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2016 Spring Lawn Conditions update (Greater Toronto Area)

Subject:  Transcript of Spring Update for our customers.

  • Greater Toronto Area Weather review
  • Partnering on your lawn for best results

My name is Kyle and I’m calling from your lawn care company LawnSavers with a spring update and special request.

We’re just weeks away from the official start to summer, and we really need to work together to achieve a healthy lawn.

This past winter was very mild, Although most of us were happy that we had very little snow.  That’s not a good start if you’re a plant or lawn, since snow saturates the soil and normally provides plants, including your lawn, a good jump-start to spring.

Drought stressed lawn in Markham

Bluegrass lawn showing symptoms of drought stress

April was drier than usual and also gave us freezing temperatures for about a week, just as plants were springing to life and new buds were forming –This caused a lot of stress on plants, including your lawn!

The month of May ended up  very dry overall with only 1.3 inches of rain in total, followed by an intense heat wave like we normally see in July. Even more stress for lawns and trees!

Yesterday we had intense drying winds and the forecast for the next couple of weeks is dry with another heat wave coming.

All of this together means we are seeing lots of lawns that are showing signs of drought stress, (also called lawn dormancy) way earlier than normal!

We need to work together to give you a great lawn.

I’m asking you for three things (for you to partner with us):

  1. Sharpen your mower blade.  A sharp mower blade gives you a great cut that lessens the chance for disease and for the grass blade to dry out. Learn more.

    Mowing with dull mower blades is unhealthy for your lawn and ruins its appearance

    Effects of dull mower blades

  2. Mow high and frequently, You must mow your lawn at least once a week, BUT if you really want a great lawn, mow every 5 days so you are never taking off more than 1/3 of the blade.
  3. WATER regularly. Plants need ample water and your lawn should be watered at least once per week for an hour in each area. This should be done regardless of thunderstorms, because that water comes so fast, it doesn’t sink in deep enough to water the roots. The only way you would avoid a weekly watering is if we have of rain all day long!  We haven’t had one yet!
lawn sprinkler rotor

Watering your lawn with an irrigation system

It’s important to note that certain applications can only be applied to properly watered lawns, that are not drought stressed.

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We’re here to be your partner in lawn care, If we work together we’ll grow green and healthy lawns guaranteed! A healthy lawn is great for the environment!

Thank you for your time.  (For more great tips, read this article in 2 minutes)

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  • Coping with Covid Update: (updated 04/16/21)

    Hi Everyone, 

    LawnSavers managed to persevere through this last pandemic year with the loyal partnership of our clients.

    We are able to service lawns and perform pest control services in all our service areas,  officially on the Provincial list of essential services due to our ability to provide service safely and with no personal contact!

    Our office remains open in addition to some remote staff.   Please note our office may be experiencing a higher volume of calls.  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.  (you can now also text us at 905-707-9994)
    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.

    2020 is now behind us.  Together with our customers, we face Covid-19 head-on as a community-minded local small family business and are extremely grateful to be able to survive and keep all of our loyal employees working hard with us through it all.

    2020 threw everything bad that it could at us:

    • Nine days of snow, ice and wintry weather in May.
    • One of the hottest driest summers on record with long spells of grass-killing heat and drought. Read more here in our 2020 summary blog.
    • A bumper crop of crabgrass that germinated in the perfect (rainless) storm.
    • Chinch Bug numbers were record breaking and persisted through the dry heat they love, secretly killing lawns while dormant! We can help with Chinch bug damage
    • 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, Integrity and honesty are our 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!

    Thank you all for your understanding and extra 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 31 years.
    We
     genuinely appreciate each and every one of you and promise that we will do our part to ensure our mutual safety and look forward to be back on your lawn as soon as possible this Spring

    Thank you in advance,
    Kyle Tobin
    Chief Environmental Officer