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Dry Weather is Coming! Is Your Irrigation System Ready?

April 13th, 2015

Irrigation systems should not be viewed as “set and forget” systems. Proper and timely maintenance can reduce water consumption, save money with less plant loss, and help to maintain a healthy and beautiful landscape. Our IIABC certified professionals are fully … Continue reading

Para Space at the 2015 BC Skills Competition

March 8th, 2015

We're very proud of our latest competitor in the 2015 Skills BC competition, Dillon Mennie.  Dillon competed in the Landscape Gardening category, and his team took silver this year.  Congratulations to Dillon and his team! Skills Canada events are a … Continue reading

Healthy Lawns - Aeration and Lime Application

January 23rd, 2015

Core aeration is the mechanical removal of small cores of soil from the lawn using an aeration machine. It is often described as the most important thing you can do to create a healthy, thick and robust lawn. Aerating your … Continue reading

Something Smells?

January 17th, 2015

Dormant Oil and Lime Sulphur applications stink; literally! They smell like rotten eggs. The smell doesn’t last long but the effects do. The application leaves behind is the BEST protection from insects that you can get for deciduous trees. You … Continue reading

Jeff Foley, BCLNA Chairperson

November 7th, 2014

The Para Space team is very proud of our President & CEO Jeff Foley, who was recently elected as Chairperson of the British Columbia Landscape & Nursery Association.  Jeff volunteers his time to help advance the professionalism of the green … Continue reading

Winter Colours

September 29th, 2014

The winter months are one of the most challenging times of the year when it comes to adding ‘colour’ to the landscape. One of the few flowering plants that withstands the winter cold is the ever so popular winter flowering … Continue reading

Irrigation System Winterization

September 17th, 2014

It's getting to be that time again, leaves are changing colour and colder weather is just around the corner.  Compared to the rest of Canada, we enjoy mild winters here on the West Coast. However, it is very important to … Continue reading

Get Ready for CanWest 2014

August 28th, 2014

The CanWest Horticulture Show is Western Canada's premier green industry tradeshow and educational conference.  For 2014, the show will be held on October 1st and 2nd at the Vancouver Trade & Convention Centre, West Building. For anyone in the landscape … Continue reading

Invasive Alert! - Japanese Knotweed

August 25th, 2014

Japanese Knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum) was introduced from Asia as an ornamental, but has been found to be highly invasive.  It thrives in wetlands and other marginal areas where it out-competes native vegetation.  It is very difficult to control once established. … Continue reading

Para Space out at Certification Day

July 24th, 2014

13 Para Space team member where out at the July certification testing at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.  We're very proud of the team, and especially proud of being BC's most accredited horticultralists! The Landscape Industry Certified Technician designation was designed by … Continue reading

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