Summer is the perfect time of year for a housewarming party! If you’ve recently settled into your new home, send out a few invites to friends and new neighbours and host your very first backyard soiree. You can make things as simple or as formal as you like, just remember to prepare as much as…… Continue reading
With Ontario’s growing trend toward municipal user fees for waste removal, it makes sense to think of ways to offset these costs, while also helping to protect our planet. Backyard composting is a great way to reduce your use of landfills while also making fantastic fertilizer for your garden. And it’s so easy. Many municipalities…… Continue reading Composting is easy!
The loss of millions of bees and butterflies in Ontario has many people concerned about these critical pollinators and the impact it’s having on our environment. Fortunately, we do our part to attract bees and butterflies by creating beautiful habitats in our own backyards. And in exchange for just a little work, you’ll have a…… Continue reading
August is a wonderful month for relaxing on the patio, enjoying all of the hard work you’ve put into your gardens and lawn during the past few months. Hopefully with proper care, your grass is green, the flowers are blooming and your fruits and vegetables are growing like weeds. There are a few chores you…… Continue reading Late summer gardening!
It’s not until you own a home of your own that you truly understand just how much work one is. Home maintenance isn’t just a matter of cutting the grass every so often and completing your weekly cleaning chores. When you had a home inspection done of your new home, the inspector may have given…… Continue reading Home maintenance issues you should not ignore
It has been used since ancient times all over the world, and today in Canada, rainwater harvesting is becoming more widely used in residential, agricultural, and commercial buildings. Rainwater is the accumulation and deposition of rainwater for reuse on-site, rather than allowing it to run off. It is an efficient and economical method to use…… Continue reading Everything you wanted to know about rainwater harvesting
Would you know what natural gas smells like or know what to do in the event of a gas leak? According to a recent Ipsos Reid survey conducted by Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc., only 33 per cent of respondents could accurately describe what natural gas smells like! That is a very low number considering the…… Continue reading Would you know what to do in the event of a natural gas leak?