After the Storm: The Lawn Care Recovery Plan

After the Storm:  The Lawn Care Recovery Plan

Lately, there has been a lot of rain. Currently, most of the Muskoka area is in a state of emergency, with high water levels that are increasing as the rainfall continues. Excess water can have a devastating effect on your lawn, especially in early spring, when your lawn is just recovering from the harsh winter.

Is your lawn drowning?

Save water and your lawn with smart irrigation

Save water and your lawn with smart irrigation

Drought, temperature shifts, and unpredictable rainfall, have made it increasingly challenging to accurately predict the amount of irrigation needed for turf.  To stay on top of these erratic weather shifts, irrigation systems either need to be manually reprogrammed or adaptive.  Thankfully, advances in technology have resulted in irrigation products that can do so much more then get water down to the roots.

Crabgrass

With the hot dry summers in Muskoka, many people end up with beige, dormant or dead lawns.  As the cooler evening temperatures of fall approach, grasses start their second growth cycle and lawns start to green up.  However; some of these don’t grow back. In these bare patches,   crabgrass and weeds may step in.

What are endophytes?

Described as the probiotics of plants, endophytes not only stop insects from eating the seed but also help provide a healthy boost for the plant itself. A symbiotic relationship the grass produces nutrients for the endophyte, while the endophyte releases toxins which stops the seed from being consumed from livestock and insects.  But that’s not all endophytes also help the grass seed cope with environmental stressors like drought.

Ecosystem Ponds

More than just a body of a water, adding an eco system pond will not only enhance your property but the environment.  Ontario wetlands are at risk, with up to 70% either degraded or destroyed. When you choose to add an ecosystem pond onto your golf course or property, you create both a mini oasis and an alternative habitat for wildlife is at risk.