Blog :: 08-2020

Cheers to the American Worker

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According to the US Department of Labor, “Labor Day was a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.”

Originally celebrated on May 4 in 1886, Labor Day was moved to September in 1887. On June 28, 1894, Congress passed legislation making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday.

For most of us, Labor Day marks the close of the summer. Schools start back up, schedules return to normal, and there is a distinct smell in the air that fall is around the corner. It is also the end of the summer leasing season.

Demand tends to slow down in the fall, especially after Labor Day when college students have returned to campus and families with small children have secured housing before the kids are back in school.  Perfect time for renters to explore their options.

So why not take the extra day the Labor Day weekend provides to get ahead in your rental search. We have an extensive network of summer rental homeowners looking to rent their properties for year-round or winter rentals.  Contact Sandy to book your off-season rental property call 603-957-7500 or email her at or visit

Then join us in giving thanks to the American worker, a driving force of the nation's strength, freedom, and leadership.

Summer Spruce

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Like the seasons of the year, your yard has distinct seasons of landscape maintenance.

Sometime during August, you’ll notice the beds need touch ups, the weeds creeping up, and the lawn succumbing to lack of rain.

It’s time for a summer spruce up.


During the latter part of the summer, raise your mower blades ½ inch higher. Taller grass holds up to heat and drought better. And keep the clippings on the lawn to serve as a barrier.

If you are not under town restrictions, water the lawn in the morning giving it a good soaking. Deep and infrequent watering is better for lawns than frequent sprinkles, which promote shallow root growth. In general, lawns need about 1 inch of water per week. But save fertilizing until fall.