How Much Firewood Do I Need This Winter?

If you own a wood furnace, stove, or even just a fire pit, high quality firewood is an absolute essential for the winter. Other than the holidays, cold weather and snowstorms are a great excuse to bundle up and stay inside. However, that usually means you’ll go through it much quicker than usual. Whether you

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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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Get Your FREE Copy of Don’t Pick the Wrong Firewood For Your Home this Winter

Firstly, everyone at both Van Beek’s Garden Supplies locations in Oakville and Mississauga want to wish you all the best in 2017. And because it’s January, that means cold, snowy weather and bitter wind chill temperatures too. It’s also the perfect time to stay indoors and keep warm by a toasty, roaring fire.   You

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How to Split, Stack & Store Firewood

Finding a place for your firewood is much more than just sticking it in an unused corner of your garage or shed. There’s an art and science behind it. The art aspect comes from having a nice looking pile (no matter how big or small) that’s easily accessible. The science part involves storing it a

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The Best Things to Plant in Fall

Traditionally, spring is the busiest gardening season here at Van Beek’s Garden Supplies. The second busiest? Autumn. Planting in fall provides a few benefits which you just can’t get any other time of the year: Cooler air temperatures are easier on plants and gardeners alike Triple mix soil is still warm enough to allow roots

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4 Reasons to Plan Your Spring Landscaping Right Now (Infographic)

It might still feel a bit chilly out there right now. And you may not be thinking about your spring landscaping project. Unfortunately, Van Beek’s Garden Supplies can’t help with the cold. But we can help you get ready to start landscaping once the warm weather arrives. In fact, we highly encourage you to plan

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Seasoned Firewood is Best. Here’s Why.

At Van Beek’s Garden Supplies, we provide a wide range of seasoned firewood cords, including: Birch Hickory Oak Cherry Van Beek’s special mixed blend Why? Because we believe that seasoned firewood delivers a burning experience that’s safer, easier and more enjoyable vs. non-seasoned cords. But that’s just the start. There are plenty of reasons why seasoned

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How to Get the Most from Your Firewood

The days are shorter. The nights are longer and cooler. The conditions are perfect for enjoying a cozy fire on a nightly basis. Even if your fireplace is clean and ready to do, you can’t just place firewood in it and light it up. You’re firewood, just like your fireplace, needs to be properly prepared

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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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