This section of the website provides information that will help you keep your lawn and garden healthy and beautiful. Check back often for new tips or contact us if you’d like to suggest a new topic for our gardening blog.
Flagstone Look on a Paver Budget

Flagstone Look on a Paver Budget

When it comes to patio and walkway construction, flagstone is one of the most sought-after materials. Known for its natural and elegantly rustic appearance, flagstone has been used to enhance outdoor living areas for decades. Some homeowners are singularly focused and...

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Landscape Planning Apps & Tools

Landscape Planning Apps & Tools

Plan your landscaping with the help of apps and platforms specifically designed to allow you to better visualize your newly renovated space before contacting A Touch of Dutch Landscaping & Garden Services.

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Turn Your Pool Area into an Oasis with Landscaping

Turn Your Pool Area into an Oasis with Landscaping

Enjoy living in your backyard, not just swimming in your pool When adding a pool to your backyard, the actual installation of the pool is only half the job. The other half is comprised of what goes around the pool to give your backyard oasis polish and make the area...

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Increase Curb Appeal of Your Home with Landscaping

Increase Curb Appeal of Your Home with Landscaping

Enhance the appearance and enjoyment of your home on any budget First impressions are lasting impressions. And this is as true of your home’s appearance as it is your personal appearance. Little updates can go a long way. Of course, extensive updates can as well....

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Lawn & Garden Prep Series – Pruning

Lawn & Garden Prep Series – Pruning

Episode 4 - Pruning Pruning is something that many DIY gardeners do, but if you're not careful, you could be negatively impacting the health and growth of your trees and shrubs. Johan Bossers discusses the variables that determine when and how to prune.

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Lawn & Garden Prep Series – Edging

Lawn & Garden Prep Series – Edging

Episode 1 - Edging In this series, we're sharing fundamental DIY tips for preparing your lawn and garden for the upcoming season. Here, Johan discusses when, why and how to edge around your softscaping and hardscaping.

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Lawn Care 101 – Raking

Lawn Care 101 – Raking

Our first video of this segment is super straightforward, but some get it wrong. Check out this quick video to ensure you're not causing more harm than good to your lawn and its root system when raking.

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Why Choose Native Ontario Plants

Why Choose Native Ontario Plants

There have been myriad reports over the past few months from backyard birders about the decrease in visitors to their feeders. If you’ve noticed this too, you’ll be pleased to know there are things we can each do to radically reverse the decline of small wildlife in our yards.

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Fall Colour – Extending the Enjoyment of Your Gardens

Fall Colour – Extending the Enjoyment of Your Gardens

Most of us would be hard pressed to find a person who doesn’t love the colours of fall. Yes, winter will inevitably follow fall, and probably earlier than we’d like. But, in the meantime, we’ve still got warm daytime temperatures, cool evenings, and so much colour to...

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Weed Control

Weed Control

Where weeds come from There are several classifications and definitions of weeds. However, in the very simplest terms, a weed is an unwanted plant in your lawn or garden. No plant that’s perceived as a weed today has always been a weed. Once upon a time, they lived in...

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Creating a Low-Maintenance Garden

Creating a Low-Maintenance Garden

What to expect with low-maintenance landscaping When we’re consulting with clients about their goals for new landscaping projects, by far the most requested characteristic is “low-maintenance”. But keep in mind that “low-maintenance” doesn’t mean “no maintenance”, so...

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Retaining Walls, Pathways, and Patios – Oh My!

Retaining Walls, Pathways, and Patios – Oh My!

Enhance the comfort and beauty of your yard with hardscaping Hardscaping is probably not a term you use very often, but it’s actually a common facet of landscaping. In fact, you probably have some hardscaping elements in your yard. The “hard” in hardscaping refers to...

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Choosing Native Ontario Plants for Your Garden

Choosing Native Ontario Plants for Your Garden

Native plants are those that have thrived in their original region for centuries. Just like native animals, they have evolved over the years to adapt to changes in their environment. In the last half of the twentieth century, the ever-burgeoning global marketplace...

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Spring Clean Your Pond or Water Feature

Spring Clean Your Pond or Water Feature

If you’re lucky enough to have a pond and/or water feature in your yard, you’ll be positively itching to start enjoying it again this year. But before you fire up the pump(s), a bit of maintenance is needed to ensure the health and longevity of the water feature and...

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Spring Maintenance: Lawn & Garden Cleanup

Spring Maintenance: Lawn & Garden Cleanup

Once again, it’s the time of year we wait for all winter… Spring! While the planting and growing season is more than a month off, you can prepare now by cleaning up and preparing your lawn and gardens. If appropriate for our hardiness zone here in Stratford and Perth...

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Planning and Design Tips for Your Garden

Planning and Design Tips for Your Garden

When it comes to garden design, many people know what they like when they see it, but just don’t know how to transform their garden from its current state to what they envision. There’s a lot to consider – your preferred style, available space, soil type, irrigation,...

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Add Winter Interest to Your Gardens

Add Winter Interest to Your Gardens

Most of us here in Southwestern Ontario prefer the warmer months. But when the snow falls it’s nice to still be able to enjoy your outdoor landscape, even from indoors. Visual interest in winter doesn’t have to come just from urns, wreaths, and garland that gets taken...

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Protect Your Lawn, Garden, Trees, and Shrubs from Winter

Protect Your Lawn, Garden, Trees, and Shrubs from Winter

In Southwestern Ontario, we’re generally finishing up putting our lawns and gardens to bed for the winter. While some do very little but cut back spent seed heads and dead foliage, others employ measures to cover and protect every tree, shrub, and plant on their...

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Fall-ing for Ornamental Grasses

Fall-ing for Ornamental Grasses

Ornamental grasses have long been a staple in landscape design, offering a contemporary edge to flower beds, acting as natural privacy screens, and adding visual interest, especially this time of year. And they’re fairly hardy, which means than we can...

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Why Fall is the Best Time to Seed or Sod Your Lawn

Why Fall is the Best Time to Seed or Sod Your Lawn

When we reach September, we tend to start thinking about putting our lawn and gardens to bed for the winter season. However, the onset of cooler nights with sunny, warm days is the perfect combination for establishing a healthy lawn. The absence of extreme...

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How much water does my grass need?

How much water does my grass need?

Landscaping design companies like us install and maintain a lot of grass every season. We sod, we seed, we cut, we weed. New lawns look great – green, lush, and weed-free. But often, maintaining a healthy lawn can be trying, and one of the biggest...

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