Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Using faux rock in residential landscaping design

I've mentioned before that one of the fun things about being a landscape designer is the opportunity to discover interesting new products that we can incorporate into our designs. Well, here's another one. We just got contacted by Rockscapes of Canada Inc. and what they are doing looks pretty interesting. We haven't actually used their products yet so this isn't a testimonial. That said, we're pretty impressed with what we see. They are doing some pretty interesting things with faux rock designs for residential landscaping so we wanted to share this with you—if for no other reason than to fire up your imagination. ..

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Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Landscaping Idea File

  • creatively using arbors in your outdoor space 
  • adding water features
  • outdoor lighting you may not expect
  •  ..

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Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Great Ideas for Landscaping Small Yards

"Great Ideas for Landscaping Small Yards" was originaly published on the East End Toronto Homes Blog on March 25th, 2011 and was written by Toronto Real Estate Agent John Helfrich who was our client.   ..

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Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2012

Selecting a Landscape Contractor in Toronto and the GTA

This is a follow-up from my last post about hiring a contractor. ..

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Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2012

How to Hire a Contractor for your Landscaping Project

Doing everything right doesn't necessarily guaranty you a perfect project but it can probably get you close. Many problems can be avoided if you do your homework and follow a simple four-step process. ..

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Posted on Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Is a fiberglass pool right for you?

I decided to do some research on the internet to see what people are saying about fiberglass pools. Like any product you will have a variety of opinions. Some say that vinyl pools are better. Some are proponents of Gunite* pools. And some, like ourselves, like fiberglass pools. Not surprising, Fiberglass pool installers and resellers were all very pro fiberglass and listed its many advantages. But we wanted some input from an unbiased site so we GOOGLED the question: ..

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Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Following a structured landscape design process will assure project success

In the process of working with a landscape designer you will go through the following Design Process Action Steps. ..

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Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2012

Landscaping Design—5 tips to get what you want on your budget


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Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Using glass in landscape design

A material often not considered for designing outdoor spaces and landscaping design is glass. Glass is an ideal material to use to address many considerations including: ..

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Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2012

Planning for your barbecue in your landscaping design can enhance your outdoor living experience

One of the great joys of spring is getting back out doors to enjoy our yards, and, of course, a family barbecue. 

With a little planning you can make your barbecuing experience even more enjoyable. Don't design your deck and back garden and then plop the barbecue in the best place it seems to fit. Consider planning your barbecue space right into your overall backyard design from the get-go. It will look better, be more accessible and convenient and make your barbecueing experience even more enjoyable. 

But, this doesn't mean it has to be built-in, although that is often a great option. In this award winning landscaping design and installation project we created a space for our client's existing barbecue on the deck close to the house for convenience to inside yet off to the side to assure easy traffic flow into the yard and patio. It's relatively protected from the wind and is abutted by a counter space which is ideal for placing your food both before and after cooking—and of course, for your bottle of wine or pint of fine ale.  ..

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Posted on Friday, March 09, 2012

WINNER—Best in Landscape Design & Build Category

On Wednesday, March 7, 2012 we were proud to be the recipients of the 2011 best in category award (out of hundreds of our competitors) for the Landscape Design & Build category from We were presented with our award at their gala award night held at the exclusive Cricket Club in North Toronto. ..

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