A – Immediately call TLC, and we’ll send an expert out to assess any lawn damage.  There are several reasons this could be happening, such as chinch bug and or not enough water.  Our professionals will evaluate the situation and tell you what to do!

A – Weeds such as dandelions, broadleaf, chickweed, etc., are native to Nova Scotia; therefore, the most important factor when eradicating weeds from turf is to correct the soil composition.  If the soil doesn’t have the correct nutrients to grow the desired grass type, then weeds will begin to populate weak grass and choke it out, preventing successful growth.  Our professionals will assess your situation and provide you with a Lawn Care program to correct the soil composition, control weeds, promote healthy turf, then treat the lawn for any remaining weeds.

A – Contrary to what many believe, the length of the grass plays a huge factor in successful turf growth. Proper mowing height depends on several different variables such as grass type, time of year, and growing conditions.  A common mowing mistake is mowing too short; your lawn will become sensitive to drought damage during dry periods, promoting weed growth and disease damage.

A – Mowing frequency has several variables such as grass type, time of year, and growing conditions.  Mowing too often or not often enough can damage your turf. A general rule is to mow every week during growing seasons and every two weeks during hot weather. In Nova Scotia, this generally means once a week in the spring and early summer. Every two weeks in late July/August and once a week in the fall.  Frequent mowing promotes strong and healthy turf.

A – Aeration is a process that involves perforating the soil creating tiny holes throughout the lawn, allowing air, water, and nutrients to penetrate the soil and roots.  For a healthy and robust lawn, aeration is recommended every year to prevent soil compaction; this should be done during the growing season to prevent weeds from filling in holes left after aeration. During the growing season, the lawn will be able to recover much faster, preventing weeds from germinating.

A – There is nothing wrong with pulling weeds from your lawn by yourself, but there are measures you must make sure you cover before doing so.  If you are leaving the holes after you pull the weeds, you must fill them in with a mixture of soil and seed to ensure weeds don’t populate the hole.