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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Tips for your best lawn ever this summer

Creating a great outdoor space doesn’t mean having to spend a ton of time and energy on upkeep. There are a few activities such as overseeding, mowing, and fertilizing that will help to keep your lawn happy and looking great so you can make the most out of your green spaces. Regular maintenance throughout the growing season will ensure you achieve great results without having to spend all your outdoor time on looking after your

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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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Lawn Care Tips for Canadian Winters

Canadian winters can be unpredictable to say the least and may expose your lawn to some harsh conditions during the cold weather months. But you don’t have to let the time and money you spend each summer maintaining your lawn go to waste because of tough winter weather. There are things you can do during the cold and snowy months to help ensure you enjoy a healthy green bed of grass once spring returns. Here

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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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The Do’s and Don’ts of Winter Lawn Care

While it’s true your lawn requires less maintenance in the winter, if you want a lawn that’s lush in the spring, you still need to give your it care and attention all year long. Even when there’s snow on the ground! There are a few things you can do this winter to help your lawn Green Up! beautifully next spring. We’ve compiled a list of Do’s and Don’ts for winter lawn care to help protect

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