Articles

Turf the Turf

by Faye The great Canadian lawn. Is it an oasis upon which to rest and rejuvenate your spirit, or is it a monstrous thirsty fraud? The pros and cons of...

Controlling Moss In Lawns

Moss thrives in our rainy climate and naturally acidic soils. It loves wet, poorly drained soil and does best in shady spots where the grass struggles to grow. The only...

Plant a Hedge Row, Not a Hedge

(Plant lists at bottom of page) Hedges, in one form or another, have existed since our ancestors gave up their foraging life style and settled down in permanent residences. Over...

Lasagna Gardening

By Sue This method of making beds requires no digging or tilling. Also known as sheet-composting, it means building up layers of organic material that will break down over time,...

Early To Bed For My Bees This Year

While it’s still only November, I decided to put my Mason Bees to bed early.  I hoped that maybe my precious pollinators would have fewer mites if I got them...

November In The Food Garden

Getting the veggie garden ready for winter entails just a few simple tasks. The first really hard frost of the season is upon us; we need to prepare now for...

Trees Are The Lungs Of The Earth

National Tree Day was September 25, and it seems fitting to acknowledge this by paying tribute to the elders of our plant world, the lofty and noble tree.  We as...