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!

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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30Jan2019
Daydreaming About Your Future Landscaping Project?

Daydreaming About Your Future Landscaping Project?

Looking forward to giving your landscaping a fresh new look this spring? If you’ve been daydreaming about your future landscaping project, look no further than Grow Green. Our team can help you plan your design and choose the right features to turn your dream landscaping project into a reality. From stone waterfalls to custom decking, lantern-lit pathways, and eye-catching fountain features, we can help you visualize, design, and implement every element to create a beautiful design you can enjoy for years. Here are a few of the many services that we can offer you.

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24Jan2019
6 Ways to Care for Your Interlock During the Winter

6 Ways to Care for Your Interlock During the Winter

Canadians know more than anyone that the combination of snow, ice, and salt can wreak havoc on any exterior surfaces over the winter. If you’re considered about your newly installed driveway or walkway, you might be wondering how you can best protect it from getting damaged. We’ve got the low down on all the best ways to care for your interlock during the winter season so it can look just as great once the springtime finally arrives.

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19Dec2018
How to Use Christmas Lights to Make the Most of Your Landscape

How to Use Christmas Lights to Make the Most of Your Landscape

With the festive season upon on us, it means decorations will be lighting homes all across the country. As the evenings grow dim, add some holiday cheer to your home while highlighting the best features of your exterior. If you’re curious about how to use Christmas lights to really make the most of your landscape this year, here are a few simple tips to get your home looking festive and inviting this holiday season.

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12Dec2018
4 Ways to Create the Best Holiday Yard in Your Neighbourhood

4 Ways to Create the Best Holiday Yard in Your Neighbourhood

One of the best parts about the holiday season is seeing the dazzling and colourful decorations light up the dark and dull nights. And it’s always fun to see people really get into the spirit of the season with elaborate and creative displays across their front yards. If you’re eager to make your home stand out this season, here are four ways to create the best holiday yard in your neighbourhood.

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30Nov2018
Retaining Wall Upkeep for Colder Weather

Retaining Wall Upkeep for Colder Weather

Retaining walls serve an important purpose — they contain soil and prevent erosion while retaining the difference in the level ground. And, for some properties, they’re installed to simply enhance the aesthetics of the exterior. Either way, performing some regular maintenance is always recommended to prevent any damage from occurring to the wall structure. To get yours ready for the winter, here are some tips for retaining wall upkeep for colder weather.

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