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.
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.
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!
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.
There are so many types of fertilizers out there - organic, synthetic, liquid, granular, root boosters, for lawn, trees, and more. How do you choose what is best for your specific plants? In this post, Bryan elaborates on how fertilizers work, and what they are made of in order to help you make the best decision.
Now is the time to perform structural pruning and maintenance on your trees and shrubs! Pruning is best done at this time of year and it's important that it's done correctly to keep your plants looking great. Read more for 8 important steps you must take when pruning in the spring.
Clean Up, Clean Up! Now is the time to start saying hello to spring and getting your plants ready for the warm weather and summer to come. Here are some tips on how to prep your garden beds for the season.
Your lawns are finally visible after a long winter of snow cover. This is the time of year when many homeowners panic because their lawns look "dead", but don't fear! Turf is tough!! Check out Bryan's top three steps to recovering your lawn after the winter.