Landscaping

Creating a little privacy
For many years, that 5-foot fence with the piece of lattice on top combined with a few strategically placed trees was the default method for creating privacy from the neighbours. Then houses started to change. Bigger houses on smaller lots became the norm. More square footage on the inside meant that houses were being built taller and wider, closer to the property lines. (more…)
- August 19, 2017

Lightweight tools ‘STIHL’ do the job
Official Timbersports emcee shares proof you can make gains in your yard, without the pain As the first female commentator and host for the STIHL® Timbersports Canadian Championship, TV and radio celebrity Sabrina Pierson is an outdoorsy girl at heart. (more…)
- June 25, 2017

Plan deck lighting sooner, not later!
Why deck lighting needs to be planned at the earliest stage of your new deck project. Preparing to build a new backyard deck is exciting, particularly if it’s something you’ve wanted to do for a while. Second only to remodeling the kitchen, creating a new outdoor living space is a top priority for many homeowners. Canadians have an insatiable appetite for soaking in every moment of the warmer weather, and perfecting our backyard spaces allows us to take it all in comfortably.   (more…)
- June 7, 2017

What type of gardener are you?
Gardening season is just around the corner (and frankly, for some of us, it can’t come soon enough).  So, to kick things off, we thought we’d take a bit of a tongue in cheek peek at the different types of gardening styles you might find amongst your friends and family. (more…)
- May 3, 2017

Grass Free Landscaping Ideas
It’s time to get back into the outdoors and enjoy our beautiful backyards, but for some, unfortunately their backyards give them more stress than relaxation because of their lack of beauty and greenery. But if you’re one of these people, do not fear. There are so many ways to add beauty without using grass. (more…)
- April 7, 2017

How drainage easements can impact your landscaping plans
A look at how drainage easements can impact your landscaping plans. Spring is nearly here, so of course now is the time when homeowners begin to think about making some changes to their landscaping. However, before you begin planning that new garden or hardscaping layout, it is essential that you know exactly what you have the right to do with your land, and what you don’t. (more…)
- March 20, 2017

12 Days of Giveaways: Prize #6

A Closer Look at Today's Giveaway

Did you know that more than 90% of the population lives within 15 minutes of a Canadian Tire store? Do you live close to a Canadian Tire? If so then you’ll want to enter to win today’s giveaway. (more…)
- December 15, 2016

Decorating Your Home’s Exterior for the Holidays
It’s that magical time of year, when families all across the country climb into their cars after dusk and drive around looking at all of the neighbourhood holiday lights and displays, creating memories that last a lifetime. So, if you love the idea of delighting holiday merrymakers both young and old, here are some tips on decorating your home’s exterior for the holidays. (more…)
- December 1, 2016

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