gardening tips

Tree-Planting Time: Know Your Maple Trees

May and June are the best months to plant trees before the heat of summer hits. Island Pride has a variety of trees to choose from—our selection is worth the drive! Choosing a tree is a big decision and you might have that tree for many years to come so it's something to think about carefully. Check out our trees today and talk to us to see which...

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A Garden For The Birds

Creating a garden for birds can bring great personal enjoyment while at the same time helping native species that are in decline. A bird garden can feed, water and provide habitats throughout the year. Either with a large or small garden, you can attract birds year round. By planting a mix of annuals and perennials, deciduous and coniferous...

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Autumn Colours: Tips for Fall Gardening

At Island Pride Garden Co in Wood Islands, we are preparing for Fall. As the days become cooler it is a great time to garden again now that the summer stress is off. Cooler temperatures and softer ground make it easier on the gardener when plants need less care and it’s more comfortable to work in the garden. Our Dutch Bulbs have just arrived!...

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The 101 of Tree Planting

If you are on PEI, you know we need to plant trees. It might be that you have a lot of open space due to Hurricane Fiona or perhaps you have a new lot and just need a tree or two. Maybe you are joining in with the climate change campaign and know that planting a tree is important for the world we all depend on. Trees give us joy. In summer they...

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What Can Property Owners Do About Shoreline Erosion?

Coastal erosion is an issue affecting many regions around the world, including Prince Edward Island. This phenomenon is caused by a combination of factors such as climate change, wind and weather events, and rising water levels. As a result, the waves are becoming stronger, which is gradually eating away at the coast. Watching our land disappear...

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The Beauty of May Gardening

May is a lovely month. The days are longer, you can feel the sun on your face and the birds are all chirping away. It is a magical time of year as the daffodils and tulips begin to come to life and bloom. There are many plants, flowers, and trees that are so beautiful and lush in the greenhouses at this time of year. It is time to browse looking...

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10 Tips for Creating a Pollinator Garden

Creating a pollinator garden is a fantastic way to keep the local ecosystem healthy. Attract bees, butterflies, and beneficial insects to your garden with these 10 helpful tips.   1. Construct a pollinator garden with a variety of colors, shapes, and heights of plants. Include plants that flower throughout the growing season to provide...

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How to Limit Mosquitos in Your Yard

Nothing ruins a perfect summer afternoon in the garden like a swarm of pesky mosquitos. But did you know you can actually use your yard to deter these incessant insects? 1. Plant mosquito-repelling plants Marigolds, lavender, lemon grass, basil, lemon balm, catnip, rosemary, lemon thyme, mint, bee balm, and sage are just a few of the plants that...

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What We’re Doing to Help the Environment

Each of us can do a little bit every day to reduce our carbon footprint. Whether it is reducing our use of the car, planting a tree, hanging our laundry on the line to dry, buying local or growing some of our own food, each step is helpful. As your local garden centre in Wood islands and in Hunter River PEI, we are making a difference. Many of...

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Vegetable gardening in June

Vegetable gardening in PEI in mid to late June. Finally, the days are long and warmer......for this year it looks like we are out of the time for frost risk. Now is the time to plant more or for the first time this year. Plant your seeds,such as beans, peas, lettuce, spinach, carrots and beets. Put in all your plants, such as tomatoes, peppers,...

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