Entries by CGCadmin

Fixing Your Lawn for Fall

How To Revitalize Your Lawn for the Fall Season:   Step 1: Identify the problem areas in your lawn. This is the time to pull unsightly weeds before they get out of hand. Step 2: Rake to remove thatch and any pulled weeds, exposing the surface of the soil. Step 3: Top dress your lawn […]

How to Care for a Small Backyard Pond, by Skye Black

Pond liner: Once you have dug out the space for your pond, it is important to line it with a liner. Some good materials for pond liner are synthetic rubber and large sheets of plastic or fiberglass. Using a liner will prevent your pond from leaking. Your liner should get cleaned at least once a […]

Benefits of Water Plants: by Skye Black

No matter the size of your pond or water feature, aquatic plants will spruce it right up! Not only will they make it look great, but they have amazing benefits for your pond’s ecosystem. They are essential in preventing algae blooms, providing habitats, acting as a food source and filtering the water. There are four […]

July Update: Covid-19 Shopping Guidelines

As the province gradually re-opens and lifts restrictions, we will continue to make changes to our Covid-19 Shopping Guidelines. *Masks are required to shop at this point. However, if you do not have one, we are now able to offer them at the entrance for $2, with all profits donated to our local foodbank.  If […]

To Do List: August in the Garden

During these lazy days of summer it may seem like our work in the garden is done and we can now sit back and enjoy all the hard work we put into our yard earlier in the year. For those gardening die hards, that would be terrible news! Luckily, there’s always something that can be […]

Dividing Perennials in the Fall

After a wonderful summer with lots of heat, I find my perennial beds are starting to look as if they are bursting at the seams in places.  Fall is a great time to get back out into the garden and start evaluating your perennial beds. For many perennials, now is a good time for dividing perennials […]

Fall Bulbs : It’s Times to Plant!

Fall Bulbs Fall bulbs are finally here…or should we say spring flowering bulbs? No matter what you call them, now is the time to start improving your spring garden by planting a few fall bulbs now.  Read on to learn about the different type of fall bulbs, how to plant them and how to protect […]

Plants for Fall Colour

Trees & Shrubs for Fall Colour How about adding some new plants for fall colour to your garden.  Often the fall season gets over looked when we are planning our gardens.  So much of our attention is on the flowers of spring and summer. Mums are not the only way to add great fall colour […]

Garden Problems in the Late Summer

Do you have a few garden problems cropping up at this time of the year?  At this late point in the season, some gardeners may notice that their plants don’t look as exuberant as they did in the spring and early summer. There may be less new growth and some lower leaves may be turning […]

Drought Proof Plants

Drought Tolerant Plants It’s going to be another sizzlin’ summer! Summer drought doesn’t that mean you can’t plant? Absolutely not! Here are some plants that relish the summer heat, love dry conditions and add great colour to your summer garden!   Perennials Grasses Grasses such as Calamagrostis, Festuca and Miscanthus flourish under hot and dry conditions. Bring depth and height […]