Blog Posts

  • Recent reads

    Sometimes, my “to read” list gets a bit out of control and I find myself juggling books by day to get one (or more) back to the library on time. Recently, I had to pause Finding the Mother Tree (Suzanne Simard) as The Heat Will Kill You First (Jeff Goodell) as available at the library. Continue… Read more

  • Japanese Beetle Study Results

    Japanese beetles have wreaked havoc on some gardens this year. Is proper soil biology the solution? Read more

  • Fall To Do for Improving Soil Health

    Fall is here! Every season comes with its own list of outdoor chores and fall is no exception. But it’s not just harvesting and eating or preserving what’s left in the garden, there’s much more than that.  Here are a few things I’m doing this fall to get ready for next spring: I’ve already seededContinue… Read more

  • Japanese Beetle soil study

    Japanese Beetles may have taken over your garden this year, fortunately, you’re not alone. Unfortunately, there isn’t much that can be done. As my 3 year old would say “what the heck?” She’s right – what the heck are they doing all over all the raspberries? Not to mention roses, asters, and other native flowersContinue… Read more

  • Aerating and dethatching a lawn

    And how to have the best lawn on the block without them Spring is here, the snow has long melted, lawns are looking greener and people are thinking of how to achieve the perfect lawn. You, or someone you know, may be aerating, or dethatching a lawn to improve its look. I had one friendContinue… Read more

  • A few things I’m excited to grow this year

    There are so many things I’m excited to grow this year it’s hard to pick only a few favourites! Broccoli Broccoli is a new one for me. But since it’s my kids’ favourite vegetable, I think I should figure out how to get high yields sooner rather than later. We typically enjoy steamed or roastedContinue… Read more