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Five of the Most Popular Mosquito-Repelling Plants

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 property, you may never have to worry about mosquitos again! Here are five of the... View Article

August 2019

How to Enjoy Your Yard with a Pond or Water Feature

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 most popular requests below when it comes to backyard water feature installations. Koi Pond As... View Article

July 2019

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

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 works best for your outdoor space, but you may not even know where to start.... View Article

July 2019

Phasing a Landscaping Project: Dos and Don’ts

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 If you’re doing your landscaping project in phases that’s completely fine – it doesn’t have... View Article

May 2019

Considerations for Designing the Ideal Outdoor Kitchen

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 dreaming of? But where to start? Outdoor stoves, smokers and pizza ovens are a big... View Article

April 2019

What are the Best Privacy Trees in Ontario?

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. By planting the right type of privacy trees, you can reduce noise and gain privacy... View Article

March 2019

Maximizing Your Landscape Investment

Professional landscaping can add a lot of enjoyment to your home – not to mention value! But like most things in life, your landscaping job will only last as long as it is being properly cared for. If you want to maximize your landscaping investment, it is important to follow these basic maintenance tips. Watering Making sure that new plants are properly watered is extremely important – particularly in hot weather. In the first week... View Article

February 2019

Why It’s Important to Keep Your Landscaping Project Within Your Budget

When you begin a landscaping project, you will quickly find that you are faced with countless options of beautiful, magazine-worthy features that you can incorporate into your design. And if you are not careful, that budget that you had originally set for yourself can quickly evaporate. But you don’t have to break the bank to have a beautiful yard or garden. We strongly urge our customers to keep their project within their budget. In some... View Article

January 2019

Incorporating Colour into Your Landscape Design

Just because there is still snow on the ground, it doesn’t mean that it is too early to start thinking about next season’s landscape design. And when the ground is white, and the sky is grey there is no better time to start thinking about all the vibrant colours that you are going to incorporate into your design. So how exactly will you incorporate colour? Here are a few tips to help make your backyard... View Article

December 2018

Prepping Your Evergreens for Winter

Now that we’re preparing to do battle with winter with its snow, sleet, winds and blizzard conditions, it’s time to think about preparing your evergreens for the onslaught ahead. Before the first snow hits and the ground becomes frozen, it’s important to spend a little extra time getting your evergreens ready for Mother Nature and her wrath. Watering There are some important considerations to think about while preparing coniferous evergreen trees and shrubs for winter.... View Article

November 2018