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Seasonal maintenance tips in and around your home

Oct 19th, 2018 | By

Although some of us may be hanging on to warmer temperatures, it’s inevitable that cooler weather is on its way. With the change in seasons comes a change in home maintenance that’s needed to prepare for the cooler climate. So, get ahead on your chores while the sun is still shining and follow these four
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One-pot entertaining and everyday superfoods

Oct 19th, 2018 | By

Wow guests with a delicious one-pot meal Looking for the perfect recipe for entertaining? This delicious chicken and shrimp paella recipe from Chef Mike Ward is a flavourful dish for any occasion. Chicken and Shrimp Paella Prep time: 40 minutes • Cook time: 25 minutes • Serves: 4 Ingredients: • 8 bone-in, skinless chicken thighs
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Fall lawn care tips

Oct 19th, 2018 | By

Many of us feed our lawns at the first signs of spring, but did you know that autumn is the most important time to fertilize? 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
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Stay comfortable for less this winter

Oct 19th, 2018 | By

Winter is a time for skating, playing shinny and ice fishing but it’s also a time to put on a big sweater and stay cozy at home. Before we feel the force of winter, the fall is a great time to protect yourself and your family from the cold. Here are some steps you can
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Quick guide to a great summer garden

Jun 22nd, 2018 | By

(NC) As we prepare for cookouts, barbecues and relaxing outdoors, it’s time to get your gardens in shape. Feeling a little rusty? Here are some tips to make your backyard stand out. Make a plan: It’s important to take into consideration the location you’ll be planting in and what you’ll be growing, as space and
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Transform your yard into an outdoor oasis

Jun 22nd, 2018 | By

By Randy Ray Peloso Landscaping Inc. of Ottawa turns bland backyards and streetscapes into breathtaking works of art that add curb appeal, increase property value and make outdoor spaces interesting and enjoyable places to spend time with family and friends. Founded in 1991 by Mario Peloso, the seven-employee company offers landscaping design and installation services,
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Energy saving tips for your spring cleaning list

May 11th, 2018 | By

(NC) Spring is in the air, which means it’s time to start decluttering and organizing. While the main purpose of spring cleaning is to clean your space, it can also include taking on tasks that will make your home more energy efficient. Here are some tips from Hydro One on how to save energy and
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Deciding who to hire for your renovation

Jan 26th, 2018 | By

(NC) You’ve been planning your home renovation for months, attended all the home shows and spent countless hours online looking at inspiration boards and photos. You’ve also interviewed numerous contractors, checked their references and received written price quotes from those you are interested in hiring. Now it’s time to decide who will be doing the
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Urban living at Les Terrasses Gabrielle

Nov 15th, 2017 | By

By Randy Ray  Les Terrasses Gabrielle’s unbeatable lifestyle and prime location next to the Rideau River are catching the attention of members of Ottawa’s 55+ community who are seeking hassle-free urban living without the complications of home ownership. The eight-storey luxury apartment building at 411 North River Road offers one- and two-bedroom residences ranging in
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The ins and outs of renovation warranties

Oct 13th, 2017 | By

(NC) When you hire a contractor to renovate or improve your home, there are many details that need to be spelled out in your work order or contract. These include a thorough description of the work to be done, the work schedule to be followed, and what amounts you will pay the contractor and when.
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