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2014 Trusted Regina Contractor show

Trusted regina.com the Regina  Directory   is proud to be hosting a Talk to the Experts show " The Trusted Show' Monthly on Newstalk 980 ..the first show aired in Sept 2012  Find them all here in our tips library or on our Trusted Channel on You Tube which is a fabulous resource of Tips, Interviews, Demos and Tours.

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This latest show we are featuring is the 2014 Trusted Contractor show! 

 

 

 

This months guests are :

Al Shick Trusted Regina contractor.

Kam from Adrenaline Roofing Trusted Regina Roofing experts

Monte from Rapid Lawn Hydroseeding & Landscaping Trusted Regina turf, lawn & landscaping experts

Find them all on Trustedregina.com the Regina directory of Excellence

 

 

All the shows questions have been submitted by our wonderful Trusted Regina Facebook Fans  and one lucky fans question was chosen by Sean Dean to win the Prize package submitted by the 3 Trusted Businesses worth  OVER $500

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Rapid Lawn Landscape Solutions your Trusted Regina Turf and Lawn Experts share a tip on 9 steps to a lush lawn

Rapid Lawn Landscaping Solutions Regina is a family owned business that has helped their customers achieve sod quality lawns at less than half the price.They also do conventional seeding and are suppliers of all types of turf grass seed, native grass seed and low maintenance grass seed products...and REGINA' BEST  SNOW REMOVAL SERVICES!  

Rapid Lawn - The EASY and ECONOMICAL way to GROW GRASS

Rapid Lawn Landscape Solutions are your Trusted Regina Turf and Lawn Experts!

Here they share a tip on 9 steps to a lush lawn:

 

Blades of Glory

American homes are host to more than 30 million acres of lawns, which will play host to countless barbecues, picnics, and Frisbee games in the coming months. With proper care, your lawn will look great despite endless hours of barefoot traffic and blazing sun. This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook tells us what we should do to keep the grass greener.

1. Test Your Soil

A soil test takes the guesswork out of lawn care, giving you precise measurements of pH as well as the quantity and availability of nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus (home kits are usually reliable for pH only). Contact a cooperative extension service to conduct the test; they cost around $20.

2. Fertilize

There's no one-size-fits-all formula for springtime—it all depends on the soil and the type of grass you have. Your soil test will offer tips on what amendments to add, or take the results to a gardening center and get their advice. Opt for a slow-release, organic fertilizer, and apply it to the outer edges of your lawn, then cover the middle, overlapping each pass by a few inches. You may have to mow more frequently afterward, since you're adding nutrients at a time of rapid growth.

3. Watch Your Calcium Intake

Up to 90 percent of common lawn weeds are linked to a lack of calcium in soil. Ideally, you should have a calcium-to-magnesium ratio of 7 to 1. If yours falls short of that target, spread high-calcium lime over your lawn, which will boost its ability to absorb nitrogen and synthesize proteins, robbing weeds of food.

4. Add Organic Matter

Early-season grass benefits from added compost, whether you make it yourself or get it from your home center or town. Apply a ½-inch layer over your lawn and rake it into the surface. Finished compost should smell earthy and slightly sweet; avoid using compost that's still steaming, which indicates it's not fully decomposed yet. One yard (or 27 cubic feet) will cover 600 square feet.

5. Stop Crabgrass In Its Tracks

Crabgrass germinates when the soil temperature reaches about 56 degrees F, which happens in mid-April in many regions. Wait until your soil reaches this mark for a few consecutive days, then apply a pre-emergent herbicide (or use corn gluten if you prefer a natural product, available at Bradfield Organics. Crabgrass doesn't grow well in the shade, so you don't need to add chemicals in well-shaded parts of your yard.

6. Pull Up Weeds

Ever notice that weeds pop up right after a spring rain? That's your cue to pull them—if they're small and the soil's moist, they should come out by hand.

7. Get Your Mower in Shipshape

Dull mower blades tear off grass rather than cutting it clean, leaving ragged tips that invite disease to set in. Holding the blade in a vise, sharpen it with long, smooth strokes using a Dremel blade sharpener or a 10-inch bastard mill file, following the manufacturer's instructions for the proper angle. During the growing season, sharpen the blade after you've used your mower for about 8 to 12 hours.

8. Let the Grass Grow...a Little

Your grass might be as short as a putting green, but don't keep it that way. Let it grow to a length of about 3 to 3½ inches, and maintain that height all season. This lets the grass blades shade out weed seeds, and in the summer it shades the soil, reducing evaporation. Come fall, you can go back to cutting it short—weed seeds aren't as abundant then, and evaporation is less of a concern. Two exceptions are Bermuda and seashore paspalum grasses, found in the South, which can be kept at a height of 3/4 to 1 inch.

9. Get Your Sod On

If you're starting a lawn from scratch, April is the month to lay down sod, when it's cooler and there's time for the grass to take root. Ask your seller for grass that suits your yard's conditions, whether sun, shade, or a combo. Sod should be fresh when you lay it; beware the rolls that have been sitting outside for a while. Prepare to water, water, water when it's installed. Your garden center can recommend an appropriate schedule. 

 

Rapid Lawn Landscape Solutions has several tips to help you with your landscaping.

Connect with Rapid Lawn Hydroseeding on Facebook here!

 

 

 

Rapid Lawn Landscape Solutions offer Regina Snow Removal, Plowing and Hauling Services in Regina

Rapid Lawn Landscape Solutions Regina is a family owned business that has helped their customers achieve sod quality lawns at less than half the price.They also do conventional seeding and are suppliers of all types of turf grass seed, native grass seed and low maintenance grass seed products...and REGINA' BEST  SNOW REMOVAL SERVICES!  

Rapid Lawn - The EASY and ECONOMICAL way to GROW GRASS

Rapid Lawn Landscape Solutions are your Trusted Regina Turf and Lawn Experts!

Here they share a tip on their Snow Removal, Plowing and Hauling Services in Regina:

Snow removal Regina

 
 Locally owned Rapid Lawn Landscape Solutions announced that they will now be offering full service snow removal, snow plowing, snow clearing and snow hauling services to Regina and area. Company owner Monte Dobson states that “with the higher than average snowfall in Regina and area this winter so far, there is huge demand for snow removal services.”

In order to provide these specialized snow removal services, Rapid Lawn Hydroseeding has acquired a 2013 Terex TSV60 Skid Steer. “It is fully loaded and equipped with an 84″ snow bucket and 2 speed transmission to push heavy amounts of snow, even under the most adverse conditions” states Dobson. They have also purchased a 14′ Load Trail gooseneck dump trailer if customers require removal and hauling of snow from their home or business.

These capital acquisitions show the commitment and level of service by Rapid Lawn Landscape Solutions to past and future clients. “We’re excited to be able to meet the demand of this specialized snow removal service. When it snows in Regina and area, we’ll be ready” states Dobson.

For more information or to book Regina and area snow removal services, please call 306-552-8000.

About Rapid Lawn Hydroseeding

Since 2008, Rapid Lawn Hydroseeding and Erosion Control has helped our customers achieve Sod Quality Lawns at less than half the price. Based in Regina Saskatchewan, Rapid Lawn Hydroseeding is a family owned business that uses the latest in hydroseeding and erosion control technologies and methodologies, offering solutions for all types and sizes of projects; from highway construction, commercial developments and oilfield and mine reclamation sites to acreages and residential lawns. We also do conventional seeding, skid steer services and are suppliers of all types of turf grass seed, native grass seed and low maintenance grass seed products.

 Rapid Lawn Landscape Solutions has several tips to help you with your landscaping.

Connect with Rapid Lawn Hydroseeding on Facebook here! 

 

Regina Snow removal commercial

 

Rapid Lawn Landscape Solutions your Trusted Regina Turf and Lawn experts share a video on the Hydroseeding SaskPower Switching Station

Rapid Lawn Landscape Solutions in Regina is a family owned business that has helped their customers achieve sod quality lawns at less than half the price.They also do conventional seeding and are suppliers of all types of turf grass seed, native grass seed and low maintenance grass seed products.

Rapid Lawn - The EASY and ECONOMICAL way to GROW GRASS

Rapid Lawn Landscape Solutions are your Trusted Regina Turf and Lawn Experts!

Here they share a video on the Hydroseeding SaskPower Switching Station near Swift Current, SK:

Rapid Lawn Landscape Solutions has several tips to help you with your landscaping.

 


Connect with Rapid Lawn Hydroseeding on Facebook here!

 

Rapid Lawn Landscape Solutions your Trusted Regina Turf and Lawn Experts share a tip on RTF Water Saver Canada

Rapid Lawn Landscape Solutions in Regina is a family owned business that has helped their customers achieve sod quality lawns at less than half the price.They also do conventional seeding and are suppliers of all types of turf grass seed, native grass seed and low maintenance grass seed products.

Rapid Lawn - The EASY and ECONOMICAL way to GROW GRASS

Rapid Lawn Landscape Solutions are your Trusted Regina Turf and Lawn Experts! 

Here they share a tip on RTF Water Saver Canada Open for Business in Vancouver: 

 

RTF Water Saver Canada is Open for Business in Vancouver

There’s no doubt about it, homeowners and landscapers alike in Western Canada want new eco-safe solutions when it comes to lawn care.

This is why RTF Water Saver Canada, distributors of RTF Water Saver Grass Seed, are becoming more active in the West, and now have a new locale in Vancouver to conduct even more business with consumers eager to make a positive difference for the environment.

RTF stands for Rhizomatous Tall Fescue, and is now the rave right across the country.

Just ask Monty Dobson, the owner of Rapid Lawn Landscape Solutions and Erosion Control in White City, SK, who says that the new RTF Water Saver Grass Seed “is the best in the west.”

 

 

RTF Water Saver Grass SeedRTF Water Saver Grass Seed

“For the past few years I have been trying all sorts of different seed products out there, but they didn’t do what they claimed to do and they took forever to establish,” says Dobson. “My customers in the end were not happy, and in business this is not a good thing. So, I recently did some research and discovered information about RTF Water Saver Grass Seed, and the rest is history.”

Dobson says his company has used the new RTF Water Saver Grass Seed for a large number of residential and commercial products. All his customers are more than pleased with the results.

“For a seed it sure does some amazing things,” says Dobson. “It germinates and emerges very quickly. RTF Water Saver Grass Seed makes a lawn look like a sod lawn.”

 

 

Dobson feels that this new seed is the wave of the future for Western Canada. While a pesticide ban may soon become a reality in Saskatchewan, RTF is one step ahead of the game for his company and others. As well, RTF is beneficial from a water conservation standpoint as the roots of the seed go as deep as six feet, so it’s more of a water sipper.

“This is an aggressive grass seed: it chokes out weeds and insects hate it. It’s a great fit around here. With using RTF Water Saver Grass Seed, it means using less pesticides and less water. It’s innovative, indeed.” 

He adds, “I think RTF has so much to offer. Sure, sod farms are great. But lawns I am prepping are going to look nicer with a seed like RTF. It's environmentally friendly too and will be a hit in the West.”

The seed is also getting plenty of media attention. Carson Arthur, renowned landscape architect, just recommended that Canadians should use this new seed during his recent broadcast on CityLine TV Talk Show ‘How to Save Water and Cash in Your Garden’. RTF Water Saver Grass Seed was also recently featured as a latest and greatest must have product by Owen Reeves, a gardening expert on the Marilyn Denis Show (CTV).

Ryan Streatch, National Sales Agent and Spokesperson for RTF Water Saver Canada, is elated now to have a strong presence in the West.

“Western Canadians are looking for new solutions in a more hyper-environmental world,” he says. “While new environmental regulations exist in the lawn care industry right across Canada, RTF Water Waver Grass Seed serves as a new and viable solution.”

He then adds, “In our pesticide-free environment, consumers are looking for products that offer resilience to insects and disease. RTF's high content of endophyte helps reduce damage caused by pests. Bugs do not like it, but lawns and sports fields respond well and stay healthy.” 

Streatch recently even launched a new campaign to educate Canadians on the new solutions out there. Called Save Our Lawns, the campaign is on Facebook as a voice for homeowners and professionals to engage and be informed. Professionals in the landscape industry have already joined Streatch’s cause and they too want to educate homeowners on new lawn solutions, including RTF. Green and healthy lawns after all do play a very critical part in our everyday life. Not only in our peace-of-mind, but also in safety, economic and eco-benefits; from C02 sequestration, water filtration to energy savings. 

 Rapid Lawn Landscape Solutions has several tips to help you with your landscaping.

Connect with Rapid Lawn Landscape Solutions on Facebook here!

 


 

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