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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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Does Your Lawn Have Grubs?

If your lawn is starting to look different, discoloured, dry or not growing properly. Your lawn may be infested with uninvited guests that can cause long-term damage to your grass and root. Here’s a quick way to identify and inspect damage to your lawn Identify What Damage If you’re noticing the appearance of beetles on your lawn early in the summer, followed by …

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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 …

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Tips for Lawn Mowing

Many people view grass cutting as a simple pastime, but mowing your lawn is a tedious and laborious task. No matter how much effort you put into tending your lawn, sometimes it never looks as good as you had hoped. The good news is that improper mowing is one of the most common causes of lawn problems which can easily be …

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Weed Control Prevention and Maintenance

Despite our best efforts, it seems as though every spring dandelions make their way back to our lawns. Fortunately, there are a few preventative measures you can use to control these unwanted weeds. In order to eliminate pesky lawn weeds, we first need to understand how it grows and thrives. Dandelions & Broadleaf Weeds Broadleaf weeds, such as thistle, are …