Five reasons to plan your summer backyard now!

This is the first week we’re scheduled to have a few warm days in a row since last fall and we’re smitten! The forecast definitely has us thinking about the spring and summer seasons ahead, and now is a great time to start planning for any landscaping or backyard design projects you’d like to accomplish this year. Surprised? While it may seem early (we know, there’s still snow on the ground), this is the perfect time to get planning. Here’s why:

1. Ideas are abundant:

This time of year landscaping blogs, Pinterest pages, home improvement magazines, and architectural websites are all teeming with fresh ideas for the seasons ahead. It’s the perfect time to see what’s new, and more importantly, what appeals to your style and would work in your space while respecting your budget. Now’s the time to get inspired; once you find what you like, we can help make it possible!

2. Spring rolls around quicker than you think:

After the winter we’ve had it’s easy to feel like we’re still in the throws of it, but in truth, spring is officially only a month away. That means that planting season could start in a matter of weeks. Do you have garden goals this year? Start planning now and avoid the May rush; this way before you know it you’ll be surrounded by healthy greenery, flowers, and more.

3. Maximize the season:

Whether you’re thinking about a new walkway and patio, landscaping for your whole property, or putting in a pool and spa, planning and booking projects now will help ensure that you’ll be first out of the gate when it comes time to enjoy your outdoor space this season. If you have projects in mind we can help make sure they’re completed in a timely fashion so that you’ll be able to take advantage of every sunny day ahead.

4. Give yourself, and your family, something to look forward to:

The last few weeks of winter are always tough to get through. But knowing that in eight weeks time you’ll be able to entertain guests in your new outdoor kitchen, or that this summer you’ll have your own backyard pool to dive into, might make the time feel more manageable. After all, with backyard features like that, who wouldn’t be excited?!

5. Now is a great time to invest in your home:

With the current state of the real estate market being hotter than ever, many sellers are getting top dollar for their homes across Montreal and surrounding areas. Two of the most important factors for buyers these days are a home’s curb appeal and its outdoor livable space. If you’re thinking of selling but your property needs a little landscaping TLC , we can help you make the right decisions in order to maximize your return on investment.

Five ways to create your own outdoor luxury retreat

With a seemingly endless number of possibilities available to create your custom outdoor living space, homeowners often need some guidance on how to choose features in line with their goals for the project, and how they plan to use their outdoor space. The key, they say, is investing in what’s right for you and your family.

Here are the top five ways to create your own outdoor luxury retreat:

1. Outdoor kitchens:

Do you love to entertain? An outdoor kitchen is a wonderful addition for any homeowners who often host friends and family for meals and parties. By creating an outdoor space complete with a sink, BBQ, smoker, pizza oven, stovetop, wood-burning oven, fridge, bar area, full size dining table, and more, your parties will take on a whole new life. Moreover, thanks to strategically positioned heaters, you’ll be able to use your outdoor kitchen and dining area well into the cooler months. If your home is already party-central for friends and family, adding an outdoor kitchen might be the perfect way to kick off the season this year.

2. Pools and spas:

If you love swimming, lounging, and soaking, then a pool and spa feature is well worth exploring. What’s more, if you have kids, the addition of a pool can mean summers of endless fun for years to come. Quebec actually leads the way nation-wide in this category; each year 70 percent of all new in-ground pools in Canada are installed in Quebec! If you love the water and are looking to revamp your outdoor space, adding a pool and/or spa feature to your backyard is a no-brainer.

3. Gardens:

Whether you enjoy gardening yourself, or simply want to be surrounded by lush greenery and flowers, adding a garden – or garden complex – to your property can help to create a calming, beautiful space. In addition, a well-manicured garden can go a long way in boosting your home’s curb appeal. January through March is a great time to start planning for the upcoming growing season, so if greenery is a priority for you, we can help create a custom garden system for your entire property.

4. Uni-stone walkways, steps, and patios:

With a huge range of available materials, textures, and colours to choose from, adding a uni-stone walkway and patio to your backyard goes a long way in creating a polished, up-to-date look. From natural ledgerock and hammered limestone – a favourite in Quebec – to manmade Techo-Bloc, Permacon, Rocvale or Rhinox options, the sky is the limit when it comes to achieving the custom design you’re seeking. If you’re looking to tweak your yard as opposed to doing a total overhaul, updating the stone is a great way to invest and instantly boost the appeal and functionality of your space.

5. Bonus features:

Whether you’d like a resort-like lounging area, a built-in custom stone and glass fireplace, or specialized lighting throughout your whole yard, our experts can help bring your inspirations to life, and even offer ideas you may never have thought possible.