Home Exterior Decorating ideas for Fall

We want to hang onto summer for as long as possible, but after Labour Day most of us can’t help but think of fall. You can still enjoy outdoor spaces until it starts to rain for real. Swap out the… Read More »

Mosquito-Proof Your Yard this Summer

During summer and the nicer fall weather, you want to be out in your backyard as much as possible. But nothing spoils a gathering around the fire pit or hamburgers just off the grill faster than a cloud of hungry… Read More »

Deck Safety Tips

A deck makes your backyard more enjoyable. But like your gutters or siding, it should be inspected at least once a year to ensure deck components such as flashing, fasteners, boards, and railings are in good shape. Here are some… Read More »

Ways to Add Privacy to Your Backyard

Do you feel like you’re on stage performing for the neighbours every time you fire up the BBQ or spend time kicking a soccer ball around with the kids? When someone has a clear view into your back yard or… Read More »

Basics of Yard Maintenance

Yard maintenance might be one of your least favourite chores. But it has to be done if you want to enjoy your backyard, have a safe place for the kids to play, and keep your property looking its best. An… Read More »

Adding a Deck to Your Backyard

Building a deck in your backyard is one of the most popular home improvements homeowners make to get the most out of summer and to increase resale value. It gives you a better view of the backyard; there’s another “room”… Read More »

Tips for Conserving Water in Your Yard

The largest percentage of outdoor water usage goes toward watering our lawns and gardens. Maintaining the lush look of your landscaping while conserving water is doable if you’re willing to make some simple changes to the way you landscape and… Read More »

Get Your Backyard ready for Canada Day

Staying home and celebrating in your backyard is a great way to enjoy Canada’s birthday without having to battle the crowds. But it does mean you have to plan ahead. Before family and friends arrive, here are a few tips… Read More »

Flying the Canadian Flag On July 1st

If you’re getting ready to celebrate this Canada Day in style, your backyard décor or front yard decorations will most likely include at least one Canadian flag. After all, it is the main symbol of our country and one that’s… Read More »

Gutter Cleaning Tips for Spring

Spring gutter cleaning is a rite of passage from cold winter weather to warmer temperatures, a perfect time to get your home’s exterior ready for summer. While cleaning the gutters isn’t the most welcome home maintenance chore, it doesn’t have… Read More »