Green thumb

Landscaping and maintenance for condo owners and others

Whether you just moved here, have bought a weekend place or are changing to a different property, we’re glad you are here! The landscaping (and possible maintenance) must have influenced…

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Floods, fires and pestilence

Landscape pests: chinch bugs and borers and scales and… Lawn It starts with patches that look like dog urine marks (but …no dog!) which join together. Result: patchy, ugly, dead…

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Watering

Let’s start by debunking a few myths. First, strange but true, the fact that rain is forecast does not mean you can count on it. If you have plants and…

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No-excuse composting

The Ville recently did a compost-sharing day, giving out the compost produced by their “Bac Brun” program. Great initiative! The David Suzuki Foundation says that 18 per cent of methane…

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Warm soil planting

Wow, spring sure arrived early this year! You may already be eating radishes and greens, and your carrots, beets, and friends should be coming along nicely. Didn’t get to it…

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Early spring veggies

Remember last spring’s mad rush to start vegetable gardens? We could not believe how much garden mix soil we sold! People seemed to want to embrace self-sufficiency, and many also…

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Okay…now what?

So, it’s late summer, and your veggie garden is going bonkers. You have more carrots and beets than you know what to do with…in fact, maybe you aren’t sure what…

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Deer time!

Summer would just not be summer without a rant from me about our destructive, voracious, but annoyingly picturesque deer. Lists of “deer-resistant” plants abound. In general, however, they are far…

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What is “Sun”?

When we choose plants, one basic question is:  sun or shade? That should be easy to answer, but many people get it wrong and are disappointed by a plant’s performance…

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Tomatoes    

Yes, it is the end of the world as we knew it. So, the logical thing to do is to grow your own tomatoes, plus maybe some lettuce and a…

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