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How to best water your lawn

If your goal is a gorgeous green lawn to be the neighbour’s envy, you will need to be smart about how you water your precious...

Weeds, treatment and prevention

Just pulling out weeds won’t get rid of them. If untreated, weeds will fight your grass for space, nutrients, and sunlight — and they will...

Tips for growing in clay soil

Clay soil impedes the flow of water, absorbing it slowing and holding onto it for a long time. When wet it’s heavy, sticky and tends...

Seedlings - by Albert Mondor

Reading seed catalogues is a familiar ritual for gardeners. In addition to the pleasure afforded by this activity, creating seedlings is an economical way to...

Manure and organic fertilizers

People are increasingly aware of the environmental aspects of lawn care. For many, “natural” or "organic" options seem to be the way to go. There...

How to patch a damaged lawn

If you’re looking for a low cost option to polish the look of your yard, filling in gaps and sparse patches on your lawn is...

Planting roses - a how-to

A beautiful rose garden has always been a sign of an accomplished gardener because roses can be finicky. They need more care than other flowers...

How to grow a low-maintenance lawn

Some grass varieties do require less maintenance than others. What this means is that the grass will require less water and fertilizer than other species,...

Wonderful compost - by Albert Mondor

When the soil in a flower bed is left to itself, it degrades and compacts, making the cultivation of ornamental plants more difficult. To counter...

Tips on starting plants from seeds

For many people, it's the preferred way to begin a garden. If you only draw on local resources of bedding and potted plants, you're likely...