Fire features have become as popular as water features for backyards. In Canada, a fire feature can allow you to extend the useable season of your yard, keeping you warm when things get cool, or even when snow is on the ground. If you’re considering adding a fire pit table to your green space, it is important to place it with safety in mind. Here is how to use a fire pit safely in your space. Can You Put a Fire Table in a Screened Porch? No, it is typically not safe to use a fire table on a screened … Continue reading How to Use a Fire Pit Table
Yes, you should mulch in the fall, even though you can mulch at other times of the year as well. As fall arrives, the temperature gets less consistent, frost arrives, and moisture leaves the ground. Mulching your garden in fall can help protect your most cherished plants from damage as the seasons change. Plus, they will suppress weeds in the spring, making mulching leaves in fall one of the best ways to have a better garden in the spring. Here is what you need to know about the benefits of mulching in the fall and how to do it. Benefits … Continue reading Do You Mulch in the Fall?
When your interlocking was first installed, it looked great. Over time, dirt, stains, and efflorescence will accumulate on the interlock to undermine its good looks. If you try to clean your interlock improperly, you can further damage it, and even encourage weeds to grow. There are secrets to caring for your interlock and making it look brand-new even twenty years down the line. We’re ready to spill those secrets in this complete interlock care guide. Get the answers to all of your interlock maintenance questions below. How to Clean Interlock The first thing you need to know about caring for … Continue reading The Complete Interlock Care Guide
Does your backyard have a fire feature? You can create an elegant fire pit all yourself, to roast marshmallows on or entertain guests around. All you need are interlocking pavers that match the style of your landscape a few tools, plus an afternoon to complete the project. Here is how you can build your own fire pit with pavers. Materials You’ll Need To start, gather these materials: Interlocking stones Level Sand or rocks Shovel Tape measure Steel rake Wheelbarrow How to Build a Fire Pit with Pavers Here are step-by-step instructions on how to build a fire pit with pavers: … Continue reading How to Build a Fire Pit with Pavers
Construction materials can be costly. Smart homeowners and home builders are always looking for ways to reduce costs while creating the same quality as a professional build. Interlocking bricks are a great option for this purpose. They don’t just reduce your material costs; they can also reduce your transportation and labour costs. Here’s what you need to know about interlocking bricks and how they can cut down on your construction costs. What are Interlocking Bricks? Interlocking bricks are engineered bricks that lock into each other without the use of mortar. They use a shear key and lock mechanism to stay in place. … Continue reading Do Interlocking Bricks Cut Down on Construction Costs?
Interlocking pavers can make beautiful retaining walls that enhance your landscape’s looks and function. However, it’s easy to make mistakes when building the wall. You need to carefully plan and execute the build, or you could end up with a wall that crumbles and fails in a year or so. Here’s how to build a small retaining wall with pavers properly. Tools and Materials You’ll Need Here are the tools and materials you need to gather before you start: Interlocking pavers Sand and/or crushed gravel A level, at least 4-feet long Spray paint 8-foot 2×4 lumber Rubber mallet Construction adhesive … Continue reading How to Build a Small Retaining Wall with Pavers
Winter is synonymous with cold weather and heavy precipitation, such as snow, freezing rain, and icy road conditions. Many of us are keen to bring out our snowblowers, shovels, and road salt to make it through winter storms. Sometimes though, rock salt can harden, which limits its usefulness. When this occurs, breaking apart this material to spread evenly over icy surfaces is a challenge. If you’re wondering how you can store road salt and prevent it from hardening, consider adopting these ideas. Also, read along to discover what you can do if it happens. What is Road Salt? Road … Continue reading How to Keep Road Salt from Hardening and What To Do If It Happens
When you’re driving in snow, safety is your first concern. However, most people don’t brush up on their driving skills or their winter safety equipment as frequently as they should. If it’s been some time since you considered if you’re being as safe as possible, this information is for you. After all, vehicles, snow safety equipment and road salt have changed. We’ll discuss winter driving safety tips and provide a winter car safety checklist. Winter Car Safety Checklist Most people know to have a blanket in the car and a shovel in the car, but you’re probably missing something on … Continue reading Winter Driving Safety Tips
When ice and snow hit your driveway, it creates a slippery hazard that needs immediate attention. The most common way to prevent the perilous risks of falls in the winter is to sprinkle some rock salt on pathways. However, as harmless as salt might appear, it can cause some pretty serious damage to your property when not used properly. Here’s how salt impacts your driveway and what you can do to avoid damage. What is Rock Salt? Rock salt is sodium chloride and contains a mix of grit, gravel and stones. When applied to your driveway it begins to heat … Continue reading Winter Salt and Its Impact on Your Driveway
As the temperatures drop and the snow covers up your flowerbeds, bushes and shrubs, you don’t need to abandon your backyard until next spring. There’s no question your property doesn’t look quite as pristine in the winter months and the sun has lost much of its warmth, but you can still heat things up with a key addition or two to your outdoor landscaping. Install a Firepit Firepits make a great addition for those warm summer nights, but a firepit in the winter is just as enjoyable. In fact, many people prefer to sit outside and stay warm around a … Continue reading How to Enjoy Your Landscaping Throughout the Winter Months