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Get a head start on a healthy lawn this fall!

People take great pride in having a beautiful lawn, and so they should! Nothing has more impact on the health of a lawn than the care the homeowner gives it. Yet many people ask ‘How do I take care of my lawn?’ or ‘How do I keep my lawn healthy?’  Well the easiest answer is, to resolve to get started now!  That’s right, Fall is one of the best times to start your lawn down the path to Green & Healthy.
Lawn health is like personal fitness. Success comes from getting started down the path to good nutrition, staying hydrated with water and exercise – maintenance in the case of grass.
Define your goals: Someone training to win a race has different needs than someone looking to just tone up their buttocks or someone recovering from an injury. How do you want your lawn to improve?
The right workout gear: Good workout equipment makes things easier and saves you time. For your lawn, that means rakes, a sprinkler and a lawnmower with a sharp blade.
Stay informed: Some workouts are good for muscle tone, others for cardio. A great place to start for your lawn are our monthly checklists.  Also, make sure you don’t cut your grass too short before winter starts.
Watch for changes: Health problems are easier to deal with the earlier they are discovered. If something looks wrong to you, finding out what’s up is often as easy as a quick trip to LawnSavers’ pest identification page or this blog. LawnSavers’ plant health experts’ over 20 years of experience are just a phone call or email away.
Exercise regularly: A regular routine builds strength and stamina. For grass that means mowing every 5-7 days to encourage growth above and below the soil.
Stay hydrated: Your lawn can’t grow properly if it isn’t getting enough water. Lawns need an inch and a half to two inches of water once a week, every week of the growing season, and rain just doesn’t provide that.
Eat right: Proper nutrition is essential. An unfertilized lawn will not grow thick and vigorously, and cannot compete effectively with weeds or recover efficiently from insects and diseases.
Good grooming and hygiene: Raking out dead material and debris and standing matted grass before it can get moudly are good habits spring and fall. Mowing or plucking weed flowers before they can seed minimizes their spread, and bagging your grass clippings when mowing areas infected with weeds will help prevent cross-contamination and the spread of weed seeds.
Hire a personal trainer: At LawnSavers, our plant health specialists have the know-how and tools to help you get your lawn into peak condition and keep it there. We have treatments and care advice available for dealing with lawn diseases and parasites. Plus, we monitor your lawn through the year and give you the advice you need to take your lawn from good to great. Ask us for a free, no obligation estimate!
Keep at it!: One trip to the gym after the thanksgiving holiday isn’t going to turn turkey gut into perfect abs, and no single application of lawn care is going to turn an underperforming lawn into the envy of the neighbourhood. Lawn health, just like personal fitness, in an ongoing process where effort builds on effort to produce lasting results.    CALL LawnSavers today and get on the road to a thick and healthy lawn, GUARANTEED!
SEEDING TIP: Did you know? In the fall, although the days are getting colder, soil temperatures are still high from the heat of the summer.  This helps seed to germinate faster and the root systems to grow and expand.  Alternatively, seeding in the spring will work, but you need to wait until the soil warms up from the cold winter.
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  • Coping with Covid Update: (updated 06/01/20)

    Hi Everyone, 

    I’m happy to share some good news during these crazy times. LawnSavers is servicing lawns in all areas as lawn care and pest control services that provide for lawn health are officially on the Provincial list of essential services due to the fact we can provide this service safely and with no personal contact!

    We do not expect any delay in our regular timing of applications (except from the brief wintry weather in May).  We put together an easy to read lawn care service timeline that you can use to know when to expect us for each scheduled service in your package. 

    I want to reassure you that in every decision we make around COVID-19, our number one priority remains the health and safety of our employees and customers.  Safety and honesty are our two most important core values.  We will continue to follow strict safety guidelines that ensure “zero touch”.  We will not let our guard down on exercising our safety protocols!

    Our office is open but with less staff in order to maintain safety protocols like social distancing.   Please note our phones are experiencing a high volume of calls and we know how much everyone hates being left on hold, so please leave us a message or email us at greatservice@lawnsavers.com  and we will get back to you in less than 24 hours.
    Please be patient with us, we will get back to you as fast as possible.
    You can also sign up for services on our website by clicking here.

    Thank you all for your understanding and patience during these challenging times. Our team works hard, so if you are met with our exceptional service from our technicians or office team members- please give them a thumbs up to make them smile or let me know through a quick email to feedback@lawnsavers.com

    We thank you for supporting our local, family-owned business of 30 years.
    We
     genuinely appreciate each and every one of you and promise that we will do our part to ensure our mutual safety and be on your lawn as soon as possible.  

    Thank you in advance,
    Kyle Tobin
    Chief Environmental Officer