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Eco Landscape

There are many ways you can create a beautiful backyard while keeping the environment in mind. Landscape designer, Janet Ennamorato of Creative Gardens, shares her thoughts on eco-friendly landscaping. In recent years, governments and consumers have begun attaching greater weight to environmental imperatives and related landscaping implications. The new emphasis on environmental amelioration and sustainability

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Tree Planting Tips

Trees grow in some of my fondest childhood memories – the pine with my tree fort, the maple with my swing, the shady oak, the spruce with the nest I would check for baby doves. As well as memories, trees provide food and shelter for wildlife and prevent soil erosion. They green urban areas, lessen

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Early Spring Lawn FAQ

Top 5 Early Spring Lawn Maintenance Questions: 1.  When should I seed or over seed a lawn? Grass seed will not germinate until soil temperatures warmup. In fact the best soil temperature for grass seed to germinate is just over +15c. Do not apply seed too early, grass seed will blow away and will sometimes

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Perfect Christmas Tree

It’s that time of year again! Time to get out and pick the perfect tree for the holidays. Here are some quick tips on how to pick the perfect Christmas tree. Connect with Verified by eLandscape™ Contractors by using the eLandscape Post My Project tool.

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Christmas Condo Balcony

No matter how big or small, sprucing up your outdoor space is easy with recycled rubber pots and a little holiday cheer! Let me show you how Blake Carter and I added some flare to her condo space just in time for the holidays! Connect with Verified by eLandscape™ Contractors by using the eLandscape Post

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Winter Garden

5 Tips to Tuck Your Garden in For Winter Flowering Shrubs, Perennials, Evergreens and Deciduous Trees don’t need much attention to prepare them for winter. If they are hardy for your zone they will survive! 1. Keep it Clean Remove spent annuals, frost bitten foliage of perennials, leaves with disease, broken stems, and weeds. A

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Fall Lawn 101

Get your lawn ready for winter! On this Cityline segment I talk about fall lawn care and maintenance including; how to feed and repair your lawn, great new lawnmowers, choosing the right grass seed and how to beat the weeds. Fall Lawn Checklist: Keep mowing. Ideal height is 2 1/2″ (6cm). If your grass is

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All About Fall Foliage

In the summer, when daylight hours are long, trees produce chlorophyll which keeps them green. In the fall, when daylight hours become shorter and the temperature is cooler, the trees go into dormancy and stop producing chlorophyll. This is when you get bright fall colours such as red, orange and yellow. Since fall colours are

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Save Your Hibiscus!

What a year for hibiscus! I grew one of my favourites of all time (picture above) and now I want to save it for years to come! Tips to Overwintering Hibiscus Plants this Fall If planted in a garden, pot hibiscus in a container using container soil, insure pot has drainage. Before bringing indoors, spray

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5 Bulbs to Plant in Fall

Check out my below list of 5 favourite bulbs to plant in the autumn for a colourful spring garden. Bulbs are best planted in the fall, after a few frosts. For more advice on planting bulbs view “5 Fall Bulb Planting Tips”. 1. Allium Allium blooms in late spring with a variety of flower sizes

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