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Feeling bored? We have some fun new ideas to perk you up!

Posted by Earl Raatz on Dec 17, 2020

5 easy DIY gorgeous Christmas ideas

Posted by Earl Raatz on Nov 19, 2020

Christmas can be a very special time of year but also very expensive. We thought you might enjoy some great cost saving ways to create decor and even great gifts ideas. From out door planters to crafts and treat giveaways, we chose a few favourites.

Ever see those breathtaking outdoor planters and then look at the price tag. You can actually create these masterpieces yourself at a fraction of the cost. It seems daunting but really with just a little effort, some simple steps and a few items from the hardware store or craft store, you can do it. 

There are a few options from big to small so you can decide what you'd like to tackle to give your new home character without breaking the bank. 

New Home Upgrades That Will Bring You Great Value

Posted by Earl Raatz on Aug 10, 2020

When building your new home, there are so many different upgrades to choose from that it might feel a little overwhelming at times. After all, you want to choose upgrades that will make your home more functional for your life and family. Where do you begin?

5 Step Guide to Refinishing Furniture

Posted by Earl Raatz on Jul 02, 2020

Breathing new life into some of your old furniture can give you a conversation piece that fills your new home with a style that is unique to you.

Whether it’s an old sideboard, armoire, or bedroom dresser, don’t be hasty to punt these things out to the curb! In fact, restoring well-loved furniture found in antique markets and online classifieds can be an excellent way to give your new home character without breaking the bank.

Top 20 perennial plants that thrive in our Calgary climate

Posted by Earl Raatz on May 26, 2020

When it comes to planting in our crazy Calgary climate, sometimes we can experience extreme weather changes which can be costly if you're not picking plants that can survive in our location. Walk into any garden centre and there is a vast spectrum of perennials to choose from. Some thrive in Calgary better than others. But how to choose the right one for your garden oasis? Firstly, one important fact you should know is that in 2016 Calgary’s hardiness zone was moved from a 3b to 4a. This change increased the variety of perennials that you can plant.  Most garden centres will carry plants that range in zone from 2 - 7, so be conscious of the choice you make and the zoning of your plant. The lower the number means the plant will survive in harsher climate, the higher the number the milder the climate.

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