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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 …

Weeding

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Main Causes of Lawn Browning

There is nothing more frustrating than tediously tending to your lawn, only to find brown spots. Read on to determine the possible causes of lawn browning that you may fall victim to. Scalping: Lawn scalping occurs when grass is cut quite low, exposing the stems of the grass blades. Scalping is harmful to your lawn because it limits the amount …

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Grub Control

Grubs are among some of the most difficult lawn pests to deal with. They feed on the fibrous roots of grass causing your lawn to brown since it is unable to retain nutrients and moisture. Blue grass, bentgrass, and tall fescue are particularly vulnerable to severe damage by grub infestation, however, all grass types are susceptible. Luckily, there are many …

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The Benefits of Fall Fertilizing

Autumn is the best time for you to nourish your yard since it will strengthen the roots of your lawn and plants. This will provide a strong base that will thrive and flourish in the following spring. Rule of Thumb Knowing exactly when and how much to fertilize your lawn, begins with understanding the fertilizing formula. The formula is represented …

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Watering Your Lawn

There are many common misconceptions about caring for your garden, especially in regards to excessive watering. In actuality, lawns that receive moderate supplemental watering grow much greener and healthier than lawns that are over-watered. Understanding the basics of watering your grass will help in maintaining a beautiful lawn throughout the year. Water only when needed Limiting the amount of water …