Your garden doesn’t end at the edges of your backyard. We know that an appreciation for nature can inspire every aspect of your life, from healthy dining to home decorating. That’s why our team has been working together to create the Oakridge Lifestyle blog: covering everything from gardening and fashion trends, to home decor and spring planting – a little of everything to leave you feeling inspired.

Fall Maples

Fall Maples

Fall Maples Maple trees have long been known to have some of the finest displays of fall colour. While common in Ontario and Québec, very few maples are native to zone 3 areas like ours in Steinbach. However, we can still enjoy fall maples here in Manitoba! Thanks to...

Preserving Herbs & Other Vegetables

Preserving Herbs & Other Vegetables

Preserving Herbs & Other Vegetables When you spend all year pouring your heart into your vegetable garden, the last thing you want is to let any of your precious harvests go to waste. Fortunately, you can preserve the bounty from your garden to keep your pantry...

How to Grow an Orchard in Manitoba

How to Grow an Orchard in Manitoba

How to Grow an Orchard in Manitoba You don’t have to look too hard to find a gorgeous vegetable garden in Steinbach. However, when it comes to fruit, our options are a little more limited. Unlike places further South where most of our fruit at the supermarket comes...

Designing a Perennial Garden or Border

Designing a Perennial Garden or Border

Designing a Perennial Garden or Border Shopping for new and trendy annuals every spring and summer is certainly fun and exciting, and it keeps your garden looking fresh. But without some reliable perennials, your garden may end up looking a bit dishevelled. Perennials...

Lawn Care Calendar

Lawn Care Calendar

Lawn Care Calendar We’ve been experiencing a bit of drought here in Steinbach—although the last few days of continuous rain may have us feeling like less of one—and our lawns are bearing the brunt of it! A lot of folks have been asking how best to keep their lawns...

The Kids’ Garden

The Kids’ Garden

The Kids Garden Those of us with children are always looking for ways to spend time together while enriching their lives. However, finding an activity that engages both the interests of a child and their parent is easier said than done. Starting a kids garden project...

Maintaining Outdoor Containers

Maintaining Outdoor Containers

Maintaining Outdoor Containers Planting in containers is the easiest, most versatile way to garden. We always recommend container gardening to beginners to help you “get your hands dirty” (quite literally!) and learn the basics of plant care. It’s exciting to choose...

Planting Your New Tree

Planting Your New Tree

Planting Your New Tree Trees are some of the most important features of our landscapes. They provide shade, beauty, and structure to a property, and they add value to the home. Especially for families, trees often hold a great deal of sentimental value. From tire...

Raised Bed Gardening

Raised Bed Gardening

Raised Bed Gardening Especially at this time of year, when the weather is precarious and the threat of frost isn’t altogether gone, we’re all too aware of how precious the warm weather is. While we love our four distinct seasons in Manitoba, as gardeners we always...

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