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On the Down the Garden Path Radio Show and Podcast, landscape designers Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing discuss down-to-earth tips and advice for your plants, gardens, and landscapes.

Joanne and Matthew believe it's important and possible to have great gardens that are low maintenance.

Each week, they educate their listeners on how to seasonally manage their gardens and landscapes. Joanne and Matt learn right along with their listeners, from each other, from their research, and from the many guests who join them on their show. 

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Apr 22, 2020

This month on Down the Garden Path we’re talking all about lawn care!  When it comes to our lawns, we’re all a bit fanatical.  So, this month we’re going discuss what it takes to get a beautiful lawn. From lawn care 101, to artificial turf, pest and diseases, and everything in between, we’ve got the tips and tricks to get you growing a green oasis that’ll make you the talk of the neighbourhood. Tonight, we take a look at artificial turf with Brian Park from Durham Artificial Grass.

Brian has worked in the landscape industry on and off for over 20 years. He joined Durham Artificial Grass last September and prior to that, worked in the sports industry in various senior management roles. He has also run his own landscape business.

The Durham Artificial Grass team are experts in artificial grass solutions. Family owned and operated since 2018, they provide outstanding customer service and products throughout Durham Region, Toronto and Eastern Ontario.

With an indoor/outdoor showroom in Hampton, Ontario, their staff has 35+ years of horticulture knowledge to provide you with the best possible service for any project. They carry and install the highest quality North American-made artificial turf, golf simulators, sports flooring and synthetic ice backed by the manufacturers.

Durham Artificial Grass supports DIY projects, contractors and provides professional installations. 

Tune into this week's podcast to learn more about artificial turf with our guest, Brian Park.

We discuss the advances in artificial turf over the last few years and Brian also answers our questions:

  • How is artificial turf most often being used? 
  • What factors are considered when ensuring a quality installation?
  • What kind of maintenance is required? How does the warranty work?
  • How does environmental impact play into the decision to get artificial turf?  

You can find Durham Artificial Grass online at, on Facebook at Durham Artificial Grass and Instagram: @durhamartificialgrass.

Join us on April 27th for the last podcast in our "lawn care" series: Cover Crops and Lawn Alternatives.

Each week on Down The Garden Path, professional landscape designers Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing discuss down-to-earth tips and advice for your plants, gardens and landscapes. We do our best to bring you interesting, relevant and helpful topics to help you keep your garden as low maintenance as possible.