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Backyard Escapes with Jennifer Hayman Design Group

June 24, 2011 by  
Filed under Home Decor

Jennifer HaymanGreater Toronto Area homeowners know that every square foot holds great value. With limited residential space and a 9 to 5-plus work life that can often confine you to an overcast cubicle, there’s never been more of an incentive to make use of your sunny backyard space. This is where gardening guru Jennifer Hayman comes in. “In Toronto, space is at such a premium that rather than having neglected, unused lawns and gardens, why not make it a series of outdoor rooms that flow and connect and allow you and your family the opportunity to relax and really maximize your time outside.” Hayman is the founder of Toronto’s award-winning landscape design-build firm Jennifer Hayman Design Group.

While Hayman’s firm fulfills a diverse array of landscaping dreams, she says that a rising trend in outdoor space solutions is to take existing abandoned garages and transform Read more

Backyard Escapes with Gib-San Pool & Landscape Creations

June 24, 2011 by  
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Gibsan PoolsHave you always wanted to spend your summer days in a lush tropical lagoon instead of an ordinary backyard? This longing need not remain a mere fantasy – you can transform your yard into a sultry oasis with a breathtaking pool as the focal point.

“It’s like having your own waterfront property,” says Ed Gibbs, president of Gib-San Pool & Landscape Creations. The world’s first ISO-certified pool company and a member of the coveted Master Pools Guild, Gib-San is more than just a pool-builder. For over 40 years, it has been designing and creating pristine properties, renovating backyards into little pieces of paradise. “You really have to have designers and architects involved if you want to achieve something more than an average backyard and pool,” he adds. Read more

Valterra Landscape — Breakaway in your Backyard

April 5, 2010 by  
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ValterraAs  the temperatures begin to rise, so too will your desire to enjoy time outdoors. Don’t look any further than transforming the garden behind your home the right way.

“People are entertaining outside nowadays, so the outdoor kitchen is being incorporated into a lot of our designs,” says Vince Baggetta of Valterra Landscape Contractors Inc.

Enjoying a meal with your family or a get-together with friends in your own yard is made easy with Valterra Landscape Contractors Inc., which strives to create a pristine setting that will leave both clients and their guests impressed.

Some outdoor embellishments Valterra Landscape can add to create a serene sanctuary include eye-catching waterfalls Read more