Gardening

Growing season is short in Canada, so make the most of it with these expert gardening tips. Find problem-solving flowers for every type of growing condition, house plant hacks, and more pro tips to keep your green thumb supple.

5 Facts About Bees That Are Absolutely False

There are almost 20,000 known species of bee, but some of them fit none of the archetypes people will normally...


5 Secrets to Maintaining the Perfect Lawn

This summer the lawn doesn't have to be greener on the other side. With these simple secrets you can create...


Beginner’s Guide to the Best Summer Flowers in Canada

Early summer is a time of bounty in any garden: a full canopy of leaves on trees and shrubs form...


8 Autumn Chores for the Lazy Gardener

Gardening seems to lose its appeal when the weather turns nippy and rainy. But if you do these simple autumn...


9 Tips to Fix a Troubled Lawn

If you want the lush, beautiful lawn of your dreams, it's crucial to catch lawn problems early and to address...


7 Insects You Actually Want In Your Garden

Not all bugs are pests! Here's how to roll out the welcome mat for insects that are actually good for...


How To Design Your Perfect Garden

Got a design for the perfect garden floating around in your head? Follow these six simple steps to make it...


4 Ways to Teach Your Kids to Garden

Teach your children to grow their own food and flowers.

6 Tips for Starting a Windowsill Garden

Dust off your green thumb and try your hand at winter gardening with these fun and easy windowsill planting tips.


8 DIY Tips for Caring for Trees and Shrubs

Get your azaleas, roses, trees and shrubs looking fantastic by following these gardener's do-it-yourself tips.


How to Build Fertile Soil

Soils in coastal gardens are usually porous and low in nutrients and it may take a few years to achieve...


How to Manage Weeds in the Garden

Take advantage of modern research in weed biology to manage unwanted weeds without back breaking labour or environmentally unfriendly herbicides.


Bee Balm in the Landscape

If you have a damp spot in the yard, fill it with bee balm. Then, in early summer, feast your...


Tips for Designing a Wildlife Pond

There are several key points for a successful wildlife pond.


Learn About Growing Sweet Peas

The most popular variety of sweet pea, Lathyrus odoratus, lives up well to its name. Odoratus is Latin for 'well-scented',...


How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes in your Landscape

Mosquitoes were bad enough when they just made you itch. Now that some of them carry the West...

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How to Evaluate a Damaged Lawn

A damaged lawn can be treated with some good old tender, love and care. Here, we'll look at how to...


How to Attract Wildlife to Your Landscape

A mere 100 years ago, the greater portion of our landscape was farmland. There were wood lots, hedgerows, and weedy...


Weed Control in the Landscape: Taking Care of Weed Barriers

Landscaping fabric and other artificial weed barriers are effective alternatives to herbicides, but can cause new problems and still fail...


Improve the Look of Your Backyard Landscape with these 3 Easy Lawn Repair Tips

Most lawns suffer damage at some time or other. Paths that are worn into them, molehills and compacted soil are...


Landscaping Tips for Fruit Trees

Fruit trees come in all shapes and sizes, so that there is one for every garden. Once established, they should...

How to Replenish Your Soil and Improve the Health of Your Landscape for Years to Come

Whether it's time constraints or poor health, knowing and replenishing your soil can be a hassel. Even more so if...


Backyard Landscaping Ideas: Planning a Heather Garden

Heather gardens can give your landscape brilliant colour and bring any dull yard to life. A heather bed should always...


How to Install a Pre-Formed Pond Liner

Are you thinking about adding a pond to your landscape? Ready-made ponds come in all shapes and sizes, and even...


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22 Secrets to a Care-Free Landscape

Read these 22 gardening tips to make all your landscaping projects fun and easy!


Bright Landscaping Ideas: How to Add More Light to Shady Gardens

Small gardens, especially in towns, are often hemmed in by buildings and tall boundaries that can prevent light reaching the...


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Got Lemons? Make Lemonade

A simple mistake can spur unexpected surprises. That's what you'll find when you step around back at Jim and Sharyn...