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Spring? Hello? Are you there?

If you look out the window and you see white then you must be in Edmonton. Step outside and you will hear the collective cry of Edmontonians as we sob MERCY WINTER! MERCY!!

However.  Spring IS coming and when it does we will celebrate as each crocus, tulip, tree and shrub begins to unfurl and soon winter will be a distant (albeit bitterly cold) memory.  The geese are here so no doubt spring is just around the corner!

This year The Garden of Weedin’ is fully booked and will not be able to take on any new clients. However. Keep us in mind for the future and feel free to send an email to discuss possibilities.  Also, check back as we will be making use of this blog with posts about our gardening adventures along with great info about permaculture, beekeeping as well as some great volunteer opportunities with wonderful organizations in Edmonton.

Now. Bundle up. Stay patient. And think of Spring!!

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Bees Knees!

Many of you know about the plight of the bees.  Bees are crucial in the pollination of much of the food that we eat, not to mention the delicious honey that they supply.  I am happy to announce that The Garden of Weedin’ is running it’s first honey bee pilot project!  One of our wonderful clients, John and Nicola Biggs of Optimum Health Vitamins, has agreed to be the new home for a colony of honey bees and we are mere days away from supplying our new bee friends with their new home!  We will be blogging about this process including the setup of the new hive, the maintenance as well as the honey bee loving flowers that we will be planting.  Pictures soon but in the mean time here’s a link to where I ordered our hive.  Bee Maid Honey supplies delicious honey as well as all of the equipment you need to host your own honey bees!  Enjoy!

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Alberta summers are short and sweet.  For many of you gardening is something you just don’t have the time for but you want to really enjoy your garden.  That’s where we can help.  If you have any thoughts, ideas or questions about your garden feel free to give us a call.  Planning a veggie garden and need a hand getting it started or tending to it throughout the season?  We can do this too!  Whether it be tending a previous garden patch or helping build raised beds, last year we helped plant, tend, and harvest 3 local veggie gardens!  Some of the most beautiful gardens are the ones that you can eat!

Curious about what we do?

We provide the following services…..

*  Like our name….we WEED..  That’s right.  We’ll get down and do the dirty work for you and get rid of your weeds without using harmful chemicals that are found in herbicides.  We are also a pesticide free gardening company.  Our goal is to provide organic gardening services to Edmonton and its surrounding communities.  We value the health of our clients, their families and our beautiful city!

*  Spring and Fall cleanup.

*  Routine garden maintenance.  Whether your garden needs fertilizing, compost, weeding or planting, we’ll help you keep your garden looking it’s best!

*  Tree and shrub pruning and shaping.  We can also recommend qualified arborists for bigger jobs.

*  Planting and garden design consultation.

*  Special events “spruce ups!”  Planning a garden birthday party or an outdoor wedding?  We can help!

*  Container gardening.  Let us help you create beautiful containers with a wide variety of annuals and perennials that will bloom all summer long!

Curious to see what we can do?  Take a look at the before and after page above as well as our client gallery of the beautiful gardens we maintain.  Interested in container gardening?  Scroll down to see some of the containers we have helped to create.

Please feel free to give us a call, send us an email or post a question on the blog.

Looking forward to a wonderful gardening season!

Caitlin  Larsen

780 914 9778

ourgardenofweedin@gmail.com

 

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Eco-Friendly Lawns

Are you considering making the switch from the typical heavy herbicide and synthetic fertilizer lawn care system you currently use?  Is your concern for your family, family pets and the environment a priority?  The Garden of Weedin’ is proud to recommend the services of Enviroperfect Solutions.  Enviroperfect Solutions provides a chemical free lawn care system which manages and feeds the soil which in turn produces a healthy turf that naturally out-competes weeds.  With their help you can rid your lawn of harmful herbicides and synthetic fertilizers. Read more about their turf management system here. Looking for eco-friendly weed control on your acreage?  Enviroperfect Solutions has also recently produced a new, eco-friendly weed control product called A.D.I.O.S.   We have partnered on several residential properties, providing chemical free lawn and gardening services.  If you have any questions contact them at 780-994-4743 / 1-877-4769 info@enviroperfectsolutions.com