Creating a Backyard Oasis

I love summer. Even though I don’t get a ton of time off this time of year (it’s really busy for construction) — I still like to take as much time as I can to enjoy a little R & R. Last summer I redid my deck, so I’m hoping to get a little more time out there this year — if my crew ever lets me slow down, that is.

For most of us, large gatherings and trips aren’t going to be in the cards this summer — but that doesn’t mean we can’t still have a beautiful respite waiting for us in our backyards. Does your space need a little love or refresh? Here are some things to keep in mind.

For the full article by Mike Holmes on the Ottawa Citizen Web site, click here. Photo: Jordan Presseault, The Holmes Group

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