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Do You Have Underground Sprinklers?

Now is the time you want to start thinking about starting your underground sprinkler system back up after the winter season.

If you use a professional to start up your sprinkler system, you can save yourself some time, stress, and in some cases, even money depending on if your system will need repairing and new parts. However, it is not impossible to do it yourself. If you want to give it a shot, here are some things you should know before you begin.

  1. Turn on the main water source – this is usually a valve located in the basement close to where the water meter is for homes with municipal water.
  2. This valve must be opened slowly. Opening the valve to quickly can create a surge of water that can potentially damage the master valve of the system
  3. Watering Schedule- Early morning hours are best. Avoid evening or mid-day watering.  Mid-day watering loses most of the water to evaporation, evening watering can lead to turf disease.
  4. Deep, infrequent watering is essential to developing a healthy root zone. Three times a week is often enough to allow for this.

We are so excited for the warmer weather to be here and can imagine you are as well. If you’d like a hand with your start up give us a call.

(403) 394-DIRT (3478)

Lawn Care Lethbridge, AB Specialists’ Guide on Early Fall Maintenance Activities

Before we engage in snow removal and winter preparations, we have to take care of your property now that fall takes over the land. This is a slower and versatile season, and you should make sure everything is ready for winter. You might think that you should put on hold many lawn care activities in fall, but you could not be further from the truth. In fact, this is the season to engage in intense preparations and projects. Every root, every flower, every patch of land should be thoroughly prepared in order to face the cold season and have a good chance at revival next spring. Let us see today a short lawn care Lethbridge AB guide on early fall lawn and landscape preparations! Continue reading

Lawn Care Coaldale AB Pros on Making Compost

Organic lawn care, fertilization, and maintenance wouldn’t be complete without compost. Many people are reluctant in having a compost pile on their property and getting truly engaged in the process due to the uncomfortable compost smell. However, if you pick an isolated space for your compost pile and make sure you follow all the steps necessary, you will have a rich, fresh, and natural fertilizer to feed your lawn and garden with an entire season. Today, our lawn care Coaldale AB specialists are here to offer you a quick compost making guide. Continue reading

Lawn Care Lethbridge, AB Experts on Epsom Salt’s Benefits in the Garden

All homeowners preoccupied with their lawns and gardens know that magnesium is the “major minor” element that turf and plants can’t do without. If you are interested in keeping your lawn and landscape in perfect shape, healthy, green, strong and resilient to pests and weeds in an organic manner, than Epsom Salt is the product you should be interested in. Our lawn care Lethbridge AB experts are here today to list some of the major benefits of Epsom Salt on your property. Before anything else, however, make sure you test your soil’s composition and follow your lawn care Lethrbidge AB specialists’ advice. Continue reading

6 Organic Mulches Favored by Our Lawn Care Coaldale, AB Experts

With summer just around the corner, homeowners everywhere begin lawn care and landscaping preparations. And what better way to begin than considering several types of organic mulches to nourish and protect your vegetation and plantings? Today, our lawn care Coaldale, AB experts are here to offer you a quick guide on six different types of organic mulches to use for fertilization, protection against heat, pests and weeds. Continue reading

Easy Winter Using Prevention Methods: Snow Removal Lethbridge, AB Pros Share Their Tips

Daily snow removal and deicing is a messy, exhausting, and money consuming job. Waiting for your snow company to clear the way is not always the best idea, especially if you are in a hurry early in the morning. Shoveling five times a day isn’t also the best strategy to employ, especially if the winter is harsh and you need to take care of other things. Our snow removal Lethbridge, AB specialists want to offer you a few advice on preventative methods – after all, instead of shoveling and deicing day after day, why not following some simple advice to ease your life until winter is gone.

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Here are Five Ways Your Coaldale AB Lawn could Experience Winterkill this Winter

  1. Your lawn could be affected by gray or pink snow molds. Your lawn is susceptible to gray or pink mold if snow has covered your turf for nearly a month or more. These molds develop since snow acts like an insulator warming the surface temperature and encouraging mold growth.
  2. Your lawn can get winter desiccation which means it could dry out from excessive wind damage.
  3. Your lawn could suffer from ice damage where water can’t properly drain, ice forms and damages the grass beneath it.
  4. De-icing products from your municipality’s efforts to keep snow off of the road can be swept up onto your lawn. And the salt products that you use to de-ice your driveway and sidewalks can drain into your lawn’s soil.
  5. Meadow voles can take up residence beneath the ground and feed off of your grass.

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Spring Services & Why You Should Get Them!

Spring has arrived and it is time to get your lawn in shape to look its best from now until the snow falls next winter. If you want to enjoy a beautiful, green lawn, but your busy schedule doesn’t give you enough time to work on your grass—or you simply don’t enjoy yard work and would rather spend your time on the things you love—Lawn & Snow Bros can take that chore off your list.

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