What you need to know about fall fertilizer

Nutrient management is critical to the long-term health and vitality of any lawn. While many lawns, especially those using drought tolerant grasses, may get by on the water and sunlight provided by Mother Nature alone, even healthy soils will develop nutrient deficiencies over time. Fertilizing in the fall is an important step that is often overlooked, but critical to a lawn’s winter resilience and spring performance. However, it’s important to apply the right type of

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What is lawn dormancy?

Summer  brings with it hot and dry conditions, and you’ve probably seen some straw-like, brown lawns around your neighborhoods. You may be thinking that these lawns are dead but, in fact, they are in a state of dormancy, kind of like hibernation. Summer dormancy is your lawn’s response to  the stress caused by a lack of water and essential nutrients. Grass shuts down and turns brown in order to conserve these vital resources critical to

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Is my lawn full of weeds? What you need to know about grass seed-heads

During late spring to early summer, Kentucky Bluegrass lawns may begin going to seed. You may be thinking that your lawn is being inundated with weeds but, in fact, these are just seed-heads, a natural occurrence for about a month in the lifecycle of your Kentucky Bluegrass lawn. Grass going to seed is a natural process and is actually a good sign the plant is healthy and growing well. If you’re concerned about the state

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How are natural grass lawns benefiting our environment?

Natural grass has long played an important role in creating greener communities. There are environmental and personal benefits hiding in your landscape that a natural grass lawn can provide to you. Here are just 10 of the amazing ways an all-natural lawn is the right choice for you, so you can be sure you’re always getting the most out of your property, without compromising quality:

  • Natural grass lawns filter rainwater and runoff for cleaner ground
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  • A few ways topsoil can help your lawn

    The list of uses for topsoil is long, it’s a versatile product that works great for general landscaping projects, and particularly, lawn care. It’s no secret that lawns require a bit of seasonal maintenance to keep them healthy and beautiful. With the right products, your lawn maintenance doesn’t have to take up a ton of your time, and topsoil is a great product to help you get the job done in less time! Manderley’s professional

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    Use compost and watch your green spaces thrive!

    After spending time and money transforming your landscapes this summer, it’s important to protect your investment by giving your grass and plants the best possible growing conditions so they can thrive. If you’re not seeing the results you had hoped for this year, it may be time to add compost to your soil. Compost helps your lawn and garden better retain nutrients, moisture, and air for healthier plants. We’ve broken down just a couple of

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    Fertilize your lawn to keep it looking great!

    While lawns, especially those made up of drought tolerant grasses, can thrive in hot periods and without much water, soil health is one ingredient for a healthy lawn that can never be overlooked. Most of the time, soils found in new housing developments lack tilth, nutrients and have little organic material or biological activity. This is hardly the best conditions for starting a new lawn or garden. Even healthy soils can naturally develop nutrient deficiencies

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    How to take the hassle out of winterkill damage

    After a long, cold, Canadian winter, there are so many great things to look forward to come spring; warmer weather, blooming flowers, and your lawn greening up so you can get back outside! That said, if you’ve ever experienced winterkill before, you know that your lawn may not green up perfectly each spring, with patches or streaks of dead grass where there was once a beautiful lawn.  Repairing the damage of winterkill may sound like

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    How Does a Manderley Lawn Benefit the Environment?

    Manderley lawns are designed with homeowners in mind and are intended to provide the best possible outdoor living experience, for the greatest value – but what about their impact on the environment? What is it that our lawns do to give back to mother nature? Let’s take a closer look. Cleaner, Fresher Air Grasses help to sequester carbon from the atmosphere, which is a significant contributor towards global warming. It then converts it into a

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