You can greatly reduce your water usage by implementing any or all of these 7 water-saving tips!

1 Mulch Plenty - Use 3-4" (10cm) of mulch on top of the soil to retain moisture longer and reduce the soil temperature. This reduces watering needs by up to 50%.

Western Canada is an intricate system of living creatures and natural elements. Helping to maintain its balance brings countless benefits. We can do this in rural areas, small towns and large cities, like mine, Winnipeg. Supporting wildlife benefits us all.

It is disappointing to see immature fruits lying on the ground a few months or weeks before harvest. Early fruit drop from apple, plum, apricot and cherry trees is a common occurrence. Here are three steps you can take to reduce this early fruit drop.

1. Help control the effects of frost