Uncategorized – Le gars des cèdres http://www.legarsdescedres.com/en Le spécialiste dans le cèdre à haie Thu, 01 Jun 2017 22:12:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.2 http://www.legarsdescedres.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/cropped-2015-LOGO-LGDC-32x32.png Uncategorized – Le gars des cèdres http://www.legarsdescedres.com/en 32 32 Choose a cedar tree http://www.legarsdescedres.com/en/2017/02/20/choose-a-cedar-tree/ http://www.legarsdescedres.com/en/2017/02/20/choose-a-cedar-tree/#respond Mon, 06 Mar 2017 13:02:02 +0000 http://www.legarsdescedres.com/2017/03/06/choose-a-cedar-tree/ You can notice that there is an impressive quantity and quality grades of cedar trees on the market. When the time come to make a choice among all those coniferous varieties, it is normal to feel a little bit overwhelmed. Even though the look one...

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You can notice that there is an impressive quantity and quality grades of cedar trees on the market.
When the time come to make a choice among all those coniferous varieties, it is normal to feel a little bit overwhelmed.
Even though the look one is aiming for by choosing a certain type of cedar tree is a personal choice, it is all related to the budget.

The more expensive your cedar tree is going to be, the faster your hedge will look perfect and uniform. On the other hand, if you decide to go with a cedar tree with a lower price tag, your hedge might take a few years to look full and strong. It will all depend on the maintenance. At the end of the day, the extra money you are paying on a more expensive cedar thee will cover for the salary of the workers who nurtured it over the years (trimming, fertilizing, weed control and treatments against diseases or rotten).When you decide to go with a more primitive cedar tree and put on a good maintenance, it will eventually become as luxuriant and thriving as any beautiful cedar you could have chosen to buy. It’s only a matter of time.

Pretty and cheap
On our market, it is possible to find pretty little cedar trees at a discount price.
Many big retail chains will get their cedar trees from British Columbia. Since the weather is more forgiving in that region, it is possible to produce a cedar tree a lot faster. To grow a 6 feet tall cedar tree in British Columbia will take an average of 3 to 4 years when it will take 6 to 7 years to grow here in Quebec. On top of that, as many foreigners are hired on a low salary to work on the fields, the final cost of the trees is definitely lower.

Be aware!
It may all seem very attractive when you are planning on a landscaping project, but here is the issue. Remember we talked about more forgiving weather? Well, here in Eastern Canada, this is not the case. After spending a few days being transported, the cedar trees find themselves surrounded by fresh air under our beautiful spring sun in some garden center. The spend the summer being meticulously watered by their new owners and they thrive. It’s when the temperature starts dropping that it becomes difficult. These trees never saw winters as rigorous as ours back home. The following spring, you will notice that about 50% of the trees have not survived the winter and the warranty offered by the store has expired. You now have to pay again, to replace all the dead cedar trees and in the end, it will be more expensive than buying local grown trees from the start. And you will probably find yourself wondering if the 50% remaining will survive the next winter…

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The Fertilizer from Le Gars des Cedres http://www.legarsdescedres.com/en/2016/04/02/the-fertilizer-from-le-gars-des-cedres/ http://www.legarsdescedres.com/en/2016/04/02/the-fertilizer-from-le-gars-des-cedres/#respond Fri, 10 Mar 2017 15:35:59 +0000 http://www.legarsdescedres.com/2017/03/10/the-fertilizer-from-le-gars-des-cedres/ The Fertilizer has been developed especially for cedar trees by Le Gars des Cedres with the collaboration of a team of agronomists specialised in ornamental horticulture.

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The Fertilizer has been developed especially for cedar trees by Le Gars des Cedres with the collaboration of a team of agronomists specialised in ornamental horticulture. Well aware of our peculiar climate, our research allowed us to create a fertilizer that offers many benefits to people here in Quebec. It has been specially formulated for the rooting of a new plantation as well as the growth, health and color of previously installed cedar trees.

Why choose The Fertilizer?
Elaborated by a cedar farmer as opposed to a fertilizer seller, The Fertilizer has been tested for years on thousands of cedar trees. Because of its superior performance, it is still used on the cedar crops. On the shelves, we can find fertilizers for general use on coniferous trees or bushes, but The Fertilizer from Le Gars des Cedres is a product specially designed for cedar trees.

How often does it need to be applied?
As a result of it’s slow release, the product is good for a whole month. You will only have to apply it three times a year to obtain a better result than a general fertilizer that has to be applied weekly.
As opposed to other products with slow release (applied once a year), if The Fertilizer cannot be applied properly because of a strong wind or rain for instance, you will still obtain great results as it is recommended to apply The Fertilizer more than once.

Efficiency of The Fertilizer

1-Quantity of nitrogen is medium-high for the growth, density and photosynthesis of the cedar trees. A greater quantity of nitrogen would cause the roots to dry.
2-Quantity of phosphorus is medium, to stimulate roots growth.
3-Quantity of potash is medium to build resilience to diseases and cold.
4-Added iron to grant a nice dark green color to the cedar trees.

The simplicity
The user manual is clear and user friendly as opposed to other products on the market for which we need to calculate, mix and dig.

And even more…
Easy to carry 10 kg size.
Efficient size to apply on 500 cedar trees.
Affordable product at just 0.058$ a cedar.
Local product: Since the provider is based here in Quebec, it is easier for the consumer to get additional information or advice.

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Spring and Cedar Hedges http://www.legarsdescedres.com/en/2016/03/04/spring-and-cedar-hedges/ http://www.legarsdescedres.com/en/2016/03/04/spring-and-cedar-hedges/#respond Mon, 06 Mar 2017 12:38:12 +0000 http://www.legarsdescedres.com/2017/03/06/spring-and-cedar-hedges/ With the return of spring, we start feeling the motivation to go back outside and take care of our dear plants and trees. Obviously, the specimens who spent the harsh winter outside did not have it easy every day.

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With the return of spring, we start feeling the motivation to go back outside and take care of our dear plants and trees. Obviously, the specimens who spent the harsh winter outside did not have it easy every day. That is why it’s important to take very good care of them as soon as the warmer weather shows up. Cedar trees are not an exception. Even though they are known for their resilience to our climate, a few basic needs have to be taken care of.

First, you have to know that calcium that has been spread out on the roads during winter make a very bad mix with your cedar trees foliage. In fact, when calcium touches the foliage, it tends to cause it to dry. As a result, you will notice a rusty shade on the affected foliage. Sadly, there is nothing we can do about the damaged foliage, but we can prevent the dryness to spread by watering the foliage generously as soon as the risk of freeze passes by. This will rinse off all traces of calcium left on the foliage and doing so will insure the longevity of the trees.

Of course, with the return of spring, we have to think about fertilization. Le Gars des Cedres has developed a special formula, especially made to fit the needs of the cedar trees according to the climate here in Quebec. The application of the synthetic fertilizer should be done three times in the season, namely mid-April, mid-May and mid-June. We should never spread out fertilizer after July first. Using those products after this date would cause issues when the time comes for the cedar tree to get ready for winter, risking its good health.

Finally, the advice from Le Gars des Cedres: When you apply fertilizer to your cedar trees hedges, you should cover it with soil or mulch for a better absorption.

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Cedar hedge : Ecological choice http://www.legarsdescedres.com/en/2016/01/01/cedar-hedge-ecological-choice/ http://www.legarsdescedres.com/en/2016/01/01/cedar-hedge-ecological-choice/#respond Mon, 06 Mar 2017 12:29:04 +0000 http://www.legarsdescedres.com/2017/03/06/cedar-hedge-ecological-choice/ For those of you who have a green side and an environmental conscience, installing a cedar hedge will help you reduce your ecological footprint!

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For those of you who have a green side and an environmental conscience, installing a cedar hedge will help you reduce your ecological footprint! Indeed, adding trees to your yard will allow your soil to store more CO2 and produce more oxygen. On top of that, a cedar hedge will add to the biodiversity on a local scale of your private yard.

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Note: To reduce your ecological footprint even more, use compost or organic fertilizers. You can even make your own compost. Also, you can easily use rain water to water your cedars, thus saving treated water.

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