Category: Backyards

How To Clean A Grill With Everyday Household Items

One of the joys of barbecuing is how simple its components are. All you need are a flame, grill and some meat or vegetables, and you’re all set for the perfect summer meal. To ensure your food tastes its best, it’s important to regularly clean your barbecue grill so that...

/ July 19, 2017
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Yard Maintenance Myths

It’s beginning to look a lot like a hot, sizzling summer. For those of you raring to get some yard work done, here are some good-to-know facts (and some maintenance myths) before you snap on those gardening gloves. Dog pee makes your grass lush Myth Man’s best friend is not really...

/ July 11, 2017

10 Homemade Remedies To Get A Handle On Your Unwanted Garden Pests

For those of you that have a backyard garden, you are well aware of the trials and tribulations that are involved with the entire process. Between weather, weeds, fungi, insects, and soil fertility, there is a lot that can go wrong, and in some cases, not a lot that can...

/ July 6, 2017

Choosing The Perfect Patio Awning

Patio season is officially here and as the days get longer they also get hotter and sunnier. If you’re looking for a way to get the most out of the sunny season and enjoy your backyard space while beating the heat, a patio awning might be the perfect solution. Gone...

/ July 5, 2017
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Beginner’s Guide To Backyard Composting

The key to a successful garden is feeding it the right ingredients. You may not realize it, but these ingredients are already lying around your house (or perhaps your trash can). Thanks to backyard composting, you can transform your food scraps and other organic waste into free soil for your...

/ June 27, 2017

5 Fun Home Improvement Projects For The Whole Family

Summer is just around the corner, which means school will be out before we know it. All kids long await summer break, but for parents it can sometimes be difficult to find ways to occupy them. This can be a great time to get your kids involved with home improvement...

/ June 13, 2017

Salt Water Pools vs. Chlorine Pools Benefits

If you’re reading this article, then you’re probably thinking about switching your chlorine pool to a salt water pool. Salt water pools have gained popularity because of the idea that they don’t contain chlorine. Maybe you or a family member is allergic to chlorine, or you’ve been hearing about the...

/ June 8, 2017

June HomeStars Star Reviewer Contest Now Open

Celebrate Father’s Day & Fathers with HomeStars More Reviews = Better Odds To Win! June means a lot of things. The end of Spring and beginning of Summer, school ending for the year, and getting ready to enjoy the warmer months. It also means Father’s Day is right around the...

/ June 1, 2017
Easy Vegetable Garden

The 10 Easiest Vegetables To Grow In Your Garden

Thinking of starting your own vegetable garden? While not everyone has a green thumb, even the most basic beginners can have a lush garden full of the easiest vegetables to grow. Pick your favourites and you’ll be eating homegrown and healthy vegetables in no time. Easy Vegetable Garden Plants 1....

/ May 19, 2017
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How To Remove, Clean & Store A Swimming Pool Cover

There’s nothing that signals the beginning of summer quite like opening up your pool. Before you can take your first dip, however, there’s an important first step: removing your swimming pool cover. With high-quality pool covers pricing ranging anywhere from $800 to $1,400, you’re going to want to make sure...

/ May 19, 2017