Burlapping Evergreens

As fall gives way to winter, we’re accustomed to seeing a lot of brown in the landscape – including from the evergreens many of us dutifully wrap in a thick layer of burlap. The intention is twofold: to prevent snow and ice pileup from breaking branches, and to protect the plant from harsh, desiccating winter […]

November 9th, 2016|Garden Maintenance, Gardening Advice, Trees and Shrubs|

Final Fall Tasks

Though we’re having some unseasonably warm weather this week, the growing season is steadily drawing to a close. Don’t put your hose away yet! There are a number of important tasks to be done in the garden before we finally close the door on the 2016 season. Many of these tasks, though small, will help […]

October 30th, 2016|Garden Maintenance|

Good Watering Practices

You might be surprised to hear that watering isn’t easy.

In fact, being a proficient waterer is an incredibly valuable skill for the home gardener, and is one that takes years of practice and a good dose of careful observation. The fact of the matter is that good watering practices will save you time, money, […]

July 25th, 2016|Garden Maintenance, Gardening Advice|

Organic vs. Synthetic Fertilizers

In the last ten years, we’ve seen an explosion in demand for organic fertilizers as alternatives to synthetic fertilizers. But is one really superior to the other? Let’s take a moment to explore this question.
Undoubtedly, there are some environmental concerns with the production of synthetic fertilizers, but purely in the context of what is best […]

June 28th, 2016|Garden Maintenance|

Beneficial Insects

In the past few years, the use of beneficial insects in the garden has become common and quite inexpensive. This is great news for those of us who are weary of watching pests such as Japanese beetles devour our favourite plants, or who have struggled to get good yields on our fruiting plants due to […]

7 Tips for Growing your Best Garden

The month of June was punctuated with a peculiar stretch of cooler, rainy weather. Some of our plants are certainly loving it, though it’s safe to say many of us were left longing for a little more sunshine.

With June behind us, our focus shifts to care and upkeep of gardens and lawns, but the cooler […]

July 9th, 2015|Garden Maintenance, Gardening Advice|