Gardening Tips


Family gardening

Gardens bring joy to many, a sense of accomplishment when having successfully grown a thriving garden that looks welcoming and peaceful.  It can also be cause for much frustration when your efforts fall short, and your garden is just not looking so great.  Keep these tips in mind when planning your garden and you’ll be sure to have a beautiful garden this summer!

Keep it in sight

Make sure you create your garden in a place you will often see.  Out of sight, out of mind applies to gardening too, and you definitely don’t want to forget about tending to your garden!

Watch the sun

Before planting your garden, pay attention to how many hours of sunlight the space you’re considering gets.  Many plants require at least 6 hours of sun, such as most edible plants like vegetables, herbs and fruits. 

Pick your plants wisely

Before heading out to your local garden centre, do some research to understand the best type of plants for the areas you want to plant, and for where you live.  Make sure you can provide enough space for your plants, as some prefer lots of room to grow, or a trellis to climb. 

Don’t plant too early

Research when the last average spring frost occurs so that you don’t accidentally kill your newly planted plants.  The same goes for identifying your first average fall frost date if you are planning to get your plants harvested or moved indoors before the cold arrives.  

Add mulch

Apply a layer of mulch that is 2-3” thick around each plant.  This will help prevent weeds by blocking out the sun, and reduce moisture loss through evaporation, so you can water less.  

Use your finger

The best way to tell if your plants need watering is to push your finger an inch down into the soil.  If your finger is dry, then it’s time to water!


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Source: https://www.miraclegro.com/en-ca/library/gardening-basics/10-top-gardening-tips-beginners

How WiFi Extenders Work


You may have seen these futuristic looking devices before, which look like something out of your favourite SciFi movie, but have you ever wondered how they actually work?

Watch the video below to see how these small devices can make a big impact on our connectivity at home or in the office.


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How to use reusable earplugs


For workers required to wear earplugs on the job, there are many factors that can affect which type they will prefer, or will be required to wear. Depending on these factors, you or your employee may choose to wear reusable earplugs – some benefits are listed below.

Benefits of Reusable earplugs:

  • Are washable and have flexible, elastic flanges attached to a handle/grip
  • Can be reused many times, resulting in less waste
  • Cost-effective because they are replaced less often
  • Can be inserted when hands are dirty or when gloves are worn
  • Material doesn’t absorb moisture, making them ideal for wet conditions or when workers perspire heavily
  • Have a moderate attenuation which allows workers to hear more sound when a high noise reduction rating (NNR) isn’t needed

Watch the video for steps to ensure proper use!

Earplugs only work well when they are used properly. See the video below for the proper steps to take when using reusable earplugs.

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Contact us! We carry many varieties and we can help you select the earplug that is perfect for your application.