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Every child grows up either with a dog or dreaming of the day they will have a dog. And if it’s not a dog, it’s a cat, a hamster, or even a goldfish. But sometimes having a pet is just not an option. Here are a few things to consider before getting a pet. Allergies: It’s important to know whether or not you or anyone living in your home has any allergies to animals. And it’s best to know before you adopt or buy— there are tests that your doctors can run. It’s never a good situation for the pet owner(s) and animal if the animal has to either be given back or given to someone else due to an allergy. This will put a lot of stress on the animal being moved around too much and it can also cause harm to the people involved, as it is always difficult letting go of a pet. If someone in the home has an allergy you may have to stick with goldfish and hermit crabs. However, there are certain types of dogs that are considered hypoallergenic. Travel: Do you work long hours? Do you travel often for work? Will there be anyone home when you aren’t? These are all important questions to consider before adopting a pet. These questions don’t apply as much to pets such as goldfish and hamsters (even though they still require care), but are extremely important if you want a cat or dog. Time: Do you have the time for a pet? Consider the questions above such as work hours and traveling, but also if you have the time between having a social life, taking care of your children, bringing them to soccer practice or dance class, etc. If you think you have the time then you must also consider that there are different breeds of dogs that require more attention and work than others. The same goes for different types of cats. Be sure you are completely aware of the work that goes into the type of dog or cat you want. Cost: The cost of a pet goes well beyond the initial adoption or breeder fee. It’s important that you consider the lifetime cost of owning a pet and whether or not you can afford an animal. Again this more pertains to dogs and cats rather than hamster and fish. There’s the cost of food, grooming, veterinary care, toys and walkers. And the costs will vary depending on the breeds of cats and dogs. It’s also important that you save for emergency vet visits, as they can be completely unpredictable and very trying at the time. Having money saved up will take a small bit of the stress away. A pet is a large responsibility and one that should not be taken lightly. You are caring for another life and the adoption or purchase of any animal should be well thought out and something you are prepared for. If that sounds like you then go out and find the pet that’s perfect for you and your family.


166 Marlboro Rd, Southborough, MA 01772

Single-Family

$499,900
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Well maintained 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath Colonial with a 2-car garage and water views of the Sudbury Reservior. New carpeting in all 4 bedrooms! Great outdoor entertaining with deck and nice level fenced in back yard and shed. Spacious family room with vaulted ceiling and a brick front gas fireplace with custom built-ins. Large eat-in kitchen with island, plenty of cabinets, dining area and sliders to yard. Convenient 1st floor laundry and half bath. Formal living room and dining room with chair rail and hardwood floors. Second floor offers 4 bedrooms including a master bedroom with full bath. Finished lower level bonus room can be used as a playroom or gym. Six inch exterior walls provide energy savings and extra insulation. Great opportunity for a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath and 2-car garage in Southborough! Great curb appeal and ideal commuting location!
Open House
Sunday
September 23 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Location: 166 Marlboro Rd, Southborough, MA 01772    Get Directions

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166 Marlboro Rd, Southborough, MA 01772

Single-Family

$509,000
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Great curb appeal and ideal commuting location! Well maintained 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath Colonial with a 2-car garage and water views of the Sudbury Reservior. Great outdoor entertaining with deck and nice level fenced in back yard and shed. Spacious family room with vaulted ceiling and a brick front gas fireplace with custom built-ins. Large eat-in kitchen with island, plenty of cabinets, dining area and sliders to yard. Convenient 1st floor laundry and half bath. Formal living room and dining room with chair rail and hardwood floors. Second floor offers 4 bedrooms including a master bedroom with full bath. Finished lower level bonus room can be used as a playroom or gym. Six inch exterior walls provide energy savings and extra insulation. Great opportunity for a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath and 2-car garage in Southborough!
Open House
Sunday
September 23 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Location: 166 Marlboro Rd, Southborough, MA 01772    Get Directions

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We’ve all seen the way landscaping and decorating trends can sweep through a neighborhood. Some are practical, like planting drought-resistant vegetation. Others are purely aesthetic choices.

In this article, we’re going to break down some of the latest trends in landscaping. Who knows, you might be inspired to get out and revamp your front or backyard with one of these ideas. Read on for some of the latest and greatest landscaping techniques for your home.

Landscaping you can eat

One trend that is making a comeback is growing herbs and vegetables. We’re not talking about a backyard garden in a chicken wire fence (although those are great, too!)--what we’re referring to is planting herbs and colorful lettuces right in your front yard. Well-placed plants look natural and can save you money at the grocery store at the same time. Just make sure they’re planted in soil appropriate for growing vegetables.

Similarly, many people are rediscovering the native fruit trees, bushes, and vines of their area. Adding these items to your yard will give you something sweet to eat and also a sense of pride in your region. So, find out which fruits and vegetables grow well in your area and find some to compliment your yard.

Drought resistance

We’ve all seen the headlines. Climate change is upon us, and water shortage is one of the chief long term concerns. To save water and keep the front yard looking manicured, many people are turning to vegetation that can resist long periods of time without water.

There are drought tolerant plants in almost every family of flora. From flowers to shrubs and even grass. However, many homeowners in areas warm areas prone to drought are opting out of grass completely in favor of stone pathways lined with hardy, yet beautiful, cacti.

Actually comfortable outdoor seating

The days of uncomfortable plastic and metal chairs are numbered. Waterproof outdoor seating has improved immensely in the last few years and a greater number of people taking advantage of it.

Another indoor comfort that is taking root outdoors is the use of varied lighting techniques and colors to create different moods, be it calm or whimsical.

Let it grow

Many homeowners, fed up with having to mow their lawn every weekend instead of spending it relaxing, are opting to let their grass grow out. Planting shade-giving trees, incorporating natural boulders, and creating stone walkways give a wild, but pleasant feeling reminiscent of an English garden.

Where there is grass, it is often left to grow to “meadow” length to complement the natural feeling of the rest of the yard. Planning out such a yard, however, takes time, or you could end up with a backyard that looks like it just hasn’t been taken care of.


What are your favorite backyard landscaping trends?



17 Parkerville Rd, Southborough, MA 01772

Single-Family

$1,125,000
Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
~SEE NEW PICS!~ One of a kind offering! Engineered, expanded & rebuilt Colonial in incredible setting. Charm and elegance merge with today's modern amenities offering the best of both worlds! Breathtaking views of gorgeous sunsets and wildlife with Roman shaped pool, gazebo & patio. Gorgeous new chef's kitchen w/ massive cook's island,high-end stainless appliances & 6-burner gas stove. Open floor-plan and spacious rooms w/ 3 fireplaces. Giant new master suite with luxurious bath & 4 walk-in closets just completed. 2nd master bedroom or bonus room w/ fireplace, hardwood floors, walk-in closet and full bath. Living room w/ fireplace and dining room off kitchen, large family room with stone fireplace and french doors leads to sunny study with vaulted ceiling, skylights and picturesque views. Handy mudroom leads to oversized 3-car garage w/ transom windows. Convenient commuting location and next to Fay and St.Marks Schools, Neary & Trottier Middle Schools! Don't miss this incredible home!
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Sunday
September 16 at 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
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