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23Jul
Convenient Transportation Options Next to Royal Oaks
Community & Lifestyle
transportation options next to royal oaks

Before moving to your dream home, it’s essential to research the transportation options in the area. Luckily, Royal Oaks provides several methods of transit, no matter if you’re travelling from Toronto to Oakville or Oakville to Mississauga. Read on to learn all about the convenient transportation options next to Royal Oaks.

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18Jun
Things to Consider When Choosing a Term for Your Mortgage
Savvy Owner
choosing a term for your mortgage

When deciding on a mortgage plan that is right for you, there are various factors to consider. For example, can you afford to pick a shorter amortization period and pay higher monthly payments but less interest overall? Is a fixed interest rate better for you than a variable interest rate? It can be an overwhelming process, but we’re here to simplify it for you! Continue reading to learn more about the things to consider when choosing a term for your mortgage.

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12Mar
4 Construction Trends That Make Homes Sustainable
Community & Lifestyle
construction trends that make homes sustainable

As we continue to fight climate change and work to reduce the cost of building and maintaining homes, people have begun to create living spaces that are better for our environment while also saving money. With that in mind, here are four of the top sustainable building trends you should be on the lookout for in 2021. 

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19Feb
Secrets to Paying Off Your Mortgage Faster
Savvy Owner
paying off your mortgage faster

Are you hoping to pay off your mortgage sooner than 30 years? Luckily, it’s not impossible to reduce your payment schedule by years or even decades! With our secrets to paying off your mortgage faster, you’ll increase your equity and save plenty of money on interest payments.

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18Dec
Financial Tips After Buying Your First Home
Savvy Owner
financial tips after buying your first home

Congratulations on your new home! Buying your first home is a major investment, which is why there’s no better time to review your finances and figure out where you can save, improve, and even spend! Read our list of tips to keep the momentum in your financial life going and build a firm foundation for your future.

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31Jul
How to Decorate with Rugs
Design & Decor
decorate with rugs

Do you ever feel like your home is unfinished? A rug is a perfect addition to give it that polished look! We love how rugs can define and anchor a space while adding warmth to your room’s decor. So, if you want to add texture, coziness, and pizzazz, learn how to decorate with rugs with our four rug decor tips below. 

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14Nov
Fun Milton Extracurricular Activities for Kids
Savvy Owner
milton extra-curricular activities

Milton is one of Ontario’s fastest-growing communities, so it’s no surprise that many new families are moving here. If you’re new to Milton or just want to discover new activities for your children, then read on for fun Milton extracurricular activities that kids of all ages will enjoy! 

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07Nov
Fall Lawn Care Tips to Keep Your Yard Beautiful All Year Round
Communities
Fall Lawn Care

Did you know fall is the perfect time for lawn care? Not only does it prepare your lawn for next spring, but by following these fall lawn care tips, your yard will be a beautiful place to retreat to and relax until the first snowfall!

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02Oct
Kid-friendly Milton restaurants near Main Street Village in Milton
Community & Lifestyle

Main Street Village residents are lucky to be surrounded by a wide array of fantastic Milton restaurants. You’ll have no trouble at all finding great spots close to home where you can eat out with your family. Each of the establishments listed welcomes kids with open arms and is super family-friendly, with menu offerings diners of every age will love.

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26Sep
Tips to Get Your Yard Fall Ready
Community & Lifestyle

With cooler seasons rapidly approaching, you’re probably not spending much time thinking about your lawn. However, autumn is the ideal time to prepare your lawn for next spring! In fact, your lawn needs more care during this time of year because the grass is busily absorbing energy, moisture, and nutrients in preparation for a long, dormant winter. Follow these quick tips to make sure your yard is fall ready.

Keep Mowing

Make sure you continue to water and mow your lawn, as needed, throughout the fall. As the season starts giving way to winter, drop the mower’s blade to its lowest setting for the last two cuttings of the year. Doing this will allow more sunlight to reach the crown of the grass and means there will be less leaf to turn brown during the winter. As a note: when you’re lowering the blade, try no to trim off more than one-third of the grass blades at any one time. To help avoid this, you can gradually lower the cutting height until the time of the final two cuttings.

Aerate the Soil

Fall is the ideal time to aerate your lawn so that oxygen, water, and fertilizer can easily reach the grass’s roots. A walk-behind lawn aerator is self-propelled and will quickly punch holes into the soil and extract plugs of dirt. Of course, if you’ve got a very large yard and don’t feel like aerating it yourself, look into local landscaping contractors to get the job done easily.

Rake the Leaves

Try to stay on top of fallen leaves and remove them from your lawn as soon as possible. You don’t want to wait until they’ve all fallen to the ground to start raking, otherwise, the leaves will become wet from rain and morning dew. This causes them to stick together and form an impenetrable mat that, if left unmoved, will suffocate the grass and breed fungal diseases. If you absolutely can’t stand raking, use a lawnmower fitted with a collection bag or vacuum system.

Fertilize

If you fertilize your lawn only once a year, be sure to do it in the fall. Grass leaves grow much more slowly as the weather turns cool, but their roots continue to grow quickly. A fall application of fertilizer will deliver essential nutrients for the grass to grow deep roots and will help to keep nutrients on reserve for a healthy start next spring. Wait until mid-to-late fall, then apply a dry lawn fertilizer to all grassy areas using a walk-behind drop spreader. It may take a little longer, but a drop spreader provides the best way to apply an even, consistent layer of fertilizer.

Weed Control

If weeds like dandelions have taken over your lawn, now’s the time to fight back! Like most plants, weeds are in the energy-absorbing mode during the fall. This means that they’re drinking in everything that comes their way, including weed killers. If you apply an herbicide now, those weeds won’t return in the spring.

There you have it! With these 5 tips, you’ll have your lawn all set for a great fall season. The wonderful thing about starting in the fall is if you give your lawn a little attention now, you’ll be rewarded with a lush, healthy lawn in the spring! Be sure to follow Falconcrest Homes’ blog series for more helpful tips and tricks like these.

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