Author: Lori Sweezey

WHO SAID MONEY DOESN’T GROW ON TREES?

By Glenn Curtis Design Plantenance & Plantenance Landscape Group. Believe it or not, buried amongst all the negativity about our economic decline, diminished stock returns and fluctuating home values, there is some very positive news for the savvy investor – the savvy landscape investor that is! Undoubtedly, most of us appreciate that a successful landscape project can add significantly to the enjoyment of ones home and premises by making it not only more attractive, but functional as well. But did you know that a properly designed and created outdoor space also represents an excellent investment that can easily add...

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TOP 5 BENEFITS OF BOOKING YOUR LANDSCAPING PROJECT IN WINTER

If you’re interested in quality landscaping and want to enjoy as much of the summer as possible, it is best to get an early start on design and planning. Reputable landscapers are always busiest in spring and summer; the main seasons for project installations. During these months, many would-be landscape investors are surprised to discover that their dreamscape cannot be developed as fast as they would like. Here are some great tips that will help you to “git-er-done”. 1. More time to refine: Pre-season planning of your landscape project affords you and our design team more time for the...

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FEAR NOT, THE PERMIT PROCESS!

Let’s assume you’ve already taken the necessary steps in finding the right pro to tackle your home renovation project, now it’s time to talk permits. I’m not going to discuss the “underground reno-trade business” here because that’s not how I roll, nor should you. I play by the rules, and take pride in the fact that my clients can trust me. “Cash renovators” won’t deal with the building department, permits, inspectors, and finally, closing the permit. Any good renovator will already include this service in their quote. You don’t need to be afraid of City Hall when it comes...

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THE QUEBEC QUONNECTION IS BORN!

The diversity we, as Canadians, hold so close to our hearts, has never been more apparent to us here at OL Magazine than it is right now. We know how much Quebecer’s love their outdoor spaces and how much they cherish each and every day they are able to spend out of doors. OL Magazine is privileged to bring to you one of the most accomplished and talented landscape artisans in the province. With more than 30 years experience in the field, and a plethora of awards, Montreal based, Glenn Curtis of Plantenance Landscape Group is joining our panel...

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LOOK WHO’S JOINING THE TEAM!

Have you ever had that feeling in your gut? A feeling that keeps screaming, “something is missing!!” Yah, we had that too. We thought our little family was complete…until we met Manny Neves of Hardcore Renos. Outdoor Lifestyle Magazine is incredibly lucky to have this extraordinarily talented builder/renovator and over-all great human being, join our family. His popular on-line renovation show and social media platforms are unquestionably the most informative, engaging and creative work around. With uncompromising dedication to his craft, Neves will ‘wow’ you with his never-ending knowledge, high standard of excellence and his attention to detail and...

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