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Plant These 5 Trees for a Colourful Fall


One 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

The 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


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 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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Turn Your Yard into Dog Heaven


Your furry friends are part of the family, so make a few landscaping changes to help keep them happy and safe. Always keep your pets in mind when it comes to landscaping so you can choose options that will hold up to their use.

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Building an Outdoor Fireplace

Making outdoor fires is one of the best ways to enjoy your yard. To make this activity both safe and aesthetically pleasing, your best option is to build an outdoor fireplace. Below are some recommendations on buying or building a fireplace for your yard.

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Prevent Water Problems near Home Foundations thanks to Landscaping

Several signs indicate that you may have water problems near your home foundations. Water falling directly near home foundations is not an issue to be taken lightly as it can lead to awful black lines on the ground, rotten window frames, water infiltration into the basement, or termite and ant problems. However, landscaping can greatly […]

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4 Landscaping Elements to Consider When Buying a Home


Are you looking to buy a house? If so, you should know that a yard is usually part of the deal! There are many advantages to having a yard, but also a number of drawbacks. The yard is often examined more quickly and less thoroughly than the actual house, and may nevertheless be a source […]

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Prune a Tree in 4 Easy Steps

There are many reasons why homeowners may want to prune their trees, including aesthetics, to keep the layout of the property clean and organized; for safety reasons, removing branches too close to power lines, windows or the roof; or simply for the health of the tree.

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