How To Close Your Pool For The Winter

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Many families in the Durham Region enjoy summer days lounging pool side. However as the weather has started to cool down, thoughts turn to the unenviable task of closing up the pool for another season. This is an especially important task to ensure a smooth opening in the spring and more importantly, to protect your pool equipment from any damage. Here are a few tips for closing your pool for the winter: Continue reading

Tips For Keeping Your Whitby Lawn Greener

green lawnWhitby is the epitome of a community full of pride of ownership. Everywhere you look you see the signs. Well maintained homes, clean driveways, and of course, spectacular lawns. A well manicured and kept lawn can actually contribute to your property value and of course, the overall appeal of the community. Here are some tips for you to have the greenest lawn in all of Durham Region

1) A healthy lawn starts with water but the amount of watering needed depends on the type of soil present. The sandier the soil, the more water required. As a general guideline, your lawn needs about 4 cm of water per week. That breaks down to about 1 hour of watering every 7 days. Watering in the morning produces the best results. Avoid watering your lawn at night as this leaves your lawn exposed to problematic diseases that could undermine all of your hard work. Continue reading

Does Landscaping Increase the Value of Your Home?

Does Landscaping Increase the Value of Your Home?

Spring is in the air and soon there will be a mad rush of people heading to the local nursery spending a lot of money for plants, flowers, top soil, and many other gardening items.  But does landscaping increase the value of your home?  According to a Publication from Virginia Tech, it does! Continue reading