Use Nematodes to Reclaim Your Lawn


Chafer Beetle Tri-Cities

Tri-Cities residents can start to reclaim their lawns from the European Chafer beetle by ordering nematodes now from garden stores and landscaping professionals, to apply this month. During the spring, Chafer beetles have been feeding, mating and laying eggs that will hatch into grubs in the summer. The grubs weaken lawns by feeding on grass […]



Scott Creek Community Garden Opens Today


Coquitlam Community Garden Scott Creek

Local food enthusiasts take note! Coquitlam will officially open the Scott Creek Community Garden in Eagle Ridge Park (1240 Lansdowne Drive) on Thursday, June 11, 2015 from 10:00am – 2:00pm. The garden was created when City of Coquitlam applied for a grant from the Scotts Miracle-Gro Showcase Garden Program and was awarded $15,000 in cash […]



The Tri-Cities Take Action on Chafer Beetle Infestations


Chafer Beetle Coquitlam Port Coquitlam Port Moody

The European Chafer beetle is here to stay, but Tri-City residents can minimize the damage and once again be proud of their lawns by changing how they care for their grass – starting now. Birds and animals are tearing up more and more lawns digging for beetle larvae, prompting the cities of Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam […]



Nominations are Open for Pride of PoCo


Poco Pride 2013

With Victoria Day now behind us, gardening season is officially in full swing. In Port Coquitlam, they’ve acknowledged that by opening nominations in their annual Pride of PoCo Garden Awards. From now until July 13, 2013, Port Coquitlam residents are invited to show their civic pride, and acknowledge all the work that local gardeners do […]



Coquitlam’s Inspiration Garden: Visit the Bees and Take a Class


Do you grow your own fruits and vegetables? Or do you rely on the local farmers to put food on your plate like I do? Gardening may have skipped a generation but with the “Going Green” movement, it is starting to make a comeback. And the City of Coquitlam is trying to grow, develop and support local […]



Garden Events: Rose Show, Art in the Garden and Pride of PoCo


We’re finally getting some summer weather here in the Tri-Cities, and gardens throughout the region are soaking up some sun. If you have a soft spot in your heart for beautiful green spaces, you may want to check out these three events happening in our own backyard. Rose Show and Festival 2012 The Fraser Pacific […]



Digging the Tri-Cities in a Community Garden


Port Coquitlam Community Garden

With Earth Day coming up this weekend, it seemed a fitting time to discuss community garden options here in the Tri-Cities. Want a patch of earth to call your own but live in an apartment? That’s where a Tri-Cities community garden comes in! At this time of year thoughts often turn to gardening and growing […]



Gardening in the Tri-Cities: Time to Get Growing!


Glenayre Scouts Manure Sale Coquitlam

Spring is just two days away, which means that it’s time to get growing here in the Tri-Cities. This is the time of year when the gardening dreams you’ve been nurturing all winter long turn into gardening reality. Crocuses are popping up, the first cherry trees are coming into bloom, and I have little green […]



Pride of PoCo Garden Awards 2011


Pride of Port Coquitlam Garden Awards 2011

The PoCo Garden Club and the City of Port Coquitlam recently announced the winners of the 15th annual Pride of PoCo Garden Awards. The awards recognize the efforts of local residents who beautify Port Coquitlam through the use of plants, flowers and other landscape materials. Their gardens make the community nicer for everyone, and inspire […]



Links – Tri-Cities Gardening and Lou’s Sprinkling Conspiracy


Giant Hogweed

Welcome to this fine edition of the links. The Canucks continue to dominate the local discourse, and while we’re all wrapped up in the Cup Finals run, here are some other stories that I found in and around the Tri-Cities. A few days ago we reported on the new Metro Vancouver Lawn Sprinkling regulations, specifically […]

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