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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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Sep 30, 2021

In this week's episode of Down the Garden Path, landscape designers Matthew Dressing and Joanne Shaw discuss "lasagna gardening."

Lasagna gardening helps you build healthy soil, even in the most challenging locations and without the back-breaking labour. Whether you're growing beautiful flowers or tasty vegetables, lasagna gardening is a great way to easily give your plants healthy living soil.

Tune in to learn more about "lasagna gardening."

  • What is lasagna gardening?
  • When is the best time to start your lasagna garden and why?
  • What tools and materials do you need to build a lasagna garden?
  • How long does it take to put together a lasagna garden?
  • How long does it take until the lasagna garden is ready to use?
  • What are some of the pros and cons of lasagna gardening?

Past shows:

My Fall Landscaping Project, November 2016

About Your Hosts

Each week on Down The Garden Path podcast, professional landscape designers Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing discuss down-to-earth tips and advice for your plants, gardens and landscapes.

As the owner of Down2Earth Landscape Design, Joanne Shaw has been designing beautiful gardens for homeowners east of Toronto for over a decade.

And Matthew Dressing is a horticulturist and landscape designer. He owns Natural Affinity Garden Design, a landscape design and garden maintenance firm servicing Toronto and the Eastern GTA. Together, Joanne and Matthew do their best to