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  • Spring Gardening for Beginners

    By Root Plus on March 28, 2015
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    If you have decided that you want to tackle your garden head on there are several things you should know before getting started: Clean Up The first and easiest step is to clean up the damage winter has left in its wake. Physically this will be the hardest part of your spring gardening. However, this stage does not require any […]
  • Understanding Grubs

    By Root Plus on September 11, 2014
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    Grubs can invade your lawn, and before you know it eat away at the integrity of the roots leaving it lifeless and brown. Grubs are actually the larvae of beetles and there are three species most commonly found in Ontario: June Beetles, Japanese Beetles and European Chafers. All three can cause significant damage to your lawn and even attract skunks […]
  • 5 Outdoor Design Trends for 2014

    By Root Plus on August 22, 2014
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    Ottawa landscaping companies must remain on the leading edge of design trends in order to provide their clients with up to date ideas and services. Here are five outdoor design trends that Ottawa landscaping professionals are keeping their eyes on for 2014: No to Low Maintenance Most home owners are far too busy to be worrying about tending to their […]
  • Why You Should Invest in an In-Ground Sprinkling System

    By Root Plus on August 7, 2014
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    You can’t depend on Canadian weather to keep that lawn of yours green and lush. Between humid days, unexpected rain showers in the middle of the night and bouts of drought, a Canadian summer can wreak havoc on your pride and joy. An excellent way to combat nature’s challenges is to invest in an in-ground sprinkling system to aid in […]
  • How Interlock Structures Add Style and Value to Your Home

    By Root Plus on July 24, 2014
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    There are many ways to add style and value to your home, and most people tend to focus on the interior for upgrades and design details. However when you focus on the exterior as well you will have both an interior and exterior with many selling points as well as areas you can enjoy yourself. An excellent choice to improve […]
  • How to Create the Perfect Landscape

    By Root Plus on July 17, 2014
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    Landscaping is not necessarily a hobby project for the DIYer and is often easier said than done. Landscaping is an art that takes years of training with many elements working together including serious aspects that involve safe structure and building techniques to avoid issues such as erosion and drainage problems that can affect the foundation of your home. The landscaping […]
  • The Expert Guide to Watering Your Lawn

    By Root Plus on July 3, 2014
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    The lawn maintenance Ottawa professionals provides takes a lot of work and TLC. Watering your lawn is just one element of lawn care, and is not as easy as you might think. Here is the expert guide to watering your lawn: Timing is everything Most landscapers will set sprinkler systems to go off in the morning before you are off […]
  • Why Sod is the Best Choice for Your Lawn

    By Root Plus on June 18, 2014
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    Whether you just had a new home built or your lawn does not look as nice as it once was this summer, landscaping Ottawa professionals will tell you that the best way to get a beautiful lawn is to sod. Sodding provides a beautiful lawn with little effort and is the only instant solution you will find for your property. […]
  • 5 Lawn Cutting Tips & Tricks

    By Root Plus on June 5, 2014
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    You want your lawn to look lush and green but you might not realize that your mowing technique could be doing some damage. For perfect lawn cutting, Ottawa professional landscapers use these five mowing tips and tricks to keep their client’s lawns lush and green: Early and Often There’s a reason you see so many landscaping trucks out on the […]
  • Turning Your Lawn Into The Envy of The Neighbourhood

    By Root Plus on May 21, 2014
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    Having a perfect lawn is unfortunately not one of nature’s miracles. A perfect lawn must be well maintained and takes a lot of work. Fertilizing, watering, mowing and weeding is a never ending cycle. If you want a lawn that is the envy of the neighbourhood it takes the following steps: Preparation If you have spent endless summers trying to […]