Storing Your Patio Furniture for the Winter

Regardless of how sturdy, even an ironwork patio set or all-weather outdoor furniture will last longer if it is put away after the summer is over. Storing seasonal items is also good for your siding in particular and the backyard… Read More »

Tips for Decluttering Your Yard

The backyard is your weekend sanctuary where you can entertain friends, relax with the family or play ball with the kids. But your yard, both front and back, can be a parking place for bikes, gardening tools, toys, and even… Read More »

How to Deal with a Bad Backyard View

Bringing the outdoors in is a popular way of maximizing your backyard and improving your family’s health and sense of well-being. But what if the backyard is the last place you want to spend time because all you see is… Read More »

Things You can do for Instant Curb Appeal

While curb appeal is typically associated with putting a house on the market and the home’s resale value, many homeowners are discovering that it is important in general to have their property always looking its best. It goes beyond your… Read More »

7 Reasons to Start a Container Garden

A container garden is a collection of plants – vegetables, herbs, fruits, flowers, shrubs, or even small trees – planted in a pot or container instead of in the ground. People with a big backyard might see container gardens as… Read More »

Is a Rain Chain Right for Your Home?

While downspouts play an important role in a gutter system, ensuring rainwater is guided away from the foundation, they really aren’t all that attractive. In recent years, rain chains have become a viable alternative to downpipes. Aesthetically pleasing to look… Read More »

Summer Backyard Safety Tips

As we’re heading into summer, most of us will be spending more time outside. For a worry-free summertime, here are some backyard safety tips to keep you and your family safe. Set Boundaries and Expectations For children, a backyard can… Read More »

Reclaim Your Backyard

Whether you haven’t been able to use the backyard due to serious neglect or you just haven’t had the time yet to get out there and clean up after winter, spend some time now to get it ready for summer… Read More »

Tips for Getting Your Home Ready to Sell

If you want to sell your home in today’s competitive Vancouver housing market, your home should be displayed to its best advantage. Start with a real estate agent you trust. Other tips for getting your home ready to sell include… Read More »

Outdoor Living Trends 2019

Updating the landscaping and adding elements to your backyard that transform it into a great place to relax can help make an older home look more modern. Even newer homes benefit from increased functionality and livability. It goes without saying… Read More »