Category: Landscape, Yard & Garden

Upper deck by Lasko Construction

HomeStars U – Deck Construction Materials 101 (Video)

Gone are the days when all decks were built with hardwood. Today we have so many options- hardwood, PVC, or composite – how do you make the right choice of deck construction materials for your needs? To help you make this decision, HomeStars spoke with deck builder Oren Lasko from LASKO Construction to...

/ May 2, 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
deck repair vs deck replacement

Best Of HomeStars Awards – B.C. Landscape Contractors and Designers

It’s not uncommon to find it challenging to locate a great landscape contractor and designer that you can trust. 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
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
Renovated pool deck

HomeStars U – Pool Renovations 101 (Video)

With Summer coming you may be thinking about updating an aging pool with a couple of renovations. Greg Mulvey from Classic Pools and Landscaping, a Best Of HomeStars Award winner, tells us about the top five most popular pool renovations. Waterfalls Adding a waterfall to your pool’s landscape is a...

/ April 18, 2016
Concrete pool

HomeStars U – New Pools 101 (Video)

If you’ve decided to build a new pool this Spring, check out our video on new pool construction. Keith Evans from Land Effects Outdoor Living Spaces Ltd shares the basics on the types of pools available on the market and how much they cost. Concrete Pools The most expensive option starting...

/ April 11, 2016

Best of HomeStars 2016 have been announced

Today, we’re delighted to announce the winners of the HomeStars Best of 2016 Award, the 8th consecutive year of these awards.  We are proud to recognize such a dedicated group of almost 700 home professionals, from all across Canada. This award is a testament to the pride these companies take...

/ February 16, 2016

HomeStars announces Giving Back Award winners

HomeStars created the Giving Back Awards to recognize companies that have done significant charitable work in their community in 2015. We received over 200 entries and selected the 78 most deserving companies listed below, who went ‘above and beyond’ in giving back to their communities. The winning companies listed below...

/ February 16, 2016