How do I best prepare plants and shrubs for the winter?

Shrubs wrapped in burlap

By…, Jeff’s Outdoor Landscape Designer For many of us, by the time late fall arrives, we’re a little less enthusiastic about yard work than we were throughout the spring and summer. But preparing your plants and shrubs for the winter can actually be a pleasant way to spend some time outdoors enjoying the cooler weather…

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How do I maintain a healthy lawn throughout the year?

walking on a healthy lawn

By Paul Dumaresq, Jeff’s Outdoor Landscape Consultant A lush, green lawn is something every homeowner strives for, but to ensure your effort is rewarded, it’s important to be aware of the best lawn care techniques. A thick, healthy lawn not only looks great, but it also provides several lesser-known benefits: Creates oxygen and helps remove…

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How do I create an amazing outdoor kitchen?

Outdoor kitchen and dining area

By Alan Eadie, Jeff’s Outdoor Landscape Designer An outdoor kitchen is one of the most beautiful and practical spaces you can add to your home. When well designed, outdoor kitchens become natural gathering spots where you and your family will enjoy cooking, grilling, and sharing a meal together. You may have big dreams for this…

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Can I Install A Firepit In My Backyard?

Photo of a backyard firepit

By Jeff Ronhaar. Few things are as fun—or as Canadian—as a night outdoors, with friends, drinks, and maybe some marshmallows, s’mores or other comfort food roasted over a crackling fire. There’s almost a deep primal joy we get from gathering around in a circle sharing old stories and jokes, strumming a guitar and huddling together…

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