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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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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Great Canadian Flowers for Your Garden

The spring gardening season is here. It’s time to spruce up your landscaping with colourful plants, flowers and more. And because 2017 also happens to be Canada’s 150th birthday, here are some terrific Canadian flowers you can add to your triple mix soil this year. Trilliums The official flower of the province of Ontario (where

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What’s Happening To Your Topsoil Right Now?

It’s bitterly cold out right now. Thankfully, you’re indoors. All warm and cozy. And before winter truly hit in December, you took the time to prepare your backyard for winter by wrapping trees in burlap sacks and bringing fragile plants indoors. Unfortunately, though, your triple mix topsoil from Van Beek’s Garden Supplies needs to stay

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Seven Fall Backyard Clean-Up Jobs

Thoroughly cleaning up your yard this autumn accomplishes three important objectives: Restoration after a very long, hot and dry summer Preparation for spring maintenance once winter is over Presentation to ensure it looks warm and welcoming A little bit of hard work now (with some friendly help from Van Beek’s Garden Supplies) will make sure

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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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Easiest Summer Veggies to Grow in Canada

You’ve set aside space for your personal backyard vegetable garden. You have your supply of high-quality, nutrient-rich triple mix soil from Van Beek’s Garden Supplies ready to go. All you need now are some vegetable seeds to plant. In order to have a successful summer harvest, you need veggies which are: Fast-growing Easy to care

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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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