Frankie’s Fives

Garden Bugs

Insects can wreak havoc on your garden plants.  Here are some tips on how to get rid of garden bugs and keep these creepy crawlers out for good!  How to Get Rid of Garden Bugs Slugs and Snails Slugs and snails eat at night and the moist environment is perfect for them, so only water

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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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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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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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5 Fall Bulb Planting Tips

In this video I show Tracey Moore and Cityline guests how to plant bulbs in the fall, for great spring colour. Bulbs are best planted in the fall, after a few frosts. The bulbs are little storage facilities that hold all the nutrients and energy needed to grow the plant next spring. When in bloom,

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5 Vegetable Garden Tips

Edible gardens are on-trend and extremely rewarding. I’d like to share five of my sure-fire ways to keep your vegetable garden well cared for and bountiful this summer. So, channel your inner farmer and bon appétit! 5 Things To Do in Your Edible Garden in Early Summer: Keep harvesting lettuce and kale to encourage production.

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5 July Lawn Care Tips

Now that summer is here we must care for our lawns with proper watering, mowing and weeding. Check out my below list of five important ways you can maintain your lawn this July. July Lawn Care and Maintenance Tips 1. Minimize Summer Stress Minimize summer stress with proper lawn watering, generally one inch of water

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Five Favourite Herbs

Every spring I plant herbs in containers and place them on my back deck. In this video I reveal my five favourite herbs and show you how to best plant and care for them. Connect with Verified by eLandscape™ Contractors by using the eLandscape Post My Project tool.

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Five Needy Plants

We all want a gorgeous garden, but we don’t want fussy plants. Check out my list of Five Needy Plants and their easier to maintain alternatives. Now you’ll have more time for the golf course! Connect with Verified by eLandscape™ Contractors by using the eLandscape Post My Project tool.

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