Summer is an ideal time to get outside, whether it’s for a bike ride, nature walk or picnic. You can run around, play your favourite sport or cool off at the nearby splash pad.
Edmonton’s winter is cold and snowy, which means there are loads of fun activities that you can enjoy! With ice comes sliding, with snow comes sculpting, and with our long nights comes lots of opportunities to take in the lights, both natural and artificial.
As exciting as it can be to see snow banks melt away in the spring, it can be equally nerve racking if your home isn’t well protected. Late season snowfalls can be heavy here in Alberta, and when all that snow and ice finally decides to melt it can create lakes, rivers, and streams across your yard and next to your house.
We do it every winter, and it comes as no surprise. Our sidewalks, driveways, and decks fill up with layer after layer of snow, and we put on layer after layer to brave the cold and head outside to move it out of the way.
The winter months can do a number on your home’s heating bill. As you crank up your furnace to keep yourself comfy and cozy, snow and ice builds up around your house and the chill tries to sneak inside. It’s a constant battle, fought by insulation, weather stripping, and double-glazed windows, as you try to keep the heat in and the cold out.
With Fall right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about ways to transform your decor and embrace the autumnal hues, chilly mornings, and shorter days.
The last thing you want to worry about when the rain starts pouring is for water to seep into your house. A few simple preparations will help you make sure that your home stays weather and water proof so you can enjoy the relaxing pitterpatter of raindrops on windows and not the anxiety-inducing drip-drip of a leaking roof!
During a rainy summer like the one we’re experiencing, it’s nice to have a little colour inside your home to balance out the gray skies.
This spring we’ve been getting a lot of rain in the Edmonton region. That’s great for our lawns and gardens, but not always our foundations!
And how to make it as green as possible!
Here comes the summer!