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Spring Gardening

04/01/2011

The days are getting longer, and the weather’s getting warmer – it’s almost time for gardening season! Get your gloves and all your gardening tools out and get ready for some fun.

Gardening has many benefits, other than just making your home more beautiful. It can also keep you healthy! Gardening is a great way to get some exercise and stay fit, and it also gives you some time in the sun soaking up vitamin D and calming your mind. You’ll benefit hugely if you decide to grow fruit or vegetables in your garden as well – whatever you grow will taste better than what you buy off the supermarket shelves, and will be chock full of nutrients.

If you live in Peterborough, the Garden Show is coming up soon! Dubbed the biggest and best gardening show in Ontario, the Peterborough Garden Show is held annually, with over 150 vendors and exhibitors expected this year. The show includes garden lecturers, informative demonstrations and a flower competition, and will be held on April 8-10 at the Evinrude Centre in Peterborough.

If you live at our Avonlea community, make sure to take advantage of this great event, so you can make your garden and your lawn as beautiful as the home you’ve dreamed of. Make your beautiful green community even greener and enjoy all the benefits that gardening offers this spring!

Composting Can Liven Up Your Garden

08/25/2010

As we are nearing an end to summer, it’s still not too late to start composting. If you haven’t already, you may want to consider the benefits. Composting isn’t just a great thing you can do for the environment; it’s also a great thing you can do for your garden for many reasons:

1)      Saves money on buying soil and fertilizers.

2)      Lightens your garbage load.

3)      Gardens grow healthier and are less dependent on synthetic fertilizers.




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