There is no better time than now to secure your 2016 maintenance contract! Great Canadian Landscaping offers quality lawn and garden maintenance services to residential, strata and commercial properties. Let our team of skilled estimators and trained crews take care of all your lawn care needs. Speak to an estimator about any or all of these services:
*please note we restrict our residential lawn & garden maintenance services to North Shore residents only.
We hope that you will have a safe and happy holiday season and New Year with friends and family. We appreciate your business and are excited to start our 16th year of business with you shortly.
Need help shoveling snow or deicing at your home or business this season? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a free quote or give us a call at 604-924-5296.
Once again, Happy Holidays from the GCLC team!
The grass is starting to grow more slowly, so our lawns may not be at the forefront of our minds. The thing is, lax lawn care now means a lacklustre lawn later! Want to avoid playing doctor to your sick-looking grass in the spring? Listen up!
Continue to water and mow your lawn, as needed, throughout the fall. Then as the season draws to a close, drop the mower’s blade to its lowest setting for the last two cuttings of the year. That will allow more sunlight to reach the crown of the grass and there will be less leaves to turn brown during the winter. IMPORTANT: Remember to never trim off more than one third of the grass blades at any one time. If necessary, gradually lower the cutting height until the time of the final two cuttings.
Let oxygen, water and fertilizer have a hope of reaching your lawn’s roots by aerating in the fall. A gas-powered walk-behind aerator can be rented, or if you don’t feel like doing it yourself, it can easily be hired out.
We know that this job stinks, but it’s important to remove fallen leaves from your lawn as soon as possible. If you wait until all the leaves have fallen to begin your raking duties, you’ll have a thick, impenetrable mat of leaves that have been soaked by rain and morning dew, and the lawn will suffocate underneath from lack of oxygen. Let’s not even talk about fungal breeding. Gross, eh? Alternative: a lawnmower with a vacuum and/or a bagging system. With this method, it’s still important to remove the leaves as early as possible to avoid suffocating your lawn.
Many lawn experts would agree that this is the most important fertilization of the season. While the grass blades have slowed in growth as the weather has cooled, the roots and rhizomes (the horizontal stems that grow beneath the ground’s surface) continue to grow at a feverish rate. A fall application of fertilizer delivers essential nutrients for the grass to grow deep roots now and to keep nutrients on reserve for a healthy start next spring. In mid-to-late fall, apply a dry lawn fertilizer to all grassy areas. Be careful not to miss any spots!
The quickest, easiest way to do this is with an all-in-one lawn repair mixture. Sold at most garden shops and home centers, this ready-to-use mixture contains grass seed, a special quick-starter lawn fertilizer and organic mulch. Use a garden rake to scratch loose the soil at the bald spot in your lawn. Then spread a thick layer of the lawn repair mixture over the area (Turf Soil / Seed Mix). Lightly compact the mixture, then water thoroughly and continue to water every other day for two weeks, unless mother nature is providing 10+ mm’s a day.
If broadleaf weeds like dandelions have taken over your lawn, now’s the time to fight back. Weeds, like most plants, are in the energy-absorbing mode during the fall. There are many organic weed controls that can be applied during the fall. They’re drinking in everything that comes their way, even weed killers.
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Generally when you switch to LED light bulbs, the initial cost up-front can seem like a lot. However, it is found that within 2-3 seasons the cost outweighs the benefits. The main benefit is you are using less power, the bulbs last upwards of 25,000+ hours and are cooler. All of these add up to savings in your pocket year after year. Considering that the average consumer uses their lights for 4+ hours per day, the light bulbs should last a minimum of 17 years before replacing based on a 25,000 hour lifespan.
As the winter season grows closer, it begins getting dark earlier and earlier, leaving your landscape in the dark. Now is the perfect time to install landscape lighting to illuminate your beautiful landscape and outdoor living spaces. Extend your living space and illuminate the landscape that you enjoy during the day into the evening. Path and accent lighting is key to having a safe and secure home. We would love to have the opportunity to come and discuss the LED options that are available from many of our preferred suppliers such as Hadco, Kichler and Focus Lighting.
Any landscape lighting package approved prior to or on November 20th, 2015 will receive up to $250.00 or the equivalent discount of 10% off the overall project*
Our landscape lighting services include:
*This offer is valid for residential clients on the North Shore and for any appointments booked between October 30th and November 13th, 2015
Call today to book a free assessment and consultation at 604-924-5296 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you haven’t heard, Metro Vancouver reduced the watering ban last week to Stage 1! What does this mean for residents? Find out below!
Even-numbered addresses Monday, Wednesday, Saturday mornings 4 am to 9 am
Odd-numbered addresses Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday mornings 4 am to 9 am
Even-numbered addresses Monday, Wednesday mornings 1 am to 6 am
Odd-numbered addresses Tuesday, Thursday mornings 1 am to 6 am
All non-residential addresses Friday mornings, 4 am to 9 am
For more information, visit the Metro Vancouver website for updates.
For help with your lawn and garden care needs give us a call for a free estimate! Book now at 604-924-5296 or email email@example.com to set up an on-site consultation. North Shore residents only. Find out more about our irrigation and drainage services here.