PLANTING A VEGETABLE GARDEN

PLANTING A VEGETABLE GARDEN

First, make a list of all the vegetables your family enjoys (there is no use growing a vegetable if it won’t get eaten). Then, put a number beside each variety indicating the number of plants required to feed you and your family.
IT’S TIME FOR A SPRING LAWN CHECK-UP

IT’S TIME FOR A SPRING LAWN CHECK-UP

As the snow melts away, you may be surprised to find that your once, lush green lawn is less vibrant. The accumulative effect of salt, snow, wind, and frosty weather can cause damage to both the roots and tips of your grass. But that’s not all, winter may have been hiding some unexpected surprises, including mould and root damage from voles.
5 SPRING TIPS TO DRESS UP YOUR DOORWAY

5 SPRING TIPS TO DRESS UP YOUR DOORWAY

Our front door and entranceway is the space that welcomes and invites us into our home. It is an opportunity to express a bit of our personality as we change up our outdoor décor to match the evolving seasons. 

When considering your front door decorating, think about how to invite spring into the entire space. Introducing natural elements, like grapevine balls, curly willow, dogwood branches, and pampas grass into your entryway décor is an easy way to evoke that spring feeling. 

First Day of Spring

First Day of Spring

March 20th marks the first day of spring. This hopeful season is full of growth and new possibilities. It is a time to explore activities, breathe in the fresh air, and enjoy a little bit of sunshine. Did you know that the name spring is all about flowers? According to the Online Etymology Dictionary , the word spring comes from the Old English Word Springan which means “to leap, burst forth, fly up, spread and grow”. It’s the perfect name for the season that marks flowers bursting from the ground, new buds on trees, and fresh starts.   

Bulb Planting

Bulb Planting

Bulbs can be used in nearly any garden or patio setting, giving you flowers, fragrance and brilliant colour with just a little effort. You will be amazed at what will grow from these little brown bulbs. Bigger is better when choosing tubers, corms or rhizomes. Energy for the initial spurt of Spring growth is stored in the bulb or tuber, so a larger bulb means more stored energy and a stronger, healthier plant.
Seed Starting

Seed Starting

Starting seeds indoors is a great (and inexpensive) way to fill your garden. It gives you a great opportunity to try new and different varieties of plants, as well as experiment with planting times.
5 EASY HERBS TO GROW AT HOME

5 EASY HERBS TO GROW AT HOME

This versatile herb is easy to grow at home, as long as you follow a few simple steps. Basil plants can be purchased from your local garden centre in small pots already grown and ready to take home and use. This is generally the best option if you’re just starting out. Basil can also be planted from seeds, but this process will take longer. 
5 BEST PLANTS FOR CLEANER AIR

5 BEST PLANTS FOR CLEANER AIR

House plants are a natural way to purify and clean your home, not to mention a great tool to decorate. Here is a quick list of 5 plants to help clean the air in your home!