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Gutters That Fight Hunger

It is often possible to breathe new life into old gutters. This time, Alu-Rex proposes a smart solution for gourmets. The ideal project for small spaces. Do as we do and add flavor to your summer dishes.

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How to Build Your Own Outdoor Rink in a Single Day!


Are you looking for a new way to get your children to play outside during the winter season? Have you ever thought of designing and building your own outdoor rink?

Follow the steps below and you will have an ice rink in your backyard in less than 24 hours, not to mention tons of fun with the whole family.

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Plants and Shrubs: Things you Should do this Fall

gardening-series-1394124 Fall often means outdoor work. As a homeowner, you probably want to make the most of the last remaining days before winter sets in to do maintenance work on your property. What should you do with plants and shrubs? Here’s a useful list that is sure to help you. Get your gloves and trowel!

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The art of living… outdoors


As summer time is short, many attach particular importance to their backyard and how it is set up in order to make the most of their outdoor area! We all know that outdooring has become the way to go during summer. Backyards are now considered as an extension of most people’s home. How to choose patio furniture that will address all of your needs? Here is a short guide on how to make your selection.

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Getting Your Paving Stone Ready for Winter

Pool-pavementAlthough paving stone patios requires very little maintenance, you still need to prepare them to ensure they make it through the winter unscathed. Follow these five easy steps to have a beautiful interlocking stone patio come spring.

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4 Essential Tasks to Do Before the End of Summer


Because all good things must come to an end, summer eventually gives way to fall, and then winter. Start the colder season off right by carrying out these final essential tasks.

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Plant These 5 Trees for a Colourful Fall

Fall-colors-treesOne of the joys of fall is watching the leaves change before having to face the cold of winter. Take full advantage of the view without leaving the comfort and warmth of your home by choosing plants and trees that will ensure spectacular colours come fall.

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6 Lawn Mowing Mistakes to Avoid

lawnmower-grassThe perfect lawn is every homeowner’s unattainable dream. However, you can avoid these six pitfalls to increase your chances of having the greenest, most lush lawn in the neighbourhood.

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Using Bats to Repel Insects


Credits: Daniel Audet

Did you know that bats eat more than 600 mosquitoes per day? Consequently, this animal represents an excellent option to control the insect population. Rather than giving in to common misconceptions, follow these tips to attract bats to your yard.

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Adding Potted Plants to Your Landscape Design

Potted_plants_herbs-chihuahuaPotted plants can completely transform the look of your yard and are an easy way to add a special touch to your lawn or patio. An interesting twist on standard planting, potted plants offer structure and versatility. The main benefit of using pots is that plants can be moved easily, as you need or wish.

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