What Our Technicians are Seeing in the Lawns

Currently, our technicians are reporting that they are seeing a lot of crabgrass in the lawns. Crabgrass is a prolific seed producer and will distribute seeds across your lawn all summer long. If you or your neighbour(s) have crabgrass this year then expect it to pop up in your lawn again next year at an alarming rate. With Ontario’s ban in 2009 on many varieties of cosmetic pesticides and herbicides, combating crabgrass got a little more difficult. 

For the past few years, we have been trying to control crabgrass with a pre-emergent treatment in the spring with disappointing results. In 2020, we made the decision not to offer crabgrass treatments. Crabgrass loves heat and dry weather and is especially attracted to areas that absorb a lot of heat such as alongside sidewalks, asphalt and pavement and south-facing bare patches in your lawn. Keeping the crabgrass short with your weed eater and not allowing it to go to seed is one method of controlling it. Another method is manually pulling, however, this can be tedious and time consuming. The best ​defense against crabgrass is a thick, healthy lawn. Thick lawns crowd out weeds and unwanted grasses. 

Slit seeding is an aggressive seeding option performed using a special machine that slices vertical rows into the soil, dropping seed directly into the slits. This provides excellent seed to soil contact which optimizes germination and improves establishment. Now through to mid-September is the ideal time to seed. The shorter days with cooler evenings and often more consistent precipitation are keys to establishing new seed ahead of the winter months. Whether you’re planning to overseed an existing lawn or seed a new one, make sure you act now for best results! 

Young Crabgrass

Mature Crabgrass

Slit Seeding

Our Services

Enviro Masters Lawn Care and Pest Control provides lawn care and pest control packages to fit everyone's needs. Our goal is to create living spaces that are beautiful, functional and comfortable. Contact our office today for your complimentary assessment and quotation.

Lawn Care Services

The Enviro Masters team provides personalized lawn care programs for every property, based on the individual needs of the customer and their turf.  Fertilization, weed control, aeration, overseeding and much more...

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Pest Control Services

Protect your home against unwanted pests, from 1 time treatments to seasonally adapted programs. Our licensed Structural Technicians will assess the situation and provide the necessary treatments.

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Garden Maintenance

Need some help with the your gardens?  Our maintenance crew will re-invigorate your gardens, so you can sit back and enjoy!  Spring and fall clean ups to month maintenance available.

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Emerald Ash Borer Treatment

Emerald ash borer are becoming more prevalent in our area.  Vaccine capsules are placed directly into the trunk of the tree and begin to work immediately to inoculate the tree.  Best performed while the tree sap is still actively flowing up the tree in the spring.  Pricing is based on tree trunk diameter. Contact us today to find out what your options are for treatment.

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Medicap  System

(Tree Fertilization)

This system provides fertilizer for all types of trees.  The fertilizer is done in the same manner as treating for Emerald Ash Borer  (EAB) only with liquid fertilizer in the capsules.  Best performed while the tree sap is still actively flowing up the tree in the spring. Pricing is based on tree trunk diameter.   Contact the office for more information and pricing.

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Mosquito Control 


New this season!  Mosquito control services for season long control or specific event control. Contact the office for more information and pricing.  

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What our customers are saying

Want to thank you for the great job you have done this year.  Nathan and Tim did a fantastic job yesterday.

Graham M.  (Kincardine)