Why (and what) you should feed the birds and squirrels through the winter

Isn’t it nice watching beautiful birds gather and forage on your yard? You will attract more birds and keep them through the season if you help them out. Whether bird watching is a year round hobby or just something to pass the long days trapped indoors by the cold, these tips will help you bring … Continue reading Why (and what) you should feed the birds and squirrels through the winter

The 5 B’s of winter gardening

Even when the yard is buried in snow, you don’t have to stop enjoying your garden. You can create a lovely winter garden that provides enjoyment all year round as long as you understand the five B’s of winter gardening. The 5 b’s of winter gardening Birds: Although many birds fly south for the winter just as … Continue reading The 5 B’s of winter gardening

The Best Ways to Get Snow and Ice Out of Your Way

One of the greatest dangers you face in cold weather is walking from your front door to your car. Winter in Ontario means snow and ice, which means slipping, sliding and falling is a real possibility. You will want to use the best deicer you can to keep your walks and drives as free from … Continue reading The Best Ways to Get Snow and Ice Out of Your Way

Building with Wood Will Enhance Your Outdoors

Building your own wood structures and landscape features is a fun and cost saving way to complete some of those backyard projects you have been dreaming about for months or years. While some basic knowledge about tools and construction is required, the level of skill and refinement needed is much less than if you were … Continue reading Building with Wood Will Enhance Your Outdoors

Drought Resistant Gardening in Ontario

What if the ornamental plants in your landscape needed a lot less water, but still looked green and healthy while producing lots of flowers? Drought resistant gardening, also known as xeriscaping, focuses on the selection of plants that can survive, and even thrive, with less water than many other popular ornamental plants commonly used in … Continue reading Drought Resistant Gardening in Ontario

Your Lawn In Fall

It won’t be long until leaves are falling. Removing leaves and debris in fall ensures the lawn will continue to get much needed light as the days get shorter.  If fallen leaves are not removed, the lawn will become weak, yellow and will eventually die from lack of the nutrients which are needed to survive … Continue reading Your Lawn In Fall

Fall Aeration Benefits

Fall is an ideal time for aerating. The summer temperatures have cooled and there is more moisture in the ground. Aeration helps the existing turf by improving the depth and extent of turf grass rooting, allowing better water uptake, enhancing fertilizer use, loosening compacted soil and speeding up thatch breakdown.  The cores are left on … Continue reading Fall Aeration Benefits

When It’s Hot & Humid You May Have Rust In Your Lawn

Your grass has a reddish-orange tinge. What’s going on? You’re probably looking at rust disease. You walk across your lawn and your shoes turn reddish-orange. Orange clouds rise up when you mow. Rust can actually adhere to your foot wear and track into the home. Rust infections occur during low light intensity when leaf surfaces … Continue reading When It’s Hot & Humid You May Have Rust In Your Lawn

Chinch Bugs Causing Damage To Your Lawn?

Chinch bugs thrive in hot, dry weather. Sunny areas are usually the most affected. All common turf grass species in Ontario are susceptible to chinch bug feeding, but some varieties may be more susceptible to chinch bug damage. Life History: The adult chinch bug can spend the winter congregated under trees and shrubs and on … Continue reading Chinch Bugs Causing Damage To Your Lawn?