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WATER WATER WATER WATER


Gardening Rule No. 1


Successful plants that you see flourishing, have received the ideal conditions for their growing needs. Of course, just like people, plant needs vary. The basic components are light (sunlight or artificial light with the correct solar spectrum), water, temperature and nutrition. Depending on the type of plant, the quantity and ratio of each of these will vary.


However if there's one thing that ALL newly installed garden plants need, it's plenty of WATER.  Establishing a robust root system right from the outset gives plants the best start in life.  They achieve that by receiving the right amount of water so that their roots can spread out and absorb plenty of essential minerals from the soil.  They can then shoot up top growth and gather sunlight to make energy, allowing them to mature and proliferate with gusto!


A general rule of thumb is that new plantings need 10 minutes of water from the hose on the “SHOWER” or “SOAKER” setting for every 30cm (12 inches) of height, every day for 2 weeks. After that once or twice weekly for the remainder of the summer.


​I came across a very informative article on the subject of watering newly installed plants from the Dyck Arboretum called "Water Smart: Steps to establishing your new plants", which I have posted below.


If you think your garden might benefit from some professional gardening assistance please call, text or email and I will be happy to help!

647-854-5595

bonnie@gardensbybonnie.com

Gardens by Bonnie

Sr.  Gardening  Specialists
Brenda & Ernst
 

Gardening Landscape Services

  • Garden Design with Picture Visualization
  • Curb Appeal Makeover
  • Garden Improvement & Renovation
  • Garden Clean Up
  • Garden Maintenance including: Weeding, Pruning, Tree Trimming, Burlap Wrapping Shrubs, Mulching, Soil Improvement
  • Landscape Ideas & Design
  • Seasonal Planter Design & Installation
  • Check out our Before and After pictures!


OCTOBER 2017

FALL 2017 ... IT'S CLEAN UP TIME!

Let us tidy up and put your garden to bed for the winter!

  • Cut back greenery and remove spent annuals
  • Clear leaves and dead foliage
  • Weed, trim, separate overgrown perennials
  • Prune back summer flowering shrubs
  • Edge garden beds
  • Mow lawn if needed (please request)


NOVEMBER - DECEMBER 2017

WINTER PLANTER ARRANGEMENTS

  • Cheer up your front entry way with a beautiful planter arrangement! 
  • Winter planters with fresh-cut evergreens and birch branches look beautiful for 2+ months
  • Please text or email for availability and pricing.


Landscaping Ideas


Do you want to save time and energy, as well as be more environmentally friendly? Then consider transforming your grass lawn. By reducing the size of your grass lawn, or completely eliminating it, not only will you save yourself time & money you'll also be helping the environment. Your time, energy and money will be saved by not mowing, weeding, seeding, fertilizing, aerating and watering it (or paying for a company to do it!). You'll be helping the environment, wildlife, your family and pets by reducing pesticide usage. Less watering also helps the environment as well as more savings to you on your water bill!


Consider adding these more eco-friendly alternatives to a grass lawn: 


  • a shrub and flower garden 
  • a vegetable garden or grow herbs
  • a patio seating area 
  • a fountain or water accent
  • a pond
  • barbeque area or fire pit / hearth


Check out this link to Stepables for some great  ideas for ground cover alterternatives.

Gardens by Bonnie offers customers specialized gardening and landscaping services. Principal Design Consultant & owner Bonnie Gough, with a talent for interior and exterior design, transforms small, medium & large gardens into dream outdoor living spaces.  She loves water accents, romantic paths & walkways, stone, wooden or wrought iron benches, arbours, shrubs, vines, evergreens, succulents and of course lots & lots of flowers, both perennial and annual! 


Raised in England by Scottish parents, Bonnie moved to Canada on her own when she was just 19 years old. She now lives in Toronto with her husband and two dogs in the Danforth/Woodbine North Beaches area.

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Gardens by Bonnie
Aldergrove AveToronto, OntarioM4C 1B3CA
Phone: 647-854-5595 Website: https://www.gardensbybonnie.com