How is road salt made? And what is road salt made of? You may be wondering if you’re purchasing this year’s salt bag, especially if you have some prized landscaping to protect. What is Road Salt Made Of? All road salt is, at its core, the same mineral — sodium chloride. You may be surprised to learn that this is identical to what you sprinkle on your scrambled eggs in the morning. With salt, the size and coarseness of the grain is everything. Fine, powdery white salts are reserved for kitchen use, while the chunkier, rougher pebbles of off-colour salt … Continue reading How is Road Salt Made?
We can hardly believe the year is almost over —it flew by so quickly. With Christmas just around the corner, all of us at Lane’s Landscaping Supplies wish you the very best this holiday season. As we ring in the new year we also want to take the opportunity to look back and recap the best of the past year. Highlights of 2018 Over the course of the year we have been happy to share many blogs with you on an array of interesting. Having said that, we understand that life is busy and that you may have missed some … Continue reading Happy Holidays from Lane’s Landscaping Supplies
Driveway and sidewalk salt are must-have items in order to safely get through winter in Canada. And while bulk salt is a necessity in winter, it becomes frustrating in spring when homeowners are dealing with salt damage to things like: Interlock pavers Shrubs, bushes and trees Patio furniture Wood surfaces Slippery ice is a huge winter hazard, and it’s dangerous not to spread bulk salt, but you don’t want it to ruin your outdoor landscaping either. You can find the solution in How to Protect Your Landscaping Surfaces from Road Salt from Lane’s Landscaping Supplies. What you’ll learn Inside your … Continue reading How to Protect Your Landscaping Surfaces from Road Salt
The first day of winter is quickly approaching, and according to all forecast reports, it’s expected to be a doozy. In order for your grass to come back strong in the spring, you need some proactive winter lawn care in the fall. With that in mind, here are some easy-to-follow tips on preparing your lawn for winter from Lane’s Landscaping Supplies. Winter lawn care tip 1: The last grass cut before winter Chances are November will be last month in the year you cut your grass (even if a very light snow has fallen). Right up until you can’t fire … Continue reading Winter Lawn Care. Preparing Your Lawn for Winter.
There’s no better way to get more from your outdoor living space and boost the overall value of your home than with a landscaping project. Do it right…and you’ll want to invite family and friends over to spend as much time outside as possible. Do it wrong…and you risk having a landscape that’s not to your liking; that’s built incorrectly, or both. If you’re wishing of new interlocking patio stones, custom landscape lighting, gorgeous natural steps, and more, learn how to make your dream come true instead of becoming a nightmare. 1. Set a realistic budget At Lane’s Landscaping Supplies, … Continue reading How to Ensure Your Landscaping Project Will be a Success
Although it’s been a terrific summer here at Lane’s Landscaping Supplies, the first day of autumn (Saturday, September 28) is quickly approaching. That means less sunlight, shorter days, and colder temperatures. And before you it, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas, and New Year’s will soon be here. So if you’ve got the following fall lawn care jobs on your list, now’s the best time to tackle them. Give your topsoil a bit of extra water Because summer’s been very hot and dry, you hydrated your topsoil every so often to ensure it doesn’t turn into plain old dirt. However, you’ll need to … Continue reading Fall Lawn Care Jobs You Might Forget to Take Care Of
An oft-forgotten – but very important product here at Lane’s Landscape Supplies – is best-level polymeric sand for pavers. When the last of your interlock pavers or interlocking patio stones get installed, the gaps between each individual stone need to be filled with something. That something is polymeric sand. And the reason for it lies in its composition: Fine quartz particles. Silica sand. Water-activated polymer to prevent the sand from blowing or washing away. Colour. Polymeric sand should be applied dry. After it gets wet, the drying process hardens the sand. That, in turn, keeps your paving slabs in place. … Continue reading The Importance of the Best Polymeric Sand for Pavers
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
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
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)