Tips for maintaining your new and existing landscape through the fall and winter

We thought we would create a friendly little handout to give to our clients once we had completed a project to help them troubleshot the initial aspects of landscape maintenance especially the little things that can make a big difference in the fall and winter.

We thought it turned out pretty well so we are happy to make it available to all who may want it.


Tips for maintaining your new garden especially over those tough fall and winter months as well as best practices for protecting your stone masonry.


Some great stop motion video of a project under construction last year.

Thanks very much to Blair S. of Barrie Avenue for providing these awesome stop motion videos from his backyard transformation.

b sq. Design transformed his backyard into multi-room, multi-use space with the addition of an Arbor, new fencing, new decking, a new bike shed and lots of new garden areas and a small lawn area.

Mid-town Toronto backyard transformation. Landscape design and build completed by B.SQ. Design Studio (www.bsqdesign.com). Project was led by Alex Bartlett.
Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=So93iy902lA

b sq. Design Studio invited back to Japan in 2014

b sq. Design Studio has accepted the invitation to return to Nagasaki Japan in September 2014 to compete once again in the Gardening World Cup. The first ever Gardening World Cup competition took place in October 2010 in Nagasaki, which lies in the south east of the Japanese island of Kyushu. Nagasaki is the home of Japan’s leading garden designer Kazuyuki Ishihara who is also Chelsea show garden gold medalist. Kazuyuki conceived the competition’s theme of gardening for world peace, bringing together countries from across the globe. 

b sq. Design was honoured to participate in the inaugural Gardening World Cup in 2010 where their effort for a show garden won a Gold medal for Canada.

Construction in Japan begins Spetember 22nd and final Judging will be on October 4th. 2014!

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