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Tips for a great yard


Published: 06/21/2016

by Arielle Duke

A healthy yard is not only a beautiful way to add value to your property, it's also a good way to enhance the environment by filtering rainwater, attracting birds and good insects and absorbing pollution. Regular maintenance and keeping a watchful eye out for potential problems are two simple ways you can make the most of your personal, outdoor oasis while contributing to a beautiful, vibrant urban environment.

Warm summer days mean more time spent tending to our lawns and gardens. Here are some tips to help make your yard one of the best on the block:

• Mow high. Keeping the blade raised for a 2.5 – 3 inch cut is best because it helps a strong root system develop and discourages weed growth.

• Don't water too often. By watering deeply and infrequently you can encourage deep root growth. Water in the morning and you'll lose less moisture to evaporation.

• Keep an eye open for pests. A small number of weeds or bugs is nothing to worry about, and if you catch a problem before it gets out of hand you will have an easier time dealing with it. If your problem reaches a point where you need to use a pesticide, just follow the label. The products in our stores are approved by Health Canada before they are made available to consumers.

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