The Controversial Dandelion – A Weed Control Guide

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Home owners in Calgary are required to control the growth of noxious weeds and must destroy any prohibited noxious weeds on their property as regulated by the Weed Control Act.  Below is a list of the common noxious and prohibited weeds in Calgary with links to more information and how to control. Blueweed Canada Thistle Common Tansy Leafy Spurge Nodding Thistle Lythraceae Scentless Chamomile Spotted …

3 Steps to a Lush Green Lawn

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Step 1: Don’t mow too low It might seem natural to cut your grass as short as possible, but our lawn care experts recommend letting it grow longer and mowing more frequently. Mowing a lawn to short can put stress on the grass and limit deep root growth, decreasing its ability to resist weeds, pests and drought conditions. TIP: Dull …

Simple, Effective Spring Cleaning Tips

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Simple, Effective Spring Cleaning Tips So it’s time to put some elbow grease into your dreaded, possibly intensely-procrastinated house cleaning tasks. Cinderelly, wash the dishes, Cinderelly, do the laundry – we know the drill. We also know the time restraints that these thorough cleans can put on your schedule, which is why we have created this easy-to-follow deep clean checklist …

Prepare Your Lawn for Winter

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Mowing Some homeowners mistakenly assign a final date for mowing, the cool season grasses that are the mainstay of lawns like bluegrass and fescue prefer cooler climates and will continue to grow at a slow pace until the ground freezes. Keeping this in mind it is important to continue to mow your lawn until your grass stops growing. In some …

Beneficial Ways To Care and Maintain Your Lawn This Fall

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The weather in Calgary makes it hard to judge if we will get our first dump of snow before or after the leaves have fallen. Often, leaves get covered by snow and forgotten about. These dead leaves, sticks and other debris can grow mold, bacteria and become infested with diseases and insects that can harm your lawn. Fall cleanups are …