Although there are still a few warm fall days in the forecast, don’t fool yourself: before you know it, Old Man Winter will arrive. Will you (and your garden) be ready to handle whatever he throws your way? To help you prepare for the snow and bitter
Walking into a garden centre or home improvement store can be completely overwhelming: often they have so much variety that it's difficult to decide which plants to choose. To help you narrow down your shopping list and pick flowers and vegetables to
A quality lawn mower can last for years. When well-maintained, it may even last for decades. Here are seven foolproof ways to prolong the life of your mower by keeping it in tip-top shape to help ensure summer after summer of trouble-free service.
Gardening tools keep going missing? Can't find the new secateurs you got last year? And where exactly is the tree saw? Clean, sharp tools are of no use if you can't find them. If you've been avoiding the chaotic mess in your garden shed, help has arr
There are plenty of good reasons to add mulch to your garden. In summer, mulch helps keep soil temperatures cool and save water. In winter, it reduces the negative impact of bitterly cold weather on dormant plants. Here are a few tips to prepare your
Whether you're working with hardy annuals, short-lived perennials or true biennials, starting flowers in late summer to bloom the following spring often seems like a form of green magic.
Whether you love or hate doing it, raking leaves is an inevitable fall ritual. It's also an opportunity to harvest mulch and soil amendments for your garden. Here are nine practical ways to get rid of leaves and how you can put them to use in the gar
Weeds are the bane of any gardener, so it's important to get ahead of them. Whether you're tending to a giant flower bed or simply adding some colour to your patio with planters, here are three tips to help you out.
The world of flower bulbs is awash with countless colours, textures, varieties and fragrances. That's why spring- and summer-flowering bulbs are so popular. What's more, they can be remarkably care-free. Here's what you should know about planting and
With the approach of winter, we'll soon be into mulching season. But do you know how to properly add mulch to your garden? Here are seven important things you should know to help protect your garden over winter, so it has a good start next season.
If you have a child in your life who's interested in growing plants, why not make a space in the garden where he or she can explore the wonder of helping things grow. Here are seven fun ideas kids' love.
Birds, rabbits, squirrels, raccoons and other animals can be cute – until they start messing up your yard or eating your garden. Here are seven ways to deter animals from destroying your garden.
When it comes to having a lovely garden, who doesn't enjoy the idea of all those wonderful flowers minus the hard work caring for them. You can save yourself lots of time and money in the long-run by carefully planning a low-maintenance garden. Here
There's more to watering a garden than occasionally splashing the hose around. Here are 11 tips to ensure you're watering your garden in a way that gives plants what they need without wasting water.
With drought a daily consideration in many people's lives and clean water a limited but precious resource, water conservation is on many minds. There's only so much water to work with, but if we can keep it in our area, we can enjoy an abundance of w
Do you know where ginkgo biloba comes from, other than in the herbal supplement tablets that people take to sharpen their memory? Actually, that extract comes from the leaves of an attractive and endangered tree – the gingko or maidenhair – that you
Blooming abundantly in a riot of colours from mid-July to first frost, dahlias are beloved by both experienced landscapers and novice gardeners. Bring drama to your landscape with these 10 tips to plant and care for dahlias in your garden.
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