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How To Fertilize Your Lawn

Posted by: Instant Lawns on July 24, 2014 in Lawn Care Tips, Lawn Fertilizer

Local landscapers take great care in providing the right fertilizer to keep your lawn and soil healthy. Many people will just grab any old bag of fertilizer off the shelf, apply it and then be surprised when they discover their lawn is suddenly covered in brittle, yellow patches. Applying fertilizer is not as easy as … Continue Reading

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4 Common Lawn Care Problems

Posted by: Instant Lawns on July 16, 2014 in Lawn Care Tips, Ottawa-Gatineau

Ottawa lawn maintenance takes a lot of time and attention and sometimes even the most attentive home owner can run into lawn problems. Here are four common lawn care problems and how to handle them:   Crabgrass Patches Crabgrass is that thick unsightly grass that pops up here and there on lawns. It is considered … Continue Reading

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How to Make Your Yard Bird Friendly

Posted by: Instant Lawns on July 11, 2014 in Design, Garden, Ottawa-Gatineau

When you have a beautiful garden part of the joy is sitting and watching the local wildlife. Your plans for landscaping Ottawa garden services provide can be designed to attract many species of birds that will allow you to enjoy your garden even more. Here are some tips to attract Mother Nature’s lovely creatures to … Continue Reading

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How to Maintain Your Lawn in the Summer

Posted by: Instant Lawns on July 2, 2014 in Lawn Care Tips, Lawn Maintenance, Ottawa-Gatineau, Uncategorized

Have you ever noticed that your neighbour with the nicest lawn spends a large amount of time paying attention to the meticulous details? That is because lawn care is not just a chore, it is a science. If you would like your lawn to look just as nice follow these summer maintenance tips that have … Continue Reading

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The Benefits of Sodding Your Lawn

Posted by: Instant Lawns on June 26, 2014 in Ottawa-Gatineau, Sodding

If that lawn of yours is looking worse for wear and you have just about had it with trying to seed and fill those bald spots it might be time to try the sod Ottawa lawn care professionals use for fresh, green lawns. Here are some of the benefits of sodding your lawn: Instant Grassification … Continue Reading

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In-Ground Sprinkling Systems VS Manual Sprinklers

Posted by: Instant Lawns on June 18, 2014 in In-Ground Sprinklers, Ottawa-Gatineau

There are many factors that add to a healthy lawn. One of the most important aspects of a lush green lawn is the proper watering regime. Here is a comparison between in-ground sprinkling systems versus manual sprinklers to help you decide which works best for you:                   … Continue Reading

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How Interlock Adds Value to Your Ottawa Home

Posted by: Instant Lawns on June 11, 2014 in Interlock, Landscapers, Landscaping, Ottawa-Gatineau

When looking for ways to improve the value of your home many people often overlook their property. It is easy to forget that first impressions are lasting impressions. In Ottawa interlock is ideal for your walkway, driveway and backyard as can greatly improve the overall appearance of your property. Curb Appeal Improving the approach to … Continue Reading

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How to Achieve an Instant Lawn

Posted by: Instant Lawns on June 4, 2014 in Landscaping, Lawn Care Tips, Ottawa-Gatineau, Sodding

If you are one of those home owners who watches that last patch of snow melting on your lawn with a sense of dread, chances are you have a lawn that is less than attractive. Lawn care is an art form that requires not only a green thumb but time to invest to keep your … Continue Reading

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7 Lawn Care Myths Busted

Posted by: Instant Lawns on May 27, 2014 in Landscaping, Lawn Care Tips, Lawn Maintenance, Ottawa-Gatineau

If you do not understand the basics of lawn care you can do some serious damage to your lawn without even realizing it. Here are seven lawn care myths busted by professional lawn care services in Ottawa: Spring is the Only Time You Can Kill Dandelions Many people find themselves in an endless fight trying … Continue Reading

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6 Gardening Trends for 2014

Posted by: Instant Lawns on May 21, 2014 in Design, Garden, Landscapers, Ottawa-Gatineau

Here are the six gardening trends landscapers in Ottawa say are must haves for 2014:   Home Made Compost With the little green bin making it even easier to compost at home, more and more families are opting to make their own compost. You can get much needed nutrients for your garden, save money and … Continue Reading

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5 Reasons Why You Should Choose Instant Lawns for Your Landscaping Needs

Posted by: Instant Lawns on May 13, 2014 in Landscapers, Landscaping, Lawn Care Tips, Ottawa-Gatineau

The time and effort put into a beautifully landscaped property can easily be erased if you hire a landscape company in Ottawa that doesn’t have the experience to get the job done right. Here are five reasons you should choose Instant Lawns to provide the professional landscaping your property needs: Instant Lawns: Instant Beauty While … Continue Reading

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How to Create the Perfect Garden

Posted by: Instant Lawns on April 30, 2014 in Design, Garden, Landscaping, Ottawa-Gatineau

There are many elements required to create the perfect garden from manicured lawns to lovely water features, well placed accessories and attractive finishing touches such as mulch and stone paths. Ottawa landscaping services offer these tips to create the perfect garden: Devise a Plan A good starting point is to take a walk around your backyard and … Continue Reading

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Caring for Your New Lawn

Posted by: Instant Lawns on April 24, 2014 in Landscaping, Lawn Care Tips, Ottawa-Gatineau, Sodding

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

Posted by: Instant Lawns on April 16, 2014 in Design, Garden, Landscapers, Ottawa-Gatineau

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

Posted by: Instant Lawns on April 9, 2014 in In-Ground Sprinklers, Lawn Care Tips, Lawn Maintenance, Ottawa-Gatineau

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

Posted by: Instant Lawns on March 31, 2014 in Design, Garden, Interlock, Ottawa-Gatineau

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

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Sodding vs Seeding

Posted by: Instant Lawns on March 24, 2014 in Lawn Care Tips, Ottawa-Gatineau, Seeding, Sodding

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

Posted by: Instant Lawns on March 17, 2014 in Design, Landscapers, Landscaping, Ottawa-Gatineau

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

Posted by: Instant Lawns on March 10, 2014 in Lawn Care Tips, Lawn Maintenance, Ottawa-Gatineau, Seeding

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

Posted by: Instant Lawns on December 30, 2013 in Landscaping, Lawn Care Tips, Lawn Maintenance, Ottawa-Gatineau

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

Posted by: Instant Lawns on December 15, 2013 in Landscapers, Lawn Care Tips, Lawn Maintenance, Ottawa-Gatineau, Uncategorized

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

Posted by: Instant Lawns on in Lawn Care Tips, Lawn Maintenance, Ottawa-Gatineau, Seeding

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

Posted by: Instant Lawns on December 7, 2013 in In-Ground Sprinklers, Landscaping, Ottawa-Gatineau

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

Posted by: Instant Lawns on June 19, 2013 in Landscaping, Lawn Care Tips, Lawn Maintenance, Ottawa-Gatineau

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

Posted by: Instant Lawns on in Landscaping, Lawn Care Tips, Ottawa-Gatineau

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

Posted by: Instant Lawns on May 31, 2013 in Garden, Landscapers, Landscaping, Ottawa-Gatineau

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

Posted by: Instant Lawns on May 19, 2013 in Design, Garden, Ottawa-Gatineau

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

Posted by: Instant Lawns on May 12, 2013 in Landscapers, Landscaping, Ottawa-Gatineau

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

Posted by: Instant Lawns on April 27, 2013 in Landscaping, Lawn Care Tips, Lawn Maintenance, Ottawa-Gatineau

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

Posted by: Instant Lawns on April 21, 2013 in Landscaping, Lawn Maintenance, Ottawa-Gatineau, Uncategorized

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

Posted by: Instant Lawns on April 13, 2013 in Landscaping, Lawn Care Tips, Lawn Maintenance, Ottawa-Gatineau

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

Posted by: Instant Lawns on March 29, 2013 in Landscaping, Lawn Care Tips, Lawn Maintenance, Ottawa-Gatineau

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

Posted by: Instant Lawns on March 17, 2013 in Landscaping, Lawn Care Tips, Lawn Maintenance, Ottawa-Gatineau

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

Posted by: Instant Lawns on March 4, 2013 in Interlock, Landscaping, Lawn Care Tips, Lawn Maintenance

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

Posted by: Instant Lawns on February 1, 2013 in Landscapers, Landscaping, Ottawa-Gatineau, Uncategorized

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

Posted by: Instant Lawns on October 15, 2012 in Lawn Care Tips, Lawn Maintenance, Ottawa-Gatineau, Sodding, Uncategorized

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

Posted by: Instant Lawns on September 23, 2012 in Landscapers, Landscaping, Lawn Maintenance, Ottawa-Gatineau

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

Posted by: Instant Lawns on June 25, 2012 in Landscapers, Landscaping, Ottawa-Gatineau, Uncategorized

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

Posted by: Instant Lawns on May 22, 2012 in Landscaping, Lawn Care Tips, Lawn Maintenance, Ottawa-Gatineau

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

Posted by: Instant Lawns on April 18, 2012 in Landscaping, Ottawa-Gatineau, Seeding, Sodding

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

Posted by: Instant Lawns on April 16, 2012 in Landscapers, Landscaping, Lawn Care Tips, Ottawa-Gatineau

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

Posted by: Instant Lawns on April 8, 2012 in Uncategorized

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

Posted by: Instant Lawns on March 22, 2012 in Landscaping, Lawn Care Tips, Lawn Maintenance, Ottawa-Gatineau

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

Posted by: Instant Lawns on March 8, 2012 in Design, Landscaping, Lawn Care Tips, Ottawa-Gatineau

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

Posted by: Instant Lawns on February 18, 2012 in Design, Landscaping, Lawn Care Tips, Lawn Maintenance, Ottawa-Gatineau

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

Posted by: Instant Lawns on in Landscaping, Lawn Care Tips, Lawn Maintenance, Ottawa-Gatineau

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

Posted by: Instant Lawns on in Landscaping, Lawn Care Tips, Lawn Maintenance, Ottawa-Gatineau

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