Help From The Pool Professionals
Jun04

Help From The Pool Professionals

People have pools installed on their property for several reasons; not the least of which are the exercise benefits of a good swim and/or the psychological benefits of retreating to that special space after undergoing the rigours of everyday life. To achieve optimal results when installing a pool, it is wise to call in professionals. Their experienced eye and expertise in landscape architecture and pool design and construction allows...

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Should We Seed or Should We Sod?
Feb26

Should We Seed or Should We Sod?

New grass turf being installed in a garden. Sometimes we look out on that expanse of terrain we call our yard and shake our heads. Regardless of what we do, that grass insists on being brown, instead of green. Those weeds we drove off our property have launched a counterattack and reclaimed their turf. Our dreams of “splendor in the grass” have turned into nightmares of despair in the dirt. It is time to dig it up and start over. That...

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Growing with Your Community
Feb26

Growing with Your Community

If you have found yourself driving along highway 10 out of Orangeville, heading north towards 89, you have likely noticed that it’s not much of a drive. As with so many of our country roads, the only thing the scenery really has to offer are long fields broken up by the occasional home or business. If you’re lucky enough, however, to have decided to turn in when you saw the sign for 10 and 10 Garden Centre – perhaps you were thinking...

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LANDSCAPE FEATURE: Create Your Own Paradise
Feb25

LANDSCAPE FEATURE: Create Your Own Paradise

When Michael Haunton, Owner and President of Let’s Landscape Together (based in Waterdown, ON) went on vacation with his family 8 years ago, he returned with a new vision and plenty of inspiration. His goal – to recreate the “resort lifestyle” in his own backyard.  “I could not help but think that I could do this better”, says Mike, who set to work on planning and preparation shortly after returning home. “I wanted to experience...

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Ask the Landscape Architect Expert: Planting Through The Pandemic
Nov27

Ask the Landscape Architect Expert: Planting Through The Pandemic

Let’s face it. We’re all tired. The very fundamental way in which we live our lives has altered, and our future will be forever changed as a result. We are now having to learn new ways to continue to thrive physically, financially, socially, and emotionally. We are proud once again to have teamed up with the very talented Paul Brydges of Brydges Landscape Architecture Inc., to explore the many benefits of returning to a “grass roots”...

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Outdoor Living: The Advantages of Professional Landscaping and Garden Design
Aug30

Outdoor Living: The Advantages of Professional Landscaping and Garden Design

For many of us, we have to admit that our yards, front or back, are spaces not always used to their best potential. Whether it’s for our family or because we are hosting a function, more space outside is always a good thing! Who wants to spend time indoors, especially when we still have some warm weather left to enjoy? Yet, when the comforts of the inside are not properly reflected outside, it can be difficult to make the decision to...

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The Advantages of Having a New Garage Door
Aug30

The Advantages of Having a New Garage Door

If your garage is built into your home, there is no doubt that it will take up a noticeable amount of square footage. Whether it be a single or a double garage, the look of the door is going to stand out. Visual appearance aside, you also want a door that will operate as flawlessly as possible for as long as possible. Experienced experts in the business understand homeowners, their tastes and desires, and need for optimal...

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A Landscape Design for Both Night and Day
Aug27

A Landscape Design for Both Night and Day

Our Landscape Design Expert is back, and this time, we’re talking about landscape lighting, a perfect way to enjoy your outdoor space into the evening hours. Paul Brydges, owner of Brydges Landscape Architecture, shares with us some of his design schemes that take on two very different looks; each incorporating mixtures of beauty, elegance, and detail, regardless of the time of day. “Lighting can be a very simple addition to your...

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The Greens are Calling
Feb26

The Greens are Calling

The sun shines down upon you, and the freshly manicured greens – slightly dampened from the morning dew – squish beneath your feet as you step up towards the first tee to level up your shot. Your driver, slightly dusty from several long months in storage, is firm and familiar in your hands; still your old friend, even after the separation. You can feel the anticipation of the game in the air, and of course for the season...

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Blooming into Spring
Feb26

Blooming into Spring

What Your Garden Needs to Thrive A Garden is a wonderful thing, something that allows us to show our creativity and is constantly changing to adapt not just to the climate or space available but also to our own taste and style. While most gardens contain our favourites from year to year, there is always something we can add or change. Forget “New Year, New You” – I think it’s time to get “New Spring, New Garden” trending. While a...

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Ash the Expert: Landscape Architecture
Feb26

Ash the Expert: Landscape Architecture

Urban Retreats: The Next Trend In Health & Wellness My husband and I recently travelled to Italy. We both fell in love with the people, and the natural beauty of the landscape. When we got home, we wanted to apply some key “life changes”, inspired while interacting with Italian culture. Specifically, we would slow down, relax, and enjoy life in “the moment”. And with this in mind, I knew right away that when Paul Brydges suggested...

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Simply. Beautiful.
Feb26

Simply. Beautiful.

What could be better than being able to live, and entertain, creating beautiful memories in a custom- designed home? Well, how about adding a custom- designed backyard to add to those beautiful memories! Our clever couple had the foresight to contract the services of a talented landscape designer, who in turn was just as clever to have Dave Cadieux and his team from D&D Pools execute on a stunning centrepiece of a complete...

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ASK THE EXPERT: Landscape Architect
Sep04

ASK THE EXPERT: Landscape Architect

Phased Landscape Construction – Planning Your Backyard Oasis The single biggest mistake people make when planning their outdoor space is NOT HAVING A PLAN! Even if you are unable to afford to complete the entire project right away, having a plan for phased landscape construction will ensure that, in the end, you have a cohesive backyard retreat that checks all the boxes for a desirable outdoor living space. A three-year plan is...

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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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