19Jul2019
Your Summer Landscaping Maintenance Guide

Your Summer Landscaping Maintenance Guide

It’s officially garden season which means weekends are dedicated to spending more time keeping your exterior looking sharp. But with the stifling temperatures and the hot sun beaming down outside, it can make it challenging to keep your landscape looking healthy and lush. But by learning a few keys tips from the pros, you can keep it looking sharp. Learn how to beat the heat and get the most out of your exterior with your summer landscaping maintenance guide right here.

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12Jul2019
5 Things You Should Have in Your Backyard Shed

5 Things You Should Have in Your Backyard Shed

Even though the moody weather may have us feeling doubtful, summer is officially here. And for many homeowners, that means dedicating more time to household maintenance and yard work. Whether you’ve recently moved into your first home or are just gearing up for the season, having a well-stocked shed can make all the difference when you can grab what you need for those DIY projects. Not sure how to stock it properly? To make your lawn and housework easier, here are some handy things you should have in your backyard shed.

Shovel & Spade

Shovels and spades are always essential staples to have for landscape and garden care. And though you may be wondering, “aren’t they the same thing?” they’re actually quite different. Shovels are handy from digging and scooping out dirt. They’re ideal when you need to dig out trees, loosen soil or remove it. A spade, on the other hand, is the tool you’ll want when you need to slice through hard, compact turf and soil. With a straight edge, it will make those tough jobs effortless.

Pruning Sheers

With the combination of heat, humidity, and moisture, the garden scape can grow rapidly during the summer months. And once those hedges and plants start to take off, you’ll have to keep on top of them to maintain their shape and keep your exterior looking prim and proper. There’s a variety of different sheers and pruners to choose from. Some are useful for cutting through thicker branches while others are ideal for those that are thin and more delicate. Be sure to know what you need before purchasing, or ask your local garden expert what they recommend for your type of vegetation.

Blade Sharpener

One important thing that you should have in your backyard shed that many people forget about is a blade sharpener. Cutting the lawn with a dull, rusted blade can do more harm than good to it. It can leave the grass looking ragged and rough, which can eventually turn it brown. Cutting with a sharp blade will promote healthy roots, prevent disease and keep it growing strong.

Safety Glasses

Whether you’re weed whacking the lawn’s edge or chainsawing some branches, safety glasses are always an essential item to have on hand when you’re tackling any projects that could impact your eyes. It doesn’t matter how small the job may seem, if there’s a potential for debris to land in your eyes, it worth throwing them on to safeguard your vision. Safety should always come first, even when you’re working at home.

Mulch

Don’t forget to stock up on some mulch! During the heat waves and windy summer storms that can whip up out of nowhere, your plants will need some extra protection. Mulch can help to retain moisture, protect the roots, stifle weed growth, and it can make your landscape look clean and sharp. So it’s always a good idea to stock up on some extra bags of mulch to toss it on whenever it grows thin around your vegetation.

Prefer to keep your weekends reserved for leisure instead of yard maintenance? Give us a call at Grow Green to take care of it all instead. You can kick back and relax while our team handles whatever you need to be done around the exterior. From paving and interlock to commercial and residential landscaping – we are your go-to landscaping and interlock experts that you can count on. Get in touch today to get started!

21Jun2019
Why Your Ottawa Home Needs Patio Interlock

Why Your Ottawa Home Needs Patio Interlock 

Considering interlock for your home’s exterior? Whether it’s for your walkway, driveway or your poolscape, it’s an ideal choice since it looks great and it lasts. But installing pavers should never be treated as a simple DIY project. It takes a trained eye and skilled, professional experience to install them properly so they can hold up against the weather. Beyond the aesthetics, there are plenty of more reasons why your Ottawa home and patio interlock are a perfect match. Check them out below!

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29Mar2019
5 Key Design Elements of a High-Quality Pool Patio

5 Key Design Elements of a High-Quality Pool Patio

Today, more homeowners are eager to make better use of their outdoor space to enjoy stay-cations with family and spend time hosting get-togethers with friends.  If you’re a pool owner with a patio that’s in need of a facelift and some TLC, we’re here to help. Here are a few key design elements of a high-quality pool patio to know about before getting started.

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15Mar2019
Why You Should Start Your Landscaping in Spring

Why You Should Start Your Landscaping in Spring

Spring is the best time to clean and spruce up your home. There’s just something satisfying about getting outside to tidy up after the long and messy winter. That’s why we always recommend starting your landscaping in spring so you can have it all ready to make the most of the summer weather. Here’s how to kick start your outdoor spring cleaning this year.

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