Statutes, Benches, & Ornaments
Patio Furniture & Bistro Sets
Bird, Butterfly, & Bee Supplies
A cheerful ceramic birdbath or a handmade bird house is sure to please the bird lover in your life! Come on down and view the wide variety of Finch, Hummingbird, Blue Jay, and many more different kinds of bird products.
Butterflies and bees are beautiful and magnificent to observe! Along with a garden full of blooming blossoms, a house specifically made for these pollinators will encourage them to call your backyard home sweet home! For optimal results, ask an employee for the varieties of flowers that will attract butterflies and bees and plant them around their new little house.
Tools make gardening a breeze! It’s important to be equipped with tools that meet your size and personal needs.The ideal starter gardening tool kit contains: a lawn/leaf rake, hard rake, garden spade, pitch fork, pruners, loppers, hand trowel, and small spade. Those who wish to get involved in major landscaping will, of course, require more of and special tools.
Gardening Ideas for Kids
If you introduce children to gardening early on, their interest in nature will continue to grow with them. Kids love being outside, but they don't always understand how nature works. They may not all be expert gardeners by the age of three, but gardening can become an integral part of their leisure time activities as they get older. Start building the memories early; they'll last a lifetime.
There are all sorts of ways to get your kids outside. Here are a few ideas:
Different types of grass seed are stocked at the garden centre year round. Choose from Premium, Kentucky Blue Grass, Water Saver, Shade, Overseed, and Sun & Shade lawn mixes. Be sure to pair the lawn seed with an organic rich media, (such as Viva Lawn or Sea Compost), Fafard Seed Starter, and eventually a 3 step fertilizing program to make your lawn lush and healthy. Spring & Fall are the ideal times to plant grass seed. The summer is usually too hot & dry for it to germinate 100%. Soil temperatures should have a stay between 16° & 18° Celsius for minimum of a week. Water consistently for at least 14 days after planting, being sure to avoid puddles and not let the seeded area dry out.
Sod is an ‘on demand’ product. If you need a lot of square footage of sod, or if we compile other customers’ orders together, we can ship bring sod in to the garden centre. The rolls are 10 ft2 (2’x5’). This method will give you ‘instant’ lawn! Watering the sod every day, especially in the summer, is the key to making it take root. Fertilizing it first with Fafard Seed Starter, thenlater on with the 3 step program will also get it looking great!
Fertilizers can transform a drab, patchy lawn into a rich & healthy looking one! Match up a fertilizer to the correct season or for best results. Typically the ‘step’ fertilizers are used on mature lawns. Ask a member of staff which one is the right choice for your situation.
Seed Starter Fertilizer:
Step 1 Fertilizer:
Step 2 Fertilizer:
Step 3 Fertilizer:
Is your lawn looking quite patchy? Or are skunks digging holes everywhere? You likely have a grub infestation. If you’re not 100% sure, bring or send in a picture of your grass to email@example.com for further confirmation. There are two main types of grubs, so be sure to know what kind you have in your lawn before picking up a package of Nematode Grub Busters. We stock them from late spring through to late fall.
Create a clean border between your grass and existing flowerbeds, pathways, stone and/or dirt with commercial grade plastic lawn edging. Stakes and connectors are also available in store.
You’ll find a variety of herb, fruit, vegetable, vine, annual, and perennial seeds stocked at Oxford Insta-Shade from Spring through to mid-Autumn. Be sure to stop by at the beginning of the season if you are looking for special or more popular varieties, as we sell out quite fast!
Pesticides, Herbicides, Fungicides, & Insecticides
Rich soil is a great way to start off a new plant, but fertilizers will give plants a beneficial boost throughout the growing season. Look for N-P-K percentages on the fertilizer bags/containers to find out which product is best for your plant. Check with our staff regarding which type of fertilizer (slow release or water soluble) is best for your situation!
N - Nitrogen encourages stem & foliage growth, as well as a healthy dark green color.
P - Phosphorus helps roots develop and increases flower & seed production.
K - Potassium reduces plant stress & strengthens the plant’s immune system.