Replacing Turf in Heavily Shaded Areas

Virtually every large property will have a portion of turf in a heavily shaded area. As you can imagine, this is not an ideal growing condition for any plant, including grass. Turf plays a vital visual and practical role in your property and replacing dead or dying turf is not a luxury – it is…

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What is Green Turf Care?

For most properties, the turf is the biggest single landscaping feature. Although irrigation systems, water features, trees and plants are also important, the single most important part of any property is arguably its turf.

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5 points to Include in Your Scope of Work for your Condominium

The overarching goal of any condominium corporation should be to make the community a better place to live. Achieving that goal isn’t necessarily straightforward. There is a lot that needs to be taken into consideration. Individual homeowners may all have different (and sometimes conflicting) demands, and board members will likely butt heads from time to…

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National Lawn Care Month

Canadians love the outdoors, but don’t always love spending the time or money needed for landscapes to thrive. April is National Lawn Care Month. Okay, it may not be Canada’s most well-known occasion but to professional landscapers it’s a big deal because it provides an opportunity to focus on the importance of lawn care. Take…

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6 Things Your Landscape Contractor Is Afraid To Say

Trust is a vital part of any business relationship, and when it comes to property management, trusting contractors is essential. As a property manager, you must balance the needs of tenants, investors, management, and other stakeholders. You don’t have time to micromanage contractors or make sure that every job is done perfectly. In that spirit…

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A Healthy Spring Reminder from Old Man Winter!

Although it’s almost spring, winter weather sure knows how to come back and give us a healthy reminder that these kinds of snow events are still normal for this time of year in Southern Ontario. Another Winter Storm Warning was issued from Environment Canada at 15:47 Monday 13 March 2017: Heavy snowfall with blowing snow…

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5 Tips for Getting the Right Turf Care Service for Your Property

Looking for a company to properly care for your property’s turf? Save yourself some time and money by following these five simple tips before you start calling for quotes:

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Use Landscaping to Attract Office Park Tenants

In business, appearances matter and in the world of property management the equivalent of a fresh suit, clean shave, and firm handshake is a well-maintained landscape. Here are five reasons high quality landscaping is critical to your office park: 1. Attract quality tenants and charge higher rent Large, well respected companies expect a property reflective…

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Part 2 : Executing Your Landscape Budget

Did you read Part 1: Landscaping is a long term investment worth including in your annual budget? If so, you’re ready for… Part 2: Executing Your Landscape Budget Making a landscaping budget is an important element of sound property management. However, creating a budget is only half the battle, actually sticking to your budget is…

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Part 1 : Landscaping Is A Long Term Investment Worth Including In Your Annual Budget

Have you set aside enough money in your annual budget for landscaping? Creating a long term landscaping plan is important for your organization to adequately address your short term needs, achieve your long term goals, and anticipate any surprises that might pop up along the way.

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We’re Hiring! Check out our latest position for Office Administrator!

We are actively seeking a dynamic individual to join our Waterdown, ON office as our Office Administrator.  In this full-time position you will be responsible for leading existing management systems as well as implementing the day-to-day administrative operations of a busy, dynamic company.  Successful candidates should exhibit natural leadership ability; possessing strong relationship-building skills, and…

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Dormant Pruning and the Benefits of Tree Care During Colder Months

Is your landscaping company working year round on your properties? Despite what many think, landscaping is a year-round job. A property’s landscaping needs year-round attention, especially because dormant pruning during colder months is a necessity to help trees and shrubs endure harsh winter weather and ensure healthy growth during the spring.

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New Snow and Ice Technology Means a Safer Winter for All

Snow and ice are more than just an inconvenience. Winter weather can be a danger to pedestrians and drivers, and a major liability to property owners. Reducing your liability and keeping your tenants, clients or customers safe is vital to protecting yourself legally and financially.

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What Does It Take to be a Leader in Snow Management?

Is your snow management team ISO certified? Garden Grove Landscaping is proud to hold the distinction of being the first snow management company in Canada to achieve ISO 9001/SN 9001 certification. What does ISO mean and why is it important for you to hire a snow management company with ISO certification?

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What’s Your Landscaper Busy With this Fall?

Although it may feel counterintuitive, fall has its benefits when it comes to landscaping. You may think your landscape company is winding down for the fall and winter months, but the fall is actually a great time to plant, lay sod and concentrate on turf care and maintenance.

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Keep Both Property Owners and Tenants Happy

Managing multiple properties is a complex juggling act, but often the most difficult part is balancing the expectations and needs of different stakeholders. When it comes to property management, stakeholders are people with a vested interest in the property and the business of managing it.

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Tips to Effectively Manage Multiple Properties

Effective property management is vital to keep clients, tenants, owners and internal staff happy, but it isn’t always easy. It takes a unique skillset to manage multiple properties including excellent time management skills, organization, dedication and a strong work ethic.

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How to Protect Your Business from Slip and Fall Lawsuits

Property owners, and tenants (or other “occupiers”) have to ensure that anyone who enters their property is safe. This includes pedestrians and even uninvited guests who have a legitimate reason to enter your property (yes, even door-to-door salespeople). In most cases your property includes your driveway, walkways, parking lot and even the sidewalk in front…

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Not all snow contractors are equal – how to hire the right contractor

Before you hire a snow removal contractor there are a few things you need to consider. Snow removal services come in different forms. Are you looking to clear a large public area like a shopping mall parking lot or the roads in a private subdivision complex?

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Is Your Snow Removal Contractor Insured?

Winter is fast approaching and that means companies are looking to hire their snow removal contractors. If you’re a landlord, own a business, or manage industrial or commercial properties then snow removal is vital to keeping operations running smoothly and minimizing liability. Choosing the right contractor is important but a key factor transcends cost or…

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Protect property during the cold months with summer and fall landscaping

In the heat of summer, the first fall chill seems far off —but it is closer than you think. Don’t let the cold weather put your property at risk. Whether you own or manage property, hire a professional landscaper to protect and enhance it through the focus of these six areas: 1. Nourish plants in…

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Beware of low-cost, low-service landscaping companies

At first glance landscaping might seem simplistic. But, as anyone who has tried their hand at it knows, it’s a lot more complicated than just picking up a shovel. Unfortunately, unqualified amateurs are luring clients in with rock bottom prices, over promising and then under delivering – all at the expense of one of your…

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Drought Conditions This Season Put Our Landscape To The Test

Ontario’s dry weather threatens agriculture and greenspace investments. Ontario’s unusually hot and dry summer is set to continue for the foreseeable future, much to the dismay of farmers, gardeners and landscapers. Since early April all of Canada, but especially Ontario, has suffered through unseasonably hot and dry weather. Last Monday and Tuesday Environment Canada issued…

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Your Landscape is an Investment. Protect It with a Good Irrigation System and Schedule

Proper watering is a valuable investment to help protect your landscape. In fact, the very success of your landscape heavily depends on how well it’s watered. A properly designed and installed irrigation system will help use water more efficiently, but it is also a huge investment into the preservation of the landscape itself. In order…

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Make More Green with a Green Approach: 3 Ways Landscaping Can Increase Your Property’s Value

Looking to bring more guests to your hotel, increase occupancy rates in your apartment complex or attract more traffic to your medical or business centre? How about the resale value of homes in a residential community?

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Biological Warfare

Why use harsh chemicals on a property to combat pests when you can use biological warfare? Nematodes are an affordable, safe, organic option for property managers looking to protect their green spaces from grubs, slugs, caterpillars, and other pests.

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Eliminating Dandelions…What you need to know

The yellow patches of dandelion cropping up in green spaces across the city are a sign spring is here. Whether you love, hate or are impartial to them, dandelions are growing as far as the eye can see in yards, parks, industrial and public spaces across South Western Ontario.

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Mulch – the “Jack of All Trades” for the Garden

Mulch is probably one of the most important things for a garden. Not only does it look great, but it also solves many common gardening problems.

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Explore the full bouquet of benefits that colourful spring annuals offer

First impressions are important and even though we shouldn’t judge based on appearances, most of us do anyway. When choosing a place to live or conduct business, that first glimpse goes a long way to encourage people to take a closer look. One of the best ways to make a great first impression is with…

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Fix Your Turf With This Perfect Triple Threat

A regular aeration schedule can help you eliminate and prevent some of the most common turf problems. However, the real secrets are to over seed and add a compost-rich top dressing to an aeration routine. This triple threat is the best way to set the stage for healthy, beautiful turf.

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Enhancing Oakville’s Natural Environment at Bronte Bluffs

Garden Grove is pleased to work with the Town of Oakville, and its project partners Conservation Halton, Evergreen and the Bronte BIA, to help restore and protect the Bronte Bluffs and improve local water quality. “This Council is committed to protecting green space and enhancing Oakville’s natural environment,” Mayor Rob Burton said. “The Bronte Bluffs…

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Client Care Manager Earns Snow Industry Certification

As part of our ongoing comittment to continuous improvement, we are pleased to announce that Joel Smith, Client Care Manager, has successfully completed the necessary educational requirements and has proven knowledge of established snow and ice industry standards to earn the ‘ASCA Certified’ status by the Accredited Snow Contractors Association. The ASCA Certified program is…

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Re-imagining Play

Garden Grove is pleased to partner with the City of Kitchener and Earthscape in the construction of Huron Natural Area Playscape.  The first of it’s kind in the city, this natural playscape is an outdoor landscape designed for play.  Comprised of natural elements which represent the greater landscape environment, young visitors will be excited to enjoy a…

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Our Passion for the Green Industry

Garden Grove is proud to be published in Landscape Ontario magazine this past November as part of celebrating our 25th Anniversary. We are pleased with the opportunity to share our story and encourage the trade.

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LANDSCAPE DESIGN/BUILD MANAGER OPPORTUNITY

We are seeking a high level seasoned professional in our Landscape Design/Build division who can demonstrate superb skills in landscape design and project management.

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Another Garden Grove Snow Manager Certified!

We are pleased to announce that Chris Polesel (Landscape and Snow Operations Manager) has successfully achieved ASCA-C certification through the Accredited Snow Contractors Association!

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What Does it Take to be a Snow Removal Company?

How familiar are you with the landscape and snow removal company that manages and plows your property? Are they prepared for this winter and will your property get the attention it deserves during and after a snow event? How often will the contractor plow your property, and what equipment will they use?

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Lawn & Landscape Talks About Garden Grove Landscaping

Industry leader Lawn & Landscape has published an article on how Garden Grove Landscaping Inc. is taking it’s business management systems and customer care initiatives to new levels.

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Garden Grove becomes Canada’s First and Only ISO and SN 9001 Certified Snow Management Company

What is ISO Certification and how does it benefit you? Garden Grove Landscaping Inc. has gone through the process of becoming ISO 9001/SN 9001 certified.  We are the 1st company in Canada and the 13th in North America.  A third-party audit company has gone through all of our systems, policies, and procedures to ensure that…

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Hiring The Best Commercial Snow Removal Company

When winter weather hits Southern Ontario, you need to make sure your business or condominium community will still be able to operate and serve customers even in heavy snow and ice to prevent expensive losses.

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ASCA-C Certification for David Lammers and Paul Lammers

The Accredited Snow Contractors Association (ASCA) announces that David Lammers (President) and Paul Lammers (Vice-President) of Garden Grove Landscaping Inc. have successfully achieved ASCA-C certification.

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Snow Magazine’s Top 100 Leadership Awards

Garden Grove Landscaping makes Snow Magazine’s Top 100 Leadership Awards in North America. We were honoured to receive this prestigious award at this years ASCA Executive Summit.

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Garden Grove Landscaping – Leading The Way in Snow & Ice Management with ISO 9001 / SN9001

For the past 12 months, Garden Grove has steadfastly embarked down the road of earning our ISO 9001/SN 9001 certification for our snow and ice management division.

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Garden Grove Re-Builds Historic Wharf

Construction at the Kelvin Grove Park Wharf in Bracebridge, ON which started on February 4th, 2015 is now nearing its final stages of completion.  In the process, our staff have unearthed concrete from an old pool where children once played. CLICK HERE to see the article for full story.  

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Building Trust Since 1990

This year we are celebrating 25th year anniversary. Look for our celebratory ad in various magazines:  

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Our C.A.R.E. Commitment

We believe at Garden Grove Landscaping that part of building trust comes through a commitment to following through on our promises. Our C.A.R.E. commitment of Consistency, Accessibility, Reliability and Expertise provides the framework for that promise.

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Spring CARE Update

As we look forward to the warmer temperatures of Spring, we are in full swing with the planning and scheduling of our landscaping services. Spring Care is underway and all spring clean ups will be completed during the month of April.

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Landscape Design Process Get’s Facelift

At Garden Grove we strive to provide our clients with an award winning landscape design experience where they can connect with nature’s beauty and redefine their home and lifestyle to include the outdoors.

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Enjoying the great outdoors!

This years’ Canada Blooms event in Toronto was a warm welcome and has certainly helped start the season off with the theme “Let’s Play!”

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Deep Frost Exposes Poor Construction

This past winter has been one of the coldest on record with deep temperatures that lasted for days on end. With a winter like the one we just had, you’re going to find out (if not already) what the impact has been.

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The Coldest Month on Record

The entire month of February stayed frigid, leading to the third longest cold streak in the area. The cold streak led to places like Toronto and Hamilton breaking old records from 1937 for coldest February.

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Snow Operations Update

South western Ontario is in the midst of receiving yet another storm event. A low pressure system tracking towards SW Ontario is going to bring a variety of precipitation. Please take extra care when you are walking or driving today and tonight.

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New Client Care Manager!

With a new year comes ADDITION! It is with excitement that we are heading into this new year! We are pleased to announce that Joel Smith, former owner of Kaeden Creek Property Maintenance and Landscaping Inc. has joined our team at Garden Grove!

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GroundHog Day Snow Storm

With just 46 days to spring winter has finally set in and it’s with a fury.

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

We are looking for leaders who have a desire to succeed, a passion for the outdoors, and who enjoy personal and professional growth. This is an exciting opportunity for the right individual to prove their winning attitude and skills.

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Protect Your Landscape Against Winter Weather

Winter weather conditions and salt used to de-ice streets, parking lots, and walkways often result in landscape damage to tree bark, branches, roots, turf and flower beds that could leave you with costly landscaping damage.

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Your lawn is talking

Have you ever given thought to the health of the soil beneath your turf as being the most important item on your healthy-turf checklist?

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“Garden Grove finds it’s groove”

Check out the latest business profile on our company from The Hamilton Spectator.

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Burlington Chamber of Commerce Award

We’re excited that our founder and president David Lammers is a finalist for Burlington Chamber of Commerce Award.

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A Warm Testimonial for a Cold Winter!

As we cross the mid-point of this heavy and cold winter season here’s an example of what many of our customers are telling us.

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GHC-CCI Trade Show

Come visit us at Booth # 30 GHC-CCI Trade Show, May 9-10 in Kitchener!

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Backyard Retreat Garden Oasis

Have some ideas as to what your backyard can look like? Or, are you out of ideas and are looking for some from us? We are excited to go through the endless possibilities to make your backyard the perfect oasis!

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Bring on Spring!

Count on us to make sure your property looks its best. We’ll help you keep track of what needs to be done and suggest enhancements that give you healthy plants and vibrant curb appeal all season long.

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Garden Grove Landscaping :: Snow Day!

Summer isn’t our only busy time of year. Here’s a short video that shows how busy things can get in the winter. A large portion Garden Grove Landscaping’s winter business comes from snow-removal. Check out the video!

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