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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

What is a Rain Garden?

For those of us living in the Lower Mainland, it might be tempting to think that the whole province is a rain garden. But rain gardens are actually a resourceful way to improve drainage on your property. They also increase… Read More »

Reasons to Install a Rain Barrel

Rain barrels are a low-cost, eco-friendly solution to conserving tap water and making the most of the rainwater that falls on your property. Instead of the water draining away, a rain barrel attached to the downspout of your gutter system… Read More »