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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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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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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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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