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Spring in the Garden

May 1st, 2020

The start date of Spring Gardening is always a moving target because of the weather. Please consider Spring Temperatures, especially our evening temperatures and weather conditions. Weather and ground conditions are the determining factor for our lawn and soils and considering those things change from year to year many of these tasks depend on certain …Read more

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Top Tips For October Garden To Do’s

October 14th, 2015

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Perennials *    This is the perfect time to plant spring bulbs. Shop early for best varieties.  I recommend planting a majority of Daffodils or Alliums because the squirrels do not like those bulbs. *    Before a frost is a really good time to divide and move perennials, especially for perennials like hostas, ornamental grasses and …Read more

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The Toronto Fall Home Show 2015

October 5th, 2015

“DOWN THE GARDEN PATH” RADIO SHOW… This week I recap the Toronto Fall Home Show. Joining me on the show is Eddie Gonzalez from Green Scene Landscaping. I do designs for Eddie’s company, Green Scene Landscaping, and we worked the Toronto Fall Home Show together. No better way to understand the trends than to talk …Read more

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Fall Checklist And Tips For October To Make The Most Of Your Garden

October 9th, 2014

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Remove spent summer flowering plants from containers and replace with Fall Blooming Mums or Ornamental Kale.   Dispose of any diseased or infested plant debris, to avoid overwintering the problem.   Continue to remove weeds especially seed heads to prevent weeds for next year.   Divide and move perennials.   Time to plant spring bulbs. …Read more

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Essential Garden Maintenance This May

May 23rd, 2014

1. If you have large trees in your yard please contact an arborist to make sure they are pruned properly 2. If you have winter damage on your boxwood or yews as shown below, cut back the tips of the damaged branches just above a green living leaf. Use sharp pruning shears so that you …Read more