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Frost Free Days

Gardening in the Prairies – The Basics

October 2, 2023

Gardening in the prairies certainly has its challenges but we continue to dig in and grow. Whether it’s big, beautiful trees, lush green lawns, beautiful blooms of carefully tended gardens, or the food we eat, we love to grow. In the last few years, the gardening industry has boomed with a staggering increase of over […] Read More
Basic Tree Care

Trees 101

September 28, 2022

BY DEFINITION A woody perennial plant, typically having a single stem or trunk growing to a considerable height and bearing lateral branches at some distance from the ground. A deciduous tree is one that loses its leaves at the end of the growing season and go dormant during cold weather. A coniferous tree, often called […] Read More
Planting Trees

Planting Trees

Planting Plant trees anytime from spring through fall. Spring planting allows for trees to set root and get established before winter comes. Fall planting also has its advantages…pick up a Blue Grass Tree Planting Guide for specific planting trees instructions or read the nursery label that comes with your tree. Watering & Fertilizing All trees […] Read More
Basic Shrub Care

Shrubs 101

Shrubs By Definition A woody perennial plant, which is smaller than a tree and has several main stems arising at or near the ground. A deciduous shrub is one that loses its leaves at the end of the growing season and goes dormant during cold weather. A coniferous shrub, often called evergreens, bear cones and […] Read More
Basic Lawn Care

Watering & Fertilizing Sod

Watering/Mowing a Newly Sodded Lawn: water immediately after sod is laid, ensuring it is well-watered right to the edges. During week one water every day, week two every other day, week three once or twice a week. This is just a guideline (soil should be moist to a depth of 4cm), always check if there […] Read More

Sod 101

Blue Grass has been growing and harvesting registered quality sod for years. We are proud of our commitment to quality, service and value of the sod we grow locally. We use organic growth methods and employ environmentally responsible methods for quality sod production and harvesting. Our sod is guaranteed to be of the highest quality […] Read More

Pruning Shrubs

Pruning encourages strong growth, increases flower and fruit production, improves health, and aesthetics of shrubs.   Here are some guidelines when pruning shrubs: Remove dead, diseased and damaged branches Remove leggy and crossing / rubbing branches Rejuvenation pruning for overgrown shrubs Thinning to remove crown density and improve air circulation – allow light to reach inner […] Read More
Shade Trees

Shade Tolerant Trees

Selecting trees that will grow in shady sites can be difficult. Most trees need some sun to thrive but there are some trees that are adaptable and will tolerate lower light locations in the landscape. Blue Grass recommends trying Balsam, Poplar, Bylands Green Poplar, Dancing Flame Trembling Aspen, Golden Willow, Guardian Aspen, Harvest Gold Linden, […] Read More

Sod Installation

The most important part of sod installation is the site preparation, do this prior to picking up your sod order or having it delivered. Remove all debris from the area. Grade and shape to desired contours. Quality topsoil can be added to build up the amount of soil. Topsoil should be available to a depth […] Read More
Basic Grass Care

Ornamental Grass 101

BY DEFINITION An herbaceous or evergreen perennial or annual plant.  Ornamental grasses are plants that are grown for their ornamental qualities.  Unlike lawn and turf grass varieties, ornamental grass is meant to grow and not be cut down or mown. Ornamental grasses are a group of plants with graceful habits, textures, heights, and colours that […] Read More