Posts tagged with: mulch

Tip #269: No Till Gardening

Historically, at the start of the planting season, gardens and fields were dig and tilled to loosen the earth and prepare it for planting. In today’s tip, we’re going to cover some no-till gardening methods and strategies and why you […]

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Tip #232: Fall Gardening Tip and Winter Shelter Ideas

As the fall approaches, here are four tips to keep in mind to promote biodiversity, create a native bee habitat and ensure the best results for your garden as the days get shorter.

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Tip #178: Newspaper in the Garden

Use newspapers as a weed block in the garden, use at least 6 layers thick, to keep weeds from growing through for the season. Cover this up with the mulch of your choice (ex. straw or wood chips) for best results

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Tip #134: Landscape Fabric

Learn when you should and shouldn’t use landscape fabric in your garden.

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Tip #132: Winterizing Your Garden

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving! We talked about preparing your garden for fall in a previous tip #129. This week, we’ll cover some of the finer details in preparing your garden for the winter. While there may not be too much to […]

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Tip #113: Fertilizing Roses

Water regularly, never mulch, and feed with a high phosphorus fertilizer in summer will help to ensure you have healthy and beautiful roses for many years to come

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Tip #111: Coffee Grounds in the Garden

Use coffee grounds as a mulch, natural slug deterrent, compost amendment, side dressing, or in a foliar spray for your garden.

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Tip #89: Use Christmas Tree Branches as a Protective Mulch

Upcycle the branches from your Christmas tree or evergreen boughs from your holiday decorations and lay it on top of your garden as a mulch over the winter.

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Tip #79: Using Fallen Leaves In Your Garden

Leaves can be used in a variety of ways in the garden including mulching beds, in the compost bin, as garden art, and saved for other times of the year.

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Tip #51: Why Should I Mulch My Plants?

We recommend using mulch to keep moisture in the soil, suppress weeds, and adding organic material to your garden. Common sources of mulch include straw, wood chips, leaves, pine needles, and more.

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