Top 2 CHSP Search Result(s) for keyword(s): Landscaping
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Fretter Design

Custom Landscaping for Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. They have been in the business of designing and building fine gardens since 1981. An eye for good design and a commitment to quality workmanship are the hallmarks of their service. They offer innovative solutions to site challenges and bring a flexible and personable spirit to the task at hand. Gordon Fretter holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Horticulture from UBC. He has thirty years experience i...
Sunbury Cedar

At Sunbury Cedar, we manufacture high quality red and yellow cedar products for your home and garden. Our company harvests it's own timber and manufactures it into a wide variety of products such as fencing, decking, siding, garden sheds, play-structures, gazebos, lawn furniture, tongue and groove paneling, lattice, etc... This allows us to have complete control over the materials that we sell, and also allows us to offer the highest quality products to you at the best possible pr...
Top 5 Article Search Results for keyword(s): Landscaping

Laying a Stone Sidewalk

Q) I want to make a side walk using a form to create a stepping stone pattern. My question is, how deep do I need to go down and how deep should I have the sand prior to making the stones on top? The form is in a shape of stones that you fill with cement. Also is it OK to use Ready-mix Cement?
Cavalry Construction No Longer HouseSmart Member

The Calvary Construction Group is no longer a member of Shell Busey's HouseSmart Home Services.
CondoSmarts - Memorial Gardens on Common Property

Dear Tony: Our strata is under taking a major renovation to our parking garage. The landscaping over the garage has been allowed to grow out of control for over 25 years and we now have serious leaking and some problems with the structure. We have run into a bit of a snag though. When the landscaping company came on site to salvage as many shrubs and trees as possible, a group of owners intervened and advised that the area being removed first was our memorial garden. Now I have lived there fo
Better Curb Appeal in Just a Few Simple Steps

How does your house look from the street? Stand at the curb in front of your house and note what you see. When you look at it objectively, does it make a strong first impression? If not, where is there room for improvement? Take a tour of your neighborhood to find out what appeals to you. Look at homes similar to your own home's style. Following is a list of some tips for a better curb appeal:
Landscaping - Choosing the Right Trees and Shrubs

Trees can serve numerous landscape functions including beautification, adding privacy, reducing traffic noise, providing shade and energy conservation. Early Spring is the best time of year to transplant trees and shrubs, while they are dormant.
Tree Selection Matters

Trees can serve numerous landscape functions including beautification, adding privacy, reducing traffic noise, providing shade and energy conservation. Early spring is the best time of year to transplant trees and shrubs, while they are dormant.
Call Before You Dig

Are you putting in fenceposts, planting a tree, excavating for a deck or a new addition? Regardless of your landscaping project, always identify utility lines. To have your utilities marked, call your local utility company at least a week in advance. There could be gas pipelines, electrical services, telephone and cable TV as well as water and sewer connections so be safe.
CondoSmarts - Undisclosed Alterations

Dear Tony: I bought a townhouse in Surrey in the spring of 2015. This unit was especially attractive because it had a glassed in extension on the back, redesigned and upgraded interior and a great landscape plan.
Building a Stone Walk or Patio

Stone makes a terrific looking patio or walkway with its natural striking appearance. Stone blends well with all types of landscaping.The types of stone most commonly used are flagstone and...
Considering an Underground Sprinkler System?

Did you know ... watering your lawn for just one hour uses about as much water as...5 dishwasher loads, 5 loads of laundry AND 25 flushes of the toilet (500 litres in total).
AskShell Show Episode 7

Episode 7 of the AskShell.com Show, on this week's show we have Landscapers Gordon and Robert from Fretter Design.Fretter Design offers custom Landscaping for Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. They have been in the business of designing and building fine gardens since 1981. An eye for good design and a commitment to quality workmanship are the hallmarks of their service. They offer innovative solutions to site challenges and bring a flexible and personable spirit to the task at hand.
Painting Concrete Surface & Concrete Landscaping Edging

Q: We are in the process of fixing up our back yard for our daughter's wedding which will be taking place this summer. I have a few quick questions that I hope you can help us with. What would be the best way to paint our concrete patio a terrra cotta color? The next question is we are looking for an edging to raise the flower beds to keep the dirt from running on to the patio and give it a more finished and clean look. I am in the South Surrey area and I quite often see a concrete edging that l
Where to Spend Your Renovation Dollars

Whether you're planning to sell your home soon or to stay put for a while, you'd probably rather have any improvements you make to your home add as much value as possible. A study by the Appraisal Institute of Canada has shown that bathroom and kitchen renovations provide the highest possible payback potential. It is estimated that at least 75% of the money invested in kitchen renovation projects is recouped when the property is sold, while interior and exterior painting can help you recoup betw
Fall Gardening Pointers

With just a little bit of work, you can overhaul your lawns health to help it thrive in the winter months. Start with a thorough raking to open the ground and expose the soil so new seeds can germinate. Aerate if necessary, to provide air, water and nutrients to the grass roots. Aerating is especially necessary for compact heavy soils.
Planning Your Landscape

Trees can serve numerous landscape functions including beautification, adding privacy, reducing traffic noise, providing shade and energy conservation. Early Spring is the best time of year to transplant trees and shrubs, while they are dormant.
Step Up Your Plans To Create a Superior Patio Surface

Stone makes a terrific patio or walkway, with a natural striking appearance that blends well with all types of landscaping. Make sure to use a hard and flat stone material, which is suitable for walkways and patios.
Thank You From BC Lions Easter Seal Society

Shell Busey was thrilled to recieve a "Thank You" from Nirm Blatchford of the BC Lions Easter Seal Society in regognition of Shell Busey's Home Services support of the "Extreme Makeover" of Camp Winfield in September of 2014.
Fall Lawn and Garden Checklist

With cold weather approaching, Fall is a great time to prepare and maintain your landscaping for the upcoming winter season.
Avante Contracting: Featured Member January 2009

This past December and even into January, Greater Vancouver has seen a tremendous amount of snowfall, and within the last 3 days, rain has washed a majority of that snow away; but where does all the water go?
Fall Lawn and Garden Tips

With fall just around the corner and cold weather approaching, this is a great time to prepare and maintain your landscaping for the upcoming winter season. - Prune shrubs and plants away from exterior siding. Cut back and dead head bedding plants and summer blooming shrubs.