Collecting Rainwater from Your Gutters

Collecting rainwater from your roofing system is an environmentally friendly way to take care of your garden while conserving water. Benefits of an above ground collection system, such rain barrels include reducing soil erosion, improving the quality of the soil,… Read More »

DIY Garden Projects for Parents and Kids

Gardening with children is a great way to encourage them to connect with nature in an urban setting. They can learn a lot puttering around in the backyard with mom and dad. Benefits of parents gardening with their children include:… 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 »

Make Your Landscaping Environmentally Friendly

Landscaping that harmonizes your home’s exterior creates timeless and elegant curb appeal. A yard that is mindfully landscaped to be environmentally friendly is attractive to homebuyers if and when you sell your home. What types of plants and shrubs do… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »