The city of Vaughan, Ont., located north of Toronto, has amended its licensing bylaws to add new business categories, including pool installers, landscapers, and fence installers to perform work within the city.
Understanding soils as they relate to interlocking concrete paver (ICP) installation is vital to a successful project. Identifying soil types and knowing what effect each one can have on project length and labour requirements is also imperative. Further, knowing the soil type …
There is true value in a professionally installed and landscaped pool. The same can be said for the homeowner who knows they have hired a pool contractor and landscaper who can handle the pressures and complexities of working with each other.
Times are changing. As cliché as it sounds, it is a fact; however, this statement means something entirely different today than when it was first written. The reality is, times are not changing once and for all, but instead they are constantly changing. In many cases, especially where technology and advertising is concerned, what was new this morning is old by next year, next month, or even next week. This is a major concern for many with small- to medium-sized businesses in the swimming pool and landscaping industry that depend on the average consumer to succeed. What worked as a staple in advertising a few years ago may be a lessor priority in today’s web-induced world.
Many landscape designers receive calls that go something like this: “Hi, we have just put a pool in our backyard and were wondering if you can do a landscape design for us?” The typical response from most landscapers is usually: “Thank you for asking, it sounds like you have already completed the design, I’m not sure if we can help you.”
“These rocks and pools have always been here, haven’t they?” “Surely you didn’t build this.” “This looks like the hand of nature.” These are comments every water shape designer loves to hear, but alas, all too often they do not. Many manmade water features are meant to appear natural; however, most are not that convincing.
Tumber and Associates, a landscape design/build firm in Orangeville, Ont., earned this year’s award for ‘Canada’s top landscape’ in the Canadian Nursery and Landscape Association’s (CNLA’s) National Awards of Landscape Excellence.