Beware of unwanted animals under your installations

It is not uncommon to have visitors under our installations. It can be very difficult to manage : how to get rid of them in an ethical and efficient manner? How to prevent them from revisiting? An expert from Bédard Gestion Parasitaire et Déprédation inc. was able to answer these questions and advise you in this delicate process.

Potted vegetable garden : Beautiful, practical and very simple

Do you have a very small green space behind your house? Do you live in an apartment? Have you purchased a condo and don’t any accessible greenspace? If the idea of having some herbs, fresh fruit and vegetables growing in the summer months is of interest then vegetable gardening in pots is perfect for you.

Deck Stains: Choose the Right One for Your Deck

Harsh UV rays, battering rain, and extreme temperatures can take a toll on your wood deck, leaving it faded and dull. Fortunately, a quality deck stain can help revive its appearance while adding a measure of protection against the elements. There are different types that come in several levels of opacity; each type having its own advantages and disadvantages. Keep reading to learn more about the different options before choosing the right one for you.

Deck Materials: How to Choose the Perfect One for Your Deck

If you’re planning on building a deck, you may have noticed that choosing a decking material has become more difficult than ever before. Not so long ago the only option seemed to be wood. Today, there are dozens of different decking materials available, including composites, PVC, hardwood imports and many more. While there is a multitude of options available to you, these options were not all created equal and they each have their pros and cons.

Decorate your porch for the holidays

More than ever, the front porch had been a meeting place as we needed to reinvent our ways of gathering. However, the desire to welcome people, especially during the holiday season, will not change. This year, spread the holiday spirit by lighting up your home. Put your porch in the spotlight this holiday season with our decorating ideas!

How to choose the size of your deck?

Many of you probably want a deck in your backyard. You might dream of a place to relax and enjoy some time with your friends. A place that would allow you to take full advantage of, let’s say it, the too short months of summer! An outdoor kitchen, an outdoor dining room, a living room to extend your evenings: the possibilities are endless! When starting your project, you will surely be faced with the fateful question: which size to choose for your deck? Here is a short article that will guide you towards your choice.

A few simple and efficient tips to prolong summer in your yard

This year, the temperature has cooled rapidly, leaving us little time to enjoy our backyard one last time. What to do? We found a few ideas so you can set up and savor your backyard oasis. Therefore you will be able to prolong summer in your yard. Let the cooler weather be your ally!

Trees: Decorative allies for your backyard

Spending time outdoors is part of the friendly and family rituals of Canadians. When the summer is coming up, we tend to have family BBQs and long evenings outside. Many try to create a haven of peace to make the most of their backyard. In recent years, several really interesting trends have emerged, and that of the use of nature such as trees has particularly caught our attention.

Deck : Foundations Start with Screw Piles

There are a number of ways to create a foundation for a deck or porch. Homeowners go from one extreme of just putting posts in the ground, without any foundation, to the other extreme of putting in a pier and footing. Ignoring the need for a foundation and just putting a post into the ground isn’t a good idea, as the post can move and heave due to the ground freezing and swelling. This causes the deck to get out of level, nails or screws to loosen, and can ultimately destroy the deck.