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3 smart and beautiful drainage solutions to transform your backyard

If you have backyard drainage problems, you need backyard drainage solutions, and a quick Google search will return millions of results offering advice on everything from trenches and piping to re-grading and French drains. These engineering-driven efforts are important ways to deal with swamping, erosion, flooding and water that’s flowing towards buildings. But if you’re … Continue reading 3 smart and beautiful drainage solutions to transform your backyard

Deck vs patio: Which one is best for your yard?

Outdoor living has never been more popular, but if all you’ve got is a big patch of lawn you’ll have trouble lounging, cooking, dining and doing a host of other outdoor pastimes. Enter the deck and patio, two practical and often very beautiful additions to the backyard landscape whose primary purpose is to maximize your … Continue reading Deck vs patio: Which one is best for your yard?

Cheeky garden gnome ideas for a whimsical backyard design

Whether you consider them garden guardians, sneaky spirits or tacky tchotchkes, the garden gnome has come a long way from its early days in 19th century Germany. Today, you can find female gnomes, inappropriate gnomes and sophisticated gnomes alongside the brightly painted classic we all recognize from the 1960s. As all things midcentury modern come … Continue reading Cheeky garden gnome ideas for a whimsical backyard design

Want a garden waterfall? Avoid these 6 mistakes

When it’s constructed properly, a garden waterfall can turn a small city yard into an urban oasis and give a sprawling rural property a stunning focal point. When it’s planned and built poorly, however, a garden waterfall is at best a passing regret and at worst an expensive restoration project. If you’d like to add … Continue reading Want a garden waterfall? Avoid these 6 mistakes

Small garden landscaping ideas you’ll want to steal

Your tiny urban escape deserves to be loved just as much that large country estate down the road. And here’s the good news: your backyard design dollar will have more impact when it’s spent on a small yard. We’ve put together these small garden landscaping ideas to help you dream big for your small space. … Continue reading Small garden landscaping ideas you’ll want to steal

How To Tell If You Need A New Backyard

While it’s too late to think about a yard design and build project for this year, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about creating the yard of your dreams in 2021. Here are three ways to know it’s time for a yard redesign.  While some new shrubs, a general clean-up and a Muskoka chair … Continue reading How To Tell If You Need A New Backyard

5 Fall Yard Care & Maintenance Tips

Fall is a great time to start getting your yard ready for the winter season. More than that, it’s the perfect time to start planning for the next Spring. Proper maintenance and care can save your yard through the Winter and help avoid expensive repairs when the snow melts. It’s also an excellent opportunity to … Continue reading 5 Fall Yard Care & Maintenance Tips

How To Design A Yard With An Existing Pool or Hot Tub

Why you should plan for a pool (and not the other way around). Those who fail to plan, plan to fail. Isn’t that how it goes? What about “measure twice; cut once?” When it comes to installing a pool or hot tub without a larger backyard design plan, it can often feel like you’re setting … Continue reading How To Design A Yard With An Existing Pool or Hot Tub

5 Steps to Design The Yard of Your Dreams

Having a beautiful yard is not just a sign of pride; it’s also a great way to increase the curb appeal and value of your home (and perhaps, get some longing looks from your neighbours). When it comes to landscape design and building projects, it’s always a great idea to enlist a professional’s help. Using … Continue reading 5 Steps to Design The Yard of Your Dreams