Putting Your Garden to Bed for Winter

During the warmer months, many people spend a lot of time working on their gardens and landscaping. When winter arrives it’s important to ensure your garden and landscaping are properly prepared for the cold and snow. Here’s how you can protect your gardens and preserve your efforts: Remove Dying Plants There is no need to …

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How We Prep Our Firewood For You To Store

Guarantee you always have the best quality firewood so you can ensure convenience, efficiency and safety whether you use a fireplace, stove or furnace. If you burn wet wood or pieces that are incorrectly sized it can cause frustration, improper burning and potentially create a dangerous chimney fire due to a buildup of creosote deposits. …

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We Have a New eBook. Download Your FREE Copy of The Advantages of Sodding and Seeding

Early fall is a good time to rejuvenate your lawn. A question we get asked often at Van Beek’s Garden Supplies is whether sod or grass seed is best. The short answer is that both can be effective in growing lush, thick and very green grass around your home. It just depends on what you …

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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 …

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Have You Gotten Your FREE Copy of Why Interlocking Pavers are Better than Poured Concrete or Asphalt?

Before summer ends, you’d like to update your patio or driveway. That way, it’ll be perfect when the warm weather in 2018 hits. But you aren’t sure if you should replace your interlocking stone pavers or go with something new, like poured concrete or asphalt. At Van Beek’s Garden Supplies, were partial to the beauty …

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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 …

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Have YOU Downloaded Your FREE Copy of How to Identify & Avoid Poor Topsoil?

At first glance, most topsoil found in soil bags looks the same. Unfortunately in many instances, it’s only until after you get your soil home that you realize it’s of poor quality and won’t be beneficial to your garden. Even more frustrating is trying to return unsatisfactory topsoil. It can be a pain. The best …

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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 …

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Natural Mulch vs. Rubber Mulch: What Type of Mulch Should I Use? A Side-By-Side Comparison

At Van Beek’s Garden Supplies, one question we hear quite often is “what type of mulch should I use?” After all, we carry both rubber and organic mulch products – and each mulch type has its own advantages and disadvantages. What they all have in common, though, is an ability to protect your triple mix …

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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 …

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