Homemade Garden Vegetable Fritters

Every year we have a huge garden growing our own veggies and some fruits. Whatever I do not personally grow, I get from neighbours and friends. Summer in Canada is full of fresh produce and I find I am often looking for creative recipes. You can only eat the same things the same way forContinue Reading …

Cheap Ways to get your Garden Looking Nice this Summer

You can have that great outdoor garden without overspending on the budget you’ve set out to start work on it. The plants – Start with the plants, trees, shrubs, and other items you plan on adding to the space. Go with cheaper perennials, floral arrangements or patterns. You can find alternates to more expensive arrangements,Continue Reading …

Get your Lawn Ready for Summer

Canadian winters really do a number on our lawns! I was walking the yard this morning and noticed it was a real mess. Rocks, holes and patchy spots mixed in with mud is making me dread the Spring and all of the needed maintence. Clean up is going to be a long and slow processContinue Reading …

6 Ways to Show Your Yard Some Love This Spring

Spring is a popular time of year to cut loose and go on vacation. It’s also a time of year where people prepare to give the yard some much needed TLC. If your grass and garden bed are in need of resuscitation, the following six tips will help you show it the right kind ofContinue Reading …

With A Little TLC, Your Fixer-Upper Can Become A Keeper

Owning your own home is something that allows a lot of freedom. When you rent, there is always something that causes you to worry. Will you have enough money to make this month’s rent? If something goes wrong in the house, do you call the landlord? If he or she blames you, will you getContinue Reading …

Roses That Will Survive in Colder Climates

If you live further north in the United States, or in Canada, it can be a lot harder, but not impossible, to find varieties of roses that will flourish and then return after a cold winter. Overwintering roses is hard to do in any climate, but for cold climate gardeners, it takes an especially hardy type of roseContinue Reading …

Creating a Low Water Lawn

Being able to create a low water lawn means the ability to save on water bills while also ensuring that you are not creating a lawn that is unnecessarily reliant on an exorbitant amount of water. Most types of grass are able to survive and thrive on the amount of water that they would normally receive in theContinue Reading …

Beginners Guide to Dividing Hostas

Dividing hostas gives you eight to ten divisions from a single plant, making them a gardener’s dream plant to fill a large garden. Hostas are some of the easiest plant to divide, their clumps are easy to separate and they are hardy enough to bounce back quickly after being divided. If you have never divided hostas but needContinue Reading …