To our valued customers, It is with great sadness that we announce that Heirloom Greens and Gardens will be closing its doors for good at the end of this summer. Click to read a special note from Bryan and Sarah
"Its that time of year when lawns are nice and green - but those pesky dandelions are ruining your lush landscape. Our resident turf-expert, Bryan, answers the popular questions about these, and other weeds in this week's blog"
Bunnies are cute. But, if you've ever lost a precious tree or shrub at the hands (or teeth) of a wascally wabbit, you might not be a big fan of them in your gardens. This week's blog focusses on the importance of bark to the function of a tree, how a tiny little bunny can take down a great big tree, and what you can do to prevent it!
We all know how important water is to our plants. Many of us are also aware that overwatering can be just as harmful as not watering enough! The tough part is trying to decide how much is too much, or how much to let your plants dry out between drinks. In this weeks tip we hope to provide some guidelines for determining when to give your plants a refreshing drink on a hot day, and when to let them dry out a bit!
IPM stands for Integrated Pest Management. It is a government implemented program that sports fields, golf courses, parks and agriculture must abide by in order to prove that they are doing their part to reduce their use of pesticides. Essentially what it means is that they will combine any and all available mechanical, cultural, biological and chemical techniques in a combination (integrated) approach to reducing pests. Read more on how this system of pest control works.
If you're looking to add some lush green or colourful flowers to your gardens in time for hosting your summer BBQ's, check out this weekends' sales! We also now have TONS of new vegetables and herbs in stock.
Even late into May, you may find the temperatures dropping down to freezing at night. This is a threat to our especially tender plants, so it's important to know the steps to take to protect our plants and vegetables. In this post, Bryan gives you some very important tips to do before you experience any plant damage before we are well into summer.
Don't miss our fantastic sales going on this holiday weekend. Daylilies, Geraniums, Japanese Maples, and more are on sale! Also, check out this post for more details on our seminar this weekend on Patio Pots.
One of the most common questions we get in the store is, "which grass seed will do well in the shade?". It's a tricky question as grass simply does not do well in shade. Check out this blog post for an explanation from Bryan about why your grass gives you such a hard time in a shady back yard.
The choice of mulch may seem like a personal preference, but there are certain mulches that are better for different situations. Softwood mulch, coloured mulch, dark mulch, natural undyed mulch; how do you choose? Check out this blog post for tips on picking up the best one!
Mother's Day is here! And whether you are buying for mom, or you ARE the mom, you can take advantage of the great plants and gifts we have in store. Check out this blog post to see more of what we now have in stock.
This is the time of year where we often hear the question “is it too early to plant a tree or shrub?” The answer, at least in most cases is NO! In fact, our motto around here is “If you can put a shovel in the ground, you can put a plant in the ground!” Read more for 10 important tips on how to properly plant your trees, shrubs and perennials.