Dead Grass? Here’s How to Make Grass Green Again

Enjoying the August weather? We certainly are here at Lane’s Landscaping Supplies. While the sunshine and heat may be great for you, it can be downright murderous for your grass. And that goes double when there’s a lack of rain. As a result, your lawn may be covered with: Thinning patches. Brown spots. Dead grass colour or bald spots. Other things which can negatively impact your lawn’s health and appearance are animals, disease, and poor topsoil. Although it’s upsetting and unsightly, it’s not too late to bring it back to life. Here’s how to make grass green again. Aerate your … Continue reading Dead Grass? Here’s How to Make Grass Green Again

Why Summer is the Best Time to Seal Your Driveway and Repair It Too

Your interlocking paver, concrete, or asphalt driveway is beginning to show its age with things like: Stains. Cracks. Chips. Uneven interlock paver stones. It’s inevitable: You need to repair your driveway. With that in mind, right now (summer) is the perfect time to visit Lane’s Landscaping Supplies, pick up the products you need, and get it done. Here’s why. Summer is the best time for sealing your driveway In spring, fall, or winter, there may be too much precipitation (rain, snow, etc.) to properly seal your driveway. In summer, the hot temperatures allow any cleaners and sealers you use to … Continue reading Why Summer is the Best Time to Seal Your Driveway and Repair It Too

Pesky Weeds You’ll See this Summer (& How to Kill ‘Em) (Infographic)

No homeowner likes having weeds in their yard. Even worse, no homeowner likes spending time pulling weeds from the yard, either. Still, ugly and annoying weeds can overrun and ruin the lush, green lawn or colourful garden bed you worked hard to create. So consider this blog a public service announcement from Lane’s Landscaping Supplies as you learn what weeds you’ll encounter and how to eliminate them once and for all. Let Lane’s help you destroy ugly weeds this year This summer, you should spend more time enjoying your lawn than you should weeding it. And we want to help. … Continue reading Pesky Weeds You’ll See this Summer (& How to Kill ‘Em) (Infographic)

Is It Possible for Topsoil to Overheat in the Summer?

Summer’s in full effect here at Lane’s Landscaping Supplies. And no doubt about it, the hot weather is doing a number on your grass, plants, and topsoil. Speaking of which, as the sun beats down on your topsoil, the nutrients and moisture that’s so vital to garden growth naturally dries out. However, can it get too hot; to the point that healthy topsoil becomes dead dirt? Yes, it can. And this is how you can tell. Inspect the colour of your topsoil Good, strong topsoil should be: A sure sign that your topsoil is drying out and losing all the … Continue reading Is It Possible for Topsoil to Overheat in the Summer?

Working with Contractors; What You Need to Know.

When it comes to your landscaping project, you have a vision, budget, and timeline in mind. You’ve decided on things like: The products from Lane’s Landscaping Supplies you want to use Where things should go The overall look and feel you want to create So, how can you take that vision from your imagination into reality? Easy: By selecting the right contractor, of course. What’s not so easy: Researching, making a decision, and (if you don’t have experience) working with contractors. Here’s what you need to know about how to hire a contractor. Ask to see their work Before working … Continue reading Working with Contractors; What You Need to Know.

Spring Yard Clean-Up Tips Homeowners Tend To Overlook

With spring in full effect, you probably have a patio maintenance checklist or a collection of landscaping mistakes you want to avoid as you work outside. In other words, you have a lot on the go. However, there are some small (but still very important) spring yard clean-up tips homeowners tend to overlook as they move from one task to another. And while they seem minor and insignificant, they can have a big impact on the health and appearance of your outdoor landscaping. What are these tips? What happens if you don’t follow them this spring? Grab your gloves, pull … Continue reading Spring Yard Clean-Up Tips Homeowners Tend To Overlook

What Are the New and Latest Brick Paver Patio Designs for 2018?

Spring landscaping season is just around the corner here at Lane’s Landscaping Supplies. And that means things like: Spring patio maintenance Setting a landscaping budget for your projects Putting down fresh mulch Opening your backyard pond It also means learning what the new and latest brick paver patio designs are for 2018. So without further ado, here’s some of what you can expect to find this year from selected interlocking paver companies Lane’s Landscaping Supplies proudly carries. Visit our catalogue to view our entire product selection. Permacon (all images from Permacon.ca) This year’s interlock paver collection from Permacon is all … Continue reading What Are the New and Latest Brick Paver Patio Designs for 2018?

Is It Too Early to Spread Fresh Topsoil? How to Revive Dead Grass Fast

In last month’s blog from Lane’s Landscaping Supplies, the topic focused on winter’s impact on your topsoil. Although winter’s just about over (the official first day of spring is Tuesday, March 20), there’s still a chill in the air, and the possibility of one last snowfall too. Now, we know you can put down mulch in March. However, if Old Man Winter really is gone for the year, should you learn how to revive dead grass fast and then calculate how much topsoil you need and apply a brand new layer? Or should you wait until it’s warmer and drier … Continue reading Is It Too Early to Spread Fresh Topsoil? How to Revive Dead Grass Fast

How to Protect Topsoil from Old Man Winter

There’s no doubt about it: It’s cold out there. That’s why – before winter truly hit – you learned how to protect topsoil and took steps to prepare your landscaping for the season, such as: Pruning and removing dead plants or branches Removing weeds Getting up on a ladder and cleaning your gutters Raking leaves like a pro You may have also spread one last layer of topsoil from Lane’s Landscaping Supplies wherever it was needed. Unfortunately, that topsoil has been exposed to the worst of Old Man Winter all season long. Snow. Ice. Wind. Cold temperatures. You name it. … Continue reading How to Protect Topsoil from Old Man Winter

4 Future Trends in Landscape Architecture That Will Be Huge in 2018.

Welcome to 2018! Everyone here at Lane’s Landscaping Supplies hopes your New Year’s celebration was safe and enjoyable. And we also wish you nothing but the best for the upcoming year. Speaking of which, even though it’s the middle of winter, it’s never too early to set a landscaping budget and think about bringing some future trends in landscape architecture into your outdoor living spaces. Already know what you want to do? Great! Contact us now and you can get a head-start. Not sure what you want to do? Why not bring these hot new landscaping industry trends into your … Continue reading 4 Future Trends in Landscape Architecture That Will Be Huge in 2018.