How To Make Your Outdoor Space Look Better In Winter

Winter leaves the days dark, and your once-vibrant yard starts sinking under the weight of snow. Adding life and colour to your outdoor space during winter takes some effort, but is very well worth it. Talking of adding life to exterior space, there are several features that you can incorporate to ensure that your space remains green, warm, and inviting. …

Budget-Friendly Landscape Ideas

Not only does landscaping the yard improve curb appeal and increase a home’s value, it  also purifies the air from dust and other pollutants. With some thoughtful planning and a little creativity, you don’t have to spend a fortune to create a lush looking garden. Here are some budget-friendly landscape ideas: Nurturing Young Plants and Shrubs to Maturity Mature plants …

Who Is Responsible For Snow Removal At A Rental Property?

Snow removal at rental properties is an issue that causes many landlord-tenant disputes. What are the codes of law regarding commercial snow removal? To learn, keep reading. Multi-unit Complexes In multi-unit complexes, multiple and separate housing units are contained within one building or complex. The units can be next to each other or stacked on top of each other. According …

What Flowers And Plants Attract Bees?

According to the Canola Council of Canada, about two-thirds of the horticultural systems across the globe depend on insect pollination, primarily by bees. This means, one in every three bites of food we consume is produced because of insect pollution. Sadly, over the last handful of years, bee populations have been decreasing at alarming rates. But by cultivating flowers and …

How Winter Sanding Services Can Protect Your Business

Winter sanding is an ongoing maintenance practice that is carried out throughout the season to help provide traction. Normally, the municipality is responsible for snow removal, sanding, and maintenance on public roads, but residential and business owners are responsible for snow and ice control in areas surrounding their properties. This includes their pavements, business entrances, driveways and parking lots. With …

What Happens to Your Lawn during Winter?

During winter, you will notice your lawn takes on a tan appearance.  As snowing continues, your yard will brown completely. Severe winter damage, also commonly known as winter kill, will cause some patches of the lawn to go bare.  An explanation as to why this happens is simple: for grass to thrive, it needs sunlight, moisture, and warmth. These conditions …

How To Winterize Your Home

As the winter winds come rolling in, you probably already have a lot of work to do to get ready for the cold season. You need to make sure your furnace is in good condition and it’s time to wash those winter coats and add extra blankets to the beds. In the hustle and bustle, many people forget that they …

Is It Better To Leave Your Lawn Long Or Short For Winter?

Winter is right around the corner and that means that you are preparing for the final mow of the season. Many homeowners look forward to this day with anticipation, however, they wonder how they should leave their yard to give it the best appearance through the winter months. Should they leave their lawn long or short for winter?    If …

What Is Top Dressing & What Are The Benefits?

Top dressing refers to the application of an even layer of compost or granulated organic materials over the garden bed just before planting begins. Because it’s organic, top dressing makes the soil much richer, giving you healthier plants while making it a great alternative to modern fertilizers. This thin layer of application will also level a yard that has depressions. …

3 Benefits of Fall Yard Clean-Up

Right before winter, plants begin to shut down on their food production. Because there isn’t much sun in winter, they shed their leaves to cut down on the energy needed to keep them alive.  During fall, your yard will be littered with branches and yellow leaves from deciduous plants. Foregoing fall yard clean-up with the thought that snow will soon …