Well-fed, healthy lawns naturally crowd out weed seeds, but sometimes trouble strikes. Learn how to diagnose and solve lawn problems.
Help keep weeds out of your lawn this year by inhibiting weed seed germination early this spring. Apply Scotts® Turf Builder® with Weed Prevent soon after the snow melts.
Controlling common lawn weeds like dandelions, plantain and clover is easy.
5 days after application
Unwanted weeds and grass show up in cracks on hard landscape surfaces such as sidewalks and driveways. Undesirable weeds also appear along fence lines and around established trees and shrubs.
Fast-acting formula leaves no harmful residue in the soil. Apply Scotts® EcoSense® PathClear™ to actively growing grass and weeds. Available in three ready-to-use sizes. 5L Pull'N Spray® applicator is great for killing grass and weeds over a larger area. Concentrate also available. Available in three ready-to-use sizes: 709 ml, 2L and 5L Pull 'n Spray.
Moss and algae can grow on hard surfaces around buildings, decks, and sidewalks. Non-staining, biodegradable Scotts® EcoSense® Moss B Gon® 1L Ready-to-Spray attaches to garden hose for easy application. 1L Concentrate can be applied with Scotts® EcoSense® Dial'N Spray® applicator. Set the dial to 55.
A healthy lawn is the best defence against insect pests. It endures insect feedings without showing visible signs of minor damage, and it repairs itself with new growth once the insects have departed. Common insect problems on Canadian lawns are white grubs, sod webworms, and chinch bugs.
White grubs are the larvae of several species of beetles. They feed on grass roots in the top layer of soil. The first sign of grubs may be holes in the lawn caused by skunks or raccoons digging for them.
Chinch bugs are small insects that can be red or dark brown. They inject a poison that causes the blades to turn brown and die. Heavy infestations may completely kill the lawn. These sun and heat-loving insects seldom attack shady lawns. They can move across the entire lawn in several days.
Sod webworms are smooth green or light brown caterpillars about 2.5 cm long, with rows of spots on their bodies. They chew on grass blades. The adult webworms, also called lawn moths, fly up from the grass as you mow.