Sprout into Spring: Essential Gardening Tips and Tricks with Liv Building Products

Sprout into Spring: Essential Gardening Tips and Tricks with Liv Building Products

Whether you’re a seasoned green thumb or a budding enthusiast, there’s something magical about watching your garden burst into life after the winter slumber. We’ve compiled some essential tips and tricks to help you cultivate your dream garden, to make this spring your most successful yet. It’s time to dust off those gardening gloves and embrace the beauty of spring.
Before you start planting, take the time to prepare your soil. Remove any weeds, break up compacted soil, and add organic matter like compost or aged manure to improve soil structure and fertility. Healthy soil is the foundation of a thriving garden.

Next, selecting the right plants for your garden can make all the difference. Consider factors such as your local climate, soil type, and sun exposure when choosing which flowers, vegetables, or herbs to grow. Opt for native plants whenever possible, as they are well-adapted to your region’s conditions and require less maintenance. Give your plants the nutrients they need to thrive by fertilizing regularly. Choose a balanced, slow-release fertilizer or opt for organic alternatives like compost or fish emulsion. Be mindful not to over-fertilize, as this can lead to nutrient imbalances and environmental pollution.

Planning your garden layout is crucial for maximizing space and sunlight. Group plants with similar water and light requirements together and consider companion planting to naturally repel pests and promote growth. Utilize vertical space with trellises or hanging baskets to make the most of limited space. Keep pesky pests at bay by practicing integrated pest management techniques. Monitor your garden regularly for signs of pests and diseases, and take action promptly to prevent infestations. Use physical barriers like row covers or companion planting to deter pests naturally.

Proper watering is essential for healthy plant growth, especially as temperatures rise. Water your garden in the morning to reduce evaporation and minimize the risk of fungal diseases. Aim for deep, infrequent watering to encourage strong root development, rather than shallow, frequent watering.

Mulching is a gardener’s best friend, helping to retain moisture, suppress weeds, and regulate soil temperature. Apply a layer of organic mulch such as wood chips, straw, or shredded leaves around your plants to conserve water and keep your garden beds looking tidy.

Make your garden a haven for both plants and wildlife by embracing sustainable gardening practices. Conserve water with rain barrels or drip irrigation systems, minimize chemical inputs by using organic pest control methods, and support biodiversity by creating habitat for pollinators and beneficial insects.
We hope these ideas will help you and your garden thrive. Now, roll up your sleeves, dig your hands in the dirt and let the beauty of spring unfold in your own backyard. Happy gardening!

Liv Building Products at the Spring Cottage Life Show


Liv Building Products at the Spring Cottage Life Show

Spring has finally sprung, and with it the much anticipated 29th Annual Spring Cottage Life Show! From March 21st to 24th, 2024, the International Centre in Mississauga is the place to be as cottage owners begin their summer plans!

More than just a trade show, this event is a celebration of everything that makes cottage living extraordinary. For years, the Cottage Life Shows have been connecting businesses like ours directly with cottage owners. Drawing in 39,000 eager cottagers from across Ontario, the Spring Cottage Life Show has become the unofficial kickoff to cottage season, showcasing the latest trends and innovations.

From builders and contractors to exhibitors and homeowners, the show serves as a meeting ground for all who share a passion for cottage living. Liv Building Products is your go-to supplier to major dealers across Canada, providing excellent service and delivery of our quality products. Make sure you stop by our booth and meet our team, where you can explore the wide range of building materials we offer!

The excitement doesn’t end there! Immerse yourself in all that the show has to offer! Discover the newest decor options, visit arts and crafts stalls, and enjoy delicious food and entertaining ideas. With an array of thrilling water toys and recreational gear on display, you’ll find everything necessary to maximize your waterfront enjoyment.

Join us at the Spring Cottage Life Show as we commemorate the 29th annual kickoff to the cottage season! For further details, visit the Cottage Life website for a complete list of events and exhibitors. Come visit us!

Booth 135 – Aisle 100 – Hall 1

The International Centre
6900 Airport Road
Mississauga, ON
L4V 1E8
Enter at Halls 1, 2, & 5

Show Dates & Hours:
Thursday, March 21: 12pm – 6pm
Friday, March 22: 10am – 8pm
Saturday, March 23: 9am – 7pm
Sunday, March 24: 10am – 5pm

Liv Building Products at the NAHB International Builders’ Show 2024

Liv Building Products at the NAHB International Builders' Show 2024

Get ready for the ultimate showcase of innovation! The NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) is back! Join us in Las Vegas, NV, from February 27th to 29th, 2024, at Booth SU1615!

IBS isn’t your average trade show; it’s the gathering for light construction professionals globally. With nearly 70,000 visitors from over 100 countries in 2023, this year’s event is bound to exceed expectations.

Prepare to be amazed as leading manufacturers and suppliers unveil hundreds of groundbreaking products and services, offering attendees an exclusive glimpse into the future of construction. Whether you’re seeking cutting-edge materials or revolutionary techniques, you’ll find them all on the show floor.
Custom builders, rejoice! IBS caters specifically to your needs with Custom Building Central, providing a dedicated space to explore tailored products and services. But it’s not just about the products – education takes center stage. Attendees can enrich their knowledge with a diverse array of sessions, workshops, and demonstrations, offering valuable insights and strategies to overcome industry-specific challenges. From the latest trends to expert tips, there’s something for everyone!

IBS is also host to a number of networking opportunities, with professionals from across the globe converging in one location. The NAHB International Builders’ Show 2024 promises to be a game-changer for the construction industry. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of it all – see you there!

The NAHB International Builders’ Show®
Feb 27th-29th, 2024
Las Vegas, NV
Liv BP & InvisiRail™
Booth SU1615

Embrace the Chill: Activities in Winter

Couple snow mobile in snow storm

Embrace the Chill: Activities in Winter

Despite the cold temperatures, there are plenty of activities that can turn this chilly season into a thrilling adventure! To help you make the most of winter, we’ve put together some indoor & outdoor activities to satisfy all your pursuits. So bundle up and let the winter adventures begin!

Ice Skating

The number one outdoor activity for any True Canadian is undoubtedly skating. Whether you’re a seasoned skater or a novice, ice skating offers a perfect blend of elegance and excitement. No matter the event, if it’s a game of hockey or just gliding around on a lake at the cottage, skating can be a great source of exercise and fun! Reminder: be sure to check in at your local arena for public skate times!

Skiing and Snowboarding

Skiing and snowboarding are thrilling winter sports that offer an adrenaline rush like no other. Whether you’re racing down steep slopes or leisurely cruising through snowy landscapes, there’s a slope for every skill level. If steep hills aren’t your thing, consider cross-country skiing! So grab your gear and hit the slopes this winter! And remember, there’s nothing better than lounging at the ski resort after a long day! .


Strap on a pair of snowshoes and venture into the great outdoors! This is a great way to experience the quiet and calm of winter (on those nice days of course). It’s also a great time for winter photography, especially after some freshly fallen snow where the path has yet to be spoiled with foot traffic. Don’t own a pair, consider sourcing snowshoes via rentals or family!


What a great way to spend a long weekend during the winter months. Snowmobiling gives you the chance to look forward to the accumulating snowfall and enjoy the serenity of winter. Fortunately, Ontario is home to many fantastic, groomed trails and lodges with rentals and guides. Add snowmobiling to your list this winter!

Outdoor Bonfires

Any one of the above listed activities can be topped off perfectly with an outdoor bonfire! It’s a great way to get warm and cozy and relax after a day of exhilaration. Grab your favourite warm drink and a warm coat and enjoy the comfort and glow of the fire!


From baking cookies and crafting to movie marathons and board games, there are endless ways to enjoy cozy moments indoors. Invite friends and family to join in the fun, and create cherished memories that will last long after the snow has melted away.

There’s so many winter activities to enjoy and the short days don’t have to be boring! Make the most of the winter season this year and get out there!

Elevate Your Outdoor Living with Deckorators

Solar Post & Stair Light

Now’s the time to start thinking about your upcoming projects with outdoor living products inspired by Deckorators® As the line between indoor and outdoor living spaces continues to blur, there’s never been a better time to transform your outdoor area.

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Join us at the 19th Annual Fall Cottage Life Show in 2023!


Join Us at the 19th Annual Fall Cottage Life Show in 2023!

Liv Building Products is thrilled to be a part of this year’s Fall Cottage Life Show, taking place from the 10th to the 12th at the International Centre in Mississauga. Come and explore a wide range of essential cottage offerings, including boats, docks, builders, contractors, innovative building materials, eco-friendly solutions, stylish decor, and much more. The show promises a multitude of exciting events and products, ensuring you’ll always discover something new.

While you’re at the show, don’t miss the Cottage Workshop, where you can get expert insights for your latest building projects and DIY dreams. This year, the renowned Cottage Life carpenter, Wayne Lennox, along with his building partner, Brian Halbot, are constructing a captivating kids’ playhouse. You can also enter for a chance to win one of your own! The Cottage Workshop is proudly sponsored by Home Hardware.

Make a point to visit the Main Stage as well, where you’ll find top-notch expertise, advice, and ideas related to cottage ownership, real estate, home improvements, DIY tips, recipes, and the latest trends in cottage design. The full schedule is available here for your convenience. The Main Stage is sponsored by Beaver Homes and Cottages.

One last exciting update: a single ticket now grants you access to not one, but two amazing shows! Your Fall Cottage Life Show ticket also unlocks entry to the Seasons Christmas Show. We can’t wait to see you there!

Click here to purchase your tickets!

Show Dates & Hours:
Friday, November 10th – 10am to 8pm
Saturday, November 11th – 9am to 6pm
Sunday, November 12th – 10am to 5pm

The International Centre
6900 Airport Road
Mississauga, ON
L4V 1E8
(Entrance located at Halls 2/3)