Idea's & How To's
The tail end of summer is one of the busiest seasons in the garden. The slightly cooler weather gives the plants a burst of energy, with beautiful summer blooms, a bounty of vegetables, and unfortunately, weeds. It is also the ideal time for planting fall perennials, spring bulbs, and get your garden ready for the cooler weather. Read our blog for helpful tips for the season!
Watering isn’t about just getting the soil wet. It’s about understanding how plants take in their water and finding ways to get that hydration right to the roots. These simple shifts to your landscape will help you maintain a happy, well-hydrated summer garden. Read our blog for helpful tips. Happy watering!
One of the most exciting parts of growing a vegetable garden is harvesting. Regular harvesting will not only bring fresh produce to your table but will actually keep the plants healthier. However, sometimes it can be tricky knowing when your freshly grown produce is ready to be picked. Sunshine, warm weather, and rain can all impact when your crops are ready to be harvested. Thankfully, your plants use a few ways to communicate that they are ready to be harvested. Read on...
Butterflies are an extremely helpful part of our ecosystem, and promoting a healthy environment for them is a very important step in protecting butterfly populations. If you would like to create a butterfly garden in your backyard and aren’t sure how to get started, read our blog for helpful tips and feel free to ask our greenhouse experts when you come in to see us!
If you’re looking to attract more hummingbirds into your space, look no further. This blog will provide three steps on how to attract these beautiful almost magical birds to your space.
Canada Day is a perfect opportunity to celebrate the great outdoors. This year, why not make the nation’s celebration memorable by making your outdoor living space a tribute to Canada. Let us show you how...
Do you want to know the secret of healthy plants? It’s simple. All plants need three things to grow well: sunlight, water, and nutrients. Each of these items work together to help your plants grow healthy and strong. Read our blog to learn what all those different fertilizers and nutrients can do for your plants and flowers.
Shade gardens offer a place of refuge during those hot summer days. These spaces naturally attract plants in cooler tones (think blue, purple, and green) creating a space that is designed for relaxation. The secret to success is choosing the perennials, evergreens, and annuals that thrive in these lower-light spaces. Follow our guide and you'll be enjoying a beautiful shade garden this summer!
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...
The following is a guide on a few species that not only will survive the cooler months, these veggies actually prefer it.
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!
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!