Spring Yard Cleaning

If you don’t have the time or the energy for spring yard tidying, here’s an affordable solution.  Terra is offering a service to remove all leaves and debris from lawn areas and garden beds, clean off hard surfaces like walkways, patios and driveways, cut back spent perennials, cultivate soil or rake mulch beds, edge beds and […]

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LED Lights Are Here to Stay…

LED lights are here to stay and they offer many advantages. They guarantee a ‘greener’ future. So what is LED light? The acronym stands for light-emitting diode – a solid-state lighting that uses a semiconductor to convert electricity into light. Let’s look at their key features and benefits: LED bulbs are 6-7 times more efficient […]

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Tips for Toronto Living

Check out this short and informative video from the Toronto Real Estate Board for some useful tips. Toronto Living – Homeowners Kit for Energy Ideas and Savings

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Country Living – Reducing the Risk of a Barnfire

Some good information courtesy of the Ministry of Agriculture, via the Ontario newsroom. This is especially important, as loss due to fire can be financially and emotionally devastating. Some of the recommended best practices include: Hiring a qualified professional to assess all farm buildings Getting all electrical equipment inspected yearly by a licensed contractor Only using CSA […]

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Facts about LED lighting

Light-emitting diode (LED) lighting had been used primarily for industrial and commercial applications in the past. There are many good reasons to use LED lighting in the home. How LED works: Instead of emitting light and heat in all directions, an LED light moves electrons through a semiconductor material. It creates light that shines in […]

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Winter’s Coming… Are You Ready?

The trees will soon turn our neighbourhoods into a colourful display of reds, yellows, and orange.  You may be spending the remaining warm days enjoying the great outdoors with the knowledge that the cold winter months are just around the corner. With the arrival of autumn, we need to think about preparing our homes for […]

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