Mack’s Park
Jun03

Mack’s Park

Located in the heart of the Niagara Escarpment, the Belfountain Conservation Area (also known affectionately as “Mack’s Park”) sits on the eastern edge of the cozy hamlet of Belfountain and the Park and was designated by the Town of Caledon as a heritage property in December 2020.

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Broadway Revised
Jun02

Broadway Revised

Sepia-toned photographs taken in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries of Orangeville’s bustling downtown street of Broadway convey an image of a lively, picturesque street comprised of grand facades, second story balconies, expansive windows, and decorative wood pieces.

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Starting Off on a Solid Foundation
Mar02

Starting Off on a Solid Foundation

Farmer turned contractor Brett Allen has also cultivated a familiarity with the different and varying soil conditions throughout Wellington County.
That awareness is very useful in his role as the co-owner and hands/on operator of Postech Wellington. His partner Graham Wilkin purchased the franchise four years ago and then asked him to be a partner.

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Picture Perfect Porches
Mar01

Picture Perfect Porches

Porches were once a standard element on many Canadian homes because they enabled the occupants to enjoy sitting outdoors, while fully protected from the elements.
Now they are making a comeback of sorts; not that they ever entirely disappeared but there has been a revival and a renewed interest in this architectural and artistic feature on century homes in the Orangeville area.

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The Balancing Act: Caring for Your Pool Properly
Mar01

The Balancing Act: Caring for Your Pool Properly

Despite the fact that we spend half of our year covered in ice and snow, we Canadians, on average, still hold that deep desire to cut loose, and lounge beside our own personal pool side, free of charge, once summer hits.

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A Strong Family Makes for a Strong Business
Sep01

A Strong Family Makes for a Strong Business

Three generations and three decades built on high standards, quality products, knowledgeable staff, and a “customer first” philosophy, is what the Niezen family is all about. This year the family is celebrating over 17 years since they opened the doors of their Guelph, ON location, Guelph Building Supply.

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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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