BEST Lawn Care in Richmond Hill

LawnSavers first office was in Richmond Hill. In fact, it was in our owner, Kyle’s Mom’s garage on Bingham Street.  If you live in Richmond Hill and are in need of a top-notch local lawn maintenance service near you, look no further than the lawn care experts at LawnSavers. We have three great lawn care programs that can help keep your Richmond Hill lawn green & healthy and are considered one of the best lawn treatment services in the GTA.  We also offer top notch Mosquito Control, Tick Control and Perimeter Pest Control solutions to keep you and your family safe and enjoying your summers and have one company visit and take care of everything.

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As an award-winning local lawn service company, LawnSavers has helped many Richmond Hill area residents deal with lawn care issues that may have surfaced due to wet rainy seasons of too much moisture, or weed and grub control problems. Ontario’s climate is quite diverse, each season changes from year to year. LawnSavers has the knowledge and expertise to deal with lawn care issues of all sorts. We can help you.

Lawn Care Service Packages Near You in Richmond Hill

We offer a wide range of services to our lawn maintenance customers in the Richmond Hill area starting at only $51.00 per visit (for up to 1000 sq. ft. of actual lawn area), but for the most comprehensive care for a healthy lawn, we recommend our Protector Package. This lawn care package will give you maximum coverage and the very BEST VALUE! in a lawn maintenance service. This package includes:

The Best Weed Control Management In Richmond Hill

Nothing is more frustrating than having to deal with weeds growing up in your otherwise perfect lawn. They are a blemish that can choke out the beautiful healthy grass. At LawnSavers, top lawn care weed control solution near you in Richmond Hill, we understand that the best way to control weeds is a well-nourished lawn.

Due to the Ontario Pesticide Ban, many traditional lawn care products have been banned by the Ontario government. At LawnSavers, as grass experts, we pride ourselves on using only products that are safe for your family. We are constantly testing currently available weed control products to make sure we use only the most effective weed management products possible for our Richmond Hill lawn care customers. We have found a new product, Fiesta®, which provides the most effective results. It has become part of our go-to solution for our weed management program in Richmond Hill and throughout the GTA.

top dressing compost grassThis weed control product can be applied in a wide range of temperatures, is very effective on a wide variety of broad-leaved weeds, and best of all, it does not require watering to be effective.  It works especially well when it is used as part of a comprehensive healthy lawn program. Products like Sarritor, Beet Juice, and Corn Gluten are not as effective and serve only to fertilize your lawn and weeds at best.

Watering & Lawn Care – Tips To Deal With Watering Restrictions in Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill’s watering restrictions are in effect from June 15th to September 30th each year. Odd-numbered houses can water on odd-numbered days, and even-numbered houses can water on even-numbered days. Watering is permitted between midnight and 6 am and 7 pm and 10 pm, for a maximum of four hours.

Here are some tips for maximizing water usage and lawn care for better absorption:

  • Water deeply and infrequently, rather than shallow and frequently. This encourages roots to grow deeper, making your lawn more drought-resistant.
  • Water in the early morning or evening to minimize evaporation.  This means your lawn stays moist, longer, allowing for better absorption and less water loss as sprinklers put water into the air.
  • Use a rain barrel or other container to collect rainwater for watering your lawn, flowers, and garden.
  • Mulch around your plants to help retain moisture.  Mulch is a great insulator as well and can keep roots and plants from being sun scorched and the soil temperature more even.
  • Choose drought-resistant plants for your garden and lawn like those seed varieties found in our Full lawn OverSeeding service

Our final tip? Have your lawn maintained by our team of the BEST lawn care professionals in Richmond Hill. We’re here to help you keep that lawn thick, green and healthy, even when watering restrictions are in force.

Soil Composition & Lawn Health in Richmond Hill

The specific soil composition in Richmond Hill can vary depending on location, but generally, the soils are:

  • Loamy: A mixture of sand, silt, and clay, providing good drainage and aeration for plant growth.
  • Sandy loam: Higher in sand content, which drains quickly but can also dry out faster and require more frequent watering.
  • Clay loam: Contains more clay, which holds moisture well but can be heavy and difficult to work with.

Impact of Soil Type on Lawn Care and Maintenance:

What soil your lawn grows in can be immensely impactful in the type of lawn you can grow. While most soils in the area around Richmond Hill support a great lawn, sometimes they need a little help becoming the green, lush, picture postcard lawn you’re dreaming of. When creating a lawn maintenance plan, our team looks at the following factors:

  • Drainage: Sandy loam soils drain well and require less frequent watering, while clay loam soils need better drainage and may benefit from aeration to prevent waterlogging.
  • pH: The acidity of the soil affects nutrient availability for plants. Most lawn grasses prefer slightly acidic soil (pH 6-7). If your soil is too acidic or alkaline, you may need to add lime or sulfur to adjust the pH.
  • Nutrients: Loamy soils generally have good fertility, but sandy soils may need more frequent fertilization. Clay loam soils can hold nutrients well but may be compacted, making it harder for roots to access them.

Tips for Lawn Care Based on Soil Type:

Along with not mowing your lawn too short, we’ll use these steps to help you create & maintain a great looking, green & lush lawn based on your soil type.  Keep in mind, a lawn can have a few different types of soil and we might have ot create a custom plan that differs based on the soil composition in that particular area of your lawn!

  • Sandy loam: Water more frequently, but for shorter duration, especially during dry periods.  Work with our team to ensure you fertilize frequently with small amounts of fertilizer.
  • Clay loam: Improve drainage by aerating the soil and adding organic matter. Water less frequently but deeply to encourage root growth.
  • Loamy: Water moderately and fertilize according to a soil test.

Not sure what type of soil you have under your Richmond Hill lawn? Our team is nearby and can meet with you, do an evaluation, and provide a plan to ensure your lawn is lush and green year-round.  By performing soil testing and creating a plan specific to your yard, we’re able to provide that barefoot-friendly lawn you’ve been looking for.

Lawn Pest Problems in Richmond Hill, ON

When it comes to lawn pests in Richmond Hill, Ontario, several contenders vie for the “most damaging” title. Here are a few notorious culprits:

  • Grubs: These white, beetle larvae munch on grass roots, leaving brown, patchy areas in their wake.  This is one of the most common pests we treat in Richmond Hill. They’re especially fond of Kentucky bluegrass and can quickly devastate a well-maintained lawn.
  • Chinch bugs: These black and white sucking insects drain vital juices from grass blades, causing yellowing and wilting. In severe infestations, entire lawns can turn brown and die.
  • Sod webworms: These small, tan caterpillars feed on grass blades and stems, leaving behind a web-like mat of debris. Their damage often resembles drought stress, making them tricky to diagnose.
  • Japanese beetles: These metallic green beetles munch on a wide variety of plants, including grass roots by their larvae. They can quickly defoliate large areas, leaving behind skeletonized leaves and stems on trees, shrubs and perennials.

The “most damaging” pest ultimately depends on your specific lawn, the time of year, and other factors. If you’re concerned about lawn pests, the best course of action is to contact a local pest control professional. They can identify the specific pests causing problems and recommend the safest and most effective treatment options.

Remember, a proactive approach is key to keeping your Richmond Hill lawn healthy and pest-free. Team up with our lawn care pros at LawnSavers for regular monitoring, proper watering and fertilization, and early intervention.  We can help prevent major infestations and keep your green oasis thriving.

Why Choose LawnSavers, A Canadian-owned Company Near Toronto?

Canadian-owned LawnSavers has dominated the Greater Toronto Area lawn care scene, consistently achieving top ratings across various platforms. They’ve been voted the “Top Lawn Maintenance Company of the GTA” for an impressive 7 years in a row by the Top Choice Awards. HomeStars recognizes them as the “Best of” in the Lawn Care Category for the GTA, including 2024. LawnSavers’ dedication to customer care is evident in their 11 consecutive Consumer Choice Awards for Best Lawn Care Service in the GTA.  With a stellar 9.2/10 rating and over 620 reviews on HomeStars, LawnSavers is a clear front-runner for trusted lawn care services by a Canadian-owned family company in the Toronto area.

Contact LawnSavers Top Lawn Care Company Near You

Call the lawn experts at LawnSavers when you are looking for the best lawn service company in Richmond Hill. We’ll provide you a free estimate for lawn care maintenance services, and make sure your lawn looks beautiful and that your lawn maintenance is minimal. We also have many add-on lawn service features, such as Custom Full Lawn Over-Seedingwhich can be added to our aeration visit to your Richmond Hill home and will introduce your lawn to a much hardier variety of seeds. These are bred to withstand higher temperatures, need less water, and resist insects like chinch bug!

Contact us today if you have any lawn maintenance questions or to set up an initial assessment.

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Call or email us today to find out why LawnSavers has been voted best lawn care service for 16+ years running! Thank you Richmond Hill for making us your favorite lawn care provider!

If you live in Richmond Hill, you may not be aware that even during a water restriction phase, there are usually times that you can still water your lawn effectively. A healthy lawn only needs 1-1.5 inches of water each week.

LawnSavers takes the work out of this for you: visit our water ban information page.

Lawn Care, Weed Control, and Grub Control in Richmond Hill

LawnSavers is proud to offer the same lawn care services for the Richmond Hill area that won us the the award  for “Consumers Choice” Best Lawn Care company in the GTA for the past 11 years including 2024! We’ve been serving Richmond Hill for 34 years now and are taking care of customers’ weed control needs one at a time with a high level of care and commitment!

Typical lawn issues in Richmond are focused around the poor quality of the soil that builders have placed in new subdivisions in an effort to build houses quickly.  A healthy lawn requires at least 6-8″ of high quality loam top soil underneath.  In most situations, this is not the case.  This can be remedied by adding natural nutrients that are missing back into the soil with organic based fertilizers, Liquid or Core Aeration, topdressing with top quality compost and sand mixtures and overseeding with custom blended top quality seed.  Regular maintenance is key in order to achieve a healthy lawn that resists weeds, chinch bugs, white grubs and other common lawn threats.

Our weed control products are completely safe for children, pets, families, and the environment.

If you’re wondering if you should hire us to help with lawn care, see what our customers have to say about us:

Read Terri B.‘s review of LawnSavers Plant Health Care Experts on Yelp

What Are the Lawn Care Services that you offer?

We offer a wide variety of lawn care services including:

You can check out all of our packages here – Organic Lawn Care Services

Yanrab from Richmond Hill had to say this about us on HomeStars:

“Good job. Always on time, inform you before coming, giving tips on how to improve my lawn. Overall very satisfied.”

Rating: 5/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

We have an average rating of 9.2/10 in our 620+ HomeStars reviews.

FAQ About Best Lawn Care Practices

🌱When is the Best Time to Water My Lawn?

Take it from the lawn experts at LawnSavers, the best time to water your lawn is in the early morning. The 2nd best time is RIGHT NOW! Watering in the morning is best because this allows the water to soak deep into the soil (without evaporation) and allows the leaves of the grass plant to dry before the water evaporates as it gets warmer in the day.  If you cant water in the morning, evenings are OK, just try to do it earlier!  (better to water any time, than not water at all).

🌱How Many Times a Week Should I Water My Lawn?

You need to water at least once a week for at least an hour, this generally provides 1-1.5″ of water to the roots (a tuna cans height) (exceptions: 1. when you seed &  2. if you have an automated system 3. When we are experiencing extreme heat).
New Seeding Watering: Seed must be kept moist until established.  This will be influenced by the amount of sun, wind and heat you are experiencing in your particular area.  It is normal to require 3-4 short watering’s per day to maintain a moist seedbed.  Use a light stream of water to lessen disturbance of the seedbed.

🌱What is the Proper Height to Mow Grass To Keep It Healthy?

In the spring (May-June) and fall (September-November), your lawn should be kept at the 2.5 – 3-inch mark and in the hotter and drier summer periods at least 3 inches.  Contrary to popular belief, if you cut the lawn shorter it doesn’t make it grow at a slower rate, it can actually cause it to lose moisture and scorch.

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