While it may not feel like it right now, fall is just around the corner and that's a time when many people neglect their lawn in Salmon Arm and the Shuswap region.

However, these five steps can ensure your lawn not only stays green and lush, but is healthier throughout the colder winter months, then returns as a healthy, lush lawn in the spring. Keep in mind, Salmon Arm has watering restrictions (limited to two days a week) in place until Sept. 15, with no lawn watering on Mondays.

1. Keep Mowing & Watering Your Grass

Even though your grass won't grow as quickly now that the days get shorter, it's still important to keep the sprinkler on it and mow it when needed. The grass is still alive and needs those essential nutrients to stay healthy. Half…

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Not surprisingly, the real estate market in the Okanagan dipped a bit in July, but home sales usually slow down during the lazy, hazy days of summer. However there was a slight uptick in Salmon Arm over July 2016.

The latest report (which includes the area from Revelstoke to Peachland) from the Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board shows home sales were down 6% in July from the previous month. A total of 961 homes, condos and townhomes changed hands last month. That's also 2% less than in July 2016, but is certainly par for the course given the time of year.

“While sales activity typically slows over the summer months—with this July no exception—pricing and days on market continue to show strong demand for available housing supply,” said OMREB…

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Beat the heat Salmon ArmAs the hot, hot summer of 2017 continues, there are plenty of fun things to do and beat the heat if you're in Salmon Arm or the Shuswap area. For those who have breathing difficulty because of the wildfire smoke, don't worry, we've included some indoor fun as well!

1. Salmon Arm Waterslides

A super-fun way to spend the day includes some speedy sliding at Salmon Arm's waterslide park, which is just off the TransCanada. The best part about this place is the water used on the slides is cold, so you'll actually cool off on the way down. They have seven different slides, as well as a toddler pool and fountain, along with a great assortment of cold treats and drinks. Salmon Arm waterslides also boasts the lowest rates in the southern interior of BC.


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