5 Types of Drought-Tolerant Lawn Grasses

Drought-tolerant grasses are a great way to conserve water in your lawn. They remain green for an extended period without much water or attention. You can plant them in your lawn to keep it a lush green even during the dry season. If you want to plant drought tolerant grasses in your lawn, then consider these 5 varieties which conserve water and add greenery to your landscape. 1) Buffalo Grass Buffalo grass or Buchloe dactyloides, is widely used by gardeners around the world. It is a Read more [...]

6 Useful Tips for Sustainable Landscaping

Sustainable gardening involves creating a landscape that is environmentally sound. It’s all about designing, constructing and maintaining your garden in an eco-friendly manner without wasting resources and your money. Some gardeners think that adding more fertilizers, pesticides and latest irrigation system is the key to achieving a lush landscape. But, a luxuriant and self-sustaining landscape can also be built with the right knowhow and minimal additional resources. If you want to create Read more [...]

4 Pet-Friendly Weed Preventers for Your Lawn

It’s dangerous to apply chemical-based weed preventers to your garden if you have pets at your home. The weed killers are very effective at killing weeds, but their toxic ingredients can also be harmful to pets. According to a study published by the National Centre for Biotechnology Information in 2013, 19 out of 25 samples of dog urine were found to contain dangerous chemicals after pesticides were applied to the lawn. Some experts are of the opinion that the threat is not limited to the application Read more [...]

FAQ: Lawn Care and Maintenance

Spring is a sensitive time for your lawn. During this time of the year, the weather is unpredictable, the soil becomes spongy and the plants are prone to damage. Therefore, special attention needs to be given to your landscape for it to stay green. But, lawn care and maintenance is not everyone’s cup of tea. Not everyone knows what’s the best time to start seeding, when to water the yard, how to aerate the soil, etc. This means that many lawns will suffer. So, to help homeowners maintain Read more [...]

How to Help Your Landscape Recover from Heavy Rainfall

Canada springs are known for their sudden downpours. The season brings a beautiful view, but also a lot of moisture. For you, the season is all about great weather, but for your garden it’s a different scenario. Light rainfall gives provides enough water to your lawn but a heavy rainfall causes problems. Too much rainfall at frequent intervals make the lawn or garden prone to weeds and fungal diseases. Excessive soaking after the showers can also damage the plant roots and affect their growth. Read more [...]

What’s the Difference between Compost and Mulch?

Healthy soil is essential for a healthy landscape or garden. For good soil health, soil conditioning is important. Keeping this in mind allows for proper water management and enhances the quality of the soil itself. Soil conditioners such as compost and mulch play a pivotal role in making your lawn lush green. They both provide protection and nutrition to the soil but they are not the same thing. Both have different characteristics, uses and benefits. Let’s find out how they differ. Compost Compost Read more [...]

5 Common Misconceptions about Watering Your Lawn

When it comes to gardening, everyone has a different opinion. Your neighbour to the left will tell you something different from your neighbour to the right. How will you know who is right and who is wrong?  Myths and misconceptions about how to water the lawn are common, especially when they are passed down from different sources. People can be misled about proper landscape management, largely due to passed down misconceptions. In some cases people are confused about how many times to water Read more [...]

Green Landscaping – Preparing for a Better Tomorrow

Green landscaping, commonly known as eco-landscaping or sustainable landscaping is the latest method of designing, maintaining and creating better gardens and lawns. It emphasizes water conservation, selection of the right kind of plants and usage of fewer resources. Fewer Resources One of the simplest ways of turning your lawn lush green is planting native grasses. These seeds will sustain better, even without pesticides and fertilizers due to it being adapted for the environment it’s Read more [...]

How to Save Water with Your Irrigation System

The United Nations designated March 22 as World Water Day to focus on water conservation and to advocate its sustainable usage. Since clean water is a valuable resource, it’s important to take steps for its conservation, or else we will run out of it. We use water in multiple ways. For example, drinking, cooking, bathing, washing clothes, watering lawns, etc. The use of clean water increases during summer, as people drink more water, fill their swimming pools and water their lawns more frequently. To Read more [...]

5 Ways to Get Your Sprinkler System Winter Ready

Fall is almost at an end. Winter is coming. With it, we in the western hemisphere say goodbye to the green around us as we get ready for snow. It’s tempting to join the bears and squirrels and hibernate the cold away, but your lawn will suffer in the future as a result. Before you buckle down for the winter, you need to make sure your sprinkler system is ready. It needs to be in tip-top shape for when the weather warms up and your grass needs regular watering. Here are five ways to get started. Know Read more [...]