Category Archives: Gardening Vancouver

Pressure washing for decks, driveways, walkways and concrete stairs.

Looking for a pressure washing service for your deck, driveway, walkways or concrete stairs? Our pressure washing crew uses commercial machines with high-PSI cold-water power washing nozzles and surface spinners to clean your property. Pressure washing is the most effective … Continue reading

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Gardening Vancouver: Adding Lime and Manure to Garden Beds in Spring.

Gardening in Vancouver has its unique challenges, one of which is the effect that high rainfall has on gardens and lawns. High rainfall causes gardens to become acidic as the rains of winter gradually wash away nutrients from the landscape. … Continue reading

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Primp and prune the garden in spring to reap the rewards come summer.

Treat your plants to some TLC. Check for dead branches or winter damage and prune them cleanly. Trim perennials or grasses that have been left through winter. Formal hedges benefit from a trim and look clean with manicured, straight lines.  … Continue reading

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Play Dirty and Let the Kids Dig In

2014 is the year to end Nature Deficiency Disorder. Get out there, get dirty and get the kids and grandkids involved. Make mistakes and watch the garden recover. Grow some food and keep your neighbourhood gorgeous. Nature Deficiency Nature Deficiency … Continue reading

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What To Do When Garden Series: Fall

October Gardening Weeks 1, 2, 3 & 4 Garden Beds: ▪ Continue to keep all garden beds weed-free. ▪ Water plants as required. This is necessary if the fall is dry, and will help plants overwinter. ▪ Adjust automatic watering … Continue reading

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What to Do When Garden Series: Early Fall

September Gardening Weeks 1 & 2 Garden Beds: Check plants, shrubs and trees for pests and spray as required. Using an insecticidal soap such as Safer’s is an effective and environmentally safe way to get rid of unwanted pests. Maintain … Continue reading

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Leaf Collection in Vancouver

October to January – Unlimited Leaf Collection for Vancouver residents. From the City of Vancouver Collection Calendar May 2013 – February 2014: Please Remember: Collect the leaves that fall onto your property, boulevard and sidewalk. Do not rake or blow … Continue reading

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Shrubs, Fruit Trees and Vines: How and When to Prune

Why do you prune plants in the garden? The most straightforward answer is to encourage plants to grow properly in the space they are provided, so that they have a nice form and flower well or produce nice fruit, if … Continue reading

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Summer Planting Instructions

Summer Planting Instructions for Plants Grown in Containers – Trees, Shrubs and Groundcovers Once you get your new plants home: Un-tie branches on large shrubs or hedge plants and stand up. This will prevent sun scalding on the underside of … Continue reading

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Flowering Bulbs for 2013

Discover this year’s selection of gorgeous bulbs for your garden! Spring flowering bulbs are available for order now. These will be planted in Fall 2013, for a spectacular show in the spring of 2014. We have pre-selected bulbs we love, … Continue reading

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