Annuals to Plant this Long Weekend

Firstly, everyone at Van Beek’s Garden Supplies wishes you safe and enjoyable Victoria Day holiday. In between fireworks and barbecues, do your long weekend plans include working in the garden? If so, the May holiday weekend is an ideal time to get your annuals in the ground because the threat of frost on your triple

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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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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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Yes You Can! (And Should) Get Your Yard Ready For Winter (Infographic)

It’s not too early to begin prepping your yard for the harsh winter that’s just around the corner. Spending an afternoon now working on your property will pay dividends in spring because it’ll be so much easier for your topsoil and garden to come back to life. The latest installment in our “Yes You Can!”

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Yes You Can! Spread One Last Layer of Topsoil in 2015

October is here. And with it come shorter days, falling leaves and cooler temperatures. If you had topsoil delivery way back in the spring, your garden may be looking old and worn out. The autumn weather conditions won’t help improve its appearance either. At this time of year, we usually hear two questions when it

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Yes You Can! Plant a Back-to-School Garden with the Kids

The next installment in our “Yes You Can” series focuses on something the whole family can do. With back-to-school just around the corner, your kids may be exposed to some general science activities (like planting seeds and watching them grow). Plus, the whole family will be busier, with less time for errands like grocery shopping.

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