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4 tips to prepare your lawn for winter
Many people feed their lawns every other month throughout the spring and summer months. But did you know that fall feeding is considered the most important application of the year? A lawn fed three to four times a year develops a deep root system to resist heat, drought, and wear. It also develops thick green top growth to naturally resist weeds, disease, and insects. Feeding when the grass no longer needs mowing, before the ground freezes, gives the lawn the extra nutrients it needs to survive the winter and bounce back in spring. Read More...
Storage Wars - Hibernating your outdoor tools for the season
As the weather cools and homeowners begin to begrudgingly pack away their tools and equipment from the summer, it's common for tools to get piled haphazardly and forgotten. The result of this approach is often a garage or shed that looks like an abandoned storage locker. Read More...
Keep your home safe for Halloween
Eerie sounds, spooky lights and jack-o'-lanterns aglow—extra efforts at Halloween will keep visitors coming back for both tricks and treats. However, to keep the fun going, it's important to plan your home's scary set-up with safety in mind. Read More...
Fall weather means increased concerns about the silent killer
You may know that carbon monoxide (CO) is called the silent killer because humans cannot see, smell or taste it. But do you know what concentration this deadly gas must reach before a CO alarm sounds? Do you know if CO gas is heavier or lighter than air? Read More...
Colour updates for your kitchen this fall
If you've been waiting to give your kitchen a new look and freshen it up for the change in season, now is the time. As we move away from the bright warm hues of summer, colour experts look to new cool and calm shades to create a chic and modern look. Whether you're going for modernized trendy or classic, or just want a change for an outdated space, there are always updates you can make to incorporate trendy colours Read More...
Buying or selling a home? Now is a good time for both
The second busiest season for buying and selling homes is upon us, but what is it about autumn that causes an upswing in real estate activity? Read More...
Create atmosphere for the indoor seasons
As the temperatures cool down, it's time to add warmth to your home – for both appearance and comfort. Trade in your lawn chairs for a cozy seat by the fireplace and take care of the small things around the house that can make a big difference for you and your family as you head indoors. Read More...
5 Tips For Painting Like A Pro This Fall
Like the changing of the leaves, fall is the perfect time to update the colors in your home. With open windows, a cool breeze and the tips below, you can check painting off your list in a snap and head back outdoors to enjoy your favorite autumn activities. Read More...
Fall into the habit of fall home maintenance
Too many homeowners make home maintenance an annual event. They often use spring cleaning as the only excuse to get things done around the house. In reality, proper home maintenance should be done year-round – even for a brand new home. Read More...
How to avoid damaging water infiltration
Water damage can easily turn into a terrible nightmare like this: Melanie Smith of Toronto says she woke up one morning to an inch of water across her basement floor. This catastrophe was not part of her weekend plans, nor were the hours of clean-up and repair that were needed. Many of her treasured possessions could not be replaced. Some of the risks of water infiltration, however, can be prevented. Regular inspection and rigourous maintenance of the roof, gutters and foundation will give you the best protection since problems usually start in those areas. Read More...
Get your property ready for fall with these quick tips
As the days grow shorter, it's time to think about preparing your yard, gutters, windows, roof and heating system for the coming winter. Check these essentials off your list and you will be finished in no time. Read More...
Fall decorating tips to warm up your home
When fall comes, the days get shorter and there is a chill in the air. We start decorating our homes again, anticipating the holiday season and the long winter ahead. Kim Kiner, an expert with Hunter Douglas, a leading window treatment company, offers the following tips for warming up your home for fall. Read More...
Make a splash with fresh paint colours this fall
Embarking on a cost-saving, do-it-yourself painting project for the first time may seem intimidating, but the steps are quite simple. With the following tips, you'll easily go from novice to knowledgeable on how to handle interior paint updates. Read More...
Get into a healthy routine for the school year ahead
New and demanding routines on those first few days back at school can be intimidating for both parents and kids alike. To assist, the Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) offers some tips to help your little ones start off the school year feeling strong. Read More...
How to create instant curb appeal this fall
We all know you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, however when it comes to real estate, first impressions go a long way. Read More...
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