Lawn and garden / Guides

“The perfect lawn” comes with a very heavy environmental cost!
Landscaping

Which are the best bee-friendly & Eco-friendly alternatives to grass lawns in backyards?

...and families to gather, but it doesn’t have to be only grass. Lawn care can be expensive and time consuming if you buy standard grass seed, but there are other ...

Suburb of Toronto
Choosing where to live

Living a greener lifestyle in the suburbs

...and and natural habitats. Cities large and small continue to expand outward into pristine wildernesses and rich farm lands. In an age where we are seeing the ...

Urban farming
Landscaping

Urban Farming turns beautiful gardens into a grocery store!

...and 'native species ' in terms of landscaping. Water is a quickly dwindling resource and Canadians and Americans are the highest per capita consumers of water...

Why basements flood and how to prevent that with a sump pump
Basements improvements

Why Basements Flood & How to Prevent Flooded Basements

...and double check that these backwater valves are fitted on drains, and fitted correctly. And yes, they are 'one-way', and we have dug them out in the past when ...

Natural backyard swimming pool design (NSP)
Natural swimming pools and ponds

Natural ponds and natural swimming pools

...and are likely quicker swimmers than you, so relax and enjoy. Aquatic life - insects, snails and amphibians: they feed on each other, ensure healthy water a...

Greenhouse Construction for Cold Climates
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

How to build a greenhouse in a cold climate

...and the distribution of saffron and paprika. Greenhouse construction: In order to expand the family business, Teasdale and Bachand bought an old metal green...