Category: House & Home

Landscape Design with Pam and CLC

What makes a yard welcoming? Is it the entrance, the seating, the colours, the surfaces? The answer of course is all of that. Your landscaping is an extension of your home and your personality. Do you like neat and orderly spaces or wild and rambling vistas? Neither is wrong and both are beautiful in their… Read more »

Got Cherries? Let’s Cook!

Midsummer nights have sprouted fireflies aplenty in southwestern Ontario. Midsummer days have sprouted something just as pretty though—plenty of delicious fruit! Farmers markets are a place of bounty, but you can get your hands on local fruit at area grocery stores too. While strawberries are petering out, thanks to a cool and wet spring, cherries… Read more »

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid: What You Need to Know

For every tree, there is a pest that attacks it. Unfortunately, Hemlock trees are not immune to that fact. The accidental introduction of the hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) from Japan in the 1950s, was a curse for Eastern Hemlocks, but to date not a major invasive in Ontario. They are a major threat though, and… Read more »

Pools and Landscaping: Something to Think About

Summer is on the way. Despite the cool spring, area swimming pools are gearing up for another season of fun in the sun. Most public outdoor pools officially open as of July 1st, 2017, but plenty of private pools are already sparkling in backyards across Ontario. While pools are a great way to cool down, exercise,… Read more »

Landscaping Fix: Creating Better Flow in your Yard

Landscaping Your Yard Purchasing a new home is exciting. There are inspections to make, contracts to sign, and stuff to move. And we aren’t just talking about the real estate agent’s paperwork. Exterior landscaping is a big part of the aesthetic appeal of a home and often needs just as much attention as anything else in… Read more »

Recommended Trees to Plant in London

Northern Hemlock

CLC Tree Services has shared information about soil over the last little while in the hopes that homeowners will better understand their soil and its relation to their trees. Soil texture, pH levels and interdependence on water all affect not only the health of your existing trees, but should also be taken into consideration when… Read more »

Soil & Water: What you Need to Know

Soil: It’s sandy, loamy, full of clay, or possibly one too many rocks. The pH level of it is acidic, alkaline or hopefully right in that middle range where your trees thrive. Is there anything more to know about soil then? If you’ve got those basics mastered, can’t you run out and grab a tree to… Read more »

Landscape Planning: Think About Tree Planting Now

tree planting

Look outside your window. It is January, but in London, Ontario, we have a decided dearth of snow. Definitely more like early spring weather, than the dead of winter. So, as it already feels like spring, now is the perfect time to talk about tree planting! Early spring is the perfect time to plant a… Read more »

Fight Your Cold with Tree Essential Oil Remedies

The holidays are behind us and for many that means a time to clean. For others though, the stress of the holidays has left them rundown and susceptible to colds. Good news. There is a remedy for both in the reaches of the trees. Long have people known the powers of trees in healing and… Read more »

Simple & Stunning Christmas Table Decor Ideas

Less than a week until Christmas. Here’s hoping the gifts are all bought and wrapped, because it’s time to finish preparations. If you are hosting Christmas dinner this year, do you have everything ready? You haven’t ordered the turkey? The tablecloth needs ironing? You drank all the wine making another list? Hmm, okay. Just relax…. Read more »