Category: House & Home

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 »

Christmas Gifts for the Hard to Buy For

There are less than two weeks until Christmas. If you haven’t finished your Christmas shopping, now is the time to put your Santa hat on and kick it into overdrive. Are you still searching for ideas for the hard to buy for? You know the one; teachers, co-workers, neighbours, and that last-minute Secret Santa that… Read more »

Green Gift Wrapping Ideas

We don’t mean to alarm you, but there’s two weeks til Christmas. Shelves are starting to get bare in stores, which hopefully means you are just about done your Christmas shopping. The next task on your list should therefore be wrapping all those gifts. If you have taken steps to be more eco-friendly this year,… Read more »

Why Christmas Decor London

Why Christmas Decor London? Have you ever wondered why CLC Tree Services got into the Christmas Decor business? Curt McCallum purchased the Christmas Decor London franchise from Christmas Decor in 2007. CLC had been in operation for almost 20 years at that point, and they were looking for ways to expand and extend their working… Read more »

Emerald Cedars: Not Always the Greenest Choice

The first official day of Winter is still a month away, but wintry weather has arrived in London, Ontario. With the snow that fell this week, winter hats, mitts, boots, and coats came out of storage. And while we can dress appropriately for the weather at hand, what about area trees? Trees & Winter Weather… Read more »

Mission Trip to Paraguay: Curt Needs Your Help

A few years ago Curt McCallum discovered the Forest City Community Church. No stranger to church as a youth, life had a way of interfering and his attendance lapsed over the years. The older he got though, the more Curt questioned his faith and made the choice to return to church. Part of his faith… Read more »

Mulch Options: Which Mulch is Best for You?

We’ve shared our views on mulch here on the blog before. Mulch helps deter weeds, keeps the soil moister and cooler in summer, adds aesthetic appeal, and creates a barrier between your landscaping and the equipment you use to maintain it. CLC Tree Services chooses natural versus coloured mulch hands down. When it comes right… Read more »

Deterioration and the Cost of Tree Services

The nature of tree services is that we often deal with dead or dying trees. When a tree dies, there are a few options for what to do; cut it down or leave it standing to decay at its natural pace. In an urban setting, the presence of nearby buildings often precludes the latter from… Read more »

A Weighty Issue: Magnolia Scale

Magnolia trees are beautiful to behold. They are one of the first trees to bloom in the spring and come in a colourful assortment of species, which help to chase away the late winter doldrums. But magnolia trees are not immune to problems and CLC Tree Services has had several calls this year about them…. Read more »

Draining Away Summer: How to Drain Saltwater Pools

School has begun for another year. Days are getting shorter and cooler. The first day of fall is a week away. Now is the time to start thinking about closing the family pool for another season. Did you know that there are laws in London, Ontario on exactly how to go about draining your pool?… Read more »