5 Ways to Prevent & Repair Driveway Cracks

Written by Breakaway Landscaping

Driveway cracks aren’t just unappealing—they can also be dangerous. Cracks in concrete or asphalt can become tripping hazards or promote flooding when left unrepaired. In this article, we discuss five things you can do to both prevent and repair driveway cracks.    1. Clean Your Driveway Although there are many cracked driveway repair options, cleaning is always a critical step you …

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6 Best Ontario Trees to Plant in Your Backyard

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There is a certain joy to planting native trees in our landscaping. Many native trees are popular landscape trees, not only because our climate has made for some beautiful fall displays, but also because you know you’re providing food and shelter for local animals and insects when you do.   When you plant native species, you can support the local environment …

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DIY vs. Pro Built Patio: Pros and Cons to Help You Decide

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Should you build your patio yourself or should you hire someone to build it? For some, the convenience and security of having a professional contractor are worth it. For others, the satisfaction of building something with their own two hands is better. Which is right for you? There are plenty of other factors to consider.  1. Costs  When you do …

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Your Go-To Spring & Summer Lawn Maintenance Checklist

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Spring and summer usher in the season of growth. Ideally, it is characterized by well-manicured lawns with lush, green grass and blossoming flowers. However, the grass and weeds will grow out of control if you don’t take proper care of your lawn, giving your home a shabby curb appeal. Here is a brief lawn maintenance checklist to ensure that your …

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4 Tips to Plan a Low Maintenance Garden

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Do you want to spend more time in your garden and less time maintaining it? We don’t blame you. There’s no point in having a lush green yard if you need to spend all of your time weeding, mowing and watering instead of sitting in it or entertaining in it. The good news is that you can plan to have …

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How to Hide a Concrete Retaining Wall

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If you have a concrete retaining wall in your garden that is ruining your view, you might feel your only option is to tear it down and rebuild it. However, your unsightly wall doesn’t have to cost a fortune to replace. Instead, you can use these tips to learn how to hide a concrete retaining wall for a fraction of the cost.  …

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5 Trees That Stay Green All Year Round

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Often people overlook the joy their gardens and property can provide throughout the year. As a result, it is common to focus on their garden’s appearance during the spring and summer, with less thought for the fall and winter months. However, you can add more interest, by planting evergreens. This provides a prettier view of your gardens in the colder …

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How to Get Rust Stains Off Your Concrete Driveway

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Concrete driveways are meant to be relatively maintenance-free and long-lasting. However, it just takes unsightly rust stains to make them appear old and interfere with your home’s curb appeal. Here we explain how to get rust stains off your concrete driveway to bring it back to its original colour. Using Natural Rust Stain Removers If you have pets or want …

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How to Design Landscaping Lighting for Safety and Aesthetic

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An excellent way to make the most of your outdoor living space is to add landscaping lighting. Lighting is not just functional. It also transforms your space by adding drama, highlighting your favourite garden features, and even casting shadows to add texture. Here’s how to design landscaping lighting for safety and aesthetics. Create a Plan Make a rough layout of …

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Wood vs Concrete Block Retaining Walls

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Retaining walls play an important role in your landscape design. Not only do they serve practical purposes to hold back soil, but also can create a beautiful detail that adds texture, interest, and levels to your garden. The trick is choosing the right types of retaining wall materials. Here we review the pros and cons of wood vs concrete block …

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