Category Archives: Spring

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

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

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.

Topsoil is NOT Dirt. Know the Difference.

Summer’s around the corner; meaning it’s the perfect time to spread fresh topsoil  from Lane’s Landscaping Supplies in your garden beds or on your lawn. Sometimes, homeowners come to our Mississauga location and say “topsoil is just dirt, right?” Wrong. Even though they look the same, topsoil and dirt are quite different. Topsoil is carefully composed, screened and enriched with nutrients to help your plants or grass grow. Dirt, on the other hand, is the common stuff you find on the ground anywhere. Here’s another way to look it at: Topsoil is alive Dirt is dead What is topsoil, exactly? According … Continue reading Topsoil is NOT Dirt. Know the Difference.

Tips on Opening Your Backyard Pond

Now that spring is in full effect here at Lane’s Landscaping Supplies, it’s time to bring your private backyard pond back to life. Of course, after being dormant for the winter, you can’t just fill it with water and turn on the pumps. You’ll need to give it some TLC before you start enjoying the soothing and relaxing sounds of water again. Here are some easy-to-follow tips to quickly and easily get your pond back into service. Tip 1: Inspection Winter weather, wind, snow and ice may have compromised some interior features of your pond, including: The liner wall. Water … Continue reading Tips on Opening Your Backyard Pond

Why You Should Mulch in March

Although we’re technically still in winter (the first day of spring is Monday, March 20), now is the perfect time to update your garden or tree beds with fresh mulch from Lane’s Landscaping Supplies. Here’s why. Your garden is pretty much weed-free at the moment Right now, those pesky weeds you want to destroy every year aren’t pushing their way through the topsoil. That’s good. That also means a few things. Such as: There’s less work for you to do (you don’t need to pull out weeds) Plants are beginning to grow (and aren’t losing valuable moisture and minerals to … Continue reading Why You Should Mulch in March

The Smart Way to Set a Landscaping Budget

Although it’s February, spring weather and warm temperatures will soon be here. For many homeowners like you, now’s a good time to start planning your landscaping projects for the season. Deciding what you want to do is one thing. But budgeting and planning for it is everything. After all, what good is sketching out your perfect dream backyard if there’s no way to pay for it? Getting the most out of each dollar you spend is a big part of the Lane’s Landscaping Supplies experience. With that in mind, here are some easy-to-follow budgeting tips. What makes a good budget? … Continue reading The Smart Way to Set a Landscaping Budget

New Landscaping Trends for 2017

Firstly, everybody here at Lane’s Landscaping Supplies would like to wish you a very Happy New Year. With that out of the way, it’s time to look forward; primarily at 2017’s newest landscaping trends and products. So if this year is your year to finally update your backyard or other outdoor areas, why not bring these standout design ideas to your home? High-tech in the backyard Landscape lighting is just the start of the high-tech revolution taking place in homeowner backyards. In 2017, the focus will be on bringing home entertainment outside. How? With things like: Wi-Fi enabled connectors and … Continue reading New Landscaping Trends for 2017

Five Common Landscaping Mistakes to Avoid this Spring

You’re excited. And we’re excited too here at Lane’s Landscaping Supplies. Spring is finally here and it’s time to start working outdoors again. As you prepare to restore your lawn and landscaping from the winter, don’t make these common mistakes this spring. 1. Cutting your grass too short Because of the mild winter, your grass is probably a little longer than it should be at this time of year. As a result, you may be inclined to cut it a little shorter than usual. What could happen: You may end up scalping your lawn. If that happens, you’ll create a … Continue reading Five Common Landscaping Mistakes to Avoid this Spring