Category Archives: Gardening Vancouver

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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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‚Äôs 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 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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Q & A: Hedge Trimming Vancouver

Q: How often do you need to trim your hedges in Vancouver? A: Most formal hedges require two trimmings a year. Rapidly growing plants can require four to six trimmings a season (privet, English laurel). It is recommended to trim … Continue reading

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Easy Spring Gardening Techniques

Top 4 Easy Spring Gardening Techniques to quickly clean up your yard in spring. Quick Cut Backs Give the garden a spruce-up by removing dead branches from shrubs and cutting back ornamental grasses and perennials that were left over winter. … Continue reading

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Landscaping Encroachment: City of Vancouver Gardening Guidelines

Did you receive a “Landscaping Encroachment” letter from the City of Vancouver requiring you to trim back a hedge that is impeding the city sidewalk? You have 30 days to get the work done yourself before a City crew comes … Continue reading

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