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Kid Friendly Gardening Activities

Starting Seedlings with Egg Cartons

Warmer weather is around the corner. We may be cooped up inside due to the pandemic but we can add some fresh air and greenery to our life!

It is quite simple to start your seeds indoors before you are ready to plant in your garden. This will give the plants a head start and hopefully allow you to produce more fruit and vegetables throughout the season! This is also a fun way to involve the kids with your latest garden project.

 

 

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Landscaping: A Skilled Trade

Landscaping: A Skilled Trade

At a very young age people already being to ask you what you want to be when you grow up. As a child our answers range from a police officer to an astronaut. It is ingrained in us quite young that you need to attend University to get a good job. However, that isn’t always the case as many skilled trades are seriously in need of building their work force.

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Robot Mowers: How do they work?

Understanding Robot Mowers

In order to understand how robot mowers work you need to forget what you know about lawn mowing. Traditional lawn mowing lets the grass grow long over the course of a week. Then you cut it down to a pre-determined height. Often people will have to collect the clippings or rake them into piles as there is significant growth over the course of a week.

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House Plants are Good!

House Plants: Why we love them...

At one point or another we have all tried to keep house plants alive. Some of us have succeeded and others weren’t so lucky.

There are so many reason’s why people like to have plants in their homes. It could be because seeing plants alive and green is a huge de-stressor. Plants also make great decorations, and can even be edible of you choose fruits or veggies. Another big reason is they purify the air we breath.

In 1989 NASA did a study on which plants purify the indoor air the best. They began by establishing which chemicals were the top 3 indoor pollutants. Then they selected common house plants and put them in a sealed chamber with the 3 chemicals to see which cleaned up the most parts per million of those toxins within a 24 hour period.

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Going Green in 2019

Going green in 2019 is Whispering Pines new initiative. Dedication to this is essential to do our part in reducing our footprint. As Landscapers we take our roles very seriously and want to ensure that we take care of the earth to the best of our ability.

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Landscaping Trends: Should some stay in the past?

Every industry has many trends. Often we are completely enthralled with them at the time but when we  look back a few years later we are slightly embarrassed . Here are some landscaping trends we hope never come back!

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DIY Gardening: 10 Things to make your Garden look Professional.

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Let’s face it, it is usually pretty obvious who had their garden designed professionally and who did not. I have compiled a list of tips and tricks us professionals use and created “10 Things to make your Garden look professional.”

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Winter Prep for your Lawn Mower

Winter prep for your lawn mower is important this time of year. It signifies the end of the lovely summer season and welcomes the festive winter season.

It is important to do a proper shut down of your lawn equipment in the fall so that when Spring arrives you are ready to go!

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Lawn crew summer 2018

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Salt Shortage 2018

A salt shortage is something we have never dealt with before.

The Summer of 2018 was a stressful one. We learned that one of the two salt mines in the area went on strike and the other experienced flooding. We were not sure if we were going to be able to get any salt. The mines promised to fill their contractual obligations to the municipalities, cities, and government cleared properties such as airports.

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Trending Plants 2018

I love to predict the trending plants. With all the information in the world at your finger tips, it’s like a puzzle putting all the pieces together. I had so much fun writing this post and finding some super unique plants to share with you.

You may recognize some of these and even tell me that they are so old school. They may be old, but with new applications in the landscape design, they look completely new!