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Jamie's Blog

Control Wild Growing Grape Vines easily
Those grape vines are not your Friend! They will choke the life out of your desired plants.
Stone Houses in Ontario - beautiful, functional and durable
The stone houses dot the Ontario countryside were the result of clearing the fields, as were the pine trees used for the flooring. The stone itself as a building material was an added bonus, especially if it was attractive!
Soft Landing still most likely outcome
Genworth Canada recently held a half-day workshop for Realtors, mortgage brokers and other industry watchers. Here is a brief summary of the key take aways.
May 2013 Market Opinion
For many, many years, the traditional increase in the spring real estate market started in March, with a steady increase until about late May. The big selling season was and still is the spring.
Pond Aeration is critical to pond health and beauty
Aeration is vital to an environmentally friendly pond. It will reduce or eliminate algae by getting rid of the nutrients that feed the algae. Not to mention that aeration can also improve the look and overall health of your pond. Introducing oxygen will improve water quality by getting right to the source of the problem.
Streams are no longer allowed to flow into ponds!
Potentially harmful runoff is the main reason that streams are no longer allowed to flow into ponds. They pick up fertilizers and other things especially close to farmland when raining in the spring runoff.
The best dye for rural ponds
Finding the right pool dye at the right price has been a challenge over the years. Here's my suggestion after trying several...
Wild Bill's Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder
Finding a good "squirrel proof" bird feeder can be a real challenge. This one takes advantage of a little bit of juice from a 9V batter to persuade them that perhaps other bird feeders might be a better idea!
Build-your-own Solar Birdbath
It is well known that birds are attracted to water, especially running water. The design uses solar power and readily available parts, is inexpensive (about $85), easy to maintain, and is relatively easy to build and install.
Jamie Gairdner featured in Caledon Living
Read about Jamie's varied experience and how that all helps him provide the full service experience that he does.
Pond Information for the Ontario Homeowner
Ever since my days as a child I remember pictures of children swinging on a rope from a tree and landing in a pond or river. Water is a great attractor and has become exceedingly important when buying country property! It is one thing that we have plenty of in the Caledon Hills and surrounding area.