Why is Landscape Budget Planning Important?

Like any home project, starting a landscaping endeavour can be a lot of work and you need to have a plan in place to help ensure things go smoothly. A project can go off the rails quite easily, so having a landscape budget can help in a variety of ways, including: Helping to keep costs …

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Why You Should Choose Interlocking Pavers for Your Home

If you’re considering replacing a driveway or patio this summer, consider choosing interlocking concrete pavers. Interlocking concrete pavers are a multi-diverse product produced in a variety of colours and styles to work with the existing architectural design of any home. Interlocking pavers offer many benefits to homeowners. Here are a few of the top reasons …

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Garden Tips 101: Topsoil, Triple Mix & Mulch

Spring has sprung, and that means it’s time to get our green thumbs ready for some gardening. Whether you’re a novice or experienced gardener, it’s important to know how to get the best out of your gardens, plants and flowers. Using the right materials for the job is a great way to start. With that …

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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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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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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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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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What’s Better? Interlock Pavers, Poured Concrete or Asphalt? Download our FREE eBook & Find Out.

Thinking of redoing your patio or driveway? Can’t decide between interlocking stone pavers, poured concrete or asphalt? Before you choose what material to use, download your FREE copy of Why Interlocking Pavers are Better than Poured Concrete or Asphalt, courtesy of Van Beek’s Garden Supplies.     Get your FREE copy of Why Interlocking Pavers …

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5 Small Landscaping Jobs That Will Make a Big Impact

At Van Beek’s Garden Supplies, it’s an ideal time to tackle those projects that can make a big difference in your outdoor landscaping. 1. Give your garden a fresh edge Cuts from the lawnmower and grass trimmer, combined with weather exposure, means that your garden edging is probably ready to be replaced. An easy way …

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Finish Your Interlock Project this August Long Weekend

Can you believe that it’s nearly August already? Where has the summer flown by? With the August long weekend coming up, it’s the perfect time to finish whatever interlocking stone project you’re working on: Laying down new patio stones Building an interlock brick walkway Creating a brand new interlocking driveway The weather forecast for this …

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