Creating Your Secret Garden

It’s the feeling you get when you imagine relaxing in a beautiful natural refuge—a calming and positive influence on your emotions, like a good vacation. Most of us have a secret garden image stored in our minds. It may...

A Sustainable Alternative to Traditional Swimming Pools

Natural swimming pools (NSPs) are chemical-free, ecologically harmonious, and safe for humans and the environment. Rather than via the use of chemicals, pool water is mechanically purified by beneficial microbes and carefully selected aquatic plants as it is mechanically...

Draining Your Pool

Before draining a pool for closing, cleaning, or renovation, consider the effect the water will have on the environment. Unfortunately, swimming pools can contribute to the pollution and degradation of our waterways and oceans.

Backyard Parties: An Eco-Friendly Event

Worried about the impact your summertime bash will have on the environment? Not to worry—here are a few simple ways to make your gathering a little less harmful to the planet.

Creating the Ultimate Backyard Retreat – Part III

A growing number of home owners also want to bring an element of resort-style relaxation to their ultimate backyard. From intimate plunge spas to giant party spas to aerated jets within the pool itself, you are truly only limited...

Growing Your Own Vegetables

In an age where organic and locally grown produce is all the rage, many Canadian homeowners are adding a new element to the their home landscapes—the vegetable garden. Whether you’re planting one or two items or ambitiously tackling many...