Dealing with Snow Mould

The reason for your watery eyes and sneezing come Springtime may be caused by the same irritant creating patches in your lawn. Snow mould appears in the Spring, when the snow is melting and the grass is wet, and creates mouldy patches in your lawn. Read below to learn what you can do to make sure your lawn is free …

Prepare Your Lawn for Winter

It may seem a bit early to be thinking about Spring, but Autumn is actually the best time to take steps toward a healthy green lawn after the snow thaws. Putting a little extra TLC into your usual lawn care routine now could save you a lot of headaches in the Spring! In the video and complementary article below, our …

Should I Aerate My Lawn In The Fall?

Aeration is an important part of routine maintenance for a healthy and full lawn. The procedure involves puncturing the turf, which is usually done with a core aerator – a machine that pull small “plugs” of grass and soil out of the ground. This creates space for air, water, and nutrients to reach the grass roots and helps to loosen …

It’s a Weed, it’s a Grass, it’s… Both!

So there is an unwanted plant growing in your yard, but you can’t identify it. You don’t know how to treat it and you want it gone, but what is it? Is it a grass, or is it a weed? By definition, a weed is a wild plant growing where it is unwanted and is in competition for nutrients with …

Identifying & Treating Chinch Bug Damage

Is it really drought damage? This year, many of us are experiencing dry, brown patches in our lawns. While it is easy to assume that our grass woes are due to the hot and dry weather we’ve had in Southern Ontario the past few weeks, if you are watering and caring for your turf zealously but are still seeing signs …

Identifying and Treating Drought Damage

Do you ever wonder why your lawn is not as green as the lawns of your neighbors? When your grass starts to turn into a dull gray/brown hue or darken in colour, it is a sign that it needs a drink. Drought happens when your lawn is not receiving enough water, which can bring severe stress to your grass and …

Identifying & Treating Grub Damage

Are you experiencing lawn problems, but can’t see any clear reasons why? Grubs may be at fault! In Southern Ontario, there are three species of white grubs that infest lawns – the European Chafer, the June Beetle, and the Japanese Beetle. So how do you know if you’re battling the bugs? There are patches in your turf. If Spring arrived …

DIY Dandelion Control

It’s that time of year again, the time when small yellow weeds begin to rear their ugly heads and take over whatever grass they can! Dandelions are stubborn weeds with roots that can reach 2 to 3 feet down into the soil, making them difficult to get rid of unless you are very dedicated and don’t mind getting your hands …

Proper Care for Your Grass Type

The type and frequency of lawn care required to maintain a healthy and green yard depends on the type of grass you have. By mixing different types of grass seeds, a green lawn is possible year round. Mixing grass types also helps to defend against damage from traffic and pests. There are a few grass types that make up the …

Get your lawn ready for Spring

A healthy green lawn begins with proper preparation and maintenance in the Spring. By completing the steps described below, you can get a leg up on your neighbors, and have the greenest lawn on the block! Clean up the Lawn and Prepare Tools: The first step you need to take when starting your Spring lawn care regime is to clean …