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8 Ways to Protect Your Garden in Winter Garden stores offer expensive and sometimes polluting solutions to protect your garden from the cold weather: mulch, fertilizers, weed killers, insecticides or fungicides… Maintaining your little haven of peace can become a real money pit! This post gives you 8 economical solutions to protect your garden in winter. 1. Weed by hand When faced with the chore of weeding, don’t give in to the temptation of chemical sprays. Not only does it pollute the soil and water, but it can also attack your lawn and even your ornamental plants! To weed by hand: – Pull up young plants as soon as they appear to prevent them from proliferating later. – You can also get some coarse salt and vinegar from your kitchen cupboard, a healthy and economical alternative to weeds! Good to know:¬†scarification consists of removing moss and dead leaves from a…

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Like many Canadians, you probably take pride in having an attractive lawn. A green and healthy lawn is easy to achieve with a bit of work. A little effort now will save you a lot of effort later because healthy lawns are less vulnerable to pests, weeds, drought and other problems. Follow these simple steps and you will have green, healthy grass in no time. Mow High Cut your grass to around 6 to 8 centimeters (2.5 to 3 inches) high. Keeping your grass on the tall side helps shade soil, prevents weed germination, encourages deeper root growth and allows for better rainfall absorption and filteration. Water Deeply Water your lawn deeply but not too often to promote the growth of deep roots. Apply about 2.5 centimeters (1 inch) of water only when needed. It usually is no more than once a week. Place a small pet food or tuna…

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