch of ice for hockey-related purposes is great. But on your lawn? Well, not so much...

The effects of Ice coverage can cause varying degrees of lawn damage depending on the severity of the ice coverage, the length of exposure, and the hardiness of the turfgrass species effected. Where snow coverage is generally considered desirable with the exception of the increased risk for snow mold disease, ice coverage on the other hand is more of a concern and is undesirable, often causing more severe damage that requires renovation practices to speed up recovery.

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Topics: The Grass Expert, A Guide to Lawn Damage