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  • How to Kill Weeds in Flower Beds

    May 19, 2020
    The weeds springing up in your flower beds are stealing water, nutrients, and sunlight from your precious plants. They have got to go! You can pull weeds by hand or spray them with herbicide, but these techniques don’t always eradicate them. Some weeds drop seeds while you’re pulling them out of the ground. Others have extensive root systems that re-sprout after the weed killer washes away. No, ...
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  • What Is Gabion and How Can I Use It in My Yard?

    May 18, 2020
    Gabion is an up-and-coming landscape trend that uses wire baskets filled with rocks to create a unique-looking retaining wall. Used for thousands of years all over the world, gabion is now gaining popularity in residential landscaping across Canada. It’s an attractive, effective, and inexpensive addition to any yard. Find out more about gabion and how to use this ancient technology on your ...
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  • Succulent Ground Cover for a Unique Yard Feature

    April 23, 2020
    Succulent ground cover is a unique and low-maintenance option for homeowners seeking to create a no-fuss area in the garden. Low-growing succulents come in a variety of sizes and colours, many with flowers that add a unique charm to your landscape. For the best results, follow this guide on how to grow and care for succulent ground cover. Know Your Hardiness Zone Be aware that succulents grow best ...
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  • How to Arrange Flowers in a Flower Bed

    April 22, 2020
    A well-arranged flower bed doesn’t just look great; it also allows the plants to thrive. If you’re putting in a new flower bed this spring, don’t be intimidated—simply use these tips on how to arrange flowers in a flower bed. With the right inspiration, you’ll be well on your way to creating a symphony of colours and textures in your garden. Think About Sun & Water Requirements If the flower bed ...
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  • How to Attract Hummingbirds

    April 1, 2020
    Attracting hummingbirds is a fun way to bring some wildlife into your yard. Plus, these tiny birds are also great pollinators. Their presence encourages other beneficial critters to visit as well, promoting the health of your entire garden. Learn what plants attract hummingbirds and other suggestions for drawing hummingbirds into your yard. Initial Gardening Tips Tiny hummingbirds have fascinated ...
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  • Backyard Activities for Restless Kids

    March 31, 2020
    When your kids are home from school, you need creative ways to keep them entertained. Get a little peace and quiet without resorting to an afternoon of TV by sending the kids outside to play. The trick is to think of exciting backyard activities for kids of all ages. Whether you have toddlers or preschoolers, or you want to have fun as a family, these ideas are a great place to start. Backyard ...
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  • Garden Edging Ideas for a Tidy Garden

    March 30, 2020
    Edging keeps mulch where it belongs and makes your yard look tidy. But with so many garden edging ideas to choose from, you may need a little inspiration as you decide which type is best for you. Here, we’ll explore some creative garden edging ideas and the pros and cons of each. Benefits of Garden Edging The purpose of edging is to create a crisp, clean barrier between your lawn and flower beds. ...
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  • How to Edge a Flower Bed

    March 5, 2020
    Flower bed edging is a landscape detail that can really make a difference in the look and presentation of your garden. When you create a distinct border around your flower beds, you make your yard look pristine and well-groomed. Edging can also help keep rogue blades of grass and lawn weeds from invading your carefully cultivated flowers. You can edge your garden bed in many different ways. ...
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  • Best Trees for Front Yard

    March 3, 2020
    Are you looking to update your front yard landscaping? Adding trees can provide beauty, shade, and privacy. A strategic selection can even increase your property value by 14 percent! The trick is to plant the right kinds of trees in the right places. Here’s a list of the best trees for a front yard depending on what you want to accomplish, as well as tips to care for your newly transplanted trees. ...
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  • How to Remove Sod

    February 6, 2020
    If you’re planning to put in a flower bed this spring, you need to make room for it by removing some of your existing turf. It’s a shame to kill perfectly good grass. Luckily, there’s another option—dig up the sod and move it somewhere else on your property. This method produces quick, clean results and allows you to set up your garden bed immediately. Plus, it prevents your healthy lawn from ...
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  • What Should I Put Under My Raised Garden Beds?

    February 4, 2020
    Are you trying your hand at gardening this spring? Perhaps you’ve heard about the benefits of raised garden beds , which provide an efficient, back-saving way to grow flowers, vegetables, and herbs at home. If you’re planning to use garden beds for the first time this year, you may be wondering if you should line the bottom with anything. Here’s a look at what materials you can use as a raised ...
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  • Fast-Growing Ground Cover

    January 28, 2020
    Ground cover is an eco-friendly solution that can enhance the look of your landscape while providing a number of important benefits. However, many varieties need several seasons to become established. If you don't want to wait that long, The Grounds Guys has a number of options for fast growing ground cover that can quickly transform your outdoor space by filling in vacant or underdeveloped areas ...
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  • How to Care for Indoor Plants

    January 21, 2020
    Nothing freshens up your interior living space like indoor plants, and in addition to their beauty, they can also help to enhance the quality of your indoor air. The key to keeping your plants happy and healthy is providing them with the right levels of nutrients, light, and water, but if your plants are looking dreary The Grounds Guys® have some great advice on indoor plant care to get them back ...
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  • Pruning Trees in the Winter

    December 18, 2019
    While each type of tree has unique requirements for optimal health and growth, most will benefit from tree care during the winter months, including pruning. Carrying out this practice during the dormancy period is commonly used to ensure vigorous growth in the spring, but regardless of whether you need to remove unhealthy or dead branches, encroaching limbs, or want a better harvest, pruning can ...
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  • How to Prevent Frost Damage to Plants

    December 17, 2019
    In addition to finding effective solutions to combat weeds, pests, and other concerns, gardeners must consider all aspects of weather, including frost. Here are some great tips on how to prevent frost damage to plants from the landscape experts at The Grounds Guys®. What is Frost? Frost is most likely to occur during a still, cloudless night as outdoor temperatures near freezing. With little to no ...
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  • Best Way to Hang Christmas Lights on Trees

    November 26, 2019
    Hanging Christmas lights on a variety of trees around your property is a great way to get into the spirit of the season, and with some helpful advice from the professionals at The Grounds Guys®, you can learn the best time and the best methods for installation and storage. Timing is Everything Time your installation in advance to avoid the cold and the added danger that can arise once the ground ...
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  • How to Winterize a Lawn Mower

    November 12, 2019
    The steps you take each fall as part of your exterior home maintenance routine can help safeguard your garden equipment so it's operational in the spring—including your lawn mower. Read on to learn how to winterize a lawn mower to prevent damage, enhance its performance, and ensure it will start up easily the next time you need it, courtesy of the landscape professionals at The Grounds Guys. Why ...
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  • How to Transplant Shrubs

    October 29, 2019
    Whether you’re transplanting shrubs out of necessity or personal preference, you can minimize the stress on the plant and maximize your satisfaction by taking the necessary precautions throughout the process. The Grounds Guys are here to help, with a step by step guide to help you learn how to transplant shrubs safely and efficiently to ensure they survive. When to Transplant Shrubs In addition to ...
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  • How to Fix Exposed Tree Roots

    October 8, 2019
    A healthy root system is vital to the growth and longevity of all types of plants, including trees. In addition to the intake of air, water, and nutrients through the soil, tree roots also help to anchor the plant in place and they will continue to spread laterally below the ground as the tree matures. While most roots typically lie between 12 to 18 inches below the surface of the soil, a number ...
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  • How to Get Rid of Lawn Grubs

    October 1, 2019
    Small concentrations of grubs can be found in nearly every lawn, but once their numbers increase, lawn grub damage may become evident and their presence attracts larger creatures who consider these larvae to be a tasty treat. Learn how to get rid of lawn grubs and stop them from returning with expert advice from The Grounds Guys®. What Are Grubs? The word "grub" is used to describe the larvae of ...
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  • How to Overseed a Lawn

    September 10, 2019
    Lawn care is an integral part of exterior home maintenance, and a healthy, vibrant lawn can add beauty and value to any home. Regardless of how much time you spend in your yard, your grass can begin to look thin and brown as it ages, and the best way to restore its appearance and vitality is with overseeding. Read on to learn everything you need to know about how to overseed a lawn from the ...
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  • Best Time to Water Lawn

    August 27, 2019
    Like all living things, your lawn needs sunlight, food, and water in order to survive. While factors such as climate and soil conditions may cause variations with regards to the frequency and amount of water that is needed, the best time of day to water your lawn remains the same. Here are some helpful tips to keep your lawn looking its best, from the landscape experts at The Grounds Guys®. What ...
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  • Is Artificial Turf Right for Your Yard?

    August 13, 2019
    Artificial turf has been around for more than 50 years, but while it was once reserved for applications such as sporting arenas, golf courses, or soccer fields, today it is considered a viable alternative to more traditional natural grass landscaping. If you're considering an artificial turf installation for your home or business, read on to learn whether it is the right choice for your yard, ...
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  • DIY Fire Pit Ideas | Backyard Firepits

    July 23, 2019
    Since the time that fire was first discovered it has become a valuable resource for lighting, cooking, and heating, while also serving as a gathering place for friends and family. While you may not need to rely on fire in the same way as your ancestors once did, a backyard fire pit can add beauty and value to any outdoor space. The Grounds Guys® are pleased to provide you with some great DIY fire ...
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  • What Causes Dead Patches in Lawn?

    July 9, 2019
    After all your hard work it can be disheartening to see dead patches in your lawn, but the good news is that you can restore the beauty and vitality to your landscape with the right methods and materials. In order to repair the bare spots and prevent them from returning, it's important to get to the root of the problem; read on to learn what causes dead patches in a lawn and how to fix them, from ...
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