Category Archives: Landscape Supplies

Landscape Lighting Ideas for the Fall and Winter 

If fall is your favourite, you are not alone! It’s a wonderful time to enjoy your outdoor space as the colours become vibrant and the temperature takes a turn towards sweater weather. If you want to continue to enjoy your yard, your hot tub and your bbq through fall, you absolutely can! And, if you are excited to enjoy your outdoor winter décor, here are some landscaping lighting ideas that will keep you safely lit straight through the winter.  Don’t Miss a Thing  The good news, during the peak foliage you don’t need to make any adjustments to your lights. It is, however, an excellent time … Continue reading Landscape Lighting Ideas for the Fall and Winter 

Happy Holidays from Lane’s Landscaping Supplies

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

How to Protect Your Landscaping Surfaces from Road Salt

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 Importance of the Best Polymeric Sand for Pavers

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

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?

All About Outdoor Landscape Lighting

Outdoor landscape lighting from Lane’s Landscaping Supplies can enhance your property in a variety of ways: Allows you to spend more time enjoying your backyard Provides an extra sense of safety and security Boosts the value of your home (should you ever choose to sell) If you’ve been thinking about installing landscape lights, here are some helpful basics to get you started. Making a plan As a homeowner, there are three things to consider when planning your landscape lighting project. Areas which must have lighting: Usually, this is where safety comes into play, as you probably want to create a … Continue reading All About Outdoor Landscape Lighting

Why Contractors Love Us

At Lane’s Landscaping Supplies, we service contractors of all sorts, including: New home builders Landscape design & construction companies Professional gardeners Snow removal and other property maintenance experts And we’re happy to provide them with all the bulk landscaping supplies they need to satisfy their customers. If you’re a contractor looking for a new supplier, here’s why you should consider switching to Lane’s. We don’t just sell products; we know how to use them too Why do contractors from Burlington to Toronto, and Oakville to Brampton, choose Lane’s? One of the main reasons is because (quoting directly from one of … Continue reading Why Contractors Love Us

Why Contractors Love Us

At Lane’s Landscaping Supplies, we service contractors of all sorts, including: New home builders Landscape design & construction companies Professional gardeners Snow removal and other property maintenance experts And we’re happy to provide them with all the bulk landscaping supplies they need to satisfy their customers. If you’re a contractor looking for a new supplier, here’s why you should consider switching to Lane’s. We don’t just sell products; we know how to use them too Why do contractors from Burlington to Toronto, and Oakville to Brampton, choose Lane’s? One of the main reasons is because (quoting directly from one of … Continue reading Why Contractors Love Us

Outdoor Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Dad

Dad is a proud homeowner. He’s worked hard to create the perfect outdoor living space for him and his family with: Pristine interlocking patio stones Fresh topsoil for the garden Beautifully decorated aggregates for a stone garden He loves spending time outside. So instead of another necktie or bottle of cologne this Father’s Day, why not give Dad gifts that he’ll truly enjoy. And not just on Father’s Day. But day-after-day and year-after-year. Don’t head out to the mall this year. Visit your local landscaping supply yard and get Dad a present which is truly a breath of fresh air. … Continue reading Outdoor Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Dad

The Difference Between Dirt and Soil – And Why You Need to Buy Quality

It’s easy to get dirt and soil confused. They both look the same, right?  Believe it or not, though, they are not the same, and keeping that in mind will make all the difference in the world when it comes to caring for your lawn or garden. An easy way to think of it is that dirt is dead, while soil is alive. Take a closer look at the ground Soil contains a variety of nutrients and organisms that are beneficial to plants.  Some of these ingredients include: microorganisms, minerals, gases, liquids, insects, earthworms, and other types of organic material.  All of … Continue reading The Difference Between Dirt and Soil – And Why You Need to Buy Quality