Power Your Outdoors
This summer, make your outdoors comfortable, beautiful, and most importantly, safe. Before you start, ask yourself a few questions. Who’s going to use the space? What will it be used for most often? Are there secondary uses for the space? What can you do to future-proof your yard, so it continues to meet your needs for years to come?
By developing the right plan, your outdoor space will be powered to perform. To get the outdoor retreat you’ve been dreaming of, start your planning early and work with a design professional and Licensed Electrical Contractor.
From the garden to the pool, scroll down to get all the expert advice and electrical safety tips you need from ESA:
- Pools & Water Features
- Indoor/Outdoor Living Areas
- Gardens & Greenspace
Meet Frankie Flowers
Frank Ferragine (a.k.a. Frankie Flowers) is arguably Canada’s most popular and trusted gardening expert and weatherman. Frankie’s garden advice has twice earned him Landscape Ontario’s Garden Communicator of the Year, he has been named Toronto’s Favourite Weather Personality nine years consecutively (Toronto Sun Reader’s Award), and his Disney-inspired Tinker Bell Garden won three awards, including Public Choice and Best Overall Garden at Canada Blooms.
Frankie is a four-time best selling author, interior and exterior landscape consultant and garden writer. He partnered with the Electrical Safety Authority to share tips for planning a garden to enjoy day or night.
Dive Right In
Turn your backyard into an oasis with ponds, pools, hot tubs and spas. But since we all know that water and electricity don’t mix, be sure to get input from your Licensed Electrical Contractor before you start.
Light Up Your Life
Show off your garden any time day or night by incorporating the right lighting plan—from pathway lighting to downlighting to flood lights. Work with a landscape designer and a Licensed Electrical Contractor for a space that is beautiful and powered to perform.
Make Your Outdoors Even Greater
Make the most of the summer with outdoor spaces that are both beautiful and functional. That can mean adding garden lighting, a gourmet kitchen, and areas for lounging. And the advice of a Licensed Electrical Contractor can help bring it all to life.