An urban farm is a food-producing garden in a city environment, and provides an easy way to monitor how your food is produced. But the process of building and maintaining one can raise a lot of questions. What fruits and vegetables grow best in a small space? Is it possible to build a miniature farm inside a house? What if I don't own any overalls? Luckily, Truly Local has the answers. The consulting firm helps their clients plan, build, and maintain their own cupboard-filling gardens. From drafting a raised bed for root vegetables to making the most of the natural light a house receives, the experts at Truly Local live up to their name by facilitating food made within one's own four walls.
Grounds Keeper Property Services sends out uniformed lawn technicians and housecleaning professionals to smarten up your homestead inside and out. Before performing any of their services—all of which are fully insured—a staff member can stop by your home or business to give a no-obligation quote. The keen technician will assess the job, give a price estimate and, if you can correctly guess the price, will then award you a stuffed animal.
Tilling and planting since 1964, Tumino's Garden stocks a varied lineup of gardening, landscaping, and soil supplies. Let soilsmiths lend a knowledgeable helping hand when picking out an array of garden tools ($3.99+), or put a handheld shovel to work by bringing home colourful perennials ($2.99+) from Tumino's vast selection of perpetual petal machines. Dirt lover's dreams span both indoor and outdoor display areas, so after passing through the gravel detectors and emptying pockets of spare stones, blossom boosters can shop for horticultural accents in climate-controlled comfort all year round. Yard decor includes statuary ($25+) and a Versailles-worthy lineup of shrubs and evergreens ($16.99+), and with Tumino's family-run penchant for custom-made outdoor arrangements, shrubs can be used to decoratively mark property lines for encroaching neighbours and claim-jumping gold-hunters.
In business for 25 years on the same 20-acre property, the experienced trainer at Deerfield Farm teaches individualized introductory riding lessons on a variety of steeds, from schoolmasters to former show horses. Before mounting one of Deerfield Farms' school horses for a half-hour canter, apprentice equestrians spend 30 minutes at the stable-and-horse orientation, familiarizing themselves with their steed's build, temperament, and favourite Jonas brother. Lessons ingrain strong basic riding skills in pupils, emphasizing safe horsemanship and smooth, rhythmic gaits while increasing rider confidence and control. A trainer of introductory-level through Grand Prix riders, Deerfield Farm owner and coach Grant Field customizes each session around particular horses and riders, ensuring successful pairings of hand and hoof. The farm's facility also boasts an 18-stall bank barn, two tack rooms, two outdoor grass rings, and a bouncy castle for pony birthday parties.
A family business for more than four decades, Frechette Lawncare bolsters lawn vitality and revitalizes dwindling colour saturation with a selection of grass-enlivening products for yards around the Toronto area. Frechette technicians apply a custom-blended slow-release fertilizer to the future-verdant expanses of customers' yards. The nutrient-packed health wallop affects grass tracts like a chlorophyll-cream pie in the face, slamming brown spots and malnourished blades over time with a gradual disbursement of growth-spurring materials. With the same techniques that they use for treating professional golf courses and the Grinch's goatee, Frechette specialists will jump-start any lawn’s summertime growth and offer additional services such as aeration and grub control for increased benefits.