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May Preferred Client Update

Blog by Kim Twohey | May 3rd, 2019



Visit a CIR Open House and WIN a VIP Experience at the Chuckwagons!

From now until July 1st, CIR REALTY is hosting an open house giveaway for the chance to WIN one of twelve VIP experiences at the Calgary Stampede chuckwagon semifinals.

Each prize includes:

  • Two prime infield seats for the chuckwagon race. 
  • Fully catered and open bar in our exclusive hosting tent behind the barns.
  • A meet and greet with the CIR REALTY chuckwagon driver, along with a guided tour of the barns, and a chance to see the thoroughbred horses that will be racing that evening.
  • Stampede Park admission.

To win, simply visit any CIR REALTY open house between now and July 1st and ask to be entered into the contest! No purchase necessary, and you must be over 18 years old and an Alberta resident to win.

Good Luck!



Five Tips for Your Spring Yard Cleanup

1. Prune away dead and damaged branches. Where tree or shrub branches have been damaged by cold, snow, and wind, prune back to live stems.

2. Cut back and divide perennials as needed. Prune flowering perennials to a height of 4–5 inches and ornamental grasses to 2–3 inches to allow new growth to shoot up.

3. Clean Up Around Plants. Rake out fallen leaves and dead foliage (which can smother plants and foster disease), pull up spent annuals, and toss in a wheelbarrow with other organic yard waste.

4. Compost Yard Waste. Dump collected leaves, cuttings, spent foliage, and last season’s mulch into your compost pile, or make a simple corral by joining sections of wire fence (available at home centers) into a 3-by-3-by-3-foot cube.

5. Prep Damaged Lawn Areas for Spring Seeding. In colder climates grass starts growing in April, but early spring is a good time to test the soil’s pH so that you can assemble the right amendments. Remove turf damaged by salt, plows, or disease to prepare for the seeding that should follow in a few weeks.