Monthly Archives: February 2015

Spring Cleaning Tips

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The winter of 2014/15 will be remembered as one of the mildest Canadian winters we have experienced in quite some time. This weather makes us feel that spring will arrive any day now.  Unfortunately, spring weather ushers in the inevitable tasks of spring cleaning – those not so fun chores that need to get done to keep your house in tip top shape year after year.

With these mild temperatures, why not get an early jump on those daunting spring cleaning tasks that need to get done?  Here are some tips to get your spring cleaning on its way.

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Helpful Lawn Care Tips Part II

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In our last article, we examined some pre-care tips for your lawn. These are the steps that can be taken as soon as the snow is off your lawn and should set the table for a healthy, lush and green lawn as we draw closer to the summer season. To quickly recap, we discussed how and why to aerate your lawn, why over seeding is an important part of proper lawn care and how to utilize fertilizer. We at Okotoks real estate would now like to offer you our tips on the more practical side of lawn care – the part of lawn care you are probably more familiar with.

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Helpful Lawn Care Tips

Front yard of a houseIt’s only February! One can’t be serious about lawn care, can they? Well, somewhere under that blanket of snow is your lawn. And once that snow has melted and spring has sprung (that day will come sooner than you think), it will be time to get that lawn in tip top shape.

We here at Okotoks real estate believe that a healthy lawn is one of the first things people see when looking at a property. A nicely manicured, green lawn is aesthetically pleasing. Here are some lawn care tips for you to get the greenest, healthiest lawn this side of Calgary.

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4 Secrets to Keep Your Carpet Looking New

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Your first instinct when buying something new is to keep it in mint condition for as long as possible. Houses are no different. New homeowners are looking to enjoy their investment while also keeping it safe. Carpet often poses a challenge to maintaining a fresh appearance in your home. Many opt out of installing carpet, or replace it entirely as they settle into their new space. If you love the soft, comforting look and feel of carpeted rooms in your home, do not rush to rip it out just yet; these 4 secrets to keep your carpet looking new will help your floors stay fresh and clean for years to come.

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5 Perks of Life in a Rural Area

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Everyone has their preferences of locations in which they would like to live. Some like the hustle of the city, others prefer family-driven suburbs — but there are many perks to living in a rural location that may outweigh the advantages of big city living. Here are five perks you should consider when deciding if life in a rural area fits your lifestyle.

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