Gardening

Growing season is short in Canada, so make the most of it with these expert gardening tips. Find problem-solving flowers for every type of growing condition, house plant hacks, and more pro tips to keep your green thumb supple.

8 Winter Prep Tips for Your Garden

Winter is coming, whether you're ready or not, and your garden needs attention. Follow this step-by-step guide to protecting your...


How to Get a Better Lawn

Keep your grass green, help your lawn stay lush and learn how to keep your mower in top condition with...


10 Tricks for Growing Better Vegetables

Control pests, keep plants safe from cold weather and learn the experts' secrets and tips for growing the tastiest vegetables...


8 DIY Tips for Caring for Trees and Shrubs

Get your azaleas, roses, trees and shrubs looking fantastic by following these gardener's do-it-yourself tips.


How to Build Fertile Soil

Soils in coastal gardens are usually porous and low in nutrients and it may take a few years to achieve...


How to Manage Weeds in the Garden

Take advantage of modern research in weed biology to manage unwanted weeds without back breaking labour or environmentally unfriendly herbicides.


Bee Balm in the Landscape

If you have a damp spot in the yard, fill it with bee balm. Then, in early summer, feast your...


Tips for Designing a Wildlife Pond

There are several key points for a successful wildlife pond.

Learn About Growing Sweet Peas

The most popular variety of sweet pea, Lathyrus odoratus, lives up well to its name. Odoratus is Latin for 'well-scented',...


Companion Planting Strategies

The best defense against threats to your garden is a solid garden plan! Read these backyard landscaping ideas to learn...


Eco-Friendly and Effective Pest Control for Edible Crops

The presence of pests in the vegetable patch is often due to simple cultivation errors. Making use of a few...


Backyard Landscaping Ideas for Multipurpose Plants

Planting certain species close together can improve pollination and fertility of plants, and also reduce pest or disease problems. A...


The Gardener’s Guide to Lilies

Stately lily plants, with their exotic flower forms and their great variety in colour and size, add a dramatic accent...


11 DIY Secrets to Starting Your Garden

Start seeding and get your garden looking great using these cheap, do-it-yourself solutions to starting your summer garden.


How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes in your Landscape

Mosquitoes were bad enough when they just made you itch. Now that some of them carry the West...


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How to Evaluate a Damaged Lawn

A damaged lawn can be treated with some good old tender, love and care. Here, we'll look at how to...

How to Attract Wildlife to Your Landscape

A mere 100 years ago, the greater portion of our landscape was farmland. There were wood lots, hedgerows, and weedy...


Landscaping Tips for Fruit Trees

Fruit trees come in all shapes and sizes, so that there is one for every garden. Once established, they should...


How to Replenish Your Soil and Improve the Health of Your Landscape for Years to Come

Whether it's time constraints or poor health, knowing and replenishing your soil can be a hassel. Even more so if...


Backyard Landscaping Ideas: Planning a Heather Garden

Heather gardens can give your landscape brilliant colour and bring any dull yard to life. A heather bed should always...


How to Install a Pre-Formed Pond Liner

Are you thinking about adding a pond to your landscape? Ready-made ponds come in all shapes and sizes, and even...

First Aid for Your Lawn

Even though the warmer days are coming to an end it's not too late to condition an existing lawn or...


Weed Control in the Landscape: Taking Care of Weed Barriers

Landscaping fabric and other artificial weed barriers are effective alternatives to herbicides, but can cause new problems and still fail...


Improve the Look of Your Backyard Landscape with these 3 Easy Lawn Repair Tips

Most lawns suffer damage at some time or other. Paths that are worn into them, molehills and compacted soil are...


Landscaping for Your Climate: How to Choose the Right Plants

Choosing the best plants for your climate can be a challenege. Here are some tips and resources for making that...


Aggressive Plants in the Landscape to Avoid

Do you find a plant that blooms all season long, tolerates a wide range of growing conditions and needs little...


Picking the Right Shape for Your Plant Pot

Plant and flower pots are wonderful landscaping ideas for your entrance way or backyard. A front door might call for...