We’ve all done it, walked down the street and stopped to stare with envy at the perfect lawn of a neighbour. That lawn that is the perfect shade or green, weed free and every blade of grass seems to be just the perfect height. You ponder how he does it – well I have […]
Now that spring has arrived are you looking for some gardening chores? If you are like me you have probably been looking out the window itching to get out there are start doing anything in the garden to start feeling like you’re back into the gardening season. For those looking to get a jump start […]
No winter lasts for ever. No spring skips its turn. – Hal Borland Spring officially arrived two weeks and in pouring through photos from the past few years I know that spring does actually show its face before the end of March. This photo from 2012 shows my Crocuses in full bloom this same week yet, […]
As I write this blog topic, I look out my window at a good two feet of snow covering my yard. It is hard to imagine I will be doing ANY gardening tasks this month… However, the temperatures are above zero, the sun has been shining and I know that eventually that my gardens will […]
Whenever I want to check to see if a shrub or tree is still alive I will do a simple test. I will take a branch and using my fingernail gently scratch the bark. If the wood underneath is green, then there is a good chance that tree or shrub is doing just fine!
Seeing that today is a sunny day and the temperatures are breaking above the freezing point, I finally feel like spring is finally around the corner. The snow is finally melting here outside my office in Central Ontario and with that I am frantically trying to find all my gardening “stuff”, so I thought this […]
4) Landscaping is a major renovation – a scaled landscape design will allow you to get quotes from contractors and give you a plan that your contractor (or yourself) can actually work from. 3) A landscape design can be helpful if you require permits – many municipalities require permits for various types of work such […]