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Create A Healthy Yard This Spring

Want to upgrade your yard, but don’t know where to start? During our FREE Homeowner Workshops each Spring, experts will lead you through all the steps to creating a gardening plan that is low cost, environmentally friendly and enhances the beauty of your garden and curb appeal.

These free gardening workshops will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. with giveaways at each session. If you would like more information regarding these sessions please contact 905-336-1158 ext. 2284.


2016 Workshop schedule and topics for Milton:

Getting Started! – Wednesday, May 4

Find out how storm water is managed in your community and how it connects to you and your home at our introductory homeowner workshop. We will also discuss the newest trends in residential landscaping, and how you can use them to increase curb appeal, save money, and improve the health of our local watershed.

Working with Nature: Selecting the “Right” Plants – Wednesday, May 11

Want a diverse garden with more birds and wildlife but less upkeep, watering and mowing? Naturalizing your yard by using native species, organic fertilizers, or a backyard pond may be the perfect solution for you. You will leave this workshop with the inspiration and know-how to make your garden a low-maintenance oasis.

Interested in purchasing native plants that are pollinator friendly? Until May 6, we are offering inexpensive native and pollinator friendly plant kits for purchase. Visit our Garden in-a-box kit for more information.

Rain Gardens & Low-Impact Landscaping – Wednesday, May 18

At this workshop you will discover how adding a rain barrel or garden to your home can be a simple, inexpensive way to direct rain water away from your home towards your plants, garden, or lawn. Manage storm water on your property using low-impact techniques that are sure to make your yard the envy of the neighbourhood.


Milton workshops will be held in the Games Room of the MIlton Senior`s Activity Centre (500 Childs Drive).

Burlington workshops were held in March at the Brant Hills Community Centre (2255 Brant St.)

Waterdown workshops were held in March at the Wednesday in the Harry Howell Arena (27 Hwy 5).