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The secret to a green lawn

Every homeowner dreams of a beautiful and green lawn. They spend most of their time on it during spring and summer, while neglecting it during fall when winter is fast approaching. That being said, fall is actually a key season for working on your lawn. Therefore, it is essential to do more than just raking the leaves when caring for your lawn at that time of the year.

Fall is the ideal time to prepare the soil for the coming winter and the return of spring as grass absorbs a large amount of water and nutrients during winter. It also needs a large amount of potassium to help it get through the cold season. It is also the best time to get rid of weeds.

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Planting a garden: a project easier than it looks

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A green thumb is a real gift when taking care of plants, vegetables or fruits is unfamiliar territory. Planting a garden is always in the back of anyone’s mind looking out at their backyard, but it requires too much effort for some. However, it is rather easy to tackle. All you need is patience, time and the will to do it.

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Cedar hedge: 3 reasons to opt for it around your property

When purchasing a home, it is often necessary to delineate one’s property. Installing a fence can be costly, tedious and unattractive. Another possibility is to opt for a cedar hedge. It’s an option that is attractive and durable, and which requires very little maintenance considering the visual effect it produces. Although a cedar hedge may seem like a long and difficult project to undertake, it is easier than you might think. It’s actually a good way to delineate your property.

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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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