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Fall Garden Tasks: Getting Your Garden Ready for Winter | Gemmell's Garden Centre

Fall Garden Tasks: Getting Your Garden Ready for Winter | Gemmell's Garden Centre

Posted Oct 10th, 2018 in Autumn Gardening, Lawn Care, Seeds & Bulbs, The Basics, Winter Gardening

Falling leaves signal the beginning of the fall clean up season. Let's get your garden Winter ready with Gemmell's Fall garden tasks.

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Autumn Joy: The Benefits of Fall Gardening | Gemmell's Garden Centre

Autumn Joy: The Benefits of Fall Gardening | Gemmell's Garden Centre

Posted Sep 27th, 2018 in Autumn Gardening, Plant Love, Seasonal, The Basics

Autumn has arrived and with it come the benefits of Fall gardening. It's the perfect time for moving / dividing perennials or planting Spring bulbs & adding more colour.

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Lawn Care | I Fought the Lawn and the Lawn Won | Nematodes

Lawn Care | I Fought the Lawn and the Lawn Won | Nematodes

Posted Apr 17th, 2017 in Lawn Care, The Basics, Spring Gardening, Autumn Gardening

If your lawn looks like a war zone this spring with dead patches, and torn up grass then it’s likely you have grubs. We have some tips on how to regain your beautiful lawn with nematodes. These naturally-occurring microscopic organisms are safe for pets and people and are a natural predator to grubs.

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How to Get Rid of Lawn Killing Grubs | Nematodes

How to Get Rid of Lawn Killing Grubs | Nematodes

Posted Mar 28th, 2017 in Lawn Care, The Basics, Spring Gardening, Autumn Gardening

We are answering the most frequently asked questions about Nematodes, naturally-occurring microscopic organisms, and how to use them to repair your lawn from the damage grubs cause.

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Planting Instructions with Easy Steps for Success | Gemmell's Garden Centre

Planting Instructions with Easy Steps for Success | Gemmell's Garden Centre

Posted Aug 25th, 2021 in The Basics

We want you to be successful with your garden. To achieve the best results, we recommend following these planting instructions with easy steps for success.

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Cool Weather Crops, Soil & Seeding | Ottawa, Smiths Falls, Barrhaven

Cool Weather Crops, Soil & Seeding | Ottawa, Smiths Falls, Barrhaven

Posted Apr 14th, 2020 in For the Love of Food, Spring Gardening, The Basics

If this is your first season growing your own garden WELCOME! Here is the first edition of our Victory Garden 2.0 series. This year more than ever is a perfect opportunity to learn something new that may stay with you for a lifetime.

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Much More than a Pretty Face: 8 Health Benefits of Plants | Gemmell's Garden Centre

Much More than a Pretty Face: 8 Health Benefits of Plants | Gemmell's Garden Centre

Posted Nov 6th, 2019 in Autumn Gardening, Garden Design, Green Living, House Plants, Plant Love, Spring Gardening, Summer Gardening, The Basics

Sure plants are pretty and smell great, but did you know that many plants can actually benefit your physical and mental health?

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Best Flowering Shrubs for Your Garden This Summer | Gemmell's Garden Centre

Best Flowering Shrubs for Your Garden This Summer | Gemmell's Garden Centre

Posted Jun 11th, 2018 in Garden Design, Plant Love, Spring Gardening, Summer Gardening, The Basics

Enjoy beautiful, low maintenance and easy to grow summer-blooming shrubs in your garden this summer. Here are our picks for the best flowering shrubs for your garden. 

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Hydrangeas: Tips for Planting & Caring for Your Type of Hydrangeas  | Gemmell's Garden Centre

Hydrangeas: Tips for Planting & Caring for Your Type of Hydrangeas | Gemmell's Garden Centre

Posted May 14th, 2018 in Plant Love, The Basics, Spring Gardening, Garden Design

Hydrangeas are a classic garden shrub that are a must-have in every garden. We have your tips for planting & caring for your type of hydrangea.

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Caring for Your Succulents & Air Plants | Gemmell's Garden Centre

Caring for Your Succulents & Air Plants | Gemmell's Garden Centre

Posted Apr 12th, 2018 in Plant Love, The Basics, House Plants

Succulents and air plants are once again on trend. Learn how to easily care for them with our simple tips.

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