Every year at this time, I get so many emails from homeowners with new builds that are excited to start adding some green to their muddy front yards. This year is even worse as it’s my mother-in-law who wants to get out and start planting. She bought a new home in a popular adult-living community near the water. With lots of houses going in, the mess from the construction is starting to wear everyone down with the constant dust and mud on every surface. Unfortunately, there are a few things to consider before everyone runs off and starts grooming their yards.
Read more at The Chronicle Herald
With real spring weather actually on the horizon, it’s time to start thinking about starting backyard projects, what’s trending, planning your home garden, and the best ways to add pops of colour to your outdoor space!
Read more at the Toronto Star’s Keeping it Real-Estate blog
Recently I had an enlightening conversation with a PR agent and the head of a major landscape company about the future of the landscaping industry. Over the last 5 years, we have seen a major increase in project size and cost when it comes to outdoor renovations and the landscape trade had boomed because of it. Unfortunately it looks like rougher waters ahead however.
Now my editor cringes every time I talk about the generational gap between Millennials, Generation X, and the Baby Boomers. Unfortunately for her, these three demographics are changing the face of landscaping as we move into a new period for our backyards.