Healthy Lawn Tips

Along with our programs and services, your lawn will need help from you.

The following cultural practices are recommended by Health Canada and Green Stream:

Feed your lawn with compost and leave grass clippings where they fall for nutrient recycling.

Aerate compacted soil in the spring or fall– this helps oxygen, water and nutrients reach the roots.

Overseed thinned areas or choose alternative ground covers in difficult spots.

Replace grass with paving stones or mulch in heavy traffic areas.

Check the lawn regularly to detect pests and other problems early.

Discover that healthy lawns are less susceptible to pest problems.

Enjoy! A healthy lawn is an ideal place to relax.

Mow High to promote vigorous growth, prevent weeds and discourage insect pests.
(6 to 8 cm or 2.5 to 3″)

Water Deeply and infrequently to promote deep roots. Too much water starves the soil of oxygen and invites disease.

Put a container on your lawn to measure how much you have watered.
(2.5 cm or 1″) is recommended.

Early Spring Lawn Care

  • Keep off the lawn in the spring until the ground has dried and is firm to walk on.
  • Rake up debris, dead grass, leaves, etc.

Late Spring Lawn Care

  • Apply grass seed to repair damaged areas or thicken existing lawn.

Fall Lawn Care

  • Fall is the best time to apply grass seed to repair damaged areas or thicken existing turf area.