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 »

Budget-Friendly Front Yard Landscaping Ideas

Landscaping for the front yard is different from a landscape design for the backyard of your home. The backyard is a place to relax, entertain, and kick around a ball. The front yard is a place to show off –… 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 »

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 »