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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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 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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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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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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Topsoil Jobs You Should Do This Long Weekend

First, we’d like to wish you a safe and wonderful holiday weekend. The Victoria Day long weekend is the perfect time to start working on your garden (if you haven’t already). But before you start planting, weeding or watering, you first need to take care of some triple mix soil jobs. Fresh, nutrient-rich topsoil is …

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How to Achieve 90% of Germination on Your Grass Seed

A majority of the grass seed products we carry at Van Beek’s Garden Supplies carries a germination rating of 90-95%. Now, that’s the percentage of seeds which germinated in laboratory tests. Veteran gardeners know that, once that grass seed hits their lawns, the number is much lower. But it doesn’t have to be. Understanding the …

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