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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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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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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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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