The Do’s and Don’t’s of Groundcovers

Lots of plants are designated as "ground cover", because they do in fact cover the ground. If the whole object is to prevent weeds from falling on the soil and germinating, almost anything dense will do. But my own definition is limited to plants that are essentially living mulch (and you all know how much I... Continue Reading →

Fall Clean-Up–What NOT to Do

Fall Clean up--What not to do. It's pretty late to be talking about fall clean up, but today it's still sunny, and pretty cold for coastal BC (-1 right now), and it's Sunday. So there might be a feeling that it's now or never to clean up the garden. Make it "never"--or at least make... Continue Reading →

5 Effortless Edibles

Every garden design should include some fruits and vegetables. Here's 5 "effortless" (OK, maybe a little effort) fruits and vegetables that will stimulate your appetite for more. This isn't an exhaustive tutorial on growing these 5, you can find out more details online. But it is enough to actually succeed! 1. Garlic. Who doesn't love garlic?... Continue Reading →

Grass Solutions

Googled "Garden Solutions" (still haven't found RLGS after 17 pages :-(), and found a great Pinterest Board called "Garden Solutions". ...on which was this picture: Unfortunately the link was just to the picture instead of the article, so that's all you get here as well. But then you've also got my article, so you're all set!... Continue Reading →

Tips For Low(er) Maintenance Lawn

The pictures of turf on the package of grass fertilizer is ultra-high maintenance, and unless you're a golf-turf manager, you'll never achieve it. It needs watering, weeding, fertilizing, liming; top-dressing with compost, overseeding; receives lots of harmful chemicals to weed-and-feed (golf course turf isn't subject to the same restrictions as homeowners), and needs a team... Continue Reading →

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