Lawn care

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 …

5 Tips to Reseed Your Lawn Successfully

Whether you want to fill in a few bare spots or your lawn needs a brand new start, reseeding can help you get the lawn you are after. The process involves a whole lot more than sprinkling seeds and hoping they grow. Follow these tips to reseed lawn surfaces successfully. Are Reseeding and Overseeding the Same Thing? The terms reseeding …

9 Lawn Maintenance Tips for the Start of Spring

After the long months of winter, many homeowners are eager to get back outside and relax with some yard maintenance work. Cultivating a beautiful yard that is the envy of your neighbors requires critical steps at various points in the calendar year. A nice yard becomes a place where you can relax and spend quality time with your family and …

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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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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 neighbours, 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 …