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 »

Clean the Roof – But don’t do it Yourself

Owning your own home is a big responsibility and keeping up with all those home maintenance tasks can really eat into your available free time. This year, whenever you’re scheduled to tackle the gutter system, cleaning off the roof first… 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 »

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 »

No Summer Vacation for Your Gutters

With warm temperatures and a few clouds in the sky, but no rain, it’s easy to assume the gutter system will be fine during the summer months. While certainly not as dramatic as clogs caused by autumn leaves or the… 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 »

Summer Backyard Safety Tips

As we’re heading into summer, most of us will be spending more time outside. For a worry-free summertime, here are some backyard safety tips to keep you and your family safe. Set Boundaries and Expectations For children, a backyard can… 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 »