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Wooden Fences – Frequently Asked Questions Answered

There are plenty of practical uses for a fence: to gain privacy, safely corral kids and pets, block wind and noise, and prevent unsupervised dips in a swimming pool. But the right fence also makes a strong aesthetic statement, improving a home’s curb appeal. Why wood? – Cost, maintenance, and longevity? It’s inexpensive and lightweight, […]

Perfect Vegetable Garden in 10 Steps

Summer is fast approaching in Ottawa. Vegetable from your backyard taste dramatically better than store bought. The path to a successful vegetable garden is not difficult or long. Follow the 10 steps below and you will produce many enjoyable moments and an abundant harvest of fresh vegetables during much of the year. Location Choose an […]

How to build a fence

Fences are useful to gardeners. They may function to keep both wild and domestic animals (and people) out of areas, define garden spaces, create or maintain privacy, decrease noise, or simply be decorative. Ideally, a fence will serve multiple functions. They can be constructed from stone, block, brick, wire, wood, plastic, wrought iron, or live […]

Fencing 101

Garden fences are usually place to protect areas from animal trampling and herbivory (feeding on plants). Knowing the species of herbivorous wildlife present in your area is critical to building an effective barrier. Even so, if your garden is the only patch of green for miles, then hungry animals may find a way through the […]

5 Ways to Elevate your Backyard Deck Game

1. Raised Garden Bed unskinnyboppy created this amazing raised garden bed.   2. Light up railing! From Pinterest, we found this creative idea to brighten up a summer night. This definitely will create a buzz with your party guests. 3. Outdoor Oasis Stylemepretty created this outdoor oasis with their backyard deck. Get inspired! A simple rug and […]

5 backyard projects to plan this March Break in Ottawa

Want your summer to be perfect? Planned lots of family gatherings, BBQs, or just simple backyard relaxation times? Get your backyard prepare for all the warm weather fun; March break is the perfect time to start planning; the weather is milder but still too cold to start working. Below, we made a list of five […]

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Selling your house? Improve your backyard.

To ensure you get the best possible price you get for your house, do the following simple improvements for your backyard. Define your lawn The least you can do is mow and edge your lawn. Edging your lawn makes a garden (or yard) look restrained and tamed, which gives it the appearance of lower maintenance – […]

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Dog Fence – Tips and Tricks

The old adage “Good fences make good neighbors” is especially applicable when the neighbors own dogs. There are many fencing systems available to satisfy personal needs as well as zoning and aesthetic requirements. Choosing the Right Fence You don’t have to sacrifice beauty when designing the perfect fence for your dog. Just make sure you […]

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Winter Fence Maintenance – Wood, PVC, Iron and Chain link

Wood fencing In Ottawa, the extreme winter conditions put a remarkable amount of stress on our fences, especially those made of wood. Natural wood typically requires the most maintenance because it runs a higher risk of being damaged. During fall and winter months it is important to keep debris, especially leaves, off of your wood […]

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How to get Backyard Privacy?

Privacy can be a hard thing to come by these days. With denser neighbourhoods, that ever-growing urban sprawl, and the new neighbours that like to peer into your yard – finding a little peace and quiet in the comfort of your backyard seems as impossible as ever. Well, don’t lose hope. There are a few […]