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Welcome to the Yards Unlimited Blog! Here is where you will find tips and tricks for keeping your garden growing at its best, where we share our landscape successes, and where we answer your outdoor living questions. Have a question or story to share? Contact us!

Retaining Wall Replacements

We love progress photos! Thank you Danny G for sharing these before, during, and after shots with us! Our crew had a blast taking down these older retaining walls, and creating brand new stunning replacements for this home. No job is outside of our scope of work! Regardless of the...
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Heat Wave Watering Tips

We have had one scorching summer so far, and while there appears to be some relief in sight, the weather had us thinking about what we can do to help our gardens and lawns survive through such temperatures. We’ve put together several helpful tips to consider during heat waves: Water...
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Annuals – Colour and Experimentation

Although we typically do not plant annual flowers as part of our landscaping projects, the short-lived plants are fun to experiment with, and they are a great way to express your tastes, allowing for variety every year. Many annuals have a tendency to prefer bright and sunny locations, but there...
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Beautiful Bulbs and How To Care For Them

In a few short weeks you will start to see the results of your fall bulb planting. Perhaps you planted crocus, hyacinths, and of course, tulips. As they show their first leaves and produce blooms, they brighten any garden and really signify the season. The big question then is how...
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Two Awards Received at 2017 Landscape Ontario Congress

We are elated to announce that our team of designers brought home two Awards of Excellence from the Landscape Ontario Congress that took place earlier this week! Our designer Jeff Rolland received an Award of Excellence for Private Residential Design, and Stephanie Scott received an Award of Excellence for Residential...
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Recent Projects: A Modern Twist

An ultra-modern home with a monochromatic colour scheme, required a strong formal garden but with a modern twist. A grand entrance of stone walkways, driveway and pillars creates a stunning vision as you approach the home. Following the strong lines of the home, a design of bold geometric squares and...
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Recent Projects: A Fairie Woodland Paradise

A wooded lot with a steep incline behind a beautiful country home was the perfect setting for a waterfall and pond, with an “Always There” feel that the client requested. There were a few challenges in the construction of this feature such as extremely large boulders that had to be...
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Shrubs For Fall Colours

In our last post we talked about trees that are great for fall foliage and all-season colour, and this week the theme is shrubs. While trees are often gorgeous, they may not always suit each and every garden. Shrubs are a great alternative as the sizes vary, and many can...
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Trees For Fall Colours

Strolling through city parks at this time of the year will often provide a stunning show of colour from the variety of trees planted throughout the city, but why not bring these colours right to your yard? Aside from the common maples native to Ontario, there are many other trees...
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Companion Plantings To Keep Pests At Bay

Companion planting is partnering certain plants together, ultimately to help keep certain pests at bay, and often with the benefit of bringing pollinators to your garden. While some plants work to repel harmful insects, there are certain types that can also lure insects away from plants you may wish to...
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