Category Archives: Gardening How-To

3 Autumn Tasks to Improve The Soil Condition

Autumn is usually the most beneficial season to start working on the soil. When the gardening season starts to wind down, there are several things that can be done to improve the soil and prepare it for next spring. End-of-season soil improvement often includes adding in organic nutrients, raw organic matter, and well-rotted compost. By...
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How to Conquer Gardening Pain

The long, sunny days of summer are returning, and that means it's time to dust off those gardening tools. But if you experience long-lasting body pain, yard work might be easier said than done. (more…)...
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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

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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