Category: Outdoor Living

Things to Consider When Purchasing a New Lawn Mower

Lawn mowing is nobody’s favourite yard maintenance chore, but it might be slightly more enjoyable if you have the right machine for the job. Here are 4 things to consider if you’re in the market for a new mower.   Gas, electric or manual.   Gas powered mowers are the most powerful but tend to […]

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How Big Should Your Shed Be?

A shed is a great way to add some storage space to your backyard, and subsequently, save your garage some clutter. Building or even purchasing a shed is a rather large project, so you want to make sure you don’t make any mistakes; especially when it comes to size. When you’re ready to begin building […]

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10 Ways to Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal

If you’re thinking about placing your home on the market, your curb appeal is especially important. Homes with high curb appeal command higher prices and take less time to sell. Even if you’re planning on staying put, beautifying your home’s exterior is a great way to commemorate the onset of summer, show some home-pride and […]

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Outdoor Design Tips with Jo Alcorn

When setting up your outdoor space – whether that be a deck, patio or your back yard – there are few things to consider: How are you going to use the space? Is your patio meant for hanging out or eating meals? Do you need lounge chairs or an actual table? If you don’t have […]

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Lawnmower Review with Jamie

Anyone who has a yard knows what it takes to maintain all of that grass. Jamie, from Double R Farm Equipment, talks about some machines that can ease the burden of this seasonal chore. The Toro mower: Toro has something called the Personal Pace System. That means there’s no fumbling with speeds on a mower, no adjusting, you simply grab the handle and walk. As […]

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Creative Camping Hacks

Camping is fun, isn’t it?  There is nothing like waking up in the morning to a beautiful sunrise or hearing the sound of hot dogs being grilled over a campfire.  Here are a few ideas to help you make the most out of your camping experience. Reading Lamp:  Fill a 4 gallon milk jug with […]

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DIY Small Space Garden Ideas

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Landscaping Tips from The Pros

Landscaping can make or break your property’s market value. The experts at Missoula Landscaping share some advice that will ensure your landscaping choices will definitely increase the value of your home.   Conceal bulky air conditioning units. Cover up your unit with hedges or a small privacy fence so as not too interrupt the natural […]

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Make Campfire Creations That’ll Wow Friends and Family

When you hear “campfire recipe” you probably think of s’mores or bannock. But there’s so much more you can create with easy-to-make recipes that make the most of the rich flavours and textures the fire creates. Impress your friends with these scrumptious glamourous treats and you may even get crowned king or queen of the […]

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Glen Peloso’s Organization Tips for Your Shed

A shed can be a lifesaver, especially if you’re a family with too much stuff and nowhere to store it all. That said, not all sheds are created equal. Glen Peloso garners some insight from the experts at Grand River Sheds on how to make your shed ideal for your backyard. Customize To Suit Your […]

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Deck Options To Consider

As summertime approaches and the sunlight floods our backyards until late in the evening, there’s nothing quite as relaxing as lounging out on the deck, enjoying the great outdoors. If you’re in the market for a new deck or would like to upgrade your existing one, Marcel, from Olympic Building Centres, shares a few things you should consider before you […]

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Three Big Landscaping/Backyard Trends for 2016

Zen and Serenity As our schedules become more hectic, we thirst for a little calm. When it comes to outdoor spaces, think Zen, think serenity, think spacious oasis away from the hustle and bustle of life. 2016 calls for tranquil music, soft lighting and romantic water features in your backyard or garden. Sustainability Nobody wants […]

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Maintenance Tips for Your Deck

When it comes to home maintenance, being proactive is always your best bet. This rings particularly true when it comes to anything on the exterior of your home. Your deck, for example, faces daily wear and tear from the elements without relief. Snow, rain, sun, not to mention other uncontrollable elements, such as insects, can […]

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Product Spotlight: Indoor/Outdoor Aluminum Shutters

Summer means sandals, sunscreen, sangria on the porch and of course, lots and lots of sun! And while our vitamin D thirsty skin are eagerly anticipating those long, bright days, too much sun and heat can be harmful and irritating. A perfect solution to the 2:00 p.m. scorchers: indoor and outdoor aluminum shutters.   Perfect […]

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Are you Pressed for Space?

Sometimes you need to think creatively to figure out how to create some extra space in your home. Check out these great space-maker ideas from Limestone Trail. 1. Do you have a small yard but still want a shed to store your stuff? This unique 5-sided Limestone Trail Wellington is perfect for tucking into a […]

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In the Dog House

Need a house for your furry friends? Limestone Trail offers many cabin/shed styles that would suit your dog to a T(bone)! 1. Small to medium dog/cat? A Limestone Trail Cabana will do the trick. These darling salt-box roofed buildings range in size from 4’x7′ to 7’x14′, so it can be as cosy or spacious as […]

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Dine Outside Into Fall!

As the days get shorter, we’re already starting to miss the heat of summer. You can extend your summer’s enjoyment by taking your dining outside with a stylish Limestone Trail garden structure. You have many options: 1. Limestone Trail Cabins. Looking for a bit more space or perhaps some room to entertain as well as […]

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4 Buildings to Stash Your Summer Stuff for the Winter in Style!

1. POOL EQUIPMENT: Try a Limestone Trail Cabana. These darling salt-box roofed buildings range in size from 4’x7′ to 7’x14′, so you can stash anything from kiddy pool supplies right up to full-size pool equipment. Door and window configurations are customizable to suit your needs and are stained to match your palette. Sweet! 2. SUMMER […]

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5 Ways to Gain Extra Space at the Cottage.

Limestone Trail offers many gorgeous garden structures that give you lots of room, make life easier and more organized and look fabulous to boot! 1. Imagine serving dinner to your guests in a beautiful Limestone Trail Glass House, perhaps overlooking the lake! Limestone Trail builds these from 9’ in diameter to 24’, ensuring enough space […]

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Creative Storage for Your Garage

Anyone living in an urban community will understand the frustrations that come with keeping a garage clean and organized. From shoveling snow in winter to planting gardens in Spring, there are tons of seasonal tools and supplies that need to find room in this space. Having something that’s going to store all of those things […]

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Marc’s DIY Garage Door Makeover

Sometimes the easiest way to add value to your home it just to upgrade your garage door but that doesn’t mean you have to replace it or buy a new one. We challenged Marc to give this ugly, old garage door a DIY update. Here is how he accomplished a fresh, new look: 1. A […]

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What is Curb Appeal and Why Does It Matter?

What is curb appeal? The official definition is: The attractiveness of your house exterior when viewed from the street. Why is curb appeal so important? Curb appeal is often the first impression passers-by will get of your home. This becomes even more important when you are selling. If your house has an overgrown flower bed […]

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Tips to Extend Your Patio into Fall

One of the things, as Canadians, that we tend to get cheated out of is great weather all year round. We wanna make those four months of good weather count. Here are a few tips to extend your Summer into the Fall so you can really take advantage of your outdoor space. The number one […]

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3 Creative Ideas for the Cottage

1. Create a s’mores making station using a rake. (A new one, not a used one.) Roast marshmallows on the tips while melting chocolate onto graham wafers on the rake itself. This is a great solution if you have a few small children all waiting at the same time. 2. A robotic mop (iRobot Braava) […]

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