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Caring for Your New Lawn


New lawns are extremely susceptible to many issues such as insects, disease and death. Caring for a new lawn takes some effort to make sure it has a fighting chance for the root to take and thrive. Watering Sod requires watering at least twice a day, with an important mid-day soaking. Moisture should be maintained … Continue Reading

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6 Tips for Hiring a Landscaping Company


There are many Ottawa landscaping companies who offer professional landscaping services to keep your yard and gardens looking lovely all year long. However, not all of these landscaping companies have equal services or standards. Here are six tips to help you find a landscape company Ottawa home owners can trust: Track Record There are a few things … Continue Reading

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5 Benefits of Having In-Ground Sprinklers


You know when that when snow finally starts melting your mind begins to envision fields of green. However, those gorgeous emerald lawns you see at golf courses and at the Parliament Buildings took a lot of attention and care to achieve those amazing results. If you are looking for an easier way to maintain a well-manicured lawn an … Continue Reading

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4 Benefits of Interlock


Many people contemplate whether or not interlocking paving is the best option for them. Interlocking can do many things other than just adding curb appeal to your home in fact, there are several benefits to choosing interlocking rather than going with traditional concrete or stepping stones. Here are four benefits to choosing interlock: Design One … Continue Reading

What is better sod or seed your lawn?

Sodding vs Seeding


Achieving a gorgeous lawn takes a lot of work and effort, but the results are worth it. If your lawn needs a little TLC it may need  to be drastically repaired, for this you have options. To repair a lawn that has a lot of damage starting over is probably your best bet, to do … Continue Reading

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5 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Landscaper


Your yard is the first impression your home gives, and it says a lot about you personally. If you feel it is time for your yard to have a face lift, you should consider hiring a landscaper rather than doing it yourself. Here are 5 reasons why hiring a landscaper is the better option than … Continue Reading

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Spring Lawn Care Tips


Warmer weather is approaching, and spring is a beautiful season in Canada. We have the lovely experience of getting to see nature come to life in full bloom within a matter of a few weeks. Seeing it come alive is wonderful, but sometimes it needs a little help, especially your lawn. Winter can do a … Continue Reading

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How to Control and Reduce Weeds


Keeping your lawn and garden looking amazing is important to you. Yet those ugly weeds may have other plans in store for you. Here are some tips you can count on to help you control and reduce them. Mulching The use of mulch allows the plants to grow easier without the risk of so many … Continue Reading

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Evaluating Ottawa Landscaping Companies


There are plenty of wonderful Ottawa landscaping companies. However, they aren’t all the same so you need to spend some time evaluating them. Doing so will help you to connect with one that can do the work you need with terrific results for a fair price. If you just pick one randomly, you are taking … Continue Reading

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Benefits of Over-Seeding Lawns in Fall


You may have heard that you should over-seed lawns in the fall. Yet you aren’t really sure why that is recommended. There are plenty of benefits to doing it, and as you learn about them, you will definitely want to put this on your agenda. It should be a vital part of fall lawn care … Continue Reading

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Best Watering Techniques if you don’t have an Irrigation System


Watering your lawn is important, but doing it correctly is vital. If you don’t have an irrigation system, these are steps you should follow. Too much water, not enough water, or wrong techniques can all harm your lawn. Make sure you have the right information so your lawn is healthy and looks amazing! Water Delivery … Continue Reading

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Lawn Fertilizer Tips and Tricks


Ottawa landscapers are busy scheduling their lawn fertilizing routes. Utilizing the proper fertilizer and applying it to your lawn may seem like a relatively easy task, however every year many homeowners do more harm than good with this regard. This is why it is advisable that you contact an Ottawa landscape company to inspect and … Continue Reading

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Landscaping Contractors in Ottawa


Thinking about hiring an Ottawa landscaping company, contractor, or designer? There are some important things to consider before you go out and choose who will do your work. First and foremost you need to be aware of any local guidelines that you may run into. Depending on the type of landscaping work you are having … Continue Reading

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Eliminate the Chore of Garden Edging


Garden edging is an important part of keeping your yard looking very nice. However, it may be a chore you don’t like to do. It is a part of lawn cleaning that can be time consuming. You can get those fantastic results though without all of the problems when you install either Snap Edge or … Continue Reading

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Backyard Birding in Ottawa


Backyard birding in Ottawa is becoming a very popular hobby. With the warm weather approaching quickly bird watchers are anxiously waiting for birds to migrate back north. Ottawa landscaping companies are quickly transitioning to accommodate these hobbyists by incorporating backyard birding into their landscaping plans. In this article we are going to briefly look at … Continue Reading

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Front House Landscaping Ideas for any Budget


You may be interested in upgrading the look of your front yard. This is the first thing that people see when they drive by or when they come to visit. It makes sense that you want it to look appealing and interesting. It will also add overall value to your home. Being able to love … Continue Reading

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Weed Prevention Lawn Care


Call any Ottawa landscaping company and ask them what the number one question they receive is. Nine times out of ten the question is either how to I get rid of weeds in my lawn, or how do I prevent weeds in my lawn? One would think it would be a simple answer, however in … Continue Reading

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Grub Removal and Lawn Damage


Now that the snow is melting in the Ottawa region it is time to start thinking about your lawn. If you’re like most homes in the Ottawa area, hit with drought and a very hot summer you may need a new lawn or at the very least some professional assistance. One common lawn issue that … Continue Reading

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Spring Lawn Care


The rough northern winter takes its toll on our lawns and gardens. Landscapers in Ottawa are readying themselves for the busy spring time. From small yard landscaping ideas, to full bore lawn and garden creation there is no shortage of landscapers in Ottawa, however qualify very very carefully. It is important that you are aware … Continue Reading

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Tips for Laying Sod to get Fantastic Results


Following these tips for laying sod will help you to get results. The last thing you want is to end up not being happy with the outcome. Proper care of the soil under the sod is important so that it will work out to your advantage. Add some lime to the soil to reduce the … Continue Reading

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How to Lay Sod – And the amount of labour involved


Are you interested in how to install sod properly? It does take time, and there is lots of physical work involved. Depending on the size of your yard the most efficient way of sodding your yard will be to have an absolute minimum of 2 people completing the project. As many as 4-8 people could … Continue Reading

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Avoid Common Mistakes when Laying Sod / Resodding in Spring


To help ensure you get terrific results, you need to avoid these common mistakes when laying sod in spring. If you don’t have a sod cutter, you are best to Rent one from either Home Depot or a local hardware store which rents out small machines and equipment to contractor and home owners. Your back … Continue Reading

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Tips for Hiring a Landscape Designer


In this blog we are going to discuss the importance of hiring a landscape designer or landscape architect. Not every project requires a professional landscape designer. Often people know right away what they want and can provide a fairly solid blue print. Creating a unique and warm outdoor environment adds pride and value to your … Continue Reading

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When is the Best Time To Lay New Sod


This blog article is going to focus on when is the best time to lay new sod. This is really dependent on where you live. If you live in a northern climate the experiences cold winter you may want to consider laying your sod in mid to late spring or late summer early fall. You … Continue Reading

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Lawn Care Results Choosing the Right Company


So we have looked at a number of topics with regard to your lawn care needs and landscaping jobs. We have discussed the benefits of laying new sod versus seeding damaged areas. Maybe an artificial lawn if what you’re looking for if so we can provide you with all the information you need. In our … Continue Reading

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Comparing Landscaping Estimates


I’m not sure who first worded the saying “be sure you’re comparing apples to apples” but it certainly is a wise quote. In this article we are going to look t comparing landscaping estimates. It is very important when you are seeking a company to do work on your home that you are getting the … Continue Reading

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Watering Your New Sod or Seeded Lawn


Take a quick walk around your neighborhood and you can tell who takes the best care of their lawn. It is downright frustrating to have bookend neighbors that ignore their lawns. Every neighborhood has them. It only takes one neglectful homeowner to create havoc on others. A close friend of mine in fact purchased a … Continue Reading

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Lawn Replacement versus Lawn TLC


Depending where you live the snow is likely all but gone. The trees and tulips have started to bloom and the grass is growing. With the mild winter we experienced many people are faced with a pretty messy situation with regard to their lawn. We had lower than normal temperatures in most surrounding areas; we … Continue Reading

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What You Need to Know about Choosing the Right Landscaper


Choosing a landscaper to improve the look of your property is a wise choice. Whether you are looking to hire a landscaper to repair a few bad spots in your lawn, or to provide a complete overhaul of your property there are some essential things you need to know. If you’re seeking a landscaper for … Continue Reading

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Lawn Care Tips- Mowing the Grass


I don’t know about you, but I just love mowing my grass. There is nothing better than the smell of fresh cut grass and the feeling of a warm summer breeze on my face. I have a feeling that I am in the minority when it comes to lawn care and grass cutting. I am … Continue Reading

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Lawn Replacement Synthetic Turf or Sod


This is a common question that seems to be popping up in the industry more and more every year. Should you go with a Synthetic Turf as opposed to Sod when replacing your lawn? There are a few things to keep in mind here including, cost, environmental benefits good or bad, and the appearance factor. … Continue Reading

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Selling Your Home? Before You List It, Stage It


Curb appeal sells homes. If you have purchased a home or are thinking about buying or selling you know what I’m talking about. When we purchased our first home the first thing we did was tour around the city checking out the homes in the MLS listings. You pull up to the curb and what … Continue Reading

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Maintaining Your New Lawn


Aeration Aerating your lawn allows a better flow of water, air and vital nutrients to the plant roots, making it easier for them to grow. Aeration is best done in early spring and fall and can be done in conjunction but prior to over-seeding and/or topdressing. (call us in the early spring or fall to … Continue Reading

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Tips for Mowing Your New Lawn


When your newly installed lawn has reached a growth of 4-5 or more inches you can begin to mow it. Do not let it grow much longer than five inches Set your mower’s height adjustment to its maximum for the  first couple cuts and gradually lower the setting. Do not mow shorter than 3”. Don’t … Continue Reading

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Watering Your New Lawn


The MOST IMPORTANT ELEMENT to ensuring the success of your new lawn! IMMEDIATELY water your lawn after it’s installed until it’s completely saturated and the soil under the middle of the sod roll is wet. If watered insufficiently, the middle of the roll will still be dry causing yellowing of grass. You can check to … Continue Reading