A big renovation… in my own backyard!

October 11th, 2010
It was a project long overdue. My own backyard had been horribly neglected since we purchased the house 2 years earlier. The only existing features were a wood deck (slightly rotten) but only large enough for a BBQ and 4 chairs, but no table.  A small aluminium shed filled the side yard but was so low that water drains into it every time it rains.  A dead sour cherry tree is a horrible eyesore and detracts from the existing pear tree and large Serbian spruce.  The lawn was a mess, with more weeds than grass, likely due to the poor quality of the topsoil.  Although not as noticeable to the untrained eye, there are also major drainage problems in the yard causing water to pool near the foundation and the sump pump to run frequently.

Canada Blooms 2010

March 24th, 2010

Take a look at the time-lapse video footage of the Landscape Ontario: Green For Life booth build at Canada Blooms 2010 which took place during March break. We were one of the 40+ companies that volunteered our time to build this dream garden.

Featured on Holmes Inspection

October 28th, 2009

As seen on HGTV’s Holmes Inspection with Mike Holmes

We completed projects on 2 episodes of the inaugural season of Holmes Inspection.

“Troubled Waters” – Poor grading and drainage was resulting in a leaks into the basement. We rectified the problem with a series of Celtik Wall retaining walls and a properly graded patio and walkway.
Click HERE to watch the video online

“Watch Your Step” – A poorly constructed staircase was not to code and didn’t take long to disassemble. It was replaced by a more drawn out entraceway, finished off with a flagstone covering on the porch. The natural stone and textured pavers accentuated the front of the house well. Structurally we went way beyond code by using an Ultrabase foundation, supported by a lintle attached to the house and backfilled the entire staircase in concrete. The steps are now as permanent as their house foundation and dynamite will be needed to remove it.
Click HERE to watch the video online