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For Immediate Release:
July 19, 2012

Is Your Garden Feeling the Heat?

BRAMPTON, ON. (July 18, 2012) Do you wish your yard was more beautiful and colorful and could stand up to the summer heat? Then start with a free Fusion Landscape Consultation offered throughout the summer by the Region of Peel.

“Fusion Landscaping is a style of gardening that looks attractive and colourful but has more environmental benefits than traditional methods,” says Carol Chaput, Supervisor, Environmental Education. “The intense heat and little rain over the last weeks is no match for this type of landscaping” adds Chaput. “With little to no watering, Fusion Gardens do well in drought-like conditions where typical grass lawns are brown and dry.”

Consultations are a great way for new gardeners to learn more about Fusion Landscaping. Advanced gardeners can also benefit by adding some fusion to their garden by choosing bright perennials and native trees and shrubs for height and texture.

Landscape consultations involve booking a session with a trained advisor who will assess your outdoor space and provide the tools needed to help you choose and plant appropriate flowers, plants, trees and shrubs. To sign up, call 905-791-7800, ext. 4409 or visit watersmartpeel.ca

The benefits of Fusion Landscapes include:

  • reducing the need for watering
  • increasing the number of native plants and habitats for birds and butterflies
  • reduce pollutants in stormwater before it reaches streams, rivers and lakes
  • improving air quality with shrubs and trees that remove carbon dioxide and reduce air pollution

For additional inspiration, visit watersmartpeel.ca.

The Regional Municipality of Peel was incorporated in 1974 on the principle that certain community and infrastructure services are most cost-effectively administered over a larger geographic area. The Region of Peel serves more than one million residents in the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton and the Town of Caledon.

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Amie Miles
Communications Specialist (Public Works)
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 1636

Carol Chaput
Supervisor, Environmental Education
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 3318

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595, e-mail



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