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...
Fall planting – spring flowers

Fall planting – spring flowers

Each spring some of the first showings of colour come from bulbs planted in the fall. A little planning in this case goes a long way. Some bulbs can be forced in the spring but really it’s taking the hard road to a result that can be achieved with very little effort....
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...
5 Care Tips for a Fresh Cut Tree!

5 Care Tips for a Fresh Cut Tree!

Make a fresh cut. Before you bring the tree into your home and place it in a stand, re-cut the trunk at least one inch from the bottom just before putting it in the stand. This re-opens the tree stem which will have dried from the previous cut. Choose a spot away from...
A Gardener’s Winter Months

A Gardener’s Winter Months

With the snow we’ve been experiencing garden beds are now certainly firmly settled into winter. Though our primary season might be over there’s still lots to do outside and inside. Any tools should now be cleaned and oiled to prevent rust If rabbits and mice are a...
Why fall is a great time to plant

Why fall is a great time to plant

As Canadians we get really excited come spring time. After a long cold winter we want to get our hands in the ground and start planting like mad people, filling our gardens with any colour we can get our hands on. Oddly this could be considered counterproductive as...
Butterfly vs Moth – The Showdown

Butterfly vs Moth – The Showdown

First of all let’s start with the primary differences between moths & butterflies and then we can chat about why we heavily favour the latter. Anatomy Butterfly wings fold vertically up over their backs, moths make a little ten to cover their bellies. Colour is...
Why an Organic Fertilizer is Important

Why an Organic Fertilizer is Important

We often tout the reasons why its important to grow and eat organic foods, and how an organic fertilizer will ensure a pesticide and chemical free crop. But what are the other reasons you’d want to go organic from the ground up? Specifically, organic isn’t just good...
Small Space Gardening

Small Space Gardening

Do you live in a townhome or condo? Dreaming of a garden all your own? Don’t despair there are options for even the smallest spaces. Micro-gardening is actually a growing (ha ha) trend Vertical Garden Add greenery with a garden tower. These nifty planters have...
What is Sea Compost and why should YOU be using it?

What is Sea Compost and why should YOU be using it?

Are you flexing your organic gardening muscle this year? Like many you will want an organic option to fertilize and re-mediate poor soil conditions without having to add harsh chemical fertilizers. Sea Compost is a great option, because it contains shrimp it will...
Tomato Cages or Stakes?

Tomato Cages or Stakes?

So this year I’ve decided to try staking my tomatoes vs. cages. Mostly because I saw a staked tomato garden and it was so trim and tidy, I nearly wept. It appealed to my inner minimalist. I also saw the benefit of extra air space in my already crowded garden....
June Garden to-do’s

June Garden to-do’s

June is just around the corner and with that brings a whole new set of responsibilities in the Garden. Don’t get me wrong, it’s likely my favourite month, but except for harvest season I find it the busiest. So far the recent weather has done spectacular things for my...
Preparing a Vegetable Garden

Preparing a Vegetable Garden

With growing concerns regarding GMO’s and pesticides it’s no surprise more people are looking for ways to grow more of their own food at home. This can be fairly easily achieved with a little elbow grease and some basic gardening know-how. Location,...
Growing Strawberries in a Pot

Growing Strawberries in a Pot

With the move towards town home and condo living space is coming at more of a premium these days, fortunately growing your own delicious fruits and veggies need not be compromised.  Many plants do very well in containers and one of those is Strawberries. Growing them...
Dormant Oil and Lime Sulphur

Dormant Oil and Lime Sulphur

I often consider this combination to be the first line of defense against a season full of pests. I use it throughout my garden on fruit trees, flowering ornamental trees & roses. These are the plants most suited for a Dormant Oil treatment though its unlikely to...
How Gardening Makes the Earth a Better Place

How Gardening Makes the Earth a Better Place

Improve air quality Photosynthesis is a natural process for plants where they take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen. Like mini filtration systems each plant does it’s part to improve the surrounding air. Reducing Carbon Footprint Carbon footprint is caused...
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