Mother Earth Gardens and Design Inc.
"Creating and Maintaining Sustainable Gardens"
Mother Earth Gardens and Design Inc., located in Port Coquitlam, BC creates and maintains environmentally friendly
gardens recognizing that working with nature transforms a high maintenance landscape into an attractive labor and cost savings ecoscape.
What Does Working With Nature
Mean to You.
- This creates a healthy landscape for people, plants, birds, pets and beneficial insects. In turn it contributes to cleaner air and waterways. It attracts pollinators.
- It is cost effective as you will spend less money on fertilizers and pesticides and less time on weeding and watering.
- We use ornamental and native plants. Native plants attract wildlife, restore habitat and native plants are beautiful. We avoid invasive species.
- We use the right plant and plant it in the right place. We choose the most suitable plants taking into consideration the growing conditions, plant characteristics and any special ornamental effects. We use edible shrubs, vegetables and fruit trees.
- We create beautiful planters
- We create 'right plant right place' planting plans
- We create garden designs
- Shade gardens/Full sun
- Butterfly/Hummingbird gardens
- Vegetable gardens
- Scented/Unscented gardens
- Rose gardens
- Perennial gardens
- Color theme gardens
- Spring and fall clean up
- Planting/ pruning /weeding
- Monthly landscape maintenance
- Mowing lawns
- Residential maintenance
- Consultation services
The Garden in June
June is another busy month with many garden tasks to keep you busy.
- Weed garden beds regularly to ensure nutrients are not used up by weeds. Watch that hanging baskets and planters do not dry out and feed with organic fertilizer. Turn compost regularly to enhance rapid break down of composted materials.
- Deadhead rhododendrons and azaleas. Ensure they are well mulched as they are shallow rooted and dry out quickly in hot weather. Cut back suckers on lilacs and faded flowers.
- Check for aphids and black spot on roses. Pick off and destroy infected leaves. Attract ladybugs who feed on aphids by planting fern leaf yarrow. Deadhead roses by snapping off the spent flowers at its natural breaking point. In the past it was thought to dead head back to the 3rd or 5th leaf however it has been proven that the rose blooms better with more foliage.
- Check regularly for pests and disease. Attract birds to your garden by putting up birdhouses or birdbaths. Robins love caterpillars and grubs, especially cutworms, starlings help to control wireworm and gypsy moth, tits and finches devour bud frequenting insects, woodpeckers search out cranefly larvae and thrushes love snails.
- Ensure newly planted shrubs and trees are well watered and mulched. Prune back deciduous shrubs after blooming such as mock orange, weigela and forsythia. Prune out green growth in variegated shrubs as soon as seen to maintain variegation.
- Plant out tomatoes, zucchini and cucumbers. Cut off flowers from chives to develop more foliage. The flowers florets can be sprinkled in a salad. Plant chives as a deterrent for aphids, apple scab and mildew. Chives are beneficial planted near roses and apple trees. Apply straw around strawberries to keep strawberries clean and peg down runners if new plants are needed. Tie in new canes such as blackberries and raspberries and remove suckers that are growing outside of the planted row.
- Mow lawn regularly and water as needed.
Call Marian today at 604.617.3696