Author Archives: Jessica Salvador

About Jessica Salvador

Jessica has spent over ten years in the landscaping industry in nursery production, landscape maintenance and garden centre sales. She graduated in 2002 from the highly recognized horticulture program at Capilano University as a Certified Landscape Horticulturist. Higher Ground Gardens, your West Side Vancouver gardening and landscaping professionals for hedge trimming, pruning, bark mulch delivery, yard clean up, and on going gardening and landscaping maintenance. Gardening Vancouver, The Garden Pro's to call from Spring through Fall.

Tips for Trimming Cedar Hedges

Cedar hedges can grow rather quickly and in order to keep the hedge healthy and looking its best it is advised that you trim the hedge two times per year. Preparing to trim your cedar hedge Hedge trimming can be … Continue reading

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Snow damaged plants in the garden

This spring will surely be a time of repairing and replacing plants in Vancouver gardens. Vancouver gardeners have experienced an extreme winter to say the least. Several snowfalls brought heavy, wet snow to our landscapes. Following the snow were periods … Continue reading

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NEW watering restrictions – as of July 3, 2015

Metro Vancouver has announced that we are at STAGE 2 of the Water Shortage Response Plan. This is because of drier than usual April and May. Please adjust your water use accordingly. Residents of Vancouver are encouraged to reduce their water … Continue reading

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Top 5 Shapes for a Stylish Hedge

Whether cedar, laurel, yew or boxwood hedge, these hedges can all be shaped into distinct styles. Formal, square hedges are commonly found on West Side properties. Recently, we have noticed a trend toward softer looking rounded corners. Rounded hedges are … Continue reading

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Boxwood Blight

There’s a new fungus in town, Clindrocladium pseudonaviculatum, that may affect your boxwoods, Japanese spurge and Himalayan sweetbox shrubs. Boxwood blight affects infected plants rapidly, but there are preventative measures that can be taken to reduce the spread of this … Continue reading

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Hedge Trimming: Service for Vancouver Homeowners

Hedge Trimming: Cedar Hedges, Laurel Hedges, Holly Hedges, Boxwood Hedges, Yew Hedges and more! If you are in the Vancouver area, then you know that we have fast growing hedges that seem to grow like crazy. If you have decided … Continue reading

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Spring Garden Clean Up: 3 Ways To Get Rid of Moss In Your Landscape.

Three Ways To Get Rid of Moss In Your Landscape. Moss on the pathways. As the spring garden clean up season gets under way in Vancouver, after a high rainfall winter with several snowfalls, it’s noticeably slippery on sidewalks, driveways and … Continue reading

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Pressure Washing: Tips, Techniques, and Equipment Usage Guide

Simply choosing the right pressure washing equipment is only the start. After receiving proper training in how to use it, all the elements must be put together properly for optimum effect. This article provides information on how to get the … Continue reading

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Spring Pruning in the Garden

Hack the Winter Blues Away If you love to prune, cut and saw your way through the garden, spring is a joyous time. As winter fades, keep shrubs healthy and maximize flowering by hacking the following shrubs down to a … Continue reading

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Using natural organic matter to improve soil fertility in your garden.

Improving soil fertility is as easy as adding natural organic matter to your yard. The benefits include: Improving soil structure, allowing soil to hold air and moisture in pockets Allowing roots to grow easily through the ground Providing nutrients for … Continue reading

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