How to Clean Your Artificial Grass and Prepare It for Spring

As the snow melts, it can leave mud and debris behind on your artificial grass, and leave it feeling a little smushed. Before you start entertaining in spring and summer, it’s wise to clean up the lawn. Plus, as you spend more time outside you may end up spilling on your synthetic grass. You need …

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Top Spring Garden & Landscaping Tips

With winter weather slowly starting to fade, each day brings us a step closer to the warmer weather and extra sunlight of spring. After months being cooped up inside avoiding the frigid temperatures, the long-awaited change of season is almost upon us. As much as we might appreciate the arrival of the spring weather, nothing …

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Annuals to Plant this Long Weekend

Firstly, everyone at Van Beek’s Garden Supplies wishes you safe and enjoyable Victoria Day holiday. In between fireworks and barbecues, do your long weekend plans include working in the garden? If so, the May holiday weekend is an ideal time to get your annuals in the ground because the threat of frost on your triple …

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Grass Seed FAQs

Until very recently, we’ve had a mild winter. And that run of unusually warm weather has brought many people to both Van Beek’s Garden Supplies locations asking about grass seed. So we’ve collected all of the common questions we’ve heard over the past few weeks and put them together here for you. Enjoy! Q: I’ve …

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Yes You Can! Divide and Replant Perennials in the Fall

Are you growing perennials in your garden? Chances are, you’ll need to divide and transplant them soon because: They’ve become overgrown They’re crowding the garden or even encroaching on your grass You want to spread them around to other areas in your garden You’d like to share them with a friend Whatever your reasoning is, …

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Outdoor Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Dad

Wondering what to get Dad for Father’s Day this year? Not interested in getting him another necktie, bottle of cologne or pack of socks? If Dad enjoys spending time outside in the backyard – or loves working in the garden – then why not get him an outdoor gift that he’ll love and use over-and-over …

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Mix It Up in the Garden on Victoria Day

Victoria Day is celebrated in honour of Queen Victoria’s birthday (which was May 24, 1819, by the way). This year, Victoria Day falls on Monday, May 18. A long weekend in the heart of spring, Victoria Day is a great time to enjoy the outdoors; whether you’re firing up the BBQ, going to a fireworks …

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Mother’s Day Gifts For the Garden

Mother’s Day is fast approaching (Sunday, May 10) and you may be wondering what to get mom this year. If she likes working in the garden; planting flowers, pruning trees and installing decorative landscaping features, then you’re in luck. That’s because there are plenty of Mother’s Day gifts for the garden which are both fun …

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Work in the Fall so Your Property is Healthy in the Spring

Cool, sunny days in autumn are among of the best times for outdoor lawn and garden work. Sweater weather means you won’t get too hot or cold; it’s both pleasant and easy to spend all afternoon in the garden. Fortunately, there are lots of fall landscaping chores that will help get your garden ready for …

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