Author: Bruce

About Bruce

Bruce lives in Alberta, close by the eastern slope of the Canadian Rockies. Bruce loves gardening during the short Canadian summer, and enjoys contributing to Big Granite during the long winter months. Look for stories on the things he loves; family, the outdoors & anything to with gardening.

The best time to spray dandelions

Finally – Spring has sprung! Spring has finally sprung in our part of the world, and with it comes the urge to get out in the garden and getting your hands a bit dirty as you prepare the gardens, lawns and flowerbeds for a summer of enjoyment. As the snow left and the lawns started […]

High Quality Resin Patio Furniture That Lasts and Lasts

At least 15 years ago we tore down the little 12′ x 12′ deck at the rear or our house and built a decent sized one out of treated wood, complete with a nice pergola and a trellis wall. Once completed it was amazing how quickly it became THE place to spend family time during […]

Rain, Rain Glorious Rain

Thanks Mom Nature! As any farmer and indeed any gardener knows, it doesn’t matter how much time and effort you’ve put into the soil preparation, fertilization, and planting of your crop or garden, it can be all for naught if Mother Nature isn’t cooperating by sending down precious rain! As I write this little musing […]

Why I Chose the Mantis XP 16″ Tiller/Cultivator

Mantis XP

Everything has it’s day, and last fall our old tiller joined the “big old junkyard in the sky”. It’d been an OK machine, not great, lot’s of trouble starting it each spring, and pretty heavy & cumbersome to operate, and way to heavy for me to ever move it from it’s place out on our […]

Our Mower That Just Won’t Quit

Toro Lawn Mower

It’s human nature I guess to try and seek out a bargain when you’re making a purchase, especially when it’s something of a more expensive nature, and it’s easy to find yourself gravitating to the bargain model, even though you know it will be inferior to the more expensive models. A lesson in getting what […]

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