Drought Hardy Plants

Drought Hardy Plants

As the days get hotter you will likely find yourself spending more time watering your garden beds and plants. As you stand outside in the heat you might be thinking, there must be a better way! Lucky for you, there is as there are lots of beautiful drought tolerant...
Training Plants on a Trellis

Training Plants on a Trellis

A vertical garden is a great way to expand your foot print of growing space and allow you to expand your green space, whatever the size of your property. A trellis system for vegetables also makes them easier to harvest as well as prevents insects and other pests from...
Proper Care of Annuals

Proper Care of Annuals

Annual flowers are an ideal way to add a splash of colour to your garden all summer long as they will bloom throughout the season and are available in bright vibrant colours. In order to keep them blooming as much as possible, it is always important to choose the...
Starting a Vegetable Garden

Starting a Vegetable Garden

With rising food costs and a better understanding of the fact that eating the right food can better our health, there is no time than the present to start your own vegetable patch! It is an investment that will not only pay dividends in saving you money and eating...
Planting The Perfect Cedar Hedge!

Planting The Perfect Cedar Hedge!

Cedar hedges are one of the best ways to enhance your garden views, add a buffer to a building or provide privacy for outdoor living. When planning to add a hedge to your property be sure to consider the type of cedar, in Central Canada the native White Cedar (Thuja...
Spring Container Planting

Spring Container Planting

Spring has finally arrived and the desire to fill up our outdoor containers with pops of colour and greenery is at a level 1000. After a long dreary winter, it is exciting to see things begin to grow again, albeit not fast enough! Here are tips for some cold hardy...
Garden Soil

Garden Soil

Soil is remarkably dynamic and incredibly diverse, made up of not only mineral matter, but organic matter, water and air as well. Soils in the Niagara Region are a mineral-rich mix of sand, gravel, loam and clay which at times can be challenging for home gardeners....
Bringing Outdoor Tropicals Inside for Winter

Bringing Outdoor Tropicals Inside for Winter

The season is upon us when it is time to move any outdoor tropical plants indoors for winter. Bringing plants inside for winter isn’t as easy as simply moving pots from one place to another; there are several steps when acclimating plants from outdoors to indoors to...
Herb Gardening for Beginners!

Herb Gardening for Beginners!

There’s nothing that says “chef” more than a handful of fresh herbs casually added to a prepared dish, for flavour or garnish guests are sure to be impressed! We’ve all started cooking more in the last year, now it’s time to step up your game. Herb gardens are...
To Mulch or Not to Mulch?

To Mulch or Not to Mulch?

To mulch or not to mulch…. That is the question. Or maybe it isn’t, maybe you are thinking of adding decorative stone to your landscape. Each has its inherent strengths, so which one is right for your project? There are numerous benefits to applying mulch or rock in...
Mulching for a Low Maintenance Landscape

Mulching for a Low Maintenance Landscape

Even the most fervent raking and cleaning will still leave behind the fallen leaves from last year’s planting. I must admit that rather than pick each branch and leaf, I often resort to a nice clean layer of mulch over my entire garden bed. It creates such a nice,...
Tips for Planting Summer Bulbs

Tips for Planting Summer Bulbs

If you’re like us you’re itching for Spring to arrive, the promise of warmer temps (and hopefully more freedom) seems to flicker on the horizon. One of the main harbingers of Spring is the ability to get back out in the garden and work the soil. Though...
Christmas In Store at Ridgeview!

Christmas In Store at Ridgeview!

Poinsettia 4.5″ pot     Red, Pink, Ice Crystal    $4.99 or 3/$12.99 6″ pot        Red, Pink, Burgundy, Ice Crystal, Red Glitter  $9.99 or 3/$27.00 8″ pot        Red, Red Glitter  $24.9 10″ pot      Red, Tri Colour  $34.99 Red Pink Tri-Colour...
In Flanders Fields

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below.   We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were...
Overseeding your Lawn

Overseeding your Lawn

Recent news suggests we may have more time at home again, and this information has us turning our thoughts to the oasis that is our own yard. If the summer months have left bare and patchy places on your lawn the time is nigh to correct this issue, ensuring a...
Laying a Patio Using Patio Pavers

Laying a Patio Using Patio Pavers

Laying a patio looks more difficult than it really is, and could easily be a great long weekend project. It requires a strong back and some basic garden tools, but the result is a level and useful patio for years to come! Tools & Materials Chisel Mallet Level...
COVID-19 Policy Update

COVID-19 Policy Update

Dear Valued Patron, At Ridgeview, the health and well-being of our customers, employees and community remains top of mind as we navigate the new normal of COVID 19. We understand the concern around the coronavirus and we are constantly monitoring the latest news and...
How to plant a Good Vegetable Garden

How to plant a Good Vegetable Garden

There are so many different varieties of vegetables and so many different growing techniques it is hard to know where to start. We’ve got a quick list of fail-safe rules to ensure that when you bring those young plants home from our Garden Centre you are assured they...
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