Category Archives: Gardening How-To

10 Ideal Plants for Your Summer Landscape

Summer is in full swing, and the weather just keeps getting hotter. Not all plants can thrive or even survive in this climate, so it is important that you carefully consider which ones you choose to include in your landscape. Here are ten plants that can beat the heat: Read more

Companion Planting Guide

Companion planting is the placement of various crops in close physical proximity to on another so as to symbiotically compliment the progress of each other. It's important to select two plants that have similar light, soil and water requirements. It is also important that they are not susceptible to the same blights. Read more

Five Spring Fertilising Tips

Springtime is fertilising time for many homeowners. Or should we say, 'lawn feeding' time? Regardless of the term you use, fertilising your lawn at the start of the growing season could be very helpful in maintaining a lush and beautiful lawn all year long. Fertiliser helps your grass rebound from a rough winter and build...
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Conquering Spring Weeds

As much as we love Don Henley's classic The Boys of Summer, we despise the weeds of spring. And, much like the venerated baseball groundskeeper, we strive to rid our lush green grass of every annoying, irritating, infuriating weed. Sometimes it seems like a losing battle, but professional lawn management companies have some secret tips...
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A Guide for Beginner Gardeners

Have you ever wanted to make a salad from vegetables you grew yourself? Or give a bouquet to your loved one made of fresh flowers picked from your own garden? Now is your time to shine and grow like a pro with a few tips to get you started: Read more

Top 10 Environmental Benefits of a Natural Lawn

Faced with a brown lawn during summer dry spells and winter, when lawns naturally go dormant, some homeowners have made the switch to synthetic turf. However, before considering this expense, take into account the many benefits that a natural green space provides: (more…)...
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Put Your Green Thumb to Work without a Sore Back

Weed out injuries while gardening

Gardening has grown into one of Canada's most popular activities in recent years as a growing number of us discover the pleasures and rewards of a beautiful landscape. But exercising your green thumb does come with some risks. A day of digging, weeding and watering can also lead to...

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