Planning and Hosting a Backyard Dinner Party

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Even though the summer season is coming to a close, it is still plenty hot to host a backyard dinner party. From planning the affair, checking the weather reports, seating and shaded areas, to entertaining the kids, you’ll want to take some simple steps to make the occasion a fun and comfortable event for everyone… Read more »

Avoid Sunburn this Spring and Summer

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The weather is warming up and the days are starting to get longer. If you’re going to be out in the sun on your patio or deck, especially when it’s hot outside, you should try and stay safe from the sun. Down by the beach you’ll slather on SPF for on-the-go protection. But at home,… Read more »

The Cottage and Backyard Show

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The crocuses are making their annual appearance, you’ve taken the car in for that long awaited wash, and the Cottage and Backyard Show is fast approaching. All signs that spring has arrived.   From April 8-10, everything spring can be found in one place. If you didn’t know you needed something for the backyard and cottage, that… Read more »

How does sunbrella fabric lock in the colour?

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Choosing an awning can be a daunting task. With so many manufacturers how can a homeowner know which product is best for their home? And which product is manufactured to resist fading? After all, once you’ve selected that perfect design and colour that will complement your home and yard it’s important that it keeps looking… Read more »

Awning Friendly Gardens

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When you installed your awning, you created a space that provides comfort and shelter from the elements. You’ve also created a whole lot of shade. To further beautify your outdoor space, you may want to do a little planting. Low maintenance perennials are the way to go and finding the right mix a foliage will… Read more »

Bug Protection

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The summer is upon us in the Ottawa area and so too are the bugs. If you live in Ontario, you share the woes of bug bites, and the remedies that can be as nasty as the insects. Creating a bug free environment with a screened room or retractable screen is a great option. However… Read more »