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Eight ways to stop mosquitoes from your backyard

Don’t let pesky mosquitoes ruin your BBQ this summer.

Ryan Larsen, also known as ‘Dr. Drainage,’ with NDS, Inc., shares tips to prevent the infestation of mosquitoes.

Remove idle water

Water accumulation of the liquid from sprinklers and rainfall can create a breeding ground for insects. It is important to remove debris from gutters. Check weekly for any discarded cans, buckets, pots, overturned children’s toys, and anything else that can hold water. In addition, cover … Continue reading Eight ways to stop mosquitoes from your backyard

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Now Trending: Backyard Extras You Can’t Do Without

Every year, we like to start fresh and keep things new and exciting. Fashion and home décor reflect this desire for the latest trends and styles. Likewise for outdoor living. More than ever, there is a need for a peaceful oasis, a reprieve from a hectic pace of life and sense of urgency that leads to stress. Creating an outdoor resort at home makes easy living the goal—a place to relax, recover, rest, and renew. Backyards, patios, porches, and terraces are now the ideal locale for entertaining friends and family with kitchens, dining options, fire features, outdoor lighting, comfortable furniture, and beautiful water features. Here’s a look at current trends in Canada’s outdoor living marketplace.

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Getting All Decked Out

So you’re planning on building a deck, something on which you can enjoy lazy afternoons, cook up a scrumptious dinner, and entertain friends and family in style. You’ve got lots of ideas about what you’d like, but an expert opinion on all facets of design and construction would also be welcome.

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Mike Holmes’ Advice on Backyard Decks and Fences

A fence or deck can be the focal point or finishing touch to your backyard. However, these projects can also lead to countless headaches and cost overruns if you choose the wrong person for the job. When dealing with such a big decision and important project, who better to talk to than Canada’s most well-known and trusted contractor?

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