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Naturalized Front Yards with Style

The primary element of curb appeal is your front landscaping. Usually, you will find traditional trees and flower beds next to the house and manicured lawn leading to the door.  Not all front yards need to be identical.  There are several effective elements you can add to benefit wildlife and still make your neighbors happy.…

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Why Pondless Waterfalls Are a Great Choice

mountain stream backyard

A pondless waterfall is nothing more than a water feature that has a recirculating stream of water but does not incorporate a larger basin like a pond.  It pumps water from a reservoir through the spillway and back again. There are any number of sizes and configurations so it will work just great in either…

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Koi Keeping Tips

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Adding koi to ponds is popular across all cultures.  They are playful and ideal for most backyard water gardens.  Many people report that the addition of these creatures aid in stress relief and relaxation.  As part of feng shui, the concept of bringing harmony into one’s surroundings, it will extend the feeling from inside to…

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Great Backyard Fire Features to Choose From

outdoor fire pit

The Toronto Star recently published a very interesting article about backyard fire pits and fireplaces.  In case you missed it, here are some of the highlights. Dispelling the notion that fire pits are only for summer fun, one family reported using their outdoor area through mid-November.  With all of the Covid restrictions in place, it…

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Designing a Backyard Recreation Pond

natural swimming pond dock

If you have been researching water feature landscaping options, you may have come across recreational ponds. We can all agree that they are a luxurious and functional alternative to swimming pools. They add the immense beauty of a water feature while remaining optimal for swimming and lounging. Do it Yourself or Hire a Professional? Anytime…

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Spring Garden Care Tips

spring gardening

Time to break out your shovel and trowel, Spring is upon us. It is prime gardening season. Gardening is an essential part of curating and brightening your outdoor space during the warmer months. Brushing up on the basics of Spring gardening can help keep your flowers and shrubs looking healthy and thriving. The fundamentals are…

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Permeable Paving Options for Residential Driveways

Front driveway and entrance

After years of wear and tear, you may need to repave your driveway. In your online research travels, you may have come across the eco-friendly benefits of permeable pavement options. You should consider landscaping options that are better for the environment before all else. The great thing about permeable pavement is the wide variety of…

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Gardening for Birds, Bees and Wildlife

Lavender in garden

Spring has finally sprung; it is time to get into the garden again. A beautiful garden not only incorporates lush greenery and flowers but also has stunning wildlife. Whether you are looking to attract pollinators to help your garden thrive, or simply love the view of wildlife, gardening for them takes special care and curation.…

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Benefits of Permeable Paver Driveways

Permeable Paver Driveways

When thinking about what type of driveway to install in your home, it is important to consider a few different things. First of all, what will it look like? What sort of aesthetic are you going for in your home? Remember, the driveway is one of the first things people will see when they pull…

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Interlock Walkways To Boost Curb Appeal

Interlock walkway

If you are looking for a way to boost your home’s curb appeal, then consider putting in a lovely front walkway. It can completely change an outside area and transform it into a beautiful space that can be enjoyed by everyone. So, what type of walkway should you invest in? There are several different types…

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