Car Theft Prevention in the Landscape

You heard me and you would be SURPRISED if you understood how many design clients come through our office with this request! Action home services can help! If you are reading this article it is likely that this is something you are considering for your home anyways so let us provide you with some creative […]

A Nose for Neighborly Nudges: Keeping it Fresh by the Pool

Picture this: I’m all set to indulge in some serious poolside bliss in my new backyard. The sun’s doing its thing, the water’s shimmering like a million diamonds, and I’m ready to dive into the sweet symphony of relaxation. But hold up, there’s an unexpected guest crashing this pool party—my neighbor’s not-so-fragrant potpourri of weed […]

What Are The Benefits Of Power Washing?

Power washing, also known as pressure washing, involves using a high-pressure water spray to clean surfaces. It offers several benefits in various applications. The Multifaceted Benefits of Power Washing Efficient Cleaning: Power washing is highly effective in removing dirt, grime, mold, mildew, and other contaminants from surfaces. The high-pressure water stream can quickly clean large […]

What Are The Primary Benefits Of Having A Heated Driveway?

A heated driveway, typically equipped with a radiant heating system, offers several benefits, especially in regions with cold climates or frequent snowfall. Here are some primary advantages: Snow and Ice Removal: The most obvious benefit is the ability to melt snow and ice on the driveway. This eliminates the need for manual shoveling or plowing, […]

What Types Of Fire Features Are Available?

There are various styles of fire features available on the market. These features can include outdoor fireplaces, fire pits, fire tables, and other outdoor heating elements. The specific styles and designs may vary based on current trends, technological advancements, and consumer preferences. Some common styles of fire features include: 1. Traditional Fireplaces: A traditional fireplace […]

Making The Most Of Accessible Design

Embarking on the journey of creating an accessible landscape for your home is all about turning common concerns into exciting opportunities. Think uneven surfaces, tight spots, and signs playing hide-and-seek – challenges that are just waiting for a creative makeover. Now, we get it – making these changes can have you checking your pocketbook. But […]

How To Choose Your Pool and/or Landscape Contractor

1. Check their reviews Whether you are accessing reviews via platforms such as Homestars or Google, it is imperative to ascertain the company’s longevity. It is advisable to trace their review history back to the earliest entries, observing the timeliness and responsiveness of the company in addressing reviews and resolving issues. This serves as a […]

5 Benefits of Hiring a Landscape Designer

5 Key Benefits of hiring a landscape designer  Hiring a landscape designer can offer numerous benefits, especially if you’re looking to enhance the aesthetic appeal and functionality of your outdoor space. Here are some advantages of hiring a landscape designer: Expertise and Creativity: Landscape designers are trained professionals with expertise in horticulture, design principles, and […]

Why cold plunges are the hottest newest addition to outdoor living

Growing popularity: In recent years, the growing popularity of cold plunges has become a testament to the increasing interest in holistic wellness practices. Once considered an extreme pursuit, cold plunges, or ice baths, have transitioned from niche fitness communities to mainstream health and wellness routines. Advocates of cold exposure emphasize its numerous benefits, ranging from […]

Exterior Saunas: More than just leisure

1.Health Benefits and Wellness: Saunas have been used for centuries across various cultures for their therapeutic and health-promoting benefits. These heated rooms, typically maintained at temperatures between 150 and 195 degrees Fahrenheit, offer a range of physical and mental advantages. One of the primary health benefits of saunas is their ability to promote cardiovascular health. […]

When Is The Best Time To Do Landscaping?

The Answer Depends On Who You’re Asking. As landscape designers and contractors, our perspective on incorporating flowers, shrubs, and trees into our landscape designs may differ from that of your local garden center. While they might emphasize the prime months for planting, such as April and May after the frost, they may also suggest the […]

Chlorine vs. Saltwater Pools

Which should you choose? Firstly, it’s essential to clear up a common misunderstanding; you’re not choosing between a chlorine pool and a saltwater pool. Both types of pools use chlorine to create a safe swimming environment. Both types of pools have salt. In saltwater pools, the taste of salt may overpower the taste of chlorine, […]

Pool Landscaping Isn’t Just About Aesthetics

Pool landscaping isn’t just about aesthetics. When your pool’s drainage is working, no one gives it a second thought, but when it fails, it becomes very apparent. At the very least, it can cause unsightliness and inconvenience; at its worst, it can cause damage that is costly to fix. For this reason, taking a careful […]

Everything You Need to Know About Fiberglass Pools

When we meet with a potential pool-buying customer, we discuss their ideal outdoor lifestyle, the outdoor space they envision, and their budget. By understanding their goals and constraints, our team will design a custom outdoor space that fits their parameters. We don’t come in with preconceived ideas.  One of the three types of in-ground pools […]

Building Permits: Necessary Evil or Blessing in Disguise?

If you search Google for construction failures, it doesn’t take long to find stories about collapsed-building events. In almost every case, the causes listed include poor construction practices, poor project management, structural issues, or faulty materials. Municipalities react to these disasters by requiring licenses from their contractors and tradespeople and amending their building code to […]

How To Maintain Your Artificial Turf

Table of Contents What Is Artificial Turf? The Technology Behind Artificial Turf and Fake Grass Everything You Need To Get Started Artificial Turf Requires Periodic Cleaning To Keep It Looking The Greenest Many Other Things Can Tarnish and Ruin Artificial Grass Pets and Artificial Turf How to Clean Deep Stains In Your Artificial Turf Prevent […]

How to Approach Functional Landscape Design

Table of Contents Backyard Basics The Landscape Design Process Landscape Site Survey Design Planning & Considerations Permits Construction Final Touches Summary Backyard Basics It’s never too early to start planning your outdoor summer “staycation”. Regardless of the size or shape of your outdoor space, when it comes to creating a functional landscape design, the possibilities […]

We Now Offer Swimming Pool and Hot Tub Services

Located in Toronto, we are a construction company that offers the best services possible. We provide services such as stone work, wood work, paving, and landscaping. However, now we offer more! We are now providing swimming pool and hot tub services to Toronto and the GTA. Want to learn more about our new services? Then […]

5 Tips For Designing The Perfect Backyard

A house is not home without a beautiful backyard. Not only do you want to impress guests whenever they visit, but you also want to feel proud when you spend time outside with your family. There is nothing better than enjoying a few hours in a perfectly-groomed garden. Here are some essential tips to help […]

Landscaping Toronto: Winter Landscaping Ideas

  Just because the leaves have fallen and the ground is covered in frosty white snow that doesn’t mean the space around your property should be disregarded until the next season. Landscape upkeep may not be easy, or even practical, during the winter months. This does not mean you can’t prepare to leave your yard […]

Landscaping Toronto: Cool Features For Your Home

When people think about landscaping, the first thing that comes to mind is their yard. It’s only natural when landscaping is defined as a process that helps to make a yard or some piece of land more attractive by altering the existing design. While you can most certainly switch it up or create new aesthetics […]

Landscaping Toronto: Avoid These 6 Landscaping Mistakes

Landscaping is not only about maintaining the lawn. It also involves the trimming of your bushes, planting more trees and flowers, installing new additions like a stone path or a patio to the space, and much more. At the end of the day, it’s all about the aesthetics. Landscaping is transformative, and it’s a wonderful […]

What is a Permeable Driveway?

Concrete is seen as the standard for homes. Patios, steps, walkways and especially driveways are mainly constructed using concrete. While concrete is strong and will last for some time, there are many flaws that accompany it. One of the biggest being concrete’s inability to allow water to soak back into the ground which can cause […]

8 Tips for Hiring a Local Demolition Contractor

Home remodeling is a nerve-racking job. Everything starts from scratch in this process along with an additional burden of the demolition of what is not required. From tearing down the unnecessary wall partitions and the out-dated interiors or deconstructing the complete building – everything forms a part of the demolition process. Remodeling as the term […]

4 Great Tips to Prepare Your Outdoor Space

So, it is time to bid adieu to winters and get into the fun mode of summers. Now, you would be experiencing long days and would be spending more time in your backyard, relaxing on the patio or around the pool. Having a comfortable outdoor space becomes a reason for enjoying with family and friends […]

A Complete Guide to Seal Coat Asphalt Driveway

People often ignore their driveway, despite the fact that they do a lot for us. It allows you to park off the street and close to your home. For businesses, it’s a basic necessity and even a reflection of your company because a well-paved driveway leaves a great first impression on customers. For all these […]

5 Tips for a Successful Landscaping Project

Landscapes are a great way to add personality and value to your property. It is healthy for you; it is healthy for the environment and also a great way to spend some quality time with your family. But getting through a successful landscaping project is not an easy job. It requires time, money and adjustments […]

Tips to Maintain your Landscape Area

  A perfect landscape in the commercial properties is the dream of almost every homeowner. A perfectly trimmed and maintained landscape catches the attention of almost everyone from visitors to trespassers. But mere building a beautiful landscape is not necessary. You need to maintain and upkeep it at regular intervals of time. A landscape has […]