Need Roof Work? Check Out These Tips First
Jun04

Need Roof Work? Check Out These Tips First

Everyone is familiar with the three essentials of life – clothes on your back, food in your belly and a roof over your head. First and foremost, the clothing needs to be durable to protect your body from the elements. The food needs to be nutritious to protect you from elemental disease and starvation. The roof needs to be sturdy and well maintained to protect you and your belongings from the elements. As far as the third...

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BUSINESS PROFILE: Alton Greenhouses and Garden Centre
Jun03

BUSINESS PROFILE: Alton Greenhouses and Garden Centre

With the cold grip of winter finally behind us, we begin to look forward to the rejuvenating warmth and comfort of the summer sunshine.  We think of lazy afternoons in the garden, drinking lemonade and tending to our little nurseries at a leisurely pace. We imagine things like trail walks, patio BBQs and lush gardens brimming with beautiful fragrant foliage. We look to the garden centers to help us fill our yards with a colourful...

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BUSINESS PROFILE – Allto Construction
Jun03

BUSINESS PROFILE – Allto Construction

When any company starts out, it will present its reason for existence, its perceived market and its vision for the future. There is really only one factor that will decide whether that plan is correct … and that factor is time. Only time will tell if the company will be stable enough to reach its revenue and market potential. Happy 50th Anniversary Allto Construction. You have stood the test of time! In 1969, Larry Acchione, along...

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ASK THE LANDSCAPE EXPERT: Pet-Centric Gardens
Jun03

ASK THE LANDSCAPE EXPERT: Pet-Centric Gardens

His name was Shiloh. A beautiful, gentle Australian Shepherd who gave Paul Brydges and his family all of his love for 16 years. While sweet Shiloh is no longer with us, he is definitely an inspiration when Paul Brydges works his landscape designs where the family pet is very much a considered client. Having and maintaining a beautiful garden while the pets are playing and running through it can definitely be a challenge. So when...

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Creating a Cohesive and Accessible Space
Jun03

Creating a Cohesive and Accessible Space

Tumber Landscape Design & Build is a landscape company founded in 1976. Since its beginning, Tumber has prided itself on uncompromising dedication to its craft and clients’ needs. Recently they took on a project that allowed them to demonstrate their creativity while at the same time conceptualizing and constructing a space that met the needs and wants of their client. The property was an old, beautiful, Victorian farm with a...

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Customer Service & Community Pride
Mar13

Customer Service & Community Pride

Headwaters Home Improvement Centre is really a one-stop shop for everything “home improvement”, serving people from Orangeville to Guelph. It is the brainchild of Chris Naraysingh, who opened it four years ago after spending 30 years in materials handling and manufacturing. His objective is to provide a local home improvement centre emphasizing quality products, service and exceptional prices. No Matter What Your Need, They Have It...

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As the Saying Goes; “Your Home is Your Castle”
Mar13

As the Saying Goes; “Your Home is Your Castle”

It comes as no surprise that people might wish to beautify the grounds of their special abode. Maybe you’ll see vine-covered pergolas functioning as portals to a backyard oasis filled with colourful and meticulously-kept gardens; a place where shutters and awnings compliment the landscape to create that perfect touch. In this, the 21st century, the ancient practice of residential beautification can blend with cyber age technology in...

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Ask the Landscape Architect Expert:  Integrated Gardening…Beautiful and Edible
Mar13

Ask the Landscape Architect Expert: Integrated Gardening…Beautiful and Edible

I love this idea! Creating beautiful gardens with some of your favourite perennials, and then adding in vegetables, fruits, and herbs to provide edibles as part of your overall landscape. And who better to speak with regarding this growing “return to roots” in landscape design then Paul Brydges, award-winning Landscape Architect, and owner of Brydges Landscape Architecture and Design. “There are so many ‘edible options’ to plant in...

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Staycation! Why Leave Home?
Mar13

Staycation! Why Leave Home?

A new term entered the English lexicon a decade or so ago and its most common use occurs in residential landscaping circles. The term is “staycation” and it mostly deals with homeowners’ desires to have the benefits of a vacation without leaving the house. To achieve this, they often have a backyard pool surrounded by exquisite rockeries, foliage arrangements and other accoutrements; a veritable oasis on their own property. The jaded...

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A Hillside Haven
Mar13

A Hillside Haven

Tumber Landscape Design & Build is a landscape company that came to be in 1976 when the original owner found that he could couple his “pure love of horticulture” with landscape design and construction. As the company matured over the years it became a thriving full service business that focuses on “naturalized and mature environments” and thus provides a very unique, elegant and original approach to their projects, from start to...

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Your Number 1 Vacation Spot!
Mar13

Your Number 1 Vacation Spot!

What better way to spend your weekends than in your own backyard. Cedarcroft Landscape and Design believe this is a time to be enjoyed by all and can be your number one vacation spot! Zach Koolen is the owner of Cedarcroft Landscape and Design, located in Orangeville. He has been in the business approximately ten years. He comes by his craft honestly, initially working for his father – owner of New Wave Pools and Spas in Orangeville....

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Beauty Your Home’s Exterior
Mar12

Beauty Your Home’s Exterior

Whenever anyone strolls onto your property, they are going to inevitably end up at your front door, and so if you want to make a good first impression, make sure you get an exceptional front door! “Instead of doing a whole (exterior) renovation, just changing the front door can give the home a whole new look,” says Joe of Onyx Windows & Doors. “It can really make it stand out.” When evaluating the cost of installing a new entry...

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A Seasonal Feast
Mar12

A Seasonal Feast

You can always tell it’s spring, when Rock Garden Farms hangs out the sign to say it is opening. That is one of the first signals of spring, along with the return of the birds and plants budding through the flowerbeds! If you live locally, you even start looking for that sign, and the decoration which goes with it. That means there is light after the long winter and good things are going to be happening. “Fresh” is what Rock Garden...

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More Than Just a Classy Place to Park Your Car
Mar11

More Than Just a Classy Place to Park Your Car

Visualize pulling into the driveway of one of the many homes in our area. Then think of what the single most dominant feature of that home would be when you look at it. In most cases, it will be the garage and, more specifically, the garage door. From both an aesthetic and operational viewpoint, it is vital that garage door systems function at optimum efficiency. The industry is acutely aware of homeowners and their individual tastes...

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