Talking about DIY’s and must haves for a safe and fruitful 2018 gardening season on Breakfast Television Montreal.
We have officially hit the time of year when everyone starts asking me about their lawns.
I’m not sure when the grass became an obsession, but Canadians have it bad. It’s almost as if many homeowners feel like a failure if their lawn isn’t a healthy shade of green and free of all weeds and debris.
Before you rush out and start spending time and money on the turf, there are a few things you need to know. At this time of year, the less you are on your lawn the better. No rollers, no mowers and no aerators.
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From tricking your patio out to keep winter weeds at bay to the big reason behind clearing the leaves from your lawn, gardening expert Carson Arthur brings his best tips on getting your outdoor space through fall.
It’s big bad weed time in everyone’s garden and I’ve been getting a lot of desperate emails about homeowners needing help getting things under control.
So I’ve decided to tackle the top four weeds that are invading our lawns and gardens.
First up is the dreaded crab grass. Crabgrass (Latin name Digitaria) is a slender- bladed spreader that thankfully is an annual in our Canadian climate. Named after the Latin word for finger, digitus, this creepy grass sends long finger-like strands that mature into other clumps of grass in the lawn. Crabgrass is tricky to get rid of because it is part of the grass family. Any herbicides or easy fixes will also kill off your lawn at the same time.
For the last two weeks I’ve been trying to help you grow a better lawn, but growing a good lawn means nothing if you don’t know how to care for it.
When cutting your grass, there are a few things to know. We generally like the look of a shorter lawn. It seems more manicured than a longer height, which is often described as being shaggy. Setting the mower at one to two inches in the spring is great for encouraging the grass spread into the empty patches of the yard. A lower mower height also helps control many broadleaf weeds.