Caring for your lawn… naturally Saint John NB

For many homeowners, a healthy, lush lawn is a top priority throughout the spring and summer seasons. If done right, it can be maintained all season ...

Bumble Bee Lawn Mowing
(506) 454-4075
185 Liverpool Street
Fredericton, NB
 
Big River Sports & Equipment Ltd
(506) 548-3333
Big River, NB
 
R Cyr Forest & Garden Inc
(506) 423-6902
11429 Rte 144
Saint-Leonard-Parent, NB
 
Cyr Burner Service Inc
(506) 423-6902
11429 Route 144 Hwy
St. Leonard, NB
 
Enviro Masters Lawn Care
(506) 461-1414
527 Beaverbrook Court
Fredericton, NB
 
Big River Sports & Equipment Ltd
(506) 548-3366
Bathurst, NB
 
Hall Bros Enterprises Ltd
(506) 839-2344
Norton, NB
 

Caring for your lawn… naturally

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(NC)-For many homeowners, a healthy, lush lawn is a top priority throughout the spring and summer seasons. If done right, it can be maintained all season long using natural methods and products. The lawn and garden team at Canadian Tire has the following simple and eco-friendly lawn care rituals to help homeowners get off to a natural and healthy start on the yard this season,.

Once a Year:

• Over-seed every spring or fall to thicken turf naturally as healthy, thick lawns naturally deter weeds and other pests

• Aerate your lawn to improve air water and nutrient uptake

• Top dress stressed areas of the lawn with organic lawn soil

• Check soil pH and add lime to correct acidic soil conditions

Every 2 Months:

• Feed the lawn 3-4 times per year with a slow release fertilizer that will reduce water consumption up to 50% as well as promote slower lawn growth, requiring less mowing

• Use a composter to reduce your household waste and create a natural humus that your garden and plants will love

Weekly:

• Set mowing height to 7.5 cm (3 in.) for stronger roots

• Use a manual or cordless lawnmower and trimmer to reduce harmful greenhouse-gas emissions

• Water thoroughly once a week to grow deeper roots

• Mulch grass clippings and use to shade soil, reduce evaporation and naturally fertilize the lawn

• Water lawn and garden during the morning (7a.m.-10a.m.) to avoid mid-day heat and evaporation

As Required:

• Repair lawn damage and bare spots promptly with quality grass seed and lawn soil

• Use weeding tools to remove isolated weeds. Look for the Fiskars Telescopic Weeder, available at Canadian Tire. This stand-up unit is ergonomically friendly and is great for targeting dandelions, thistles and other invasive weeds

• Top-quality outdoor tools are a good investment as they incorporate high-grade materials, ergonomic design and durable steel heads and blades

• Save your back by investing in a good-quality wheelbarrow to haul supplies, soil, mulch and plants around the yard

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