Crab Grass Alert!!
Please be on the lookout for a thicker-bladed light green colored grass that is usually found along the edges of the driveway or roadway. You might also find it in areas of thin grass or in any bare spots. This plant is often mistaken for a weed, but it is a type of grass called Crab Grass. These Crab Grass plants are a threat to your entire lawn because they produce thousands [...]
Fall is the best time of the year to think about getting your lawn Aerated!!
The soil in your lawn gets compacted down more and more each year because of heavy foot traffic and lawn cutting. Ideally, you should turn over and cultivate the soil like you do with your gardens each year. Because the grass is on top of the soil we cannot get under to turn it over, so this is where Aerating solves [...]
EMLC president Martin Fielding discussed the day’s events with Darcy Tucker former NHLer. It was nice to have Darcy on board to get things started with Andy Frost from Q107. Andy is also the Leafs game announcer at the Air Canada Center for the NHL games.
$200,000 was raised for Distress Centers Sunday alone!
Continuing education is always a big part of our ongoing commitment. This months 5 day turf conference was world class with lots of ideas for the upcoming season. Be sure to contact your local area franchise owner for this seasons great offerings.
A new report from Landscape and Urban Planning on city crime rate finds that well kept lawn and landscaped areas reduce crime! A 12% decrease in crime was credited to the fact that people spend more time outdoors in a pleasant area, so more eyes are watching! A well maintained lawn and landscaped space sends a message that people care and therefore won’t put up with crime in the area.
Remove fallen leaves. Mulched leaves added to the garden in small amounts provide rich organics to next year's flowers and shrubs.
Cut your lawn short to make it easier to get the leaves and leave the last cut short as well to reduce trapping moisture and mold growth.
Aerate to loosen the soil.
Fertilizer with the right blend for your soils.
Edge garden beds and you're all set!