Landscaping on a Steep Slope

Landscaping on a steep slope or hillside presents a few challenges that must be overcome with proper planning and forethought. In the Lower Mainland there are a number of steep grades, hillsides, mountains or even just small hills that we have built residential homes on. Often you will see steep driveways or even front yards that have a sharp downward angles. The home will of course be built level (we hope) but the landscape has to be held together otherwise gravity will come into play.
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Protect your BC Landscape from Wildfires

As we are still experiencing one of the worst wildfire seasons on record, it is a good idea to discuss some great ideas to protect your BC landscape from wildfires. You can have both a beautiful landscape and defensible fire-zone around your home. For those with acreages on the outskirts of major cities, this is particularly important as you are at risk.
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Rock Gardens for Small Spaces in BC

Not every property has a large area to work with, but that doesn’t mean you can’t improve your space with a beautiful and sturdy rock garden. Rock gardens for small spaces in BC can be used to exploit rocky slopes or to simply add texture to an area that is flat and barren. Here are some things to consider when designing your rock garden.
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The Difference between Arbors and Pergolas

You have likely heard a number of foreign names being thrown around when discussing landscaping structures, but many people don’t actually know what they are. For example, what is the difference between arbors and pergolas? There are several structures that are similar in many ways but also have their own unique characteristics, these include:
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Wood Structures for Your Lawn and Garden

Nothing beats the look, feel and smell of freshly cut cedar; or a dark stained maple! Wood structures for your lawn and garden can be functional, just for show, or both. Most people think of decks and patios when they think wood structures, but there are other less obvious ideas that combine both form and function.
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How to Build a Patio on a Budget in Vancouver

Patios are one of the best ways to enjoy the nice weather without leaving the comforts of your home. Not to mention entertaining guests on those long summer nights! When most people think patio they imagine dollar signs floating out of their bank account and disappearing into the air. However, you can build a patio on a budget in Vancouver!
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Landscaping Tips for Selling your House in BC

Selling your home can be scary as it is often your biggest investment on the line. Yet often overlooked is the potential buyer’s first impression of your home from the outside. With the chaos surrounding the sale of a house, the landscape can be overlooked or underdone. Experts agree that the curb appeal of a home can add as much as 25% (depending on the house) to the selling price. Here are some landscaping tips for selling your house in BC.
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We would like to thank Blossom Hill for the great work completed in our back yard. It was not a big job but with the hard clay soil we have, you worked hard, did a great job, gave us some good advice, were very polite and cleaned up after yourselves. Very much appreciated and will gladly recommend…
C & L Zentner