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Summer Lawn & Garden Tips

More and more of us are gardening this year, some for the very first time.  Here's a simple check list to help with basic lawn and garden maintenance. SUMMER LAWN CARE Mow regularly or as needed. Only  remove one-third of the height of the grass height at one time and…

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Essential Garden Tools

Homeowners and professionals need the right tool for the right job. Here's a few basic tools to get you started for this year's growing season. For planting trees and shrubs, a pointed shovel is helpful.  This tool has many uses for chores around the yard and garden. For annuals and…

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Summer Tree & Shrub Maintenance

SUMMER TREE AND SHRUB MAINTENANCE Weed and mulch around trees and shrubs, keeping the mulch about 1-2 inches away from the base of the trunks. Do not create "mulch volcanoes", this can be harmful to the trees.  Mulch volcanoes are deep piles of mulch heaped around the base of trees and shrubs. They…

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Spring Kitchens

Bring family and friends together in a fresh spring kitchen Take advantage of the season’s new beginnings to rethink all that excess clutter and spruce things up. The kitchen is the perfect room to start, and it doesn’t have to involve a complete re-model. In fact, there are many quick…

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Spring Decorating Tips

Spring is in the air, which means it’s time to get your home revitalized and ready for the new season. From colour to décor, Canadian interior designer and home décor pro Brian Gluckstein shares a few of his favourites for spring. Pretty in pink. Versatile with a touch of sweetness,…

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Painting/ Finishes

1. What are the different kinds of paint finishes and how do I know which one to use? A great quality about Benjamin Moore paint is that all of your finishes are highly durable so you don't have to be tied to the old rules (e.g. you can only use…

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TIPS: When Should I Seed My Lawn?

When your sights are set on a thick, lush lawn, planting grass seed represents an investment of time, money, labor and hope. From seeding new lawns to repairing rough spots and renewing existing turf, proper timing separates sweet success from something less. Your best time for planting grass seed depends…

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