Happy Independence Day!


Happy Fourth of July!

Here’s some of our favorite decorations!

61a167ff5520b6c3de9c9c59be033378Utilize your porch swing!

20408cb4c7fb1213d74fbb0934439c03And your white picket fence!

a24b9b90e139e4c1fb0962c6ed4c9674Or ANYTHING rustic you can get your hands on.

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Don’t forget to add a wreath!


There’s tons of designs!

64e903be8f8705b7ad923bda065fe463And creative ways to celebrate!

dca197c484d52fba3a469363a1bee843Create a decorative #DIY sign.

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Tell us your favorite #DIY decorations in the comments below!

Our Top Picks | The Porch Edition


Here are some of our favourite Porch Designs and decorations!


1fe111cbcdcba520e2654715c61cac04We love how the red just makes the whole porch pop!

3b81ba611030bda73fd46fee923bbb12We love how the furniture matches the accents on the door!

4a785d3f2cd2edc107cef459e7c6f8baThe colors just lighten the whole porch!

7e7480305cd4ba0c07b3656a119eaf5fThis porch just needs friends and a pitcher of sweet tea.

8ae51889478a42e3da9d0e213f7744d1We just love the hand-hewn posts and railings and the local fieldstone clads the porch walls.

a3e3f509039550bcbb0a5d3965f7ba70Look at this Gorgeous Farmhouse Front Porch!

f161d029f3cef7c16e02e83bf88c5504We just love this down to earth cottage porch.

f44520b8aff81bd6f3d2fa9fce32144bThese neutral colors and rustic touches make the entire porch!

What’s your favourite porch design? Tell us in the comments!

Inexpensive Ways To Increase Curb Appeal


Looking for some inexpensive but easy ways to increase your curb appeal? Here’s 16 ideas!


  1. Add a plant to the front walkway! pexels-photo-117467
  2. Put out a welcome mat.
  3. Paint your door! pexels-photo-104982
  4. Add a decorative wreath or welcome sign.
  5. Install Window Boxes. pexels-photo-102611
  6. Add a table and chairs for outside visits!
  7. Add shutters to your windows.pexels-photo-139383
  8. Create a walkway to the door if you don’t have one already!
  9. Add lights around the pathway.
  10. Install Landscape Edging around your gardens. Buy yours now. AluminumEdging9
  11. Add attractive house numbers.
  12. Upscale your planters from cheap plastic to something more elegant!floral-967113_960_720
  13. Add molding and paint around the front door.
  14. Give your mailbox a makeover. mailbox-507594_960_720
  15. Give your garage door a makeover. See examples here.
  16. Build a tree bench. Capture

Our Favorite Picks: The Patio Edition




Are you enjoying the summer weather? We are!

So we thought it would be fitting that we share with you some of our Favourite Patio designs!

e2e7614d2f5cfe59cea932662784fb4cWe love this slightly rustic, natural toned patio. It looks like it would be a cozy place to read a book or visit with friends as the sun goes down!

dc66f079dbe9a06d638ffdd0a7052220Check out this modern, lush outdoor living space where you will be surrounded with green growth!

6e4cba6c2562310b1288cbde44703b9cSomething about this patio says cool and comfy; Imagine lounging while drinking your morning coffee!

020e51865aa3f2415db79801828ddf39Why not bring the cooking outside too? Perfect for hosting dinner parties out on the patio!

fdb0ba83ddf48851c3ad64e5ff6f1a2cNow you can enjoy family movie night as well as the summer weather!

e56bcbbb4ea495529f6add474da8b3ffWhy choose between the two styles of patio furniture when you can have both?

It’s perfect for every occasion!

What’s your favourite design? Tell us in the comments below!

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Advice will be published over on our blog.
One lucky winner will be chosen the first week of September to get their very own free box of landscape edging.


Here’s our first contest entry!

Linda Whaley, here is your free landscaping advice!


I love your beautiful swimming pool! You have some nice elements now and with a few changes, your yard will be stunning.


Pave the concrete around the pool with a neutral, warm colored paver. Use paver edging to keep the pavers/stone in place. Remove the grass from the flower beds, add organic fertilizer and top with a 2” layer of pebble mulch to conserve water.


The unfinished corner (above) is a good location for a BBQ area. Move the palm tree and shrub to another area where they have plenty of room (possibly by the blue fence). Pave the area with bricks and mortar, aim for a flat, even surface. Place the BBQ, a small table and some chairs here.


Install a pergola over the new BBQ area and along the entire length of the street side wall including the opposite seating area. This gives you shade and a secluded place to sit. Create small flower beds and grow climbing plants up the pergola, avoid anything with thorns. Install garden edging around the beds, helpful because it keeps soil and mulch in place. Consult your local garden center for ideas about what to plant, bringing your photo would be helpful.


You have a lot of cream-colored wall space. There’s a couple of options to make it more attractive. Put trellis on the wall and grow climbing plants, add wall sculptures, a tiled design or paint the walls different colors (go for fresh, clear, beach colors, nothing too dark)


Finally, conceal the pump equipment behind removable wood panels, add attractive light fixtures and large pots of flowering plants.

9 Things You Must Know About Ponds


Are you looking to add a pond to your landscaping this summer? Here’s nine things you need to know and do!


  1. Just like most projects, you should start by planning. Check to be sure that the soil is stable enough to support a pond. Make certain that plants won’t be able to cut a hole in the liner. If you’re planning on having fish in the pond, you should choose a site with a good amount of sunlight.
  2. Determine the depth. When you decide on what plants or animals will be in the pond, it will make it easy to determine its depth. It is important to make sure there is enough depth to allow the fish to hibernate during the winter.
  3. Try a kit. The best way for beginners to install a pond is to buy a pond kit. It will come with all the necessary components needed to start the pond.pexels-photo-26713
  4. Chose a liner. The best to use is butyl rubber. This is a thicker liner which is better. Use carpet padding, which is think and contours nicely underneath the liner to protect against pebbles.
  5. Add a waterfall! Water needs to be oxygenated. Adding a waterfall or fountain will help circulate the water and keep it oxygenated. By keeping the water circulating, you can keep algae at bay and prevent mosquitoes from breeding. Fish require the water to be oxygenated if they are living in the pond.
  6. Chose an edging. You’ll need to give the pond a proper edge to make it look as if it’s always been a part of your yard. Try using an aluminum landscape edging like this one, and use natural rocks and plants to hide the edge of the liner.
  7. Make a commitment to maintenance. Ponds are not maintenance free. A small pond is actually a lot more difficult to take care of than a larger one. The more water you have in the system, the more nature is able to take over and regulate. Fish need to be fed daily and pump filters need to be changed or cleaned.water-plant-leaf-pond
  8. Winterize the pond. You’re not going to want to drain the pond because the rubber liner will dry out and crack. As long as the water stays moving, it most likely won’t freeze solid. Fish can swim below the ice and remain there until spring.
  9. Build a curb. You’ll need to build a curb around the pond so the rain water won’t cause it to overflow. If you don’t and you get a heavy rain, the fish might end up on the lawn. Make sure the curb is at least two inches taller than the pond to force the water around.

5 Ways to Use Water in Your Landscaping


We know that outdoor living is high right now, and why wouldn’t it? We finally have the beautiful weather that we can enjoy. A lot of people tend to get creative when the warm weather starts to show itself. This means people are looking to fix up their gardens and maybe add a pool to their yard or just simply add a water feature. Water feature you say? What kind of water feature. We’re here to give you some ideas on how to use water in your landscaping.


Water Fountains

There are a lot of water fountains to choose from. There are some that are going to be more elegant, and some that are going to be simplistic. You will want to choose the right one for your space. You will want it to compliment your space. Picking out the right water fountain may be difficult, because you don’t want it to overpower your space. But it will be so worth it when it is done.



Bird Baths

Bird baths are a great thing to add to a garden. You will most likely get a nice view of the birds from having a birdbath as well. Wouldn’t that be nice? There are many types of bird baths. You can just get a regular bird bath made from stone. Or you could get a misting bird bath or even a heated bird bath that you can use during the winter months too. How cool is that?!




One of the first things you’re going to want to decide is where you want to have your pond located. This will determine the size that you are going to want to choose. You will want to keep in mind that ponds should have the perfect amount of sun to shade ratio. The rule of thumb is that ponds should have about 4 to 6 hours of sun light to keep the water clean. Do some homework to find out what plants will do their best in ponds, plant them and voila! You’ve got a beautiful space that you can enjoy this time of year.



Rock Gardens

Rock gardens use lots of different sizes, colors and shape of rocks to accent a space. A lot of people like rock gardens because the sound of the water running over the rocks is soothing and nice to listen to. You can also plant plants in your rock garden. Just make sure the plants are able to grow on rough terrain.




Waterfalls come in all shapes and sizes, so there are a lot of options when it comes to choosing one that will fit your space perfectly. There are two main types of ponds to choose from. One is waterfalls with a pond beneath it and the second is without a pond. Usually people only put waterfalls in if they have a pond. But it is possible to have a waterfall without one as well. With a pondless waterfall, water falls down a stone wall or rocks.


6 Ways To Remove Weeds That Are Safe For Your Family And Your Budget

6 Ways to Remove Weeds That Are Safe for your Family and your Budget

It’s safe to say that most people do not want weeds in their yard. They are annoying and can even be a hazardous to your family. So how can we get rid of those pesky weeds while keeping our families safe and not breaking the bank?

We know that you don’t want to use harsh chemicals to get rid of weeds. So we’ve put together a list of recipes that you can use that are most likely items found around your home to help with the weed issue. Here we go!


I’ll give you the ingredients first and the recipe to follow:

  • White Vinegar- the higher the acidity the faster it will work. But a lower acidity level will work as well. It just might take more time.
  • Table Salt- Make sure that you buy just plain old iodized salt. No Sea salt etc.
  • Dishwashing Liquid- Brand is whatever you have at home or whatever one you choose to buy. There is no specific brand that you need. The soap is used in this recipe to stick to the weeds, making them absorb the homemade mixture better.


Weed killer for areas to be replanted

If you have weeds in areas you want to replant, Fill a garden sprayer with white vinegar and add close to one teaspoon liquid dishwashing soap. Apply sprayer top and follow the instructions on the sprayer to get it ready to spray. That is all you need to do. Pick a hot, dry day with next to know wind to spray weeds until they are wet. They will shrivel up and die very quickly. So make sure not to spray anything that you want to keep alive!


Weed Killer for areas never to grow again

To kill all weeds and or plants in walkways, driveways and other areas where you don’t want any living thing to grow again, mix two cups ordinary table salt with one gallon of white vinegar. Do this in a very large container so that you have room to add the salt. Stir to dissolve the salt, not all of it will dissolve, but as long as you have most of it dissolved is what you aim for. Add 1 teaspoon of liquid dishwashing soap. Pour into an ordinary garden sprayer. Apply to weeds or grass on a dry, sunny day to areas you don’t want to see any greens in the future.

You might have to reapply  the mixture a few times before you see results. Just know that in time the salt will sterilize the soil that you spray and nothing will grow there again.


Baking Soda

This is a safe alternative to kill weeds. Especially if you have kids or pets. You want them to be safe. Just sprinkle the baking soda in areas that you don’t want weeds to grow and just like that the sodium that is in baking soda will make it a less hospitable spot for weeds to grow.



Salt is another safe weed killer that you can use to keep your family safe from harsh chemicals. Use about 1 cup of salt in 2 cups of water and mix well. Pour the boiling solution onto the weeds to kill them. Or you can just sprinkle the salt on the unwanted grass or weeds and wait for the rain to do it for you.


Carpet Scraps

Put some carpet scraps upside down in your garden and put mulch or soil on top of it. The Carpet will prevent the weeds from growing through.


Don’t leave space for them to grow

Plant ground covering plants and perennials. Weeds can’t grow if there if there is no space for them to come up. So cover as much space in your garden as you can!


Add Mulch

Cover the soil with mulch. The mulch will prevent other weeds from coming up! Also like we mentioned above, add carpet scraps, shower curtains, or thick material under the mulch to help prevent even more weeds.






Mother’s Day | Celebrate Her – She Deserves It!


Moms Day contest 2017

We’re holding a Facebook “Like, Comment and Share” contest from now until May 15th, 2017 at 12pm. The winner will receive a free box of 40′ 1/8 x 4″ (total of 40′) landscape edging painted with your choice of black, brown, green, bronze or mill! That’s over $100 in value!

To enter, simply like our page, tag a mother who deserves to be celebrated in the comments and this post!

One very lucky mother will be chosen as a winner. Good luck!



Our Top Picks | The Secret Garden Addition


Are you looking for some inspiration to create a magical and glorious garden? We can’t keep it a secret any longer!

Check out some of our favourites!


01c1db4dff73cc68f57e02255583a375Why not add a waterfall to a forest like garden?

4aeb12bd2430a97683d91369e658305dFind serenity in the garden using these No-Fail Tips for Turning Hydrangeas Blue!

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Can you ever have too many flowers?

7c90f3397debd39183393ff966fdde81It’s like a dream… walking in Wonderland!

5223c1f676b318230c656f0d47fa3750The Stone Gardens will be glorious! We can see them now….

7968d41bc2c6c6e5d7c2cdf9697f44d4Just imagine walking through this Garden!

32913e206fe217709f4583087b33fd38Formal. Elegant. We love this Fabulous Garden.


What about a garden shed? Bring your garden inside!

aa08acb5efb8c6d7bcbf2bb7f926e713Shabby Chic Garden? YES!


What a beautiful entry way!


Don’t stick to the same old garden designs… Try something creative like this!

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