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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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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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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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Benefits of an Interlock Driveway

Pavers, custom doors, and stone on upscale home.

Creating a beautiful home takes a lot of time and dedication. Designing the perfect aesthetic for your home and garden is essential to making it feel more like your own oasis and less like four walls. But a beautiful home starts from the outside. Yes, even the driveway plays a big part in setting the…

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Adding Large Waterfalls to Natural Ponds

Waterfall at dusk landscape backyard

Having a body of water near your home can be incredibly relaxing. Ponds on your property can give your home a calming and natural feel. If a pond can bring that to your home, then imagine what a waterfall can do to the space. Not only does water create a wonderful ambiance, but the sound…

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Grassland Restoration

grassland restoration

The loss of grasslands is a serious problem.  It increases soil erosion and disturbs wildlife.  The animals and insects that normally inhabit grassland areas will either find their way into residential communities or will disappear.  That includes the pollinators that are vital to continued plant propagation. At Quiet Nature we recognize the need to maintain…

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Residential Lawn Alternatives & Drought Tolerant Landscapes

drought resistant

Many ecologically responsible home owners would like to have some alternatives to the manicured turf found throughout the city.  They would like to have a lovely landscape around their house but would prefer to avoid wasting water resources to keep it alive, especially when droughts hit. The good news is that there are a number…

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Why Consider a Backyard Recreation Pond?

backyard recreation pond

Many people would like to have the opportunity to swim at home but are discouraged by the idea of a rectangular concrete hole filled with chlorine treated water.  A good option is a natural pool.  This is human made but designed to look more like naturally formed pools or ponds. To create a true “natural…

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