Gardening

We Don't Talk Enough About Backyard Safety

Carson Arthur | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada Living
Carson Arthur

According to the CPSC (Consumer Products Safety Commission), a majority of the injuries that happen in the outdoors are related to the tools that we use and the lack of proper gear when we are using them.

21 Pots And Planters That Make The Perfect Addition To Your Garden

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Living

Get gardening!

Simple Tips For Growing A Summer Vegetable Garden

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 06.10.2016 | Canada Living

Growing a garden is not only easy, it's rewarding too!

Down The Garden Path: Adding Stone Walkways In Your Outdoor Space

Carson Arthur | Posted 06.01.2016 | Canada Living
Carson Arthur

I recently had to repair a pathway along the side of my mother-in-laws house. Originally they tried to use large chunks of rock to define the garden bed and to allow for access to the side of the house. Unfortunately, the large chunks of stone all started to break down after a few harsh winters.

9 Foods That Will Make Your Garden's Soil Richer

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 05.30.2016 | Canada Living

Because better soil means bigger plants.

12 Easy Ways To Add Colour To Your Garden

Houzz.com | Noelle Johnson | Posted 05.24.2016 | Canada Living

Flowers are only part of the solution.

Plan Your Spring Garden Makeover

Maija Leivo | Posted 05.03.2016 | Canada Living
Maija Leivo

When I thought my garden plans were too ambitious, I found an iPad app that saved the day.

Gardening Newbie? 5 Expert Tips To Get You Started

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 04.26.2016 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

Spring is finally here -- and so is time to dig in the garden! 'Tis the season for planting beets, radishes, herbs and baby greens.

Make Sure You Read This Before Buying New Plants

Houzz.com | Noelle Johnson | Posted 04.12.2016 | Canada Living

Buy local whenever possible.

Tending To The Great Outdoors

Colin & Justin | Posted 04.11.2016 | Canada Living
Colin & Justin

As work progressed -- and as our overgrown landscape was cleared -- we excavated an almost never-ending supply of boulders and rocks, many of which would have cost hundred of bucks a pop had we flexed our wallets in the local aggregate yard.

Discover The 7 Most Beautiful Botanical Gardens Across The Globe

The Huffington Post Canada | Kayla Greaves | Posted 03.10.2016 | Canada Living

Stop and smell the roses.

10 Gardening Tips For People Who Know Nothing About Gardening

Houzz | Laura Gaskill | Posted 03.09.2016 | Canada Living

Spring is coming!

12 Ways To Turn Housework Into A Workout

Lyda Mclallen | Posted 03.07.2016 | Canada Living
Lyda Mclallen

You might be surprised to learn that you don't just need to go to the gym or bundle up for a power walk to stay fit. Your daily chores can help burn calories and can add up to a personal fitness routine as well. There is a reason they call it housework. You can burn some serious calories during a marathon cleaning session.

9 Easy Ways To Start An Awesome Urban Garden

YPNextHome | Posted 03.03.2016 | Canada Living
YPNextHome

Urban gardeners and green thumbs from around the world have united on the Internet to deliver awesome options and ways for urbanites to start wonderful, space-saving urban gardens that provide us with essential nutrients and fit into tight living spaces.

My Gardener Broke Up With Me

Lisa Abram | Posted 12.31.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Abram

My only attempt at gardening was when I was living in the Prairies. I managed to keep alive a flowering plant one summer, and carefully washed it as instructed before bringing it indoors for the winter, only to have a scourge of flying aphids in the house! Evidently, gardening is not a core competency of mine.

20 Pots And Planters That Will Look Beautiful In And Around Your Home

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 08.05.2015 | Canada Living

And many can even handle Canadians winters.

5 Easy Steps to Improving Your Home's Value

Carson Arthur | Posted 06.25.2016 | Canada Living
Carson Arthur

Ready to maximize the value of your home? Experts agree that you need to make a good first impression! We know that you only get one chance to make a first impression. People make assumptions about your home and the way you live just from that very first glance.

5 Ways to Feed Your Inner Locavore This Summer

The Otesha Project | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada Living
The Otesha Project

People are more aware of their environmental impact and conscientious about their meals. The question "what's for dinner?" no longer suffices. Local foodies also want to know where that dinner came from, how it was grown and who did the growing. Here are a few reasons why buying local matters.

Five Ways to Get the Most From Your Outdoor Space

Colin & Justin | Posted 06.08.2016 | Canada Style
Colin & Justin

When you take a step back and look at an outdoor space there are simple designer style tips to make your space truly yours. For an affordable yet impactful way to help transform your outdoor space in to your own personal oasis, we are sharing our top five tips on how to maximize the most of your time outdoors this summer!

Use Your Lawn To Grow Food, Not Manicure

Jillian Doucette | Posted 06.04.2016 | Canada Impact
Jillian Doucette

As North Americans, we obsess over lawns--millions and millions of acres of them. We spend time, money and effort to maintain their perfection. In your own yard, you can slowly stage the replacement of grass with food gardens. Or complete the transition all at once.

How Dementia Patients Benefit From Gardening

AlzLIVE | Posted 06.02.2016 | Canada Living
AlzLIVE

Even if your loved one has never been an avid gardener, introducing them to blooms now could be a good idea: this green hobby has been shown to benefit dementia and Alzheimer's patients. Long-term care facilities sometimes refer to it as horticultural therapy -- the connection that dementia patients develop to past and future through tending plants, indoors or out.

How to Fuel Your Body Before and After Gardening

Jane Dummer | Posted 05.19.2016 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

Did you know that gardening is not only good for the environment, but it also promotes both mind and body health? Just like the soil and plants in the garden, we need to make sure we are adequately fueled and hydrated. Before or after a few hours of planting flowers and pulling weeds, I recommend these two simple, delicious go-to recipes to help keep you energized all day long.

Tips For Growing Broccoli At Home

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 05.08.2015 | Canada Living

With every passing year, the price of your favourite foods rise, according to Statistics Canada. It's enough to make you wish you could just grow thes...

20 Things All Gardeners Would Love To Have

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 06.12.2015 | Canada Living

The sun is shining and the weather is warming up which means gardening season is off to a great start. Whether you have a huge yard or an itty-bitt...

A Gardener's Ode To Spring And Celebrating Life

Maija Leivo | Posted 06.02.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Maija Leivo

It's a faith in nature and the universe that after getting progressively darker every day for six months, everything turns and slowly and gradually, we see more light.