Prepping your deck and backyard for summer

Are you ready for summer? It’s time to get your backyard and deck in tip-top shape. We’ve got some great ideas on how to make the most of your outdoor space this year. The best-laid plans for a summer of outdoor fun can quickly turn into an epic fail if you don’t prepare your backyard and deck properly. There are so many things to do, but where should you start? It seems like there is always something else that needs to be done first. You could spend hours looking up DIY projects online or you could just read this article …

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Garden Studio

I absolutely love garden studios and I hope to someday own one myself!  These adorable one-room seclusion shacks are perfect for the little getaway any time of the day!  If you are not familiar with garden studios they are basically a little miniature home tucked away amidst your garden or backyard. Whether […]

Choosing the right mower for you

(ARA) – As the weather continues to warm, it’s time to get back outside and start working in the yard again. If your mower is on its last leg, it may be time to invest in a new one, and now is the perfect time to research which unit is right for you. “Whether you […]

Healthy lawn tips to keep pests and weeds away

(NC)—From Health Canada, take a look at this snapshot from its website fact sheet “Healthy Lawn Tips”: 1. Although it may look untidy, leave grass clippings on your lawn when you mow it to provide nutrient recycling. 2. Aerate compacted soil in the fall to help oxygen, water, and nutrients reach roots. 3. Overseed patchy […]

Summer entertaining: Spend less time preparing, more time enjoying

(ARA) – There’s no question why summer is the best-loved season of the year: it’s all about fun, relaxation, and enjoying the beautiful outdoors. So, it follows that homeowners don’t want to waste a minute of those glorious months of sunshine. When planning traditional summer get-togethers, save time by taking steps to ensure that your […]