Canadians know more than anyone that the combination of snow, ice, and salt can wreak havoc on any exterior surfaces over the winter. If you’re considered about your newly installed driveway or walkway, you might be wondering how you can best protect it from getting damaged. We’ve got the low down on all the best ways to care for your interlock during the winter season so it can look just as great once the springtime finally arrives.
With the festive season upon on us, it means decorations will be lighting homes all across the country. As the evenings grow dim, add some holiday cheer to your home while highlighting the best features of your exterior. If you’re curious about how to use Christmas lights to really make the most of your landscape this year, here are a few simple tips to get your home looking festive and inviting this holiday season.
One of the best parts about the holiday season is seeing the dazzling and colourful decorations light up the dark and dull nights. And it’s always fun to see people really get into the spirit of the season with elaborate and creative displays across their front yards. If you’re eager to make your home stand out this season, here are four ways to create the best holiday yard in your neighbourhood.
Retaining walls serve an important purpose — they contain soil and prevent erosion while retaining the difference in the level ground. And, for some properties, they’re installed to simply enhance the aesthetics of the exterior. Either way, performing some regular maintenance is always recommended to prevent any damage from occurring to the wall structure. To get yours ready for the winter, here are some tips for retaining wall upkeep for colder weather.
Are you tired of having to upgrade or maintain a portion of your landscape each year? One year it’s the patio stones, the next it’s the retaining wall, then the pool area and no matter how much work you put into it, it can feel impossible to keep up and achieve that polished looking yard that you’ve been dreaming of. If this sounds familiar, then it might be time to engage in a full-fledged landscaping renovation.
Starting fresh can improve the overall appearance of your property and reduce the hassle of constant repair and maintenance that takes away from your precious summer weekends. To help you decide if this is the right option for you, check out our top five benefits of a full-fledged landscaping renovation for your home exterior.
Do you spend a majority of your summer fixing up your hardscape elements or re-designing a damaged garden after a hard winter? If you have an outdated landscape design, chances are you’ll need to spend a significant amount of time and money trying to fix it up year after year. Instead, save yourself the effort and get the entire landscape improved in one go so you can finally just sit back and enjoy it.
Hiring a landscaper is the best way to improve your home’s exterior without having to dedicate your summer weekends to doing it all by yourself. But before you sign on the dotted line, it’s important to understand what you both want and need. Asking the right questions can make all the difference in helping you avoid any costly regrets. When it’s time to find a contractor to makeover your property, here are a few things to look for.
Check the Cost
Of course, one of the main items that homeowners are predominantly concerned about before they consider hiring a contractor is the cost. Having a contractor that meets your budget is important. That being said, choosing the lowest price is not always the best solution. “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.” It is also important to feel comfortable and have a real relationship with your contractor.