Blog Posts in 2020

  • How to Landscape with Rock

    June 9, 2020
    Landscaping with rock is a great way to add character to a yard that is either very shaded or does not lend itself well to growing plants. Rocks can also be combined with flowers, shrubs, succulents, and trees as inorganic mulch. No matter how you use them, stones are an eco-friendly solution that saves water, reduces yard maintenance, and minimizes fertilizer use. Here’s more information about ...
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  • How to Revive Dead Grass

    June 8, 2020
    Dead grass is an eyesore, impacting your home’s curb appeal. If your grass is struggling to cope with the summer heat, use this guide to help you revive its green sheen. Tips for How to Revive Dead Grass First, make sure the grass is actually dead, not dormant. Cool-season lawns in northern climates sometimes go dormant in midsummer, especially during droughts. Before you take drastic measures to ...
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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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