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....
Garden Harvest Tips

Garden Harvest Tips

While preparing for this week’s blog I stumbled across an article that covered everything I wanted to say so the info below has been been replicated from a fabulous site Burpee.com When harvest time comes, it comes big-time. For the gardener, the challenge now may be...
Mid Summer Fertilizing

Mid Summer Fertilizing

Though it’s been relatively rain-filled this July, summer heat and other stressors can still take a toll on your garden and lawn. Everything has been growing like crazy and all this growth needs supportive nutrients. Fertilization of edibles, annuals, and grass will...
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...
Get rid of Grubs

Get rid of Grubs

Grubs are hungry little pests that feed on your lawn’s root system. The result is grass that becomes thin and patchy, as roots become weakened. Left untreated, grubs can ruin or even kill your lawn. Scotts® Grub B Gon® MAX Grub Killer – a successful, proven solution...
Maximize your Garden

Maximize your Garden

It’s Spring and we’re wildly dreaming of all our landscape opportunities, but today I come to you with one discussion topic; Maximizing your Landscape. Not everyone is blessed with acres of space and this means we need to work with what we have. So what do...
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...
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...
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