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.

Happy Holidays from Lane’s Landscaping Supplies

Christmas is just around the corner and the entire staff here at Lane’s Landscaping Supplies wishes you the best of the season. As 2017 is coming to an end (can you believe it?), it seems like a good time to recap the best of the past year and provide some helpful winter landscaping tips too.   The smart way to set a landscaping budget Without a doubt, the most popular blog we posted in 2017 was about the smart way to set a landscaping budget. In case you missed it the first time, here are some highlights: A good budget … Continue reading Happy Holidays from Lane’s Landscaping Supplies

Ice Melt or Rock Salt? What’s the Difference?

Ice melt or rock salt? Many homeowners use these terms interchangeably when describing bulk salt or driveway/sidewalk salt. After all, ice melt or rock salt both accomplishes the same thing: Melting away tough ice and thick snow from your interlocking pavers. So it doesn’t matter what you choose, right? Actually, it does. It all depends on what you need it for and where you plan on using it. All about ice melt The name of this product is pretty self-explanatory: Ice melt melts ice. That’s because ice melt is usually comprised of one of the following: Calcium chloride (widely accepted … Continue reading Ice Melt or Rock Salt? What’s the Difference?

How to Clean and Seal Your Interlock Like a Pro

Throughout the year, your interlocking pavers from Lane’s Landscaping Supplies have been subjected to things like: Bleaching from the sun Oil stains (if you have interlock on your driveway) Mud Rain or excessive water Leftover driveway and sidewalk salt residue So chances are they aren’t looking quite as sharp as when you first laid them down. It’s inevitable that interlock or pavers will be exposed to wear and tear. Fortunately as a homeowner, you can bring their original lustre and beauty back by cleaning and sealing them just like the pros. The stuff you need Before you start, you’ll need … Continue reading How to Clean and Seal Your Interlock Like a Pro