Category: Landscape, Yard & Garden

Kidney-shaped pool by Solda Pools

10 Most Popular HomeStars Pins in July

July was a hot month, not only in terms of heat but also in Pinterest activity! We love seeing which images are most popular with our Pinterest community. It’s clear they had backyard retreats on the brain. If you like what you see, click the image to check out the company’s HomeStars listing....

/ August 1, 2016
V&F Landscape Ltd

HomeStars Photo of the Day

Wouldn’t you love to walk out onto this fantastic outdoor retreat? Complete with multiple seating areas, a fire pit, AND a pizza oven! The perfect place to relax this weekend. See more work by VF LANDSCAPE LTD by clicking here. Every day HomeStars receives hundreds of reviews, many of which are...

/ July 22, 2016
Photo of work done by Canada's Gardenland

HomeStars Photo of the Day

Canada’s Gardenland created a fabulous outdoor area for these homeowners by building a back deck, stone walkway, iron fence and gate. Bonjour summer! Every day HomeStars receives hundreds of reviews, many of which are accompanied by great photos. Our editors are so inspired by the fantastic work done that we...

/ July 14, 2016
Backyard entertaining

Backyard Entertaining

Backyard entertaining is all about enjoying the company of friends, neighbours or relatives in a relaxed outdoor setting, along with hot food and cold drinks. The ideal set-up should make it easier for you to multi-task: chatting with guests while serving drinks and cooking food. 1.  BBQ is the Cornerstone...

/ June 27, 2016
BBQ

The HomeStars BBQ Guide

Your BBQ is the essential appliance for backyard entertaining and the rest of your set-up should be built around it. There are many types of BBQs to choose from and this HomeStars BBQ Guide will help you choose the one that’s right for you. What size? The size of your BBQ...

/ June 24, 2016
Back deck French doors by Long Life Windows & Doors Ltd.

Top 5 Door Replacement Questions Asked By Homeowners

In addition to windows, replacing doors is one of the best ways to spend money on your home. New doors can add value to your home, increase curb appeal, and saves you financially on heating and cooling costs. More importantly, doors provide necessary security and, in turn, make your home comfortable...

/ June 21, 2016
Deck by BBG Carpentry

HomeStars U – Deck Safety 101 (Video)

You might not think of safety as an aspect that you need to pay attention to with regards to your deck or front porch, but believe me, it’s important for you, and for anyone who ventures onto your property. I learned this the hard way a few summers ago as I stood on my...

/ May 25, 2016
Deck maintenance by Beaver Brothers of Richmond Hill

Deck Maintenance – ‘Clean, Stain, Maintain’

There are four steps to proper deck maintenance: Clean, Stain, Maintain, Repair.  Deck repair was covered in this earlier article, so now we’ll focus on how to Clean, Stain and Maintain your deck. A word of caution: Cleaning and staining your deck is hard physical work and there are many ‘tricks...

/ May 18, 2016
unfinished cedar shows natural weathering

Deck Repair vs. Deck Replacement

A beautiful hardwood deck helps you enjoy outdoor living, mere steps outside your back door. And in the evening, it connects the warm comfort inside your home to the cool serenity of your backyard. Eventually, deck repair will be required, from cosmetic to structural. Fortunately, most deck problems are not structural...

/ May 11, 2016
Stunning backyard oasis by All-Pro Landscaping & Carpentry Ltd.

What Kind of Budget Do You Need For Your Landscaping Makeover?

More than just a need to “keep up with the Jones’, landscaping is a way to increase the value of your home if you are planning to sell in the near to medium-term. It’s also a fantastic way to create a private and personal outdoor oasis that you can enjoy year after year if...

/ May 9, 2016