Refresh your planters for fall

Now that the dog days of summer are over, it's time to refresh those sad looking annuals in your planters and containers. Think bold fall colours, textured foliage and whimsical ornaments like straw scarecrows. Popular plants for fall containers: Of course … [Read more...]

Backyard storage ideas

When it comes to backyard clutter, out of sight, out of mind is the best approach, especially in a smaller backyard. Here are a few storage ideas to keep your yard and garden looking fantastic all year round. Patio storage bins: Storage bins are a great way to hide … [Read more...]

How to avoid unwanted visitors in your green bin

Summer is in full swing and Southern Ontario has enjoyed some very hot and humid weather. You may enjoy basking in the hot sunshine, but the contents of your green bin certainly do not, especially when the organic material attracts unwanted visitors. Here are few helpful … [Read more...]

A simple water garden for the summer

You may not have a sprawling country estate, but that doesn't mean you can't create a backyard oasis. If you love the sound of trickling water, than maybe a pond in a pot is the perfect decorative element for your garden. All you need is a few aquatic plants and … [Read more...]

Creating an outdoor living space

A backyard is a tranquil place to enjoy some fresh air and garden, but it can be much more than that. Plan the space When creating an outdoor room, you need to evaluate the types of activities the space will need to accommodate. Do you need room for the kids to play? … [Read more...]

Moving day tips

Moving day is exciting! Your home has finally been built and it's exactly the way you dreamed it would be, but now the stress of moving kicks in.  There's so much to do and you want to make sure everything goes smoothly. Here are a few helpful tips to make sure your … [Read more...]

Attract birds to your garden

We share our neighbourhood with all sorts of wildlife, some which we enjoy and others that we'd rather avoid. Birds are a welcome visitor to any garden, but how do you attract them to a newly developed neighbourhood?  Here are a few tip[s that can help you attract the exact … [Read more...]

Do-it-yourself outdoor decorating ideas

Summer is fast approaching, and so are home decorating projects. With snow practically out of sight, your patio could probably use a face lift. Patio décor can cost a lot of money. With the Pinterest phenomenon still popular as ever, there are a lot of do-it-yourself … [Read more...]

Host the perfect BBQ party

If you’ve just moved into your first home, by the time summer rolls around, you’re probably itching to throw your first party. While throwing a barbecue may seem easy, it has to be done right. If you want an epic barbecue that everyone will remember and talk about for … [Read more...]

Small decks made bigger (and better)

Decks in townhouses or homes with small yards are hard to accommodate. It seems impossible to fit everything in, still be able to move, and have it look somewhat normal and styled. There are some tricks to utilizing your small deck space that make it look and feel … [Read more...]