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Pest Management

Pest Management

Posted in Experts, General

It’s a challenge to keep insects and diseases at bay in greenhouse production. Pests that bother plants that grow “out in the wild” often have their natural predators living nearby.

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Which Bulbs Should I Plant in the Fall?

Which Bulbs Should I Plant in the Fall?

Posted in Bulbs - All, Bulbs - Fall, Experts, Fall

At the Country Basket Garden Centre, we offer a variety of bulbs that can be planted in the fall for beautiful flowers come spring. Here are just a few of the varieties on offer for your Niagara garden.

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Tips for Growing Cucumbers in Containers

Tips for Growing Cucumbers in Containers

Posted in Experts, Vegetables & Edibles, Container Gardening, Spring, Summer

Cucumbers are both fun and quite easy to grown in containers. With the proper care, your cucumber plants will produce high yields, keeping you in salads and cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches all summer long!

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Can I Grow Vegetables in Containers?

Can I Grow Vegetables in Containers?

Posted in Experts, Vegetables & Edibles, Container Gardening, Spring, Summer

With the price of fruits and vegetables higher than ever at the grocery store, many people are starting to consider growing their own at home. For those of us not fortunate enough to have acres of land on which to grow vegetables, container gardening is a great option!

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Tips for Using Mulch In Your Garden

Tips for Using Mulch In Your Garden

Posted in Experts, Soil & Mulch

Decorative mulch can add a beautiful finishing touch to your landscaping. However, mulch also serves a more functional purpose, being great for your soil and in some cases, protecting your plants from the elements.

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How to Plant a Lawn From Seed

How to Plant a Lawn From Seed

Posted in Experts, Seeds, Summer

A healthy, green lawn starts with the right care and maintenance. This guide will walk you through prepping your soil, how to sow your grass seed, and tips for overseeing as well as feeding.

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What is Fertilizer Made Of?

What is Fertilizer Made Of?

Posted in Experts, General, Fertilizer

Adding fertilizer to your garden can have a tremendous impact on the health and longevity of your plants. Here's a quick overview of the main ingredients you'll find in fertilizer, and what each one of them does.

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Tips for Planting Bulbs

Tips for Planting Bulbs

Posted in Bulbs - All, Bulbs - Fall, Bulbs - Spring, Experts, Fall, Flowers, Seasonal

There's nothing more refreshing, after a long, cold Niagara winter, than seeing your bulbs bursting into bloom in the spring!

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Tips for Starting Seeds Indoors

Tips for Starting Seeds Indoors

Posted in Experts, Seeds, Spring, Vegetables & Edibles

Starting your own seeds indoors can be an extremely satisfying and rewarding endeavor. Follow these steps to make sure your seeds grow into healthy, happy plants!

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Custom Planting Service

Custom Planting Service

Posted in Experts, Flowers, General, Seasonal, Promotions & Specials, Container Gardening, Spring, Summer, Fall

Pam Bongers (the owner) and staff are our custom planting architects! They'll work with you to custom design your dream planters or container gardens that fit your budget and the style of your Niagara garden.

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