How to Create a Beautiful Waterproof Pond in Your Backyard

Thinking of installing a backyard pond but not sure where to start? From picking the right sized pond, to finding the right waterproofing solution and figuring out how to keep fish alive, this handy guide has everything you need to start your journey to building the perfect pond. (more…)

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How to Choose the Right Water Feature for Your Project

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Whether you’re building a new house, renovating a shared space in a commercial property, or upgrading an outdoor space, a new water feature can truly lift the look and feel of your space, as well as adding extra functionality and interest. Water features come in all shapes and sizes, so there are a few key steps to choosing the right one. Start by defining your budget and purpose, and then consider the types of options that are available. (more…)

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The Top Landscaping Trends for 2017

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Landscaping and garden trends come and go, just the same as any other design trend. While in 2016 gardens were boldly minimalist and featured metallic and polished surfaces, in 2017 we’re moving towards a more earthy design and feel, with natural materials, outdoor living areas, and edible gardens. (more…)

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Things to Consider Before Renovating Your Home

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Renovating your home can drastically increase its livability, environmental sustainability, aesthetic appeal, and (most importantly) value. With careful planning and good design, you can renovate your home so that it provides many benefits for you and your family. Even if you are only considering renovating your home for small upgrades or repairs, there are a number of different considerations you need to take into account when making decisions regarding your renovation strategy. (more…)

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The 8 Most Powerful Female Engineers of 2016

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In modern society, engineering has played a huge part in the way we go about our daily lives. Electricity, phones, computers, running water, the internet; engineers and scientists have all made these conveniences possible and accessible for us. Unfortunately, throughout history, women have faced many barriers in regards to entering the engineering industry, such as a lack of education, gender bias, and financial independence issues. However, over time, these barriers have started to weaken. Although some people will say that not enough has been done to welcome women into the world of engineering, this certainly hasn’t stopped many female engineers pursuing their passion and contributing immensely to the field. (more…)

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