GreenLawn Helps Canadian Homeowners Get out of the Weeds and Into Summer Fun

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TORONTO, Ontario, June 16, 2011 /CNW/ -- As Canadian homeowners countdown to summer, creating their backyard paradise is top of mind and a passion for Toronto-based GreenLawn. The company knows how tough Canadian winters can be on the health and beauty of lawns and landscapes. GreenLawn, a premier lawn, tree and shrub care services provider, collaborates with homeowners to create a customized lawn care program, including weed control, to get the most out of personal green spaces this summer.

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According to Gavin Dawson, GreenLawn region technical manager, weed encroachment tends to be the primary yard challenge for Canadian homeowners, particularly with the institution of regional pesticide bans.

"In addition to managing weeds through nurturing a thick and healthy turf, we are pleased to offer FIESTA, an iron chelate herbicide, as a part of GreenLawn's weed intervention service," Dawson said. "Canadians can once again have summer yard pride."

Dawson reminds homeowners that regular yard care extends beyond the lawn. "Trees and shrubs require ongoing specialized attention to thrive outside their natural environments," Dawson said. "And protecting landscapes from harmful invasive plant pests is especially important as their damage tends to spread if not addressed in a timely manner."

Part of GreenLawn's innovative approach is providing a customized care plan that reflects the unique growing conditions, quality and character of each lawn and landscape. The company's horticulture care is delivered by licensed specialists trained in agronomic conditions specific to the Toronto area. GreenLawn's environmentally responsible service offerings also include a 100-percent natural, organic fertilizer option for lawn care with the TruNatural program.

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    Seasonal Tips
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Cherishing the summer season tends to be a shared mindset with Canadians as they celebrate the availability of warm, long days for a brief period. Homeowners can go to GreenLawn's refreshed website at www.GreenLawnCanada.com for a countdown to summer, appointment scheduling, frequently asked questions, and simple seasonal lawn care tips such as:

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    --  Grass Height: Maintain the healthiest height for your lawn 2 1/2 to 3
        inches.
    --  Mowing: Mow during the cooler part of the day with early morning or
        early evening best. Also, avoid cutting wet grass.
    --  Lawn Clippings: Be sure to grass-cycle, allowing grass clippings to
        return to the soil as nutrients.
    --  Tree Trimming: Many types of evergreens (juniper, cedar, spruce) have
        produced their spring flush of growth and trimming now can help their
        shape.
    --  Shrub Pruning: Flowering shrubs should be pruned soon after flower
        blooms finish to avoid affecting next year's growth.
    --  Warning Signs: Be on the lookout for random patches of wilted brown
        turf, which may be signs of drought stress, disease or insects.
    --  Spot Watering: Consider spot watering to the areas of your lawn most
        prone to drought.
    --  Overseeding: Overseed your lawn to thicken and revive turf. Seed must
        contact soil and remain moist until it is fully established to have
the
        best chance of success.


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Canadian homeowners can call 800.565.5296 to find out about GreenLawn's lawn, tree and shrub care introductory offers and to schedule an appointment.

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    About GreenLawn
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GreenLawn has been making Canadian lawns lush for over 30 years. With 11 locations across the nation, GreenLawn provides lawn care, landscape and maintenance services for residential and commercial clients of all types and sizes. In 2004, the company was purchased by ServiceMaster and is now part of the largest lawn care provider in North America. GreenLawn believes a healthy lawn is part of a healthy environment. The company only uses the most responsible products and is committed to environmental stewardship. Go to www.GreenLawnCanada.com for more information.

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SOURCE GreenLawn

For further information: Sheri D. Smith, Publicis PR for GreenLawn, +1-469-366-2493, Sheri.Smith@publicis-pr.com

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