Lawn Care Tips

Here are some helpful tips on lawn maintenance for Langley BC.

 
Lawn Sprinkling
Lawn Sprinkling
Regulations are in effect June 1 to September 30
  • Even-numbered addresses may sprinkle lawns 4 a.m. - 9 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Saturday.
  • Odd-numbered addresses may sprinkle lawns 4 a.m. - 9 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday.

For more details visit MetroVancouver.org or TOL.ca.

MetroVancouver.org Jun 1 2014
Moss Removal & Lawn Care
Moss Removal & Lawn Care
Moss in the lawn is a major problem in the Lower Mainland, especially during the rainy winter months.

Moss takeover is a result of a series of garden problems. Identifying & solving these problems promptly will discourage moss growth in the future.

Moss spores and plants exist naturally in the garden in a harmonious balance with grass. Moss only becomes a problem when the lawn can no longer compete with it. A weakened or stressed lawn can be due to a number of causes. All of these problems can be corrected culturally or chemically.

  • low or unbalanced soil fertility
  • compacted or wet soils
  • heavy shade
  • acidic soil
  • a thick thatch layer

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Visit GardenWorks.ca for the full article.

GardenWorks.ca Feb 1 2014
Township residents responsible for sidewalk snow removal
Township residents responsible for sidewalk snow removal
Residents and businesses are responsible for keeping their sidewalks clear

Winter has finally arrived and with more of the white stuff on the way, residents and businesses are reminded they are responsible for keeping their sidewalks clear – for everyone’s safety.

Under the Township of Langley’s Highway and Traffic Bylaw, snow in residential areas must be removed from sidewalks and walkways within 24 hours of the first accumulation of snow.

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Visit LangleyTimes.com for the full article.

See the bylaw on the Township of Langley website.

LangleyTimes.com Jan 1 2014
Snow Covered Lawns
Snow Covered Lawns
Don't walk on snow-covered or frozen grass.

Foot traffic damages frozen grass, making it vulnerable to pests and diseases.

If you can't avoid walking across the lawn, lay paver stones or a soft path of mulch or pea gravel to direct foot traffic.

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For more Winter Lawn Care Do's and Don'ts, read the full article at HomeDepot.ca.

HomeDepot.ca Dec 1 2013
Put your Lawn to Bed for the Winter
Put your Lawn to Bed for the Winter
Take action now to ensure a lush, healthy lawn come spring

When your yard is covered in a blanket of snow, the last thing you’re probably thinking about is the grass underneath it. That’s okay if you’ve prepped your lawn for winter weather. If you haven’t, your grass may not come back lush and beautiful in the spring.

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Visit CanadianGardening.com for the full article.

CanadianGardening.com Oct 1 2013
Fall Yard Cleanup Checklist
Fall Yard Cleanup Checklist
A proper fall yard cleanup puts you ahead of the game when spring arrives.

Fall is here, which means it's time to clean up your yard and prepare for the cool days ahead. A little work now will lead to a big payoff when spring arrives. The most efficient way to start is at the top, by pruning trees, trimming hedges and cleaning gutters. After that, work your way down. Protect your deck by cleaning and staining it, close the pool and start composting. Finish on the ground with a little lawn maintenance, garden sweep and overall assessment. Use the following checklist to make your annual fall yard cleanup easy and enjoyable.

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Visit HomeDepot.ca for the full article.

HomeDepot.ca Sep 1 2013
Water-Smart Lawn Care
Water-Smart Lawn Care
Tips to have the blades of glory you want without wasting water

Across Canada, the state of one’s lawn is fast becoming tantamount to a public political treatise on one’s stance on “Issues Environmental.” We’ve all seen grass that looks suspiciously lush, low-cropped and weed-free—and I hope that we all shudder, wag our fingers and shake our heads; but by the same token, the opposite extreme—a neglected, weedy, disease-ridden lawn is equally wince-inducing. Surely there has to be a happy medium.

Here are ways to reduce water use yet keep your lawn lush.

  • Dethatch and aerate your lawn every year to make it easier for water to reach the turfgrass root zone.
  • To hell with Kentucky bluegrass! Overseed with one of the new drought-tolerant fescue turf mixes, such as Enviro-Turf or Eco-lawn.
  • Turfgrass only needs 2.5 centimetres of water per week to remain green and healthy; overwatering can lead to disease. For heavy soil, irrigate only once per week; sandy soil, twice.

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Visit CanadianGardening.com for the full article.

CanadianGardening.com Jun 1 2013
Quick Tips for Pruning in Spring
Quick Tips for Pruning in Spring
Spring pruning is a quick and easy way to make a big difference in both the health of your foliage and the look of your garden.

Pruning removes dead or damaged branches, encourages airflow and directs healthy growth. Carefully pruning flowers also encourages them to produce more blooms. Spring is a great time to shape and control plants that have become overgrown or are invasive. Here are a few dos and don'ts to help you get started.

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Visit HomeDepot.ca for the full article.

HomeDepot.ca Mar 1 2013
Should you aerate your lawn?
Should you aerate your lawn?
Prevent a host of turf problems by adding this step to your lawn care regimen

In the mad rush to ensure your lawn is mowed, weeded, fertilized and irrigated, the need for aerating is often overlooked. But, as sod ages, the soil underneath can become so compacted, there is little or no pore space (small pockets of air held in the soil), making it difficult for grass roots to absorb water and nutrients. Before long, the lawn will deteriorate, becoming more susceptible to weeds and attack by insects and diseases.

Aeration involves the removal of small cores—or plugs of soil—which are then deposited on the surface ...

Visit CanadianGardening.com for the full article.

CanadianGardening.com Mar 1 2013
Recycle Your Christmas Tree
Recycle Your Christmas Tree
Find out how to recycle your real Christmas tree after the holiday season ends.

Real Christmas trees are a renewable and recyclable resource. Choosing to recycle your Christmas tree can become a new holiday tradition - not only are you being eco-conscious, you can also reuse the tree chips as mulch to benefit your garden or landscape, or donate it to a tree recycler.

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Visit HomeDepot.ca for the full article.

HomeDepot.ca Jan 1 2013