Plant a Hot Pepper Garden

Plant a Hot Pepper Garden

Want to bring on the heat this summer? We have a range of hot peppers to satisfy your inner daredevil! Be adventurous, try growing a pepper you’ve never had before. Read our blog for our steps to successful planting, maintenance, harvesting, storing, freezing and drying tips and 2 awesome hot sauce recipes to try!
May 11, 2021
Tags: Hot Peppers
Container Gardening Simplified

Container Gardening Simplified

Container gardens are a great way to dress up a patio or doorway. But it’s so much more than that. These miniature gardens are an opportunity to experiment with gardening trends, explore new flowers, or simply showcase a few favourites. Follow these five steps for a successful container garden...

May 04, 2021
Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day Gift Guide

It’s time to celebrate Mom! Why not make this year a little extra special by discovering moments to surprise and delight her. It is about filling the day with smiles, laughter, and love, because this day is all about Mom. Read our blog and  let us help you celebrate your Mom!
April 27, 2021
Tags: mother's day
Is your soil's pH level right for your plants?

Is your soil's pH level right for your plants?

Did you know that plants don’t all need the same pH? Most prefer soil with balanced pH while others, like berries, need lower pH soil for optimal growth. Read on for all the details...
Home Grown: Cold Hardy Crops

Home Grown: Cold Hardy Crops

The following is a guide on a few species that not only will survive the cooler months, these veggies actually prefer it.
April 20, 2021
It's Time for a Spring Lawn Check Up

It's Time for a Spring Lawn Check Up

Follow these 6 Easy Steps for a Healthy Spring Lawn - step 1 - Rake, Step 2 - Aerate, Step 3 - Top Dress, Step 4 - Seed, Step 5 - Protect, Step 6 - Fertilize 
Read on for details...

 

March 30, 2021
5 Spring Tips to Dress Up Your Doorway

5 Spring Tips to Dress Up Your Doorway

Our front door and entranceway is the space that welcomes and invites us into our home. It is an opportunity to express a bit of our personality as we change up our outdoor décor to match the evolving seasons. When considering your front door decorating, think about how to invite spring into the entire space. Introducing natural elements, like grapevine balls, curly willow, dogwood branches, and pampas grass into your entryway décor is an easy way to evoke that spring feeling. Read on for more tips.

Composting

Composting

Almost every day we hear about the new Three R’s – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Did you know that one common gardening practice combines all three? Composting. Compost is a natural organic fertilizer made by decomposed vegetable waste. By recycling your family’s garbage, you can reduce household waste, and can then reuse the compost as organic matter to improve the quality of soil in your garden!
March 12, 2021
Tags: Gardening
Counteracting Environmental Stress in Trees, Shrubs and Lawns

Counteracting Environmental Stress in Trees, Shrubs and Lawns

There are many forms of stress that affect plant material, but a newly recognized form is destroying many of our forests. This new form, acid rain, is a product of our industrialized world that is moving greedily forward at a startling pace. People are only beginning to wake up to the need to cure our dying world by reducing pollution emissions. Until we get the pollution under control, we must settle for Plan B.
March 12, 2021
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Houseplant Pests

Houseplant Pests

Houseplants are like people. When they become weak or under stress, they get sick and require a doctor’s care. Preventative measures will reduce the amount of insects your plant will acquire.
March 12, 2021
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Sowing Grass Seed

Sowing Grass Seed

It pays to select good quality seed. It is also wise to choose a mixture of at least two or three varieties in accordance with your requirements. This will depend on sun and shade conditions. Don’t skimp when seeding. It is best to use a mechanical spreader, although small areas may be hand seeded. By following our directions, your new lawn will be beautiful this year!
March 12, 2021
Fertilizing your Lawn

Fertilizing your Lawn

How to Use Fertilizer:  Your Questions Answered
March 12, 2021
Tags: fertilizer