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Lets look at some Water Smart Gardening: We wouldn’t think it here in the lower mainland but our fresh water reserves aren’t vast. With an ever-increasing population and hotter, drier summers we need to conserve and look after what existing water supplies we have. Of course this is not down to just us as gardeners…

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Recipe Pot with Good Drainage Nutrient Rich Soil (Home & Garden Showplace Perennial Mix) Bonemeal Layer 1: Tulip ‘City of Vancouver’ x 12 Layer 2: Daffodil ‘Avalon’ x 5, Hyacinth ‘Alda’ x 8 Layer 3: Snowdrops ‘Woronowii’ x 10, Crocus ‘Remembrance’ x 10 Top Layer: Lemon Cypress and Pansies You can find more of our…

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Birds If you wish to encourage more birds and more varieties of birds around your home, you can do so by providing a variety of trees and shrubs, particularly those that provide food in the form of fruit, berries, nuts or seeds. Below is a list of trees and shrubs that will definitely attract a…

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Spring Lawn Care Aerate and de-thatch if necessary. You will know if your lawn is need of aeration if you have significant amount of moss, which is a good indication that water is sitting on the surface of the soil.  If you have a large amount of dead grass in your lawn you may wish…

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Only wrap your palms before the cold weather begins (in Vancouver this is usually the middle of November) and remove it just before the weather warms up (in Vancouver this would be February). If one leaves the wrapping on too long you risk rotting the plants in the warmer weather of spring. Palms do need protection for…

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Article:Landscape Pays If you’re looking for a good investment, step outside your house. Studies have shown that properly done landscaping provides the highest return on investment of any type of home improvement. Money Magazine did an extensive investigation into the value that landscaping adds to a property and determined that well done landscaping enhances sales…

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Highlighting The Benefits of Lawns While home lawns help create a serene and beautiful landscape, turf grass provides a great deal more than a lush outdoor carpet for you property. Believe it or not, turf is North America’s largest agricultural crop Because it is so commonplace in the landscape, it is easy to overlook the…

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Biological Controls: Responsible Pest Management Practices for the Home Gardener While we would like to tell you that maintaining a garden is an effortless task filled with sunshine and butterflies the truth is that the weather doesn’t always cooperate and there are insects a whole lot less benevolent than butterflies eager to spend time in…

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