GOOD NEWS! -  Our boulevard gardens help to conserve our native bees and other pollinators by increasing habitat. All of our services - consultation, design, ongoing advice, plants and delivery, regular monitoring of the garden during the first and second years - are free. Our members, volunteers and donors make it happen! 

Our 2022 garden quota has been reached!

Applications for 2023 boulevard gardens are open to our members.

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What our prospective gardeners need to do:

1. YOU MUST BE A CURRENT YEAR MEMBER. Make sure your membership is up-to-date.

Find the membership form here.

 

2. Fill out your garden application and return to us. You need to be a Mississauga property owner with an appropriate road allowance site.

3. The City of Mississauga requires a boulevard garden permit. No fee is required for our gardens.

Download the City permit here.

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Get ready for your garden!

Site prep: 

  • Locate underground utility lines (as, phone, cable, etc)

  • Contact Ontario One Call - it's best to do this early:   www.on1call.com or phone 1-800-400-2255.

  • Remove existing vegetation. No new topsoil or soil amendment needed.

 

Planting:

  • Select a delivery date. 

  • Plants are delivered for same day planting. Advice on planting & placement given.

  • Please provide a garden trowel, watering can and water.

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Care for your new garden

Aftercare:

  • You should supply a bag of shredded bark mulch to suppress weeds and retain surface moisture for this growing season.

  • Young plants will need to be watered twice a week for their first 6 weeks, then gradually taper off amount of irrigation. Young plants will need water during drought as well.

  • Pull weed seedlings when they sprout. Perennial weeds can be repeatedly cut off below ground level until they die. 

Our garden stewards have access to our private Facebook group, where photos and info are shared and questions are answered.

Here is what we offer our garden stewards:

  • Preliminary site visit assessment.

  • Assistance with city permit process.

  • Advice on how to get your new garden site ready for planting.

  • Up to 50 free native plants matched to your garden site.

  • Planting: Plant pickup dates between mid-May - early June.

  • Plant info, online garden workshops and presentations.

  • Aftercare advice.

  • Info & advice via our private Garden Steward Facebook group.

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2023 Garden Application

If you are a member, you may apply for a free garden. Please fill out the form and submit.

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