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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

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5 Reasons to Install Artificial Grass this Year

This winter is doing a number on your sod – again. You just know that once the spring thaw arrives, you’ll have dead grass and bald patches all over your lawn – again. And you’re tired of dealing with it – again. If you’ve been thinking about installing artificial grass and turf from Van Beek’s

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Get Your FREE Copy of Don’t Pick the Wrong Firewood For Your Home this Winter

Firstly, everyone at both Van Beek’s Garden Supplies locations in Oakville and Mississauga want to wish you all the best in 2017. And because it’s January, that means cold, snowy weather and bitter wind chill temperatures too. It’s also the perfect time to stay indoors and keep warm by a toasty, roaring fire.   You

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How to Split, Stack & Store Firewood

Finding a place for your firewood is much more than just sticking it in an unused corner of your garage or shed. There’s an art and science behind it. The art aspect comes from having a nice looking pile (no matter how big or small) that’s easily accessible. The science part involves storing it a

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The Best Things to Plant in Fall

Traditionally, spring is the busiest gardening season here at Van Beek’s Garden Supplies. The second busiest? Autumn. Planting in fall provides a few benefits which you just can’t get any other time of the year: Cooler air temperatures are easier on plants and gardeners alike Triple mix soil is still warm enough to allow roots

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Seven Fall Backyard Clean-Up Jobs

Thoroughly cleaning up your yard this autumn accomplishes three important objectives: Restoration after a very long, hot and dry summer Preparation for spring maintenance once winter is over Presentation to ensure it looks warm and welcoming A little bit of hard work now (with some friendly help from Van Beek’s Garden Supplies) will make sure

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Artificial Turf FAQs

Tired of constantly watering and fertilizing your sod, only to watch it go brown and die? Thinking about replacing your lawn with artificial grass & turf? You’re not alone. Many people have contacted us here at Van Beek’s Garden Supplies wanting to know more about it. To help you out, we’ve put together an FAQ

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How to Save Water on Your Lawn this Summer (Infographic)

With summer comes: Rising temperatures Extra sunshine More time spent outdoors It also comes with increased water usage; most of which goes into sod, topsoil and the rest of your outdoor landscaping. This summer, be water wise by following these helpful tips, courtesy of Van Beek’s Garden Supplies. Save water & have a great looking lawn too

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4 Characteristics of Good Quality Sod

Sod is sod, right? It looks the same It unrolls the same It grows the same If you don’t know what to look for, then yes, you could say there’s no difference between one piece of sod over another. Upon closer inspection, though, there are 4 characteristics which tell you if you’re looking at high-quality

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