Friday, 06 April 2012 19:53
Watch Out for Lawn Rust
Want an excellent litmus (pH) test for how your lawn is growing? See if the grass has gone rusty. If it has, you're in for some trouble! Sounds like it's time to contact Nutri-Lawn and book an emergency Ottawa turf maintenance session!
What are the Signs of Rust?
Rust is usually visible on the edge of grass blades where it forms a brownish fungus. It doesn't necessarily do any harm, although it does tend to rub off onto clothing and footwear – which isn't good if you have white carpets. What's more, if left untreated, lawn rust will give your grass an unusual golden glow.
Friday, 06 April 2012 19:48
How to Handle Fungus
Did you know there are hundreds of thousands of different kinds of lawn fungi naturally living in your turf? While most of these are recognized as beneficial organism-digesting organic entities, nearly 10,000 are classified as disease causing. If your lawn has become overrun with toadstools, don't wait to act. Contact a Nutri-Lawn Ottawa lawn service technician to review the situation immediately.
Friday, 06 April 2012 19:37
How to Start a Lawn
There are many reasons why an Ottawa homeowner might need to try and reestablish their lawn. Furthermore, there are dozens of different ways to go about starting your new turf. From seeding to sodding, the Ottawa lawn service experts at Nutri-Lawn know all the ins and outs of starting a new lawn. The following is a crash course for planting a lawn that will last a lifetime.
Friday, 24 February 2012 14:01
Nitrogen: What Does it Do For Your Lawn?
If you're thinking about fertilizing your lawn this spring, it's important that you first consider the role of nitrogen and how it will affect your lawn maintenance in Ottawa. Nitrogen is one of the main nutrients found in most fertilizers and it plays a vital role in the health of your lawn. Read on for more information about nitrogen and how it can impact your Ottawa lawn maintenance.
Friday, 24 February 2012 13:47
Soil pH and Your Lawn: What You Need to Know
What is Soil pH?
Potential hydrogen, (better known as pH) is a measure of the acidity and alkalinity of soil. pH is measured on a scale from 1 to 14, where 7 is neutral, less than 7 is acidic, and more than 7 is alkaline. While thinking of pH and your current Ottawa lawn care regime, it's important to keep in mind that this is a logarithmic scale. This means that the difference between a pH of 7 and a pH of 6 is actually 10 times the acidity; the difference between 7 and 5 is 100 times the acidity, and so on. Clearly, when the soil's pH is out of balance, it will have a major impact on your Ottawa lawn care approach.
Saturday, 11 February 2012 21:58
Don't Let Increased Water Rates Ruin Your Ottawa Lawn Care
Ottawa citizens are bracing for a major water rate hike, thanks to a long-range financial plan presented to City Council. According to the Ottawa Sun, Ottawa water rates are projected to increase by 6% this spring, adding roughly $34 to the average water and sewer bill.
And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
The proposal also includes a 7% hike in each of 2013 and 2014, a 6% increase for 2015 and 2016, and a 5% increase for each of the years up to 2021. Compounded, Ottawa citizens are looking at a 74% increase to their water bill, which averages out to nearly $1,000 in additional charges over the next 10 years.
How the Hike Will Affect Your Ottawa Lawn Care
There's no denying the costly effect this hike will have on Ottawa homeowners, especially those who rely upon a traditional lawn sprinkler system. These inefficient systems are based solely on a timed controller for irrigation schedule. As such, customers are often caught overwatering, wasting unnecessary amounts of water and money.
Luckily, there are ways to help improve the water efficiency of your system using a smart controller. A smart controller will enable you to decrease water consumption and improve accuracy of water placement, all while decreasing runoff and evaporation. Don't let a proposed water hike drain you of your hard-earned cash. Invest in a consumption-friendly controller to help reduce your watering expenses.
Saturday, 11 February 2012 21:47
How to Care For Your Lawn in Winter
Ottawa winters are long, cold, and dreary. Blowing winds, whiteout conditions, sub-zero temperatures – we get to enjoy it all! And even though we sometimes luck out and enjoy an afternoon of warm sunshine, it's never more than a tease. But herein lies the problem – just because it's cold and snowy outside, doesn't mean you can forget about your lawn care responsibilities. A lush, vibrant lawn requires regular maintenance all year long, so don't even think about slacking! Here are some important winter lawn care tips to keep in mind the next time you're out shovelling the drive.
Wednesday, 24 August 2011 19:18
Xeriscape – Water-wise Landscaping
Water conservation is always a major concern for the inground sprinkler system installers here at Nutri-Lawn. That's why we're dedicated to providing our customers with an amazing selection of environmentally-friendly automatic sprinkler systems. Designed to work in harmony with Mother Nature, these systems help reduce water consumption and eliminate expensive utility bills. But that's not all. Our water-smart Ottawa sprinkler systems can be programmed to work in harmony with a drought-resistant xeriscaped lawn.
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