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5 landscaping tips to increase your property value
Investing in landscaping can bring some of the biggest returns for homeowners, yet too often it remains overlooked or underdone. The same care and attention we apply to interior renovations should be applied to the garden. “Curb appeal plays a huge role in selling your home and adding value to it,” says Michelle Sordi, director of marketing at Husqvarna, the world's largest producer of outdoor power products. “Enhancing your outdoor space with smart landscaping solutions is a great way to invest in your home.” Read More...
4 tips to prepare your lawn for winter
Many people feed their lawns every other month throughout the spring and summer months. But did you know that fall feeding is considered the most important application of the year? A lawn fed three to four times a year develops a deep root system to resist heat, drought, and wear. It also develops thick green top growth to naturally resist weeds, disease, and insects. Feeding when the grass no longer needs mowing, before the ground freezes, gives the lawn the extra nutrients it needs to survive the winter and bounce back in spring. Read More...
Storage Wars - Hibernating your outdoor tools for the season
As the weather cools and homeowners begin to begrudgingly pack away their tools and equipment from the summer, it's common for tools to get piled haphazardly and forgotten. The result of this approach is often a garage or shed that looks like an abandoned storage locker. Read More...
Top Tools for Spring Cleaning
The snow has finally melted and warmer weather has arrived. The trouble is, all that brilliant sunshine has a way of highlighting the mess that's been hiding under the snow for all these months. Suddenly your spring cleaning “to-do” list is looking longer than ever Read More...
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 create instant curb appeal this fall
We all know you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, however when it comes to real estate, first impressions go a long way. 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...
Breathe new life into old rusty items
As many homeowners can attest, summer is by far the best time to take on DIY projects around the home. From major renovations to minor repairs, getting to work just seems easier with a nice warm breeze. This renewed summer feeling also brings out the desire for homeowners to take inventory of their items, especially deciding what can stay and what must go. But before you scrap old items like rusted bikes or broken down wagons, consider an 'upcycle' project instead. Millions of Canadians are joining the upcycling trend by updating old outdoor items, and it can be easier than you think with the right tools... 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...
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