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6 Ways to Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal with Outdoor Lighting

6 Ways to Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal with Outdoor Lighting

By Alison Mercer

  Have you ever driven passed a house at night and been impressed by how lovely it looked? There is nothing like soft pools of light along a pathway or a warmly lit porch to infuse a sense of welcome and make your house stand out from the crowd. Well-chosen outdoor lighting can significantly... Read More »

Buying Guide: Exterior Lighting

Buying Guide: Exterior Lighting

By Alison Mercer

Soho pendant light via MarsetNight lighting is a relatively new phenomenon in society: only in the 20th century did readily available electricity "illuminate" our days past the usual 14-16 hours to ones that could last for 24. This newfound freedom sparked a massive cultural shift, but it also came... Read More »

Autumn Gardens

Autumn Gardens

By Samra Habib

Summer might be a distant memory, but that doesn't mean that your days of gardening are numbered. There's plenty you can do to prepare your garden for the harsh winter ahead and to keep it colourful and looking the best on the block. These tips will tell you how. Pass The Time Fall is the perfect... Read More »

How To Throw a Garage Sale

How To Throw a Garage Sale

By Chris Balicki

Thinking of turning your clutter into extra cash? Here's a primer on holding a garage sale. Check out applicable bylaws and regulations. Some residents are only allowed to hold two garage sales a year on their property. If you're planning a two-day weekend sale, that's it for the year. Condo... Read More »

Holiday Treats for the Tweets

Holiday Treats for the Tweets

By HGTV.ca Editorial Team

During the holidays we're busy wrapping gifts for friends and family, decorating the house, and graciously plying visitors with special holiday treats. While there's a flurry of activity going on inside, outside, visitors of a different kind come calling. Though not officially invited, our... Read More »

Companion Planting Guide

Companion Planting Guide

By Veronica Sliva

Companion planting is based on long time observations of the benefits of growing certain types of plants near each other.  For example, the Native American Iroquois planted beans, corn and squash together, a combination known as ''The Three Sisters''.  The corn provides a support for the... Read More »

Container Gardening Guide

Container Gardening Guide

By Veronica Sliva

Container gardening is for everyone, whether you live several stories up and your patch of paradise is a small balcony or if you tend a large country lot. Potted plants are easy to move around, so you can place them anywhere. You can even grow veggies and herbs in containers (look for varieties that... Read More »

Canada Day Party Tips

Canada Day Party Tips

By Marla Brown

Whether or not July 1 falls during the week or on the weekend, Canada Day always marks the first official long weekend of summer. It's a great time to spend with friends and family, relaxing outside, eating, drinking and just generally taking it easy. So you may think decorating for a Canada Day... Read More »

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