September Home Improvement Plan

Home maintenance is a year-round job. But getting ready for cold weather needs to happen at exactly the right time: after you’ve turned off the air conditioner but before you’re living with freezing temperatures. Here are some items for your to-do list: • Inspect your furnace. Replace dirty filters, and…

Fall Maintenance Checklist

“Thirty days has September” begins the ancient mnemonic rhyme for remembering the number of days in the month, and few months fly by more quickly than the last partial summer month. Interior Maintenance Check for drafts. Feel for drafts around the edges of windows and doors. A good tip is to…

Bring back the Songbirds and Pollinators by adding Native Plants to Your Landscape

This post has been edited to fit the native species of Ontario. Source: Houzz Using species native to your region gives you the unique ‘terroir,’ or flavor of place, and brings healthy relationships to your garden. There’s essentially no role a native plant can’t fill in your garden, given the proper…

Landscaping With Trees

Trees provide shade, privacy, and beauty but a tree in the wrong place can become an expensive problem in years to come.

13 Home Mistakes Not To Make If You Ever Want To Sell Your Home

  Have you been watching ‘Masters of Flip’ on HGTV and are thinking about painting the exterior of your home a bright colour? It may not be such a bright idea in the eyes of future home buyers. Yes you want your home to stand out to future home buyers…

The Great First Impression

Why do some homes sell quicker than others? There are many factors including price, location, time of the year, condition of the property, and buyers’ preferences. More often though, it has to do with the impression that your home leaves. Follow this checklist to help put your home ahead of…