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A-Plus-Gardening-Landscaping Recommends  to watch for the Japanese beetle and the New dump rules  to

  • Identify regulated area
  • Restrict plant, soil, and landscape waste movement
  • Permits for moving restricted waste

Japanese beetle has a taste for landscape plants, ornamental plants, fruit and vegetable gardens, nurseries, orchards, and agricultural crops. As such, these beetles pose a genuine risk not only to parks and gardens, but to agricultural production as well.

A subterranean pest for much of its life cycle, Popillia japonica’s eggs are laid and hatched below the soil where the larva feeds on plant roots in its early stages in life. This introduces an additional layer of difficulty to manage the pest, as it is hard to reach them underground. In the adult stage, it emerges from the soil and starts feeding on the foliage of the plants, and then spreads its wings in search of additional food sources

Temporary transfer station for green waste in False Creek area

This means you cannot move:

  • Rooted plants and soil outside the area, year round
  • Above-ground plant parts outside the area between June 15 and October 15, the season adult beetles fly

 If you do not follow these rules, you will be fined by the CFIA.

$25: 1/2 pickup load
$50: pickup load even with the top of the bed
$75: pickup load heaped over the top of the bed

https://vancouver.ca/home-property-development/disposing-of-green-waste.aspx

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Do you have crows, skunks or raccoons digging up your lawn? If so, you may have a European Chafer beetle infestation.

The European Chafer beetle (Rhizotrogus majalis) is a serious pest in Eastern North America and was first identified in the Lower Mainland region in New Westminster in 2001. It has since spread to many Metro Vancouver municipalities causing considerable damage to lawns, boulevards, medians and turf in parks.

Chafer beetles have a one year life cycle and populations build up quickly. The grubs feed on the roots of many different plants, but prefer the fibrous roots of turf grasses. In drier weather, the damage caused results in the appearance of brown patches in the lawn. Most of the serious turf damage is typically caused by birds and animals digging for Chafer beetle grubs. Damage by animals is most severe in the Fall and Spring when the grubs are rapidly increasing in size and feeding near the surface.

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What Can You Do If You Have An Infestation?

The European Chafer Beetle is an exotic pest, so there are few natural predators to control its population. They are here to stay, but with healthy lawn care practices, alternative groundcovers and biological treatment, damage from this pest can be controlled on residential properties

Don’t cut your grass too short. Raise your mowing height to 6 to 9cm (2.5 to 3 inches), since Chafer beetles prefer laying eggs on closely cropped lawns. The taller grass also helps protect the soil surface from water loss and encourages deeper root growth

The key is keeping the lawn healthy,

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call Rob 604 929 3017 A-Plus Gardening & Landscaping
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http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/chafer-beetle-mild-winter-lawns-destroyed-1.4597198

 

Smell the Spring Flowers 

The gooseberry 2016 03 24  Harbourview Park  NV  garden flowers A first flower is crocus.   Crocus flowers are one of the brightest and earliest spring bloomers. Plant them in the fall and these easy-to-grow bulbs will light up your yard.2017 03 17 dc flowerswarm spring-like weather in Vancouver means many gardening enthusiasts have already got their hands dirty.

Veggies Seeds to start in March

  • Cool weather veggies go in now including:-arugula, broad beans, collards, corn salad, kale, Oriental greens, peas, radishes and spinach. Our robust veggie starts are generally in stock by early March.

Veggies Seeds to start in April

  • In addition to the above March list you can also plant:- beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots (unless we are having a colder/wetter spring) fennel, green onions, kohlrabi, lettuce, onions, parsnips, swiss chard and turnips

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  • March is the month to feed your garden. Trees, shrubs, hedges, roses, perennials, vines, and small fruits can all be fertilized now. We stock a large selection of organic fertilizers which we know you will love! Our bulk ‘Organic Mix ‘ Fertilizer makes it easy and it is great for just about everything and is available in a large sack or in small amounts by the pound.  Not sure what to use or how?  Ask us and we will show you:)
  • Rhododendrons, azaleas, heather, camellias, hedges and other acid loving plants can be fertilized with Plant Prod ‘Ever Acid’ liquid fertilizer for lovely deep green foliage and for the acidifying that they need
  • Plant new trees, shrubs, roses, perennials, pansies, small fruits and hardy herbs. Include bonemeal, peat moss and manure or your own compost when planting and don’t forget to water new transplants frequently
  • Hold off trimming down bulbs such as tulips and daffodils until the foliage is yellowing as this process is feeding the bulb for next Spring
  • Prune summer blooming clematis back to about 3′. Leave Spring blooming varieties of clematis to prune, if necessary, after they flower as you would cut off the buds if you pruned these now
  • Prune roses when the daffodils begin to bloom (usually early to mid March) and apply ¼ cup dry Epson salts around the base and scratch it in
  • Prune Spring blooming shrubs such as Forsythia, magnolia and lilac after flowering
  • Weed gardens before the weeds have a chance to flower and go to seed
  • Compost or manure can be added to flower beds now
  • Purchase summer flowering bulbs, roots, and tubers such as dahlias, lilies, hostas, glads and plant as packages recommend.  Generally the winter hardy types like lilies and hostas are planted after March 1st and non-winter hardy types like dahlias and glads are planted after April 1st.  Begonias are started indoors from February on but do not get transplanted outdoors until after Mother’s Day (same as most annuals)
  • This is the time of year that the large shipments of new plants arrive and there is just about always something new at the Garden Centre!

Lawn Caregar big lawn

  • Control Moss in lawns if necessary (You will need two days of dry weather after it has been applied)
  • Thatch lawn to remove thatch in older lawns and dead moss in lawns recently treated with moss control. (10 days after moss control)
  • Lime lawns in preparation for fertilizing about two weeks later
  • Feed lawn with a good quality Spring fertilizer.  We like BC made Garden Pro 32-4-8 as it is made for our specific growing conditions
  • Pull dandelions and other weeds from lawn before they flower and make new seeds

Ensure plants used in  gardens will provide visual enjoyment all year long and meet the the sizes set out are set out front to back where visibility is a concern

plant right tree place aplusIn the garden.Garden accents can take the form of some serious statuary or be as delicate as a glass wind chime. Big or small, I believe such accents give the viewer information just as my card Does

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A-Plus Gardening and Landscaping
has been Working on the North Shore 25 years
In North Vancouver And West Vancouver and the GVRD

A-Plus Lawn and Garden does it professionally with all the Good tools and experience that is needed.
From -Lawn care to Tree topping, Pruning trees and Shrubs & Trimming hedges. also paving stones …. pathways and retaining walls.
Drainage and Ponds, Sprinkler systems & Rubbish Removal

For more garden stuff Contact me aplusgardener@gmail.com

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❀A Garden Beauty ❀ is Like waves At the Ocean

Now is the time to breathe and nourish the soul. We all have our own way of doing that.

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I will be Meditating on glorious color, harmony—and beauty in the garden as I  Work and play.

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And a pumpkin patch in the yard in the rain makes Color

 

 

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So nice flower gardens with colorful flowers different height garden decoration ideas bring the beauty into any Garden

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A-Plus Gardening and Landscaping
has been Working on the North Shore 25 years
In North Vancouver And West Vancouver and the GVRD

A-Plus Lawn and Garden does it professionally with all the Good tools and experience that is needed.
From -Lawn care to Tree topping, Pruning trees and Shrubs & Trimming hedges. also paving stones …. pathways and retaining walls.
Drainage and Ponds, Sprinkler systems & Rubbish Removal

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♩ ♬ Flowers, gardens, and trees make music in the yard ❄ •*♪ ♫

For more garden stuff Contact me aplusgardener@gmail.com

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Vancouver Changing 1931 Looking North from Vancouver

Vancouver Changing 1931  Looking North from Vancouver

Out with the old and in with the new and if that keeps up, Were going look like this, all the time and not just For a big Event >

v an awsum street party 1918. Image Courtesy of the Vancouver Archives.

Like the human fly Act “Over-Town” in Vancoucer With a awsum street party in 1918.

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The Human Fly, Friday 1 November 1918

Harry Gardiner, aka “The Human Fly,” climbed 700 or so buildings in North America & Europe, unaided by any safety or climbing gear. Here he can be seen dangling from the fifth floor of the World Building (now the Sun Tower), with a huge throng of spectators packed in the street and on nearby rooftops.
completed in 1912, it was called the World Building and was the tallest building in the British Empire at 82 metres

the Sun Tower wascompleted in 1912, it was called the World Building and was the tallest building in the British Empire at 82 metres for its time.

New Laws for Fingerprints and DNA

New Laws for Fingerprints and DNA

I am glad for the  Dogs… without this problem ..but in..

RALEIGH North Carolina residents applying for welfare could be asked to provide their physical fingerprints to the Department of Social Services under a House bill that tightens regulations on benefit applicants.

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/07/21/4180329/fingerprinting-provision-in-nc.html#storylink=cpy

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/07/21/4180329/fingerprinting-provision-in-nc.html

I guess they rely want to know all about you.
who needs a chip when they have you DNA sample.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/06/03/supreme-court-dna-cheek-swab-rape-unsolved-crimes/2116453/

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