Avoid growing plants of the same family in the same soil each year. By using crop rotation, not only will you be maintaining soil structure and nutrient levels by using crop rotation but you can also prevent diseases and pests from becoming established in the soil. Think about the roots of your plants. It’s a […]
If you are considering hiring a professional landscape gardener, you may find some of these tips and questions helpful. Before reaching out, consider creating a list of your wants and needs. Decide on a budget, determine your priorities and If you’re trying to save money, consider which parts of the process you will need outside help with and which you are capable of handling yourself.
When deciding where to plant your roses, keep the sun in mind. Roses do best in plenty of direct sunlight, at least 5 to 6 hours a day, if possible. The sun in the morning is the most important because it helps prevent diseases by drying the leaves of your roses. If your roses are […]
Here’s a great tip from the organic gardening channel MIGardener. He shows how to flick your tomato flowers to increase your harvest from about 25% to about 100%. What would be some other great plants to try this method with?
Here’s a question about mulch asked by Dexter Roona. Can compost be used as mulch? What is the purpose of compost? Mulch reduces moisture evaporation, moderates the temperature of the soil, reduces compaction of the soil, suppresses weeds and should eventually break down and become part of the soil. So, in answer to your question […]
Between the convenience of having flavourful herbs on hand whenever you need, and the satisfaction that comes with knowing you grew them yourself, there are lots of reasons to consider starting an indoor herb garden. Imagine seasoning your fresh tomato sauce with a few leaves of freshly picked basil, sprinkling a pinch of cilantro in […]
Here are three quick tips from Blossom on Instagram to make your plants grow healthy and fast while preventing them from wilting. View this post on Instagram You will wet your plants with these unusual gardening hacks! A post shared by Blossom (@blossom) on Mar 23, 2019 at 9:20am PDT Use an ice cream coneIn […]
Getting your garden ready for spring One of the most joyous times of year is during the first days of spring when you can watch your garden come to life. Fragrance is bursting forth from beautifully coloured beds and the chirping of happy little birds and lush greenery are all around you. A springtime garden […]
Interested in making your own bird seed cakes? The RHS shows you how in this quick video. Not only a fun craft for the whole family but a great way to feed the birds this winter.
A winter frost can be such a beautiful thing. White and sparkling like little diamonds. It can also be deadly for your plants. When plants freeze, the water in the cells expand causing the cell walls to break. Since the cells of the plant carry the nutrient rich sap the plants require to live, the […]