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Where to buy rocks in Brampton or GTA?

Hi guys, I was wondering where I can find such big rocks for the landscaping to make an impressive border. Please see attached photo....

Number of Responses 5 Date of Last Post June 27, 2015
What is the least imposing colour of chain-link fencing?

My urban backyard is 22'x 40'. It's a no-grass natural garden look, lush with plant life. We are having a 5' high Frost chain-link fence installed on one side, soon. An easy choice, ...

Number of Responses 13 Date of Last Post June 19, 2015
Proper way to build a walkway on the side of the house?

I am going to build a new walkway along the side of the house, and had a couple of questions to ask. My plan is: 1. Dig 2. Put no-weed material first on the ground 3. Put 4 inch of pea gravel 4....

Number of Responses 5 Date of Last Post November 18, 2020
How much would a 8.5 x 8.5 concrete slab cost?

Hello, I'm looking to put a concrete slab in my backyard for a shed. I was wondering how much it would cost for a slab 8.5 x 8.5? The shed I'm looking at is about 8 x 7. Should I opt for s...

Number of Responses 4 Date of Last Post June 11, 2015
Cost of modifyng the slope of the ground surrounding our house?

Hi, Currently, the ground around our house has a slight slope toward the foundation of the house, which is not optimal for drainage. An expert told us that a way to maximise drainage around the h...

Number of Responses 2 Date of Last Post April 21, 2016
Do deck posts have to be 4 feet deep due to frostline?

We are building a deck - 52 feet x 16 feet and bolting the frame to our steel breakwall. Do we need our support posts going down 4 feet due to the frostline? (We live in Ontario, Canada)....

Number of Responses 40 Date of Last Post June 6, 2023
Advice on re-grading land to slope away from house?

We have had basement flooding and have fixed the window well but now I need to fix the grade so that water flows away from the foundation. The area is mostly covered by pavers so I would remove and replace tho...

Number of Responses 7 Date of Last Post May 28, 2018
How to finish building fence with concrete walkway?

Hello, We are living in a semi detached house. We had most of the fence done but the guy cheated us by taking all the money but never finishing the fence. So the back door is not enclosed and the gate is...

Number of Responses 5 Date of Last Post November 6, 2019
What's the cost for 8' H x 30' L retention wall?

I have and slap of between 40 to 60° area on my back yard, The dimensions are 7m (25') length x4m (13') deep x 2.3m (7') High. I calculate around 32 cubic meter of dirt ...

Number of Responses 2 Date of Last Post July 22, 2014
Do I have to restart interlock patio project?

Something went wrong with my interlock project and I'm unsure if I have to restart (huge job) or if it will okay to finish. I excavated 12" for my patio then compacted the base (GA) ...

Number of Responses 1 Date of Last Post July 3, 2014
Fencing spikes or concrete?

Hi there, I live in a remote northern Ontario community. I am planning on putting in a new friendly neighbour fence - 240 linear feet. I'll be using 4 foot x 8 foot bamboo panels in a picture frame ...

Number of Responses 5 Date of Last Post June 25, 2014
What is happening to my garden?

For some reason half of our plants in our front yard are dying or already dead and we can't figure out why?! With the grass, the garden is watered every other day and we've never had thi...

Number of Responses 3 Date of Last Post April 11, 2020
If I complain to the BBB about a contractor, is there anything they can do?

I feel so frustrated that consumers aren't protected by these bad contractors. He even said he had no problem if I forward my complaint to BBB as there's nothing they can do. Is that true? He mad...

Number of Responses 4 Date of Last Post June 7, 2014
Does a contractor need RBQ license to build deck?

Does the contractor that I hire to build my deck require a RBQ license?...

Number of Responses 3 Date of Last Post March 8, 2017
How much to tear up grass and install patio slabs?

I want to tear up grass in back yard, in a small townhouse, and put down patio slabs. How much would something like this cost?...

Number of Responses 2 Date of Last Post June 3, 2014
What are my options with sinking fence posts?

I had a deck and small privacy fence built from the rear wall of my unit out 14'. I should mention it is a new construction. The fence required 3 posts, of which the middle post sank approximately 1&#...

Number of Responses 5 Date of Last Post June 1, 2014
Can I get instructions on how to charge clients for landscape design service?

I have started a landscape design job in Vancouver. I need some instructions on how to charge my clients. Thanks....

Number of Responses 1 Date of Last Post May 3, 2015
Cost for Grading and adding screenings underneath flagstone steps to build up

Backyard garden approx 25x20 sqft....

Number of Responses 1 Date of Last Post April 7, 2014
Raise ground level around tree

Im about to finish my landscape and I hit a snag, I got trees that I want to keep but the dirt around them got to go up about 12". Now is it possible to do without killing the trees, and how to d...

Number of Responses 4 Date of Last Post December 11, 2013
I replaced a section of my lawn in late August. It now looks as though its dying.

I tilled the soil to 5-6 cm. depth before laying it. I did not add starter fertilizer at the time. I made sure to give it sufficient water every day and it appeared to be doing very well until the end of Sept...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post October 15, 2013

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