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Choosing the Best Pool House Design for Your Backyard Oasis

Jan

2020

Your pool may be closed for the season, but that doesn’t mean you can’t plan for next season! Whether you’re looking to upgrade your existing pool house or to install one for your new pool, check out some of the following ideas for inspiration. Are you tired of a trail of wet footprints throughout your home? Want a convenient area...

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4 Shrubs That Add Colour to Your Winter Landscape

Dec

2019

After the bright, vibrant landscaping you’ve enjoyed during spring, summer and fall, it can be challenging to accept winter’s traditional bleakness. But no longer do you need to! With plenty of colourful shrubs available, adding some curb appeal to your winter gardens can be easily achieved. Try planting one (or more) of the following four shrubs to enjoy a colourful...

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How to Prepare for a Proper Fall Cleanup

Nov

2019

As the temperature starts to drop and fall approaches, there are plenty of fall cleanup projects that you’ll want to perform at this time of year. The cool weather is a good time to get the gardens, bushes and trees prepared for the upcoming bitter cold so that your gardens will rejuvenate when spring returns. The same holds true for...

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Change Your Front Entrance with Stone Steps

Oct

2019

Oftentimes it is the smallest of changes that can make a huge difference in the appearance of your home. If you are looking to improve your home’s curb appeal, one of the best areas to focus on is your front entrance. When most people view a home from the street, it is natural for their eyes to be drawn to...

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Five of the Most Popular Mosquito-Repelling Plants

Aug

2019

Just like so many other summer evenings, you’re having a great time outside until, once again, some uninvited guests arrive: mosquitos. From their constant buzzing to annoying bites, these pesky creatures are enough to soon drive you back inside your home. But instead of simply giving up, why not fight back? By placing the right plants and herbs throughout your...

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How to Enjoy Your Yard with a Pond or Water Feature

Jul

2019

Dentists that have aquariums in their lobbies, spas that play waterfall music in the background and yoga classes that use water-based soundtracks have all realized the calming effects that the sound of water brings to an environment. Why not enjoy the sense of relaxation and serenity created by a water feature at your own home? Check out some of our...

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Four Keys to Getting the Perfect Pergola or Cabana for Your Outdoor Space

Jul

2019

Your backyard is a quiet place where you can take some time and enjoy the outdoors, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. If you feel as though your backyard could use some updating or a renovation, you may want to consider adding a pergola or cabana. There are so many options when it comes to choosing what...

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Phasing a Landscaping Project: Dos and Don’ts

May

2019

If you’d like your yard to look like something that belongs in a magazine, but don’t necessarily have the budget to do it all at one time, there is another option – keep your dream vision but consider phasing your landscaping project over time. The following Dos and Don’ts will help you phase your project. DO: Plan your whole project...

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Considerations for Designing the Ideal Outdoor Kitchen

Apr

2019

Has the warmer weather got you thinking about warm summer nights and entertaining friends and family on the back deck or patio? Have you been king or queen of the barbeque for years, and now you’re ready to step things up to the next level. Perhaps this is the year that you finally install that outdoor kitchen that you’ve been...

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What are the Best Privacy Trees in Ontario?

Apr

2019

For many homeowners, the backyard is their favorite destination to enjoy a little peace, quiet and relaxation. Unfortunately, the sounds of externals noises like barking dogs, traffic and neighbours peeking into your backyard can disrupt your attempt at tranquillity and privacy. Although it can be difficult to block out the outside world entirely, there are ways to minimize the annoyances....

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