If your gardens and lawns have been rather lacklustre this summer you may want to check out our latest video to see how you can make improvements for next year.
Garden Care Tips from Ann Evans of Garden Girls:
Pros know it’s about fall, not spring:
1) Most people think of the spring as the big time of the year for gardening but myself, and many other gardeners think that the fall is a better time. It allows you to prepare your garden for winter, and have less work the following year, so you can get out there and plant your new flowers in the spring.
2) Fall prep includes:
• Pulling out any annuals that won’t survive through the winter
• Splitting any large perennials
• Cultivating around the perennials, moving things about to create better balance
• Planting new additions to the garden and making changes
• General prep for spring, keeping plants in good health
Don’t fall in love until you know your zones!
1) People often fall in love with a certain plant but they should check the zones for that plant to see if it can grow in the conditions they have. A good gardener can advise you on what purchases will work in your garden.
Lawn Care Tips from Kyle Tobin, LawnSavers Plant Health Care Inc:
Big changes do take time:
1) Too often customers are upset with their lawn’s look and want immediate results. It’s really important to have realistic expectations about what can occur in a certain timeframe. A very weedy lawn or insect infestation takes time to fix, sometimes several months, sometimes several seasons.
2) The industry standard is continuous service of lawns from season to season. Lawns are a living, growing forest of plant and they require continuous care each year.
Pricing on Lawn Care
Many people purchase lawn care packages to help with general upkeep as well as remedy issues they are having with their lawn. We’ve compiled our reviews on lawn care since 2008 to find average pricing regionally, and Canada-wide, year over year, to assist you in gauging pricing. Regular lawn and yard maintenance is usually sold in packages and costs on average, $250 monthly anywhere in Canada. Lawn care is another category where we see a lot of nightmarish stories. Read the reviews before you sign any contract for regular maintenance.