Category: Lawn Care

Do you know the 5 signs which indicate your lawn irrigation system need repair

A well-watered lawn is essential to any healthy Toronto-area garden. It can also increase your home’s value by as much as 15%. But problems with your sprinkler irrigation system can cause many difficulties, like dry patches, soil erosion, and wasted water and money. Ignoring faults in the sprinkler system can make the situation even worse. That’s why when you notice any irrigation system problem you should contact Green Valley. We offer top-quality lawn irrigation system repair in the Toronto area. How do you spot if an irrigation system repair is needed? Here are five warning signs that can save you... Read more

5 Useful Ways to Get Rid of Moles from Your Lawn

Are you facing a tough time removing moles from your lawn? If so, then consider this informative post where our experts are going over several home remedies to get rid of moles. Although these carnivores can be good for your garden as they eat larvae of pest insects, they can damage the grass and other vegetation when they dig the ground. Also, their underground tunnels can make way for other rodents to access the plants. Thus, to spare the unpleasing sight of a ruined picturesque garden, consider the following helpful tips in this blog-post by Green Valley Irrigation. Find their... Read more

Tips to Maintain Your Lawn This Spring

As the warmer weather approaches, we begin thinking about spending more time outdoors. Whether you’re having a barbecue or just relaxing under the sun, you will want your yard to look incredible at all times. Doing this isn’t as easy as it sounds, but a bit of effort from your end to keep your lawn healthy this spring can improve the soil condition, prevent weed growth and help your plants have a good life. Here are some landscaping tips to ensure your lawn looks beautiful this spring. Raking the leaves As new leaves grow, you should get rid of the... Read more

Dos and Don’ts of Lawn Care

Everyone admires a perfectly manicured lawn. It enhances a house’s curb appeal and keeps the environment fresh. To achieve a lush, healthy lawn, you need to take care of it. However, many landscapers lack proper information on lawn care and thus fail to maintain a healthy landscape. Today’s blog post throws light on the dos and don'ts of lawn care to help new landscapers keep the lawns in their best shape. Dos Feed and Fertilize Like any living being, your lawn also needs food to grow and stay healthy. Fertilize your lawn with organic fertilizers to provide the necessary nutrients... Read more

5 Lawn Care Tips to Increase Your Home’s Curb Appeal

If you’re planning to sell your home, then an important consideration is curb appeal. It maximizes the overall look of your property and helps attract potential buyers. How a home looks from the outside street enhances its ability to be sold. The secret to a home’s enhanced curb appeal is a beautiful and well-maintained lawn. The outdoor landscape plays a vital role in making the property more attractive and eye-catching. If you have a potential buyer visiting your property in a few days, then here are 5 lawn care tips that can increase your home’s curb appeal. 1) Mow Like... Read more

How to Identify and Remove Common Lawn Weeds: Part-II

In our previous blog post, we discussed how to identify and remove some common lawn weeds. In today’s post, we’ll continue the discussion by explaining how to identify and remove 4 more weeds that are commonly found in lawns. Oxalis Oxalis is also known as ‘wood sorrels’ due to its acidic taste like sorrel (Rumex acetosa). It has characteristic cup-shaped yellow flowers and clover-shaped light green leaves. It is a perennial weed that grows mostly in dry and open spots. It spreads rapidly in warmer regions. This creeper weed grows to a height of around 20 inches and spreads by... Read more

How to Identify and Remove Common Lawn Weeds: Part-I

Weeds are the last thing anyone wants in their lawns. They are difficult to handle and hard to remove entirely. They are so invasive that sometimes, it becomes hard to differentiate between shrubs and weeds. Many gardeners fail to identify common lawn weeds and keep on nurturing them like a shrub. To deal with this problem, here’s a guide to identify and remove common lawn weeds. Crabgrass Crabgrass is an annual weed that is 18” tall and 20” wide. It spreads in the form of a tight, crab-like circle (hence the name). This weed is generally falls into two types,... Read more

5 Types of Drought-Tolerant Lawn Grasses

Drought-tolerant lawn grasses are a great way to conserve water in your lawn. They remain green for an extended period without much water or attention. You can plant them in your lawn to keep it a lush green even during the dry season. If you want to plant drought tolerant grasses in your lawn, then consider these 5 varieties which conserve water and add greenery to your landscape. 1) Buffalo Grass Buffalo grass or Buchloe dactyloides, is widely used by gardeners around the world. It is a perennial grass that has coarse and sharp leaf blades. It enjoys sunlight and... Read more

FAQ: Lawn Care and Maintenance

Spring is a sensitive time for your lawn. During this time of the year, the weather is unpredictable, the soil becomes spongy and the plants are prone to damage. Therefore, special attention needs to be given to your landscape for it to stay green. But, lawn care and maintenance is not everyone’s cup of tea. Not everyone knows what’s the best time to start seeding, when to water the yard, how to aerate the soil, etc. This means that many lawns will suffer. So, to help homeowners maintain their lawns, we’ve compiled answers to some frequently asked questions about lawn... Read more

How to Help Your Landscape Recover from Heavy Rainfall

Canada springs are known for their sudden downpours. The season brings a beautiful view, but also a lot of moisture. For you, the season is all about great weather, but for your garden it’s a different scenario. Light rainfall gives provides enough water to your lawn but a heavy rainfall causes problems. Too much rainfall at frequent intervals make the lawn or garden prone to weeds and fungal diseases. Excessive soaking after the showers can also damage the plant roots and affect their growth. Thankfully, there are several ways to deal with this issue. Turn Off Your Sprinkler System After... Read more