Fertilizing Evergreens

Shrub Fertilizer Spikes

Yesterday we talked about fertilizing trees. Today, I'd like to address fertilizing evergreens in our garden. Just as trees in our lawn need their own fertilizer, evergreens can also have roots which go go deep into the soil which is where you need to place their nutrients. You want to encourage the root system to remain deep in the garden's soil by placing the nutrients at that low level. As well, many gardens are like ours in that there is a top layer of ground cover be it cedar mulch … [Read more...]

LED Indoor / Outdoor Christmas Lights from Canadian Tire

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Last year we wrote about the solar powered outdoor Christmas lights we used in the back and front of our home. The comments we received to that article were many. If they were any indication, some types of solar powered Christmas lights perform inconsistently. In fact, one doesn't see them advertised as much this year; at least I don't. Perhaps the low price of these LED lights and current solar technology prohibits a consistently performing product. This year, I decided to … [Read more...]

Fall Garden Cleanup – 2

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Yesterday we showed you pictures of the garden beside our front door before and after our front garden cleanup, as well as the pictures of our front garden prior to the cleanup this fall. In case you missed the sorry state of our front garden, here is a short video clip where you can see the overgrown Hostas, the wildness of the two small trees at the front of both the left and right sides of our front garden and especially some of the Pyramidal Yews which have almost lost their attractive … [Read more...]

Garden Makeover – Part 30 – Spring Tulips Have Appeared

East Garden in Spring

Last fall we wrote several article in this series on our selection and planting of various types of tulip bulbs in our front garden as part of it's makeover. The links to those articles within this series are at the end of today's article to refresh your memory of what we planted where. Today we have to write about what to us is a true sign that winter is gone (except for the likely spring snow storm) and that spring has truly arrived. In looking over our front garden today I notice for … [Read more...]

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