No matter how hard we try, sunburns are a common occurrence when the summer rolls around. Endless hours of warmth and daylight means we can finally enjoy patio time, tend to our gardens or enjoy life from the comfort of a picnic blanket. Unfortunately, most of us end up with sunburnt foreheads, shoulders or backs […]
Dirt, sand and popsicle goo are a few of the enemies that attack your floors each summer. Whether you’ve got wall-to-wall carpet or hardwood floors, kids or no kids, keeping floors clean can be a challenge. Preparation is the key. As with any battle, planning strategies to face whatever is thrown your way will result […]
Cleaning isn’t just a VIP treatment reserved for kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms. Once in a while, we have to remember to clean our bills too! A survey of Canadian electricity bills published in 2017 concluded that Canadians keep paying more and more for hydro. But don’t despair, by consistently using our easy bill cleaning tips, […]
Everyone knows there are many tools to keep your yard well-manicured and looking its best. The basics include a lawnmower, 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 vibrant, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]