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July in the Garden

Summer has just begun, and forecasters predict it will be one of the hottest summers in recorded history. In this episode of Down the Garden Path, Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing show you how to keep your garden and landscape cool and colourful in the summer heat with tips and tricks and do’s and don’ts …Read more

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Lawn Care and Lawn Alternatives

How’s your lawn faring after these past few months of hot dry weather? As summer winds to a close, landscape designers Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing discuss lawn care and lawn care alternatives. Tune in to hear Joanne and Matthew discuss lawn care and lawn alternatives. Here are some of the questions and topics covered …Read more

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September Grab Bag

In this week’s episode of Down the Garden Path, landscape designers Matthew Dressing and Joanne Shaw cover a variety of gardening topics in their September Grab Bag podcast. Join them as they answer listener questions and share with you what is happening in the garden centre and in their own gardens. Some of the topics …Read more

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Lawn Care Q & A

This week on Down the Garden Path, landscape designers Matthew Dressing and Joanne Shaw kick off their month-long discussion on lawn care by looking at where we are now with our lawn care and answering your questions. Joanne and Matt answer your questions and discuss where the lawn care season is so far. How did …Read more

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Down the Garden Path: 2020 Podcasts at a Glance

We’re just a few days away from putting 2020 behind us! As bizarre and challenging as this past year has been, Matt and I are happy to have been able to bring you weekly advice and guidance for your garden in the Down the Garden Path podcast. Starting in February 2020, we introduced monthly themes. …Read more

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Lawn Care: Lawn Alternatives

This month on Down The Garden Path, we’re talking all about lawn alternatives. When it comes to our lawns, we’re all a bit fanatical. So, this month we’re going discuss what it takes to get a beautiful lawn. From lawn care 101, to artificial turf, pest and diseases, and everything in between, we’ve got the …Read more

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Lawn Care: 101

**Please excuse the audio quality in this podcast. Matt and I are unable to record together in the studio during this challenging time and will be recording Down the Garden Path from our homes for the foreseeable future. We are currently working to find ways to improve the sound quality for future episodes.** With a …Read more

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July in the Garden

In this week’s episode, we’re talking July in the Garden! We look at some of the ways to help you keep your garden cool and happy, and some of the fantastic plants we still have to look forward to. We’ve seen a wet, cool Spring 2019. Although all the rain has made our gardens lush …Read more

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Spring Lawn Care

    We all enjoy having a green lush lawn.  This episode of Down the Garden path we switch from Garde to Lawn. We discuss the do’s and dont’s of each season. Matthew addresses common questions when it comes to keeping your lawn healthy and green.  

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October Gardening To Do’s

October Gardening Checklist:   Add compost/manure or mulch to your garden Divide and transplant large perennials After leaves have fallen, you can transplant deciduous trees and shrubs Lift summer bulbs like Canna’s and Dahlias before frost nips them Clean out bird feeders and stock them up with fresh seed. Protect trees and shrubs from mice …Read more

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