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How You Can Transform Your Shed with a Pegboard

Everyone knows there are many tools to keep your yard well-manicured and looking its best. The basics include a lawn mower, weed wacker, sheers, spade and a rake. However, a true gardening enthusiast knows these are just the bare minimum. A real horticulturalist has a stockpile of handy gadgets to keep their grass lush and […]

June 19th, 2019|Organization Tips, Outdoors, Summer|

Tips to Keep the Kids’ Sandbox Clean

Congratulations! You’ve bought the sandbox you wish you’d had when you were a kid, and now it’s ready for your children to play in. The next step is to figure out how to keep it clean, because rain, snow, cats and other animals will foul your child’s favourite play structure in no time. There are […]

June 14th, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Family, Health, Maintenance, Outdoors, Summer|

Sign up for a Mosquito-Free Summer!

We’ve been beta testing the concept of pest repellent gardens, and we’ve stumbled onto some tips and tricks, and dos and don’ts that we just have to share!

Marigolds Repel Pests and Mosquitoes

Marigolds are super-super powered garden heroes. Not only do they repel mosquitoes, but they also repel insects that prey on edibles such as tomato […]

June 12th, 2019|Green Housekeeping, Outdoors, Summer|

Tiny Outdoor Spaces can be an Oasis

Outdoor spaces come in all shapes and sizes.  There’s the Juliette balcony on the 40th floor of a luxury condo, there’s the postage-stamp concrete slab in your alleyway home or there’s the small patch of high-maintenance lawn you want to rip out. No matter the scenario, you can turn even the smallest space into a […]

June 7th, 2019|Decorating, Outdoors, Summer|

The World’s Best-Kept Gardening Secret

Gardeners come in all levels of passion, knowledge and quirks. The more time you spend observing neighbours whose gardens you admire, you’ll start to notice no two gardeners are alike, especially when it comes to deadheading. Ever wonder why deadheading is even a “thing”? Read on!

No Green Thumb Required

Some people truly understand their strengths and […]

June 5th, 2019|Outdoors, Summer|

How to Keep your Golf Clubs Clean like the Pros!

All winter long, golfers across the country have boasted about their handicap and dreamt of achieving the perfect putt. Well, the grass has grown and the fairway beckons. So, whether you’re headed to the nearest driving range for practice, a par 3 for fun or the prestigious 18-hole golf course to sink that hole-in-one, take […]

May 31st, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Green Housekeeping, Outdoors, Summer|

Need Some Shade? Give Your Backyard A Stylish Makeover This Summer!

A favourite design magazine feature for many is the big-budget vs. low-budget room makeover. It’s jaw-dropping to see the creative results ordinary people can achieve on almost zero-budgets. Designers will scour rich neighbourhoods on garbage day, tear apart second-hand stores, and repurpose previously owned items in the most creative ways.

There’s the art of spray painting […]

May 29th, 2019|Outdoors, Summer|

Easy-to-Clean Paint Chalk to the Rescue!

Young children don’t just have an insatiable need to draw on every blank surface they come in contact with.  More often than not, their own hands, arms and faces are canvasses too. So, this spring, paint the planters, outdoor coffee table and fence with chalk paint, and let the kids go wild!  Don’t worry, the […]

May 24th, 2019|Decorating|

Giving Your Household Plants a Spa Day 101

Spring seems to have finally wrestled the thermometer from winter’s cold hands! It’s time to shed some layers, breathe deeply and get outdoors. Many are already enthusiastically drafting plans for raised flowerbeds, regular flowerbeds, container gardens and hanging pots. But, don’t forget the living greenery inside your home. These little gems have kept you going […]

May 22nd, 2019|Maintenance, Other|

The Beach Clean Method: Benefits of Sun-Bleaching Laundry

Drying your towels and whites in the sun is one of the best things about spring and summer. That sun-bleach-clean (sans bleach) is not only easier on sensitive skin but also much better for the environment! It helps cut down your electric usage and helps you get outdoors quicker because you’re not stuck inside waiting […]

May 17th, 2019|Laundry, Outdoors, Spring, Summer|