Adding mulch and compost to your garden will save water, prevent erosion, minimize weed growth, reduce runoff, and provide nutrients to the soil.
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Ornamental horticulture contributes $14.6 billion to Canada’s economy.
Adult Black Vine Weevils (Otiorhynchus sulcatus) eat a characteristic ‘D’ shaped notch along the leaf margin.
Adult ladybird beetles can eat up to 50 aphids a day and the larvae can eat up to 25 aphids a day.
Shade trees can make buildings up to 20 degrees cooler in the summer. TreesAreGood.com
The amount of oxygen produced by an acre of trees per year equals the amount consumed by 18 people annually. One tree produces nearly 260 pounds of oxygen each year. TreesAreGood.com
On average, employers receive a benefit of $1.47 for every $1 invested in apprenticeship training. “Canadian Apprenticeship Forum”
Each dollar invested in upgrading a landscape returns $1.35 in a home’s real estate value. “Journal of Environmental Horticulture”
A single tree adds a 2% increase in a home’s real estate value. “Journal of Environmental Horticulture”
By hiring apprentices, you will be developing a learning culture within your workplace, showing your commitment to developing quality skills and inspiring others to continue to improve their trade. “Canadian Apprenticeship Forum”
Apprentices will learn the latest technology and best practices during their technical training to not only increase their own skill but also that of existing employees. “Canadian Apprenticeship Forum”