More and more people are choosing to create an oasis in their backyard over traveling away or to a cottage. These “Staycation” backyards can include many features including a fabulous outdoor kitchen. Outdoor kitchens are a fast growing trend because they not only become a great gathering spot for family and friends but they add incredible value to your home.
Keeping your pool sparkling clean doesn’t have to be as cumbersome as you might think. All pools are different, and so are their maintenance needs. However, they all share one commonality: The secret to pristine pool health is regular, routine care. If you choose to handle common problems like murky water or broken pumps on your own, make sure to always consult manufacturers’ manuals before fixing or using equipment. No matter if you rely on a service company to take care of your pool, you still need to do a few things on your own to ensure your pool stays in good condition for years.
Shady areas of your landscape can be turned into beautiful gardens if you know what to plant there. There are several choices, many of which produce flowers, so that your little shady corner of the world can be a blooming kaleidoscope of color just like your sunny gardens.
There are also different degrees of shade. A full shade area receives no direct sunlight and is usually located under trees or on the north side of a building. Partial shade means the area receives two hours or less of direct sunlight each day. Dappled sunlight is a shady area that has sun penetrating through tree or shrub leaves.
Since herbicides came off the market in Ontario in 2009, many homeowners puzzle over the right strategy to keep their lawns healthy.
All the turf management tools you need follow below. Proper lawn care techniques, done at the right time, can make your lawn greener than it’s ever been!