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May, 2019


In The Garden

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Veggies in the Garden class


Veggies in the Garden   May 4
The Collector's Garden   May 5
Made in the Shade   May 5


In the Garden


Cut Back and Divide Perennials

Perennials should all be cut back to approximately 4” above ground. Click here for more information on getting your yard ready for Spring.



Did you have aphids or mildew last year?

Now is the time to prevent them from coming back.  For information on Aphids visit our Insect section in What's Bugging? To learn more about Powdery Mildew click here.




If you haven't pruned yet, you still have time.  The general "rule of thumb" is you can cut back up to 1/3 of entire plant.  Click here for more pruning tips.



Aerate & Dethatch Lawn

Rake up dead thatch, aerate older, compacted lawns.  Fertilize with CIL Turf Starter or Green Acres 5-1-5.  Here's more lawn care tips.


Repair Dog Damage

Having lush, green grass can be a challenge if you have a dog. Their urine causes unsightly yellow spots and can eventually kill patches of grass. Here are some tips on preventing and repairing patchwork grass.



May 21 - Kick off to Planting!

You've waited for this day, here are planting instructions to get you growing right.



Wipe out those Weeds

For information on getting rid of those annoying weeds in your lawn, garden or driveway, click here.



Plant your Containers

Annual containers add instant beauty to any deck or patio, providing a splash of colour all summer long.  Click here to learn more.


Time to Plant Veggies

For helpful advice on planting a vegetable garden click here.


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