Tackle These End-of-Summer Landscaping Jobs

September’s almost here at Van Beek’s Garden Supplies and with it comes the unofficial end of summer. (For the record, the actual end of summer/first day of fall is Friday, September 22). In the next couple of weeks: Back to school will be in full swing The busy holiday season will start (Thanksgiving is around […]

Summer Interlock Cleaning Tips

Will your backyard patio be busy with barbeques and parties this summer? If so, you’ll want to keep those interlocking stone pavers looking sharp, clean and weed-free all season long. Maintaining a good looking patio goes beyond pulling out the power washer every couple of weeks (even though that does help). With just a little […]

Topsoil Tasks to Tackle this Long Weekend

Finally, the first long weekend of the spring is just around the corner. (Before we forget, we’d like to wish a very Happy Victoria Day to you and your family). The weather’s expected to be perfect; meaning you’ll be able to spend plenty of time outside to work on your garden or landscaping. The most […]

Great Canadian Flowers for Your Garden

The spring gardening season is here. It’s time to spruce up your landscaping with colourful plants, flowers and more. And because 2017 also happens to be Canada’s 150th birthday, here are some terrific Canadian flowers you can add to your triple mix soil this year. Trilliums The official flower of the province of Ontario (where […]

All About Grass Seed

With the first day of spring just around the corner (Monday, March 20), now’s a perfect time to restore your lawn sod with fresh grass seed from Van Beek’s Garden Supplies. Here’s what happened to your lawn over the winter: Cold wind may cause grass to lose moisture Frozen roots under the triple mix soil […]

What’s Happening To Your Topsoil Right Now?

It’s bitterly cold out right now. Thankfully, you’re indoors. All warm and cozy. And before winter truly hit in December, you took the time to prepare your backyard for winter by wrapping trees in burlap sacks and bringing fragile plants indoors. Unfortunately, though, your triple mix topsoil from Van Beek’s Garden Supplies needs to stay […]