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How to Create the Wow Factor in Your Backyard

Every spring and summer homeowners take to their properties with the hope of creating a unique backyard that morphs their lacklustre yard into an alluring retreat that creates a WOW effect. Regardless of the size or shape of your backyard, a makeover can turn an uninspiring yard into an appealing oasis of relaxation and entertainment. With a little planning and creativity, you can create a striking environment in your backyard and turn it into something... View Article

July 2020

Five Steps to Planning your Next Landscaping Project

You stare out into your backyard and imagine what could be. In your mind you see trees to the left, shrubbery to the right, and a stone walkway snaking through a series of flower beds. In order to make that vision a reality, you first need to create a project plan. That plan will help you nail down your landscaping goals, and offer insight into how much you’ll need to budget to see the project... View Article

May 2020

Choosing Your Landscaping Contractor

A beautifully landscaped yard cannot only dramatically improve the appearance of your Hamilton or Burlington home, but it can also greatly increase the enjoyment you get from your property. We all know that spending time outdoors is good for us, and the right landscaping job just might help you to do more of that. But how do you choose the right landscaping contractor? This is an important question because the right contractor can make the... View Article

April 2020

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

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

A Contractor Hiring Guide

So you’ve decided to embark on a landscaping project this summer. You’ve saved up some money for it. You’ve thought about how you will spend those warm summer nights, enjoying your new landscape design. All you have to do is pick a landscaper and sign a contract right? Wrong. Just like any other kind of contractor, landscapers can differ greatly in both the quality of their work and the types of services that they perform.... View Article

May 2018

Six Considerations When Incorporating a Pool into Your Backyard

Having a pool in the backyard is a dream for many homeowners, but if your house didn’t have one when you bought it then incorporating one into your existing space might seem like an overwhelming task. There is so much to consider, and you might even have a hard time imagining what a pool would actually look like when it’s installed. If you’re thinking about putting in a pool for your family, here are a... View Article

March 2018

Planning for Your Landscape for Next Year

Now that the weather has turned cold and you’re busy making plans for the holidays, you’re probably not thinking too much about that patio you want to install next year or about where you’ll put that Zen garden you’ve always wanted – but you should. Now is actually the perfect time to start planning for next year’s landscaping. If you’re wondering why you should begin planning in the off-season, here are three good reasons: It... View Article

December 2017

Planning Your Landscaping Project to Suit Your Needs

Almost everyone does it. In the planning stages of any landscaping project, it can be so easy to pull that picture-perfect design out of a glossy magazine – or print it from Pinterest and think that that is the look you’d like to have for your own backyard. But before you invest in what is sure to be a lengthy and possibly costly project, it is important to consider whether that design will suit your... View Article

August 2017