Plan a Backyard Staycation this Summer

In the wake of COVID-19, even though the province is slowly opening up, we’re being advised to stay close to home this summer, whether it’s a long weekend or a week’s vacation with the kids. Camping, visits to the beach,… Read More »

Maintenance Projects to help You get ready for Summer

The end of spring is the time many homeowners think about summer, the backyard, and all the summer home maintenance tasks that need to be done both inside and outside. There’s no denying that, while we might not like it,… Read More »

Benefits of Rain Barrels

A rain barrel captures and collects runoff exiting the gutter system through the downpipes. In addition to being a part of eco-friendly gardening practices, rain barrels improve how drainage is managed on a residential property. The benefits of rain barrels… Read More »

Add a Gazebo to Your Backyard

Adding a gazebo to your backyard this summer is one of many home improvements that can increase the enjoyment of your outdoor spaces and your property’s resale value. It’s a great alternative for homeowners who would like a deck but… Read More »

Curb Appeal Tips for Spring

As the days get longer and a little warmer and signs of spring appear – yes, those are cherry blossoms you are seeing – it’s time to leave winter behind. Spring is the perfect time to clean up after winter… Read More »

DIY Garden Cleanup

Late winter, early spring is an ideal time to get a head start on cleaning up the yard in preparation for spring. Whenever there is a break in the rainy weather, milder temperatures can be a welcome invitation to get… Read More »

Things Homeowners should do Once a Year

Taking care of a home is a lot of work. To prevent damage that is costly to repair or avoid having to completely replace an entire system it’s vital to maintain your home regularly. Sometimes it can be easier to… Read More »

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 »