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,...
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...
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...
Ridgeview Garden Centre – Growing for over 40 years.

Ridgeview Garden Centre – Growing for over 40 years.

For a business to span generations is rare today, but the spirit of growing is deeply rooted in the Sgambelluri family. It all began in the late 70’s when the Sgambelluri’s packed their things and moved from Port Credit to Beamsville settling on a 4-acre peach...
Christmas Shortbread Cookies and Icing

Christmas Shortbread Cookies and Icing

Who doesn’t love shortbread? Add a little icing to the top and not only are they festive but downright delicious! Here’s my favourite recipe for these crowd pleasing treats! Ingredients Shortbread 1 cup butter softened 1/2 cup icing / powdered sugar 1/2 cup corn...
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