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Sell your home sooner with these effortless landscaping tips
Curb appeal is essential when selling a house. A well maintained lawn, for example, proves you care about all the details of your property and provides onlookers confidence that the house is well preserved. Read More...
How to hibernate your outdoor tools for the winter
The best tool maintenance requires a little servicing before you store them away, not after. “It is not uncommon for people to forget this helpful rule-of-thumb,” says Michelle Sordi, director of marketing at Husqvarna Canada, a worldwide leader in outdoor power products. “Spending some time preparing your tools for storage will go a long way, saving you time and money come spring.” These tips from the pros will ensure a hassle-free start next year... Read More...
Design Your Dream Garden on a Budget
You don't have to spend hundreds of dollars on a landscape architect to add major impact to your garden this spring. Try these simple and affordable tips to get it looking beautiful in no time: Read More...
Kids Can Garden Too!
Gardening is a great activity for families to spend time together during the warm summer months. It gets children away from television and video games – and gives them some exercise while learning about nature in the great outdoors. Read More...
Beautify Your Patio With Outdoor-Friendly Materials
Have you ever wondered why some products are suitable for the outdoors while others can only be kept inside? Read More...
Garden Like a Pro: tips for healthy gardening habits
Developing a love of gardening can be a great way to plant the seed for a healthier lifestyle. The many benefits of a green thumb include consistent exercise, reduced stress and better mental health. In fact, a recent study conducted in Sweden found regular gardening can cut the risk of a heart attack and stroke and prolong life by as much as 30 per cent among a 60-plus age group. Read More...
Keep a pet-safe yard this spring
The yard can be a wonderland for your pet, full of interesting smells, grass to roll in, bugs to chase and shady spots for naps. But if you use fertilizers, pesticides and other chemicals, it can be a potentially dangerous place pets too. Dr. Simon Starkey, a veterinarian with PetSmart Canada, gives us some important aspects to keep in mind for a safer outdoor adventure Read More...
6 tips for your best garden yet
Home owners know that the garden is an extension of the home and this year a lush lawn, perfect hedges and beautiful flower beds are all within your reach. Here from Husqvarna, a leader in outdoor power products, are six quick tips to help you lay the foundation for your best garden yet... Read More...
Paint your outdoor retreat in beautiful colours
Canadians live for patio season, often gathering outdoors at the first sign of warm weather. Patios, decks, terraces and front porches are an extension of the home, giving us an opportunity to expand the beauty of the interior into our outside space. Sharon Grech, the colour and design expert at Benjamin Moore, explains how this can easily be done Read More...
A healthier lawn gives you a healthier home
A thick, healthy lawn is lot more than nice looking green space. Well-maintained turf, for example, cools our atmosphere, reduces erosion and is better able to withstand the extreme heat and drought conditions of late summer. Like all living things, plants, including grass, need food for optimal health. Thicker, healthier lawns with deeper root structures make a bigger contribution to the environment around your home. Read More...
Lawn fertilizing tips from the pros
Choosing a lawn fertilizer shouldn't be difficult, but many people wonder what to buy and when to apply it for a great result. The Canadian Fertilizer Institute says they make it their business to know fertilizer and offer us the following tips for application and to keep our green space healthy... Read More...
Have you done your 'lawn health' check-up?
After a long winter's nap, your lawn and garden are starting to emerge – and guess what? They're hungry. Read More...