A Guide to Rain Gardens

Rain gardens are good for the environment. They are eco-friendly because they manage runoff from the hard surfaces on your property, filtering out pollutants and sediment that can enter streams, rivers, and the ocean. Typically an intentional mix of sun… Read More »

Ways to Minimize Soil Erosion this Fall

You might not give the plants that get drowned in the flowerbed by the north side downspout wherever there’s a heavy rainfall a second thought. Or that the foundation appears to be more exposed on one side of the house… Read More »

Summer Yard Maintenance Tips

Summer maintenance chores are a popular excuse for getting outside and enjoying working in the garden. You might also be motivated to have your backyard looking its best when hosting a barbecue or having friends over to chill by the… Read More »

Ways to Reduce Outdoor Maintenance

You take pride in your home’s exterior. A well-maintained front door boosts curb appeal. Beautiful, eco-friendly landscaping sets a welcoming tone for the whole neigbourhood.  Sparkling windows and clean siding emphasize the unique aspects of your house’s architectural style. But… Read More »

Yard Cleanup – Prepping for Spring

Whether there’s another staycation in your future or you just want someplace inviting to hang out with family and friends in the warmer days ahead, it’s time to start spring cleaning your yard. Yard clean up in preparation for spring… 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 »

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 »

Landscaping in January

January can be a bit of a letdown after the holiday season. Combine that with cold, rainy weather, it’s the perfect excuse to wait out the winter months in the comfort of our warm homes. But when the weather permits,… Read More »

How to Work Safely in Your Yard this Spring

It doesn’t take much to encourage us to get outdoors and start working in the garden. However you’re planning to get ready for summer entertaining, use these tips to help you work safely in your yard this spring. Using a… Read More »