Friday, 24 May 2013 19:14
The seasonal weather profile of the Vancouver area is pretty unique compared to most other parts of Canada. The geography of the Lower Mainland encourages some of the mildest – and of course, some of the wettest – climatic conditions during the winter to spring period. So when it comes to Vancouver lawn maintenance that encourages healthy growth, what works in Montreal or Calgary is not necessarily good for our west coast gardens. And one of the most vital steps in your lawn maintenance plan is adequate and timely fertilization that takes into account the area's seasonal weather patterns.
Friday, 24 May 2013 19:11
Water conservation in Vancouver? Usage restrictions? For a city that Environment Canada ranks in the top ten percent of Canada's rainiest cities, you wouldn't think that communities of the Lower Mainland would ever be subject to restrictions or outright bans on municipal water use.
In fact, water conservation is a major issue when it comes to commercial or residential Vancouver lawn care. Not only is the practice environmentally responsible, but it's also necessary for ensuring that there is enough clean water for human consumption. According to Greater Vancouver regional managers, the Lower Mainland does not have the water storage capacity to meet the demands of an ever-growing population. Therefore, there is a limited ability to collect an adequate supply for later use from area watershed regions. During dry summer months, over-consumption can mean a lack of water not only for Vancouver lawn care purposes, but also for drinking and bathing.
Monday, 13 May 2013 16:40
Finally, spring has sprung! And that means it's time to decide whether your lawn needs reseeding or the addition of new sod. You likely already know from our past articles that varieties of cool climate grasses are most suited for properties in Vancouver, due to our relatively cool climate and the moist salt air of the Pacific region. But what are cool grasses, and just how does one care for such varieties?
Monday, 13 May 2013 16:36
Mowing your lawn does more than make it look good. Cutting off the points of grass encourages the plant to branch out and start new shoots, which results in a thicker, lusher lawn. But cutting your lawn too short, too often, or with a dull mower blade can stress and weaken your lawn, making it vulnerable to weeds, drought, pests, or disease.
Tuesday, 02 April 2013 13:45
Top dressing your lawn is an important, but an often overlooked aspect of lawn care. If you are neglecting this vital act, you could end up sacrificing a lush, green lawn this year. But what is top dressing? And what are the payoffs to your lawn care in Vancouver? Look no further than this article to answer all of your burning questions!
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