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Recent additions to the Library

April 2008
• Comparative Governance Structures Among Aboriginal Peoples in Canada
• Elderlaw: Relationship and Relevance to the Needs of Aboriginal Elders
• Matrimonial Property on Reserve in Canada
• Intellectual Property and Aboriginal Peoples: Conflict or Compromise?
• Aboriginal Courts in Canada
• Update: Forestry Aboriginal Rights and Title
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• scowinstitute.ca website re-launch (April 2008)
Our website has been revised to provide improved inter-activity, more information about the Scow Institute and better access to our research papers and fact sheets.
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Landscaping Company Calgary – Tips To Choose the Best

As a home owner, you have invested a lot not only in buying the best home but in tending to your lawn. There comes a time when the work will overwhelm you. Your home business will flourish or you will have more responsibility at work.

This is no reason to leave your once beautiful lawn looking shabby. You have a dilemma in your hands of choosing the best landscaping company Calgary. Don’t worry; the tips below will help you find the best.


Start with family and friends

Family members and friends living close by are great sources of information. They can help you avoid individuals who are out to scam you. Since they own a home, they have worked with a few lawn care professionals. You can retrieve contact information for the professionals they know are true to their word. With these at hand, you can contact them; make an inquiry or an appointment.


Research on the internet

The internet has become a useful platform over the years. Not only is it a treasure trove of information, it also hosts billions of websites. With a simple search using a keyword like landscaping company Calgary, you will find many results.

It is a common belief among online users that results on the first page are of trustworthy companies. Today you can try this theory yourself. Click a few websites, read their service page and write down their contact information. Contact Property Werks later just to know more about them.


Read online reviews

Today, you will find platforms that allow customers to leave reviews about a business, its products or services. Platforms like Yelp can help you to sort out the good from the bad. Online reviews offer insight into a company. You can learn how fast a company addresses a problem when contacted. You can learn how the company responds to requests. Finally, you can also learn how they address problems. With this information, your dilemma of looking for the best lawn care company will be sorted easily.


Visit the social media

Social media platforms have long been transformed into hubs for businesses. This is where businesses are looking for new customers. They also get in touch with current customers to ensure they have retained their business. With a simple search on any social media platform, you can find local landscaping companies. Via their pages, you can contact them as well as read posts left by other customers. This information is useful as social media is accessible by customers every day. You will find current and older review posts about the company and its services.


Final Thoughts

It is frustrating when looking for the best landscaping company Calgary. Since you don’t want to be scammed, it is wise to take time. A few points to use include requesting references from friends, researching online and using social media platforms.



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