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Tired of mowing the lawn each week?

Lose it!

North Shore landscape designer Susan Wyatt tells how Losing the lawn is very low maintenance, water wise, and has great visual and curb appeal, says Wyatt. “It’s budget- and timefriendly as you save money on mowing, feeding, edging, and having regular maintenance done such as aerating and moss removal.” Last summer, Wyatt helped a North Vancouver family lose their lawn, and replaced it with a new low-maintenance look for the front garden that included a seating area and a water feature. “We decided to remove the lawn and existing garden altogether and “go lawnless” as the existing garden had many problems and was no longer appealing to the clients,” says Wyatt. She replaced the existing lawn and garden with a combination of a new circular seating area, a water feature with three basalt gurglers, and a dry creekbed flowing down the slope, all surrounded by plants that are water wise and low maintenance.

“When doing a garden this way, visual elements — rock, water features, and ornaments — play a much bigger role for needed impact.” Ornamental grasses and sun-loving perennials were used extensively throughout for this sunny south -facing site. The clients are continuing to add plants at their own pace. Landscape fabric was used under the composted bark mulch. Bark mulch needs to be topped up every two to three years, and a light raking is needed occasionally to keep its appearance fresh. Going lawnless is a very bold step but if you want to save time on garden maintenance and still have a great looking garden, it’s the way to go, says Wyatt. Get in touch with her through The Gardener Landscape Design & Care, 604-987-1436; — DEANA LANCASTER


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The addition of a water feature to a garden offers a visual treat and can bring a sense of serenity to the space. Ponds can be included in any size of property. They can be tucked in the corner of a patio or extend to cover a large area.

You don’t have to spend hundreds (or thousands) on a landscape architect to add major impact to your garden. Look at these simple — and affordable — ways to pump up the wow factor.

Initially you will have to decide what type of pond you want and how big it will be. Linda Adkins guides you through a full range of choices before moving on to the construction phase. There are a number of options to contain the water for your pond, including pre-formed molds made from plastic or fiberglass, pvc liners, or concrete. Adkins discusses the pros and cons for

1 Never underestimate the power of planters. Set them

around the edge of your patio to separate the space from the yard or put them right in the garden. Fill them with tall ornamental grass for added privacy as well as visual interest. For a designer touch, pick an affordable and chic looking artisanal planter like an authentic terra cotta pot in celebrity potter Guy Wolff’s collection, available exclusively in Canada in select Loblaw banner stores.

each material and what types of finishing would be required for each one. Fountains, waterfalls, cascades are all presented in detail as means to improve the health of your pond and also add interest. She provides an explanation on the filtration choices, as well as recommendations for water, plants, and fish. Whether you are considering a small water feature to add a focal point to your garden or an expansive pond with loads of surrounding plantings, Adkins advice will help steer you in the right direction. BY TERRY PETERS

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2 Vines can be so helpful — especially if the view of

your backyard includes a chainlink fence or the side of a shed or garage. Use colourful, fast-growing vines like Honeysuckle or Virginia Creeper. If you’re beautifying a wall, you’ll need a lattice, which you can buy in sheets at the hardware store.

3 Hanging baskets always look stunning on a porch or a

veranda. Choose a bright basket and use multiples to create a look of balance, such as the new PCGigantico Suncatcher Pink Lemonade Petunia featured in the 2012 President’s Choice Lawn and Garden Insider’s Report. It’s an easy way to brighten up a deck, balcony or front porch.

4 The sound and motion of water gently falling from a

fountain brings serenity to your garden — and looks fantastic. Place a water feature in the corner of your patio or right in the garden bed, as long as it’s on a sturdy base.

5 Lighting adds so much to a garden. Aim a spotlight

up the base of a tree into the branches for some real drama. Strings of white lights around bushes are a special touch—and you can even place them throughout topiary forms to emphasize the shapes.

6 Accessories are affordable and make a difference.

Add some instant character by setting up an antiquestyle bench padded with comfy cushions. Or hang a mesh hammock under some shady trees and drape it with a cozy fleece blanket.


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Baby on the way Expecting parents eagerly anticipate the arrival of their new bundle of joy. After nine months of waiting to see what he or she looks like and wanting to cuddle their newborn, the baby’s arrival is a momentous event. As most people know, for such a little person, babies seemingly need a ton of gear and other items. One thing the baby will eventually need is a nursery to call home. Although newborns do spend the first few months of their lives often tucked in at night in a bassinet or co-sleeper cradle in mom’s bedroom, chances are your infant will nap or gradually spend increasing amounts of time in his or her own room. Outfitting the nursery with the essentials can mean comfort and convenience.


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Outfitting the nursery with the essentials can mean comfort and convenience. Position the crib away from items that can be pulled into the crib by curious hands. Try to keep it away from windows for draft reasons and also to avoid window-fall accidents. Cribs should be free of breathing obstructions, like stuffed animals or puffy side bumpers. • CHANGING TABLE - Most parents prefer a convenient changing table that also stores diapers and toiletries. Although it may not always be possible to travel to the nursery for every diaper change, you can still equip the nursery with a table or another sturdy place to change your infant. Some dressers double as changing tables in their design. A small loveseat or a guest bed in the nursery can also be a place to change the baby and provide a comfortable place to rest when he or she is waking up in the middle of the night. It is important never to leave a baby unattended on any surface because you never know the moment when he or she will learn to roll over or move enough to fall off of the changing surface. • SAFETY DEVICES - Although infants are too young to get into much trouble, babies eventually become very active and curious. Take the time now to baby-proof the nursery. Select window coverings that cannot be pulled down or do not feature cords that can present a strangulation hazard.

All outlets should be blocked with a safety plug or some sort of cover to deter little fingers from seeking them out. Secure cords to lamps and other electronic devices in cord keepers. Latches for drawers, closets and other doors can deter baby from getting into places that can be dangerous. Door knob covers enable adults to open doors but are too tricky for toddlers to figure out.

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If pride or ownership matters to you, call K.R. Gutter Systems Ltd for a free installation estimate. Professional and Courteous Service We’ve been in the gutter business since 1979. Our installers and shop crew are trained professionals – our chief installer has been with the company for more than 25 years. When you call K.R. Gutter Systems, you can expect prompt, courteous service by experienced personnel. We carry Workers’ Compensation and our crews are fully insured.

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SEVENTH GENERATION has made it easier to add more green to your laundry load. The Vermont-based maker of eco-friendly cleaning products has launched a new laundry detergent in a compostable container. The bottle’s outer shell is rugged fibreboard made from 100 per cent postconsumer recycled paper (70 per cent old cardboard and 30 per cent old newspapers) that can be recycled at curbside or added to your backyard compost box.

Get wise to energy use Are you eating a balanced diet and getting enough exercise? Even with our increased awareness of healthier living, it can be difficult to always make the best and most efficient choices. These values apply to the houses we live in as well. Today, many Canadians are buying, renovating, and building homes that take their family’s health and comfort into consideration. For example, with initiatives like the R-2000 Standard and Energy Star for New Homes, you can work with your builder to incorporate energy efficiency upgrades into your home before it’s built, to ensure that the upgrades you choose reflect your family’s lifestyle. The R-2000 Standard and Energy Star for New Homes are Natural Resources Canada’s Office of Energy Efficiency initiatives for new


Are you trying to live a healthier lifestyle and make better choices for you and your family? home construction. By integrating energy efficient upgrades at the design stage, you can decide which measures to take that will best suit your family. For example:

the R-2000 standard, you often have even more choices when it comes to features that can improve the health and comfort of your family.

• energy efficient windows to keep heat in and prevent condensation;

If you are instead thinking of renovating your home, an EnerGuide evaluation can help you implement improvements to address similar concerns. Having a certified energy advisor undertake an evaluation provides you with a current rating, an assessment of your home’s energy efficiency potential, and a prioritized list of recommended upgrades that will not only save energy, but provide a more comfortable home. It may also qualify you to participate in local incentive programs. If you are looking to buy or build a new home, or renovate your current home, information is available on NRCan’s website at: http://oee.

• extra insulation and tight construction to minimize winter drafts and cold spots; • a mechanical ventilation system to help make your house fresh and comfortable all year round. The use of healthier building materials during the construction of your home, such as non-solvent adhesives, low VOC paints and formaldehyde-free cabinetry provide a healthier environment as fewer chemicals are released into the air. And when you choose to buy a new energy efficient home that meets

Seventh Generation says the new package uses 66 per cent less plastic than a conventional standard-size detergent bottle while it cleans the same number of loads. The container’s plastic spout and cap are also recyclable at curbside, though the flexible plastic liner is not. (North Shore Recycling currently accepts only rigid plastics with the recycling symbol and marked 1,2,4 or 5.) Also new is the formulation of the detergent itself, which is now twice as concentrated as before, resulting in double the water and shipping energy savings. It’s biodegradable, hypoallergenic, and free of dye and synthetic fragrance. Seventh Generation’s Natural 4X Laundry Detergent, in scented Geranium Blossoms & Vanilla or unscented Free & Clear, is regularly priced at $19 and good for 66 loads. For store locator, visit


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