Tag: Landscaping

Landscaping by Dehaas Landscape Design

Eco-Friendly Landscaping From The Ground Up

More Canadian homeowners are realizing the importance of reducing their carbon footprint and taking personal accountability for the impact their homes have on the environment. Part of this carbon reduction planning takes place in back and front yards in the form of sustainable landscaping. Perhaps surprisingly, if not optimal, your landscaping can...

/ April 17, 2017
Landscaping done by Uriah International

HomeStars Photo of the Day

This beautiful landscaping done by Urijah International adds some undeniable curb appeal to this house.                         Every day HomeStars receives hundreds of reviews, many of which are accompanied by great photos. Our editors are so inspired by the fantastic...

/ November 6, 2016
Backyard pool built by Pool Craft Pool

HomeStars Photo of the Day

As much as we don’t want to admit it, summer is over… but that doesn’t mean we have to stop day dreaming about beautiful backyard pools like this one by Pool Craft.                     Every day HomeStars receives hundreds of reviews, many of...

/ September 16, 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
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
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
Beautiful backyard retreat by ForeverStoneDesign Inc.

Best Of HomeStars Award – Ontario Landscape Contractors and Designers

Trust, reliability, creativity, knowledge. All of these characteristics are important when choosing a landscape contractor and designer. At HomeStars, we’re here to help you find the trusted landscaper you’ve been looking for, and the best way to start is here with our round-up of the 2016 HomeStars’ Best Of Award winners in the landscaping category in...

/ April 28, 2016
Photo courtesy of New Look Landscaping

Best Of HomeStars Awards – Alberta Landscaping Contractors and Designers

Finding a great landscaping contractor and designer that you can trust can be a challenge — at HomeStars, we’re here to help. If you’re looking to do any major (or minor) renovations or landscaping to your front or back yard, start your research here with our round-up of the 2016...

/ April 28, 2016
Green lawn

Average Cost of Lawn Maintenance in Alberta, BC and Ontario

Each year as the soft winds of Spring sweep away the chill of Winter, the minds of most homeowners turn to their lawn. Beautiful sweeping lawns of green grass grew to popularity with the British upper class in the 17th and 18th century, but they were very labour-intensive to maintain, which...

/ April 27, 2016
Shabby Chic She-Shed

Building Your She-Shed

Shed: Middle English, to divide, separate, from Old English scēadan; akin to Old High German skeidan to separate, Latin scindere to split, cleave, Greek schizein to split. First Known Use: before 12th century. Fast forward one thousand years give or take a few and every woman we know who owns a house wants her own She-Shed. It’s the place where she can...

/ April 21, 2016