Landscaping a Sloping Yard

One of the most difficult challenges in landscaping is working with a sloped yard. While gentle to moderate slopes may create interest and actually help with some design goals, steeper slopes can create frustrations when planning for normally straightforward projects such as planting trees or building a patio. Despite these difficulties, creative solutions to sloped … Continue reading Landscaping a Sloping Yard

Don’t Let Chinch Bugs Cause Problems in Your Lawn

Chinch bugs thrive in hot, dry weather. Sunny areas are usually the most affected. All common turf grass species in Ontario are susceptible to chinch bug feeding, but some varieties may be more susceptible to chinch bug damage. Life History: The adult chinch bug can spend the winter congregated under trees and shrubs and on … Continue reading Don’t Let Chinch Bugs Cause Problems in Your Lawn

My Backyard Has a Drainage Issue…Now What?

Backyard drainage issues are usually caused by compacted soil, incorrect grading, or improper location and installation of landscape features like a fence. Once the source of water pooling in the yard has been discovered, there are three solutions you can choose from: Dry river beds (a shallow ditch which follows the drainage path your backyard). Dry wells (holes filled … Continue reading My Backyard Has a Drainage Issue…Now What?

Creating Privacy in a Small Backyard with Landscaping

A carefully designed and landscaped backyard can be a wonderful place for socializing and relaxing with friends and family. A backyard can also provide solitude and the quiet enjoyment of nature. However- designing for both group and individual activities often becomes more challenging when there is limited space. You might feel like you’re in a … Continue reading Creating Privacy in a Small Backyard with Landscaping

Broadleaved Weed Suppression

Wright Landscape Services can give you piece of mind that your property is being well cared for. In 2010, we introduced Fiesta, an eco-friendly, iron-based product for broadleaved weed suppression.  Research out of the Guelph University has shown that two applications, within a one month interval, results in significantly less weeds in the lawn. Our … Continue reading Broadleaved Weed Suppression

Overseed Lawns that are weak or damaged

We recommend more than one kind of grass seed.  Kentucky bluegrass is slower to establish. Fine fescue can be compatibly mixed with Kentucky bluegrass, are reasonably shade-tolerant and don’t fare badly with fertility.  Can take infrequent irrigation, but still require precipitation.  It can’t live without water.   Fine fescues tend to form dense bunches. Tall fescue … Continue reading Overseed Lawns that are weak or damaged

What to do if your lawn did not recover from last years drought.

What can you do with those areas of dead turf?  Spring is a good time to seed those damaged areas.  Be sure to wait to apply grass seed until nighttime temperatures stay above 10 degrees celsius.  Rake the dead areas.  Select grasses to match your current turf or use this as an opportunity to choose … Continue reading What to do if your lawn did not recover from last years drought.

Vole Tunneling

The snow has gone but you have noticed tunneling in areas where the snow was deepest. How do you go about fixing this – Lightly rake and tamp down the affected tunneling areas. Add seed when the outside temperature stays above freezing, usually mid May. If the affected area is large, consider having Wrights seed … Continue reading Vole Tunneling