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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Download our New eBook, Don’t Pick the Wrong Firewood for Your Home this Winter – for FREE!

It took a while, but the bone-chilling temperatures usually associated with winter have finally arrived. Because it’s been so warm for so long, you may not have picked up your firewood from Van Beek’s Garden Supplies yet. Fortunately, we have plenty of firewood available for you to enjoy all season long. Additionally, we have a

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The Cost Savings of Do-It-Yourself Compared to Contractor Prices

Encouraged by a never ending stream of television shows that feature home renovation, landscape makeovers and other DIY projects, more and more homeowners are tackling backyard projects that, years ago, they likely would have hired a contractor to complete. Successful DIY projects will leave you with a sense of accomplishment, more money in your pocket

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Germinating Seeds in Soil versus Paper Towel

Germinating your own garden seeds instead of purchasing seedlings is fun and saves you money to boot. However, seeds are delicate and may require coddling during germination and when transplanting them to their final location. There are two popular home gardener methods for germinating seeds: A germination bed made from moistened paper towel or filter

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What Kind of Wood is Best for Fireplaces or Stoves?

Renewable, High Energy Fuel Firewood as a heat source is superior to fossil fuels in that it is a renewable energy source. The energy for trees to grow comes directly from the sun. After it is cut, more can be grown on the same land. Well-seasoned firewood, especially hardwood species, has high energy content that

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