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I have listed a new property at 5640 HAGGENS POINT RD in Williams Lake.
Beautiful home on Quesnel Lake on 1 acre in with fantastic lake & mountain views on Quesnel Lake in secure strata development. 4 large bdrms (1 w/balcony walkout, 4 pc bath & 2 pc bath). Large living/dining room w/walkout to patio. Modern kitchen w/gas stove & fridge/freezer and wood cook stove. Fully developed and recently decorated on 2 levels + full concrete basement. Large windows, fully wired w/solar & diesel generator. Satellite TV & internet. Beautiful level lot and landscape gardens. Large new boat house & 3 outbuildings. The only secure & safe boat mooring & docks on Quesnel Lk. Perfect sandy beaches and excellent fishing & hunting. Road maintained year round so you can call this home.
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I have listed a new property at 25 803 HODGSON RD in Williams Lake.
This is mobile living at it's finest. Enjoy breaky & dinner in the large enclosed and screened deck overlooking the terraced gardens and greenspace. There is an extra large bedroom and huge foyer in the addition and a large master bedroom and spare room in this wide mobile home. Newly renovated and freshly painted with tons of cupboards and storage space with great living room lighting. Water softener and 2 year old hot water tank, nice laminate and new carpet are just a few of the updates. Large eat-in kitchen with patio doors and pantry. The property is fenced and there is a large storage shed for the toys. Great location on top street in this well cared park. "Home to stay".
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As the temperatures fall a little and summer winds down, your lawn and garden are likely in need of some attention. I came across a few fall landscaping tasks that can be essential to the health and cleanliness of your property, so be sure to take the time and get working outdoors this fall.

 

#1  Start a Fresh Lawn

Autumn is an excellent time to seed your yard and build a fresh lawn from scratch. Sod is convenient, but is often very expensive. Planting grass seed is an easy way to start a lawn, as long as you are willing to take care of the patch until it is well established. Traffic must be kept off of the area and regular, gentle watering is required.

 

The temperatures at this time of year are ideal for seeding. We’ve left behind the scorching daytime heat of summer, but have not yet reached the freezing conditions of winter. And fall is full of moisture, creating the sponginess that works well for seeds. Whether you have just moved in or are reseeding a patchy section of an existing yard, the fall is your chance to establish a strong lawn you can enjoy next year.

 

# 2  Bring On the Bulbs

Spring bulbs, like tulips and crocuses, brighten those early days of the gardening season. But in order to have healthy bulbs in the coming season, you will need to do the hard work in the Fall.

 

# 3  Clean Up the Garden

Fall is the time to put your garden to bed. Clean up any overgrown perennials and be sure to remove all diseased foliage and flowers.

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There are two opposing camps when it comes to fall garden clean up. Some gardeners trim every plant and remove flowers, seeds and berries. This presents a bare garden in the springtime, giving them a leg up on first-of-the-year tasks. But it also eliminates food for the local wildlife, which usually depend on these things over the winter.

 

Other gardeners opt to keep the birds and small animals happy by leaving their garden mostly standing in the fall. Snow will cover much of the growth, but that will also speed up the composting process and ends up enriching the soil. Beware! This path results in much more extensive clean up come spring but many feel that the natural benefits far outweigh that disadvantage.

 

# 4  Weed Out the Weeds

However you handle the garden clean up, get rid of any weeds that you can see. Try to take the weeds out at the root otherwise you will see them again in the spring. Weeds on the lawn should be eliminated as well, using whatever method you normally use.

 

# 5  Prep the Vegetable Patch for Next Year

As you pick the last of the tomatoes and gourds, corn and pumpkins, be mindful of how you leave the vegetable patch. Many farmers simply turn the soil over with the leftover produce mixed in. This will result in better quality soil overall, but can present a bit of a challenge for residential gardeners.

 

You may not have the equipment to handle this type of soil turnover. You also may be using the rotation method of organic pest control, which means that next you will not be planting the same vegetables in that patch of the garden. Leaving the leftover produce to rot will result in rogue vegetables. If that isn’t in the plans, consider cleaning these out of the garden and turning it over with peat moss or clean compost.

 

# 6  Tree Planting Season

Although many may not think of it, fall is an excellent time to plant trees. The temperatures and moisture in the ground provide perfect growing conditions for many tree species. Another bonus for tree planting during autumn is that many garden centers have their stock on sale, allowing you to pick up a great deal or two.

 

# 7  Protect the Tender Ones

Tender trees, shrubs and bushes need to be well protected in order to make it through the coming winter season. Depending on what zone you are in and the exposure in your garden, some of your perennials may also need to be protected.

 

Fall is not all about raking leaves. There are plenty of essential fall landscaping tasks that will help your property stay neat and tidy this winter. From planting new grass seed, trees and spring bulbs to weeding and protecting your prized plants, these tasks will provide you with a healthier landscape and cut down on the work required in the springtime.


If you have any comments on methods that work for you in our vast area, let me know at george@georgemeilleur.com and I'd be happy to post a followup blog on the tried & tested methods in the Cariboo/Chilcotin. 

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I have listed a new property at 4879 MAINDLEY RD in Williams Lake.
This could be yours! Quiet lakefront log cabin on 0.89 acres on Alexis Lakes. This 2 bedroom home is the perfect recreation getaway or the ultimate retirement home. With 2 covered decks and a balcony off the master bedroom, you will have plenty of room to relax and enjoy the breathtaking views of the lake and the call of the loons. The property has its own lakefront boathouse and a great 16x22 cement floor shop and generator shed. This is a self sustained property and is less than 2 hours from Williams Lake making this a perfect spot to get away from it all. Alexis Lake is electric motor only so grab your kayak or canoe and fishing pole as the peacefulness of the lake awaits you.
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I have listed a new property at DL 367 TATLAYOKO RD in Williams Lake.
This great 40 acres overlooks Tatlayoko Valley and Niut Mountain in the heart of the Chilcotins. It is mostly treed and partially fenced with approximately 10 acres in ponds and marshes with numerous species of waterfowl calling it home. There is a great building site overlooking the ponds and a new drilled well and hydro is already in. There is a driveway and numerous trails for hiking or cross country skiing on the property. The old mobile is for storage only and there is a wood shed and pump house. The vibrant community of Tatla Lake is just 15 minutes away and has a school, store, nursing station, hall and restaurants. Great place for the outdoor enthusiast to build their dream home in this great community of Tatlayko Lake.
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I have sold a property at 4177 PACIFIC RD in Williams Lake.
First time home owners check this out! Why pay rent or pad fees when you can own this clean, nicely renovated 3 bedroom manufactured home with a large front carport. New paint and flooring with some new windows and has been refreshedthroughout. There's a 2 year old furnace, new insulated skirting and a 100 amp panel. Large maintenance free metal roof covers the entire area and is on cement piers. Large rear port can be used as a workshop or storage for all the toys. Wow what a nice large 0.5 acre lot that is completely pet fenced and has beautiful flower gardens. The property is on community septic with a new well test available and has cable hook up. Enjoy this private setting on quiet location in Wildwood.
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I have sold a property at Williams Lake - Rural West, Williams Lake (Zone 27).
A rare find! 18.5 acres on the tip of a 7 km long secluded lake. Kayak from your doorstep or access numerous trails onto crown land. Tip of property crosses Hwy 20 with electricity and telephone at lot. Come build your recreation dream on this naturalists paradise. This area is a migration home to hundreds of birds and next door to the famous Chilanko Marsh. Store, restaurant and nursing station are just 25 minutes away at Tatla Lake. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and won't last long!
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I have sold a property at Williams Lake - Rural West, Williams Lake (Zone 27).
Nicely treed 1.52 acre waterfront property on beautiful and desirable Horn Lake. There is a road on the property to waterfront with electricity and telephone at road. Numerous building sites on this gentle sloping private lot or just parkyour travel trailer. Great fishing with boat access and unlimited backcountry trails for your outdoor experience. Just 15 minutes to Tatla Lake with schools, stores, restaurant, nursing station and a great community. The accompanying 2.69 acre lot (also on MLS)#N210253 with home/cottage can also be purchased for the ultimate family retreat.
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I have listed a new property at 4331 JESSALEE RD in Williams Lake.
You've gotta check out this 11.5 acres of country living at the end of this quiet cul-de-sac and your just 9 minutes from town. The yard is completely pet fenced and the entire property is fenced and cross fenced for your horses with aseasonal creek & pond. The open concept 1996 updated double wide has 3 lg bedrooms, 2 baths, skylights, and a csa approved woodstove. The well is just 3 years old and the triple tank septic system is hooked up to the community sewer. There is a greenhouse, a 10x30 heated hobby shop, and numerous coveralls for storing all the toys. Watch the sandhill cranes and curlews in the hay fields from your front window. Great lifestyle, Great location, Great price.
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