How Close to the House Can I Plant a Cherry Tree?

A cherry tree in full bloom

Cherry trees are known for being breathtakingly beautiful not only because of their beautiful canopy, but especially during the blooming season. It is a great addition to any home or commercial garden and is sure to impress onlookers as they walk or drive by your house. However, as it continues to grow, it can turn … Read more

Can I Plant a Fruit or Vegetable Garden Next to My House?

Fruit and vegetable garden

Whether you’re moving into a new house or simply looking to get a little more out of your backyard, a fruit and vegetable garden can seem like a convenient and rather ‘productive’ hobby. However, productivity doesn’t always mean that it’s the perfect hobby. Take your fruit or vegetable garden, for example. There are a lot … Read more

Can You Compact Wet Dirt?

Wet dirt compaction

Soil compaction may seem like a very simply task, but when you come down to actually performing the same, you are likely to find that there are a lot of intricacies involved in the process. So much so that there are actually many studies on the topic – especially the question of what you can compact … Read more

Does Topsoil Need to Be Compacted?

Loosened (in hand) vs compacted soil (left)

We’ve published numerous articles about compacting dirt over the past few weeks. However, all of those were targeted toward compacting dirt for making a patio or laying pavers. What if you need to plant fruits and vegetables? What if you need to grow grass or make a garden? Does soil need to be compacted? When discussing … Read more

Why Shouldn’t You Use Sand for Drainage?

Why shouldn’t you use sand for drainage

One of the most useful objects for construction and plants alike is sand. The proper sand type can hold buildings straight, boost plant life, and improve drainage. In cities, one of the best materials for drainage is sand. The light and coarse texture helps water seep through via capillary action quickly and therefore prevents landscaping problems. … Read more

How Long to Leave Dirt Before Pouring Concrete?

How long to leave dirt before pouring concrete

The most difficult part of any concrete job isn’t the mixing, pouring, or even smoothening the pour out, but the preparation. This is because all other parts of the process are relatively straightforward, but when it comes to preparation, numerous questions arise. From whether the dirt is sufficiently compacted to the adequate water levels, levelling the … Read more

Do New Construction Homes Come with Smoke Detectors?

Do New Construction Homes Come with Smoke Detectors?

There are strict penalties for not following fire safety regulations; and for good reason. These regulations outline the necessary steps that should be taken to provide an early fire warning to mitigate the risks or enable individuals to find escape routes. One of the most essential equipment necessary for keeping homes and offices safe is … Read more