From The Science Desk

By: News Canada

Q: How should pesticides (for home use) be stored? What is the shelf life? A:¬†Pesticides should be stored in a secure, well-ventilated area, preferably locked in a safe cupboard, garage or garden shed. Most pest control products can be stored for extended periods at temperatures above freezing. Chec…

Category: Home Improvement
Tags: Garden, Safety

The Debate Around Controlling Pests In Our Gardens

By: News Canada

(NC)-An important hobby for many Canadians, and one that is increasing in popularity is gardening. “I have a firm belief that the gardening industry is getting bigger,” says Mark Cullen, President of Weall and Cullen Garden Centres. Mark is well known across the country for his gardening expertise a…

Category: Home Improvement
Tags: Garden

Funky, Fun Garden Plants

By: Valerie Garner

I have a love for funky, fun and unique garden plants. Here’s one to try. It’s called Sea Holly, and it’s actually in the thistle family. Sea Holly is a perennial garden plant, which means you plant it once and it comes up year after year, somewhat depending on your climate. This plant never did fai…

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Tags: Garden

Mulch Your Spring Bulbs In The Fall For A Beautiful Spring Display

By: Michael J. McGroarty

Flower bulbs need a good, long, winters sleep. Like some people we know, if they wake up before they are fully rested, they get kind of cranky, and then they don’t bloom well at all. Actually what happens is during a mild winter, the soil stays too warm, and the bulbs begin to come out of dormancy e…

Category: Home Improvement
Tags: Garden