Home and garden

This 2021 image provided by LeighAnn Ferrara shows Ferrara’s young son as he watches a rabbit on a grassy patch of his White Plains, N.Y., yard, which is surrounded by planting beds of flowers, vegetables and trees. Many people are converting parts of their grass lawns into more diverse plantings. (LeighAnn Ferrara via AP

North America’s love affair with the lawn is getting messy

Some homeowners seeing a well-manicured lawn as an anachronism, even a threat

 

February 2, 2022 - Debra Schulze, owner of Khaya Home Decor in Duncan, photographed at her store.  Don Denton photo

Life and style with Debra Schulze

Khaya Home Decor owner makes a lifestyle change

  • Mar 21, 2022

 

A well-designed Waterworks custom lighting plan can be a worthwhile investment enabling you to enjoy your outdoor space after dark.

Why installing your irrigation system during the Fall and Winter seasons is highly recommended

If you’re considering installing a home irrigation system in Victoria, fall is…

  • Dec 6, 2021

 

Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes says that a rooftop garden does need to be flat to thrive, as his was grown on a rather steep slope. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Saanich mayor’s rooftop is home to an eco-friendly garden

Benefits of a green roof include reducing stormwater runoff and improving home insulation

Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes says that a rooftop garden does need to be flat to thrive, as his was grown on a rather steep slope. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Recycled Asphalt Product (RAP) has been used on South Island driveways 16 years.

If your rural driveway needs help, RAP it Up!

How many ruts and potholes do you have in your dusty driveway?

  • Jun 28, 2021
Recycled Asphalt Product (RAP) has been used on South Island driveways 16 years.
Recycled Asphalt Product (RAP) has been used on South Island driveways 16 years.

If your rural driveway needs help, RAP it Up!

How many ruts and potholes do you have in your dusty driveway?

  • May 24, 2021
Recycled Asphalt Product (RAP) has been used on South Island driveways 16 years.
Garden centre manager Jack Olszewski and Chris Beaudoin say business has grown by 50 per cent at the Sooke Home Hardware Store. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)

Flower power: COVID restrictions fuel boom in gardening

More people seeking flowers to add colour, says Sooke landscaper

Garden centre manager Jack Olszewski and Chris Beaudoin say business has grown by 50 per cent at the Sooke Home Hardware Store. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)
Recycled Asphalt Product (RAP) has been used on South Island driveways 16 years.

If your driveway needs help, RAP it Up!

How many ruts and potholes do you have in your dusty or muddy driveway?

  • Apr 19, 2021
Recycled Asphalt Product (RAP) has been used on South Island driveways 16 years.
With large rural driveways, it’s wise to address their condition and drainage for the rainy season, winter and spring run-off.

The Rural Driveway Dilemma: Rainy season, winter driveways and spring run-off

Now is the time to get your driveway ready for the weather ahead

  • Oct 19, 2020
With large rural driveways, it’s wise to address their condition and drainage for the rainy season, winter and spring run-off.
With large rural driveways, it’s wise to address their condition and drainage for the rainy season, winter and spring run-off.

The Rural Driveway Dilemma: Rainy season, winter driveways and spring run-off

Now is the time to get your driveway ready for the weather ahead

  • Sep 21, 2020
With large rural driveways, it’s wise to address their condition and drainage for the rainy season, winter and spring run-off.
Need storage? The most affordable choice is closer than you think

Need storage? The most affordable choice is closer than you think

For storage in Greater Victoria, selection, accessibility and affordability are here!

  • Aug 24, 2020
Need storage? The most affordable choice is closer than you think
Couple’s love of Oak Bay Beach Hotel leads to purchase of strata unit

Couple’s love of Oak Bay Beach Hotel leads to purchase of strata unit

The best of both worlds in hotel condo

  • Dec 11, 2019
Couple’s love of Oak Bay Beach Hotel leads to purchase of strata unit
Garden suites will soon be a legal form of housing in Saanich, B.C. (Wikimedia Commons)

Garden suites coming soon to Saanich

Work is underway to legalize purpose-built detached garden suite rentals

  • Oct 22, 2019
Garden suites will soon be a legal form of housing in Saanich, B.C. (Wikimedia Commons)