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6 Warning Signs That Your Landscaper is NOT a Professional
6 Warning Signs That Your Landscaper is NOT a Professional

Unfortunately, landscaping is not a highly regulated industry in Ontario and many see it as “easy money”. Pretty much anyone can get a business license, slap a sign on their vehicle and call themselves a landscaper without the first clue…

How to Manage Stormwater on Your Property
How to Manage Stormwater on Your Property

What is a stormwater management system? A stormwater management system is a landscaped feature such as a rain garden, a bioswale or a dry rock swale that is installed on your property in order to collect stormwater (rain and melted…

To Rake or Not To Rake? That Is The Question!
To Rake or Not To Rake? That Is The Question!

To Rake or Not To Rake? That Is The Question! Do you rake up those fall leaves or do you leave them there? Raking is a pain in the butt chore that no one seems to actually enjoy doing. While…

Pruning: Tips & Know-How
Pruning: Tips & Know-How

Pruning your trees and shrubs is one of the easier things you can do to help keep them healthy and aesthetically pleasing. But knowing when, where, how and with what tools is a whole other ball game. So let’s talk…

The Importance of Soil Testing
The Importance of Soil Testing

Knowing what is in your soil in terms of nutrients can help you avoid costly mistakes! Every single plant, grass, fruit or vegetable you have or plant in your dirt will be heavily affected by the nutrients in the soil.…

Growing Herbs
Growing Herbs

Herbs are generally the starter plants of choice for the new gardener. They are easy to grow, are contained in pots, can be started at any time of the year, and kept indoors all year round. They serve more than…

Soil Types: Know Your Garden
Soil Types: Know Your Garden

Have you ever planted a garden only to have it fail and not know why? You’ve wracked your brain thinking that it’s in the right spot. It gets 6-8 hours of light. You have proper watering habits, but yet, somehow,…

Garden Hacks: Composting
Garden Hacks: Composting

One of the best (and most common) gardening hacks for any gardener is to create your own compost. It’s efficient, affordable, and guaranteed to be organic as you know EXACTLY what went into making it. Whether you have a flower…

Seed Starting
Seed Starting

It’s almost that time of year again!!! Now is the time you should be planning out your garden if you haven’t already done so! But more importantly, now is the time to be buying your seeds if you need to. …

We're Growing Sweet Potatoes!
We're Growing Sweet Potatoes!

Very excited about this post. My FIRST YouTube Video!! I’ve been wanting to start a YouTube channel for a while but after first I was struggling with a scratched camera lens and knew I couldn’t produce even half decent videos…

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