Little known rules for tossing household trash
Did you know that different parts of the areas have their own rules about the types of household trash that can put out for curbside trash pickup? Chances are, your neighbours don’t know either. That’s why you sometimes see old toilets and sofas languishing on the curb for weeks on end. (more…)
- November 2, 2016

Need a rat deterrent? Try these 5 things.
Autumn is a time when rodents are most likely to creep their way into homes across the country, potentially carrying diseases and parasites along with them. Think they won’t find their way into your home? You should know that it doesn’t take much for them to get inside. (more…)
- October 19, 2016

Local pest control takes aim at the 4 most wanted!
Looking for information about local pest control? At this time of year, you’re not alone! So you’re enjoying a movie in your basement media room, maybe having a snack and a little something to drink, when all of a sudden a thing that looks like a set of tangled false eyelashes goes racing across the floor. That’s right–the dreaded house centipede! (more…)
- September 17, 2016

Take on your own driveway repair or pay a pro?
If your driveway has become cracked, sunken or otherwise worn, it can detract from your home’s curb appeal and in some cases, even pose a danger to family and guests. So, naturally, it will need to be repaired. The question is, do you try do your own driveway repair work or pay a pro to do it for you? (more…)
- September 7, 2016

How to fix uneven concrete
Sunken, uneven concrete walkways, pool decks and back patios are not only unsightly, but they can pose a tripping hazard as well. As a homeowner, if you have any hazardous areas on your property, the last thing you want is for family or guests to fall and injure themselves.  (more…)
- August 13, 2016

Lawn care during a hot, dry summer
In a hot and dry summer like the one we are experiencing lawn care is a big topic for many homeowners. The unseasonably dry conditions has impacted the appearance and health of many lawns, reducing them to dry, brittle eyesores, rather than the lush swatches we are all used to seeing.   (more…)
- July 28, 2016

5 Common Mistakes that can lead to food poisoning
Canada Day is nearly here, and you know what that means! Backyard BBQs and gatherings filled with food, drinks and fun. However, what isn’t fun and also tends to accompany holiday eating is food poisoning. According to Health Canada, about 4 million Canadians ( ~10% of the population) suffer from food poisoning on a yearly basis.  (more…)
- June 28, 2016

Helping Empty nesters reclaim their backyard

Empty nesters Krista and Grant have a 'classic' backward, with a driveway that runs down the side and a large garage as the focal point in their backyard. On a positive note, they have a very large space measuring 196’x43’,which their children have happily taken advantage of for years. Now the kids have outgrown their outdoor activities and its time for mom and dad to make the yard meet their needs. (more…)

- June 13, 2016

Building a backyard pond: pt 3
In eieihome’s final installment in this series on building a backyard pond, we’re going to talk about adding plants and fish to your pond. We will also touch on what you need to do to successfully prepare your pond for the colder weather. As in our second part of this interview, we spoke with water features expert Terri John from Vandermeer Nursery, to learn more about how homeowners can get started in this fun and fulfilling hobby. (more…)
- June 6, 2016

So you want to buy a hot tub?
After a long hard day of working, commuting, kids and everything else, what would be more relaxing than soaking your stress away in a bubbly hot tub? Add a cold beverage and maybe some good company and you have the makings of a perfect evening, or afternoon, or anytime really? If you’ve never researched hot tubs, or haven’t looked at them in a while, you might be surprised by just how many options there are available. To make some sense of it, here are 5 key areas to consider when shopping around. (more…)
- May 21, 2016



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