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Landscaping in Grande Prairie
Can I grow veggies in Grande Prairie?
If you know when and how to plant, you can grow a variety of garden vegetables as a delicious part of your landscaping in Grande Prairie. The National Gardening Society explains that you can plant seeds to grow broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, lettuces, and spinach directly into workable ground around the end of April. You might have better success, however, if you start these crops indoors during the first week in March. Once the baby plants are viable, you can move them into your garden. Potato and onion seedlings should be sown in mid-March, as long as the ground is not frozen. If it is, wait until soil temperature is around 60° Fahrenheit. Eggplants, peppers, and tomatoes do best when you start them indoors in March and transplant them to your garden once they are big enough to survive outdoors and all danger of frost has passed. Summer veggies such as corn, cowpeas, squash, watermelons, and gourds may be planted directly into the dirt in mid-May, provided the earth is at least 60 degrees. Get a head start on your winter vegetables when you start them indoors in April and transplant to your garden after frost warnings are no longer in effect.
How long is the frost-free season in Alberta?
The frost-free season in Grande Prairie typically begins on May 18 and ends around September 18, according to the National Gardening Society of Canada. Your window of opportunity for planting is limited, so be sure to ask RocDog Contracting about how to prepare your landscaping in Grande Prairie for optimal growing. By the way, we also do great work with outdoor masonry, fencing, concrete and asphalt driveways, and other aspects of your Grande Prairie landscaping projects.
How can I attract hummingbirds to my yard?
Swift and territorial, hummingbirds can be a wonderful part of your outdoor world. When you incorporate certain flowers and shrubs into your landscaping in Grande Prairie, hummers will be happy to call your yard home. Some of the more popular plantings that are sure to bring hummingbirds to your yard are azaleas, bee balm, begonias, and flowering quince. Coral-bells, fuchsia, honeysuckle, and impatiens are also pleasing to the eye and attractive to hummingbirds. Did you know that hummingbirds are the only birds that can flap their wings to fly backward? It's true. When you plant flowers and shrubs that interest hummers, you can see these amazing aerial acrobats in action for yourself. Of course, hummingbird feeders filled with a sweet sugar solution will also be appreciated by busy little avian visitors.
If you ask RocDog Contracting about your landscaping in Grande Prairie, we can tell you all about the plants, flowers, trees, and grasses that are compatible with our variable Alberta climate. We've helped many people in and around Grande Prairie to beautify their yards and outdoor living spaces, and we can help you, too. Would you like a free estimate? Call 780-402-7077 right now.Landscaping Grande Prairie