Recent Blog Posts

  • Troubleshooting Canning Problems

    August 15, 2013
    Sometimes, even those who have been home canning for years may run into problems with their food-filled jars. Some problems are related to the condition of the jars or lids and/or how they were filled. Others relate to spoilage of the food or changes the food may have undergone during processing.
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  • What to Compost

    August 1, 2013
    Creating a compost pile is the ultimate in recycling, turning your trash into nutrient-rich black gold for your garden, flowerbeds, or planting containers. - See more at: http://www. agway. com/know_how/lawn_and_garden/garden/what_to_compost. html#sthash. cLqPh06p. dpuf
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  • Decorating Your Deck

    July 15, 2013
    Your deck doesn't have to be a bland, unattractive area – with thoughtful decorating, it can be an attractive outdoor living space that showcases your personal style and transitions from inside your home to outside with ease.
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  • Gardening Tips for July

    July 1, 2013
    Sit back for a moment and enjoy the fruits of your labor in the garden!    There are still tasks to perform in the garden, however your primary concern will be assuring an ample supply of water for your plants.
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  • Deterring Aggressive Birds

    June 15, 2013
    Birds may face dangers in their everyday lives both while eating, flying, or perching. The danger may be from one of their own kind who feels his territory has been invaded.
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  • Flea & Tick Control

    June 1, 2013
    Cats and dogs can be warm, wonderful companions. However, those companions will often most likely bring other parasitic creatures into your lives that are not at all welcome.
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  • Low-down on Lawn Weeds

    May 15, 2013
    Weeds in your lawn are usually the result of poor grass growth. They invade lawns that are not thick enough to choke them out, so the first step in keeping weeds out of your lawn is correct maintenance of the grass. First, determine why your lawn hasn't been growing well.
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  • Spring Bird Feeding

    May 1, 2013
    Spring is the perfect time to feed backyard birds: migrating birds returning to their northern ranges need to replenish their energy after a long journey, and resident birds raising families have hungry nestlings to feed.
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  • Grass Germination

    April 15, 2013
    Germination is dependent on soil temperature and available soil moisture. Most cool season species, like those listed below, will not start the germination process until soil temperatures are above 50° F. Warmer soil temperature results in a faster germination rate.
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  • Mulch Chart

    April 1, 2013
    Mulch adds the finishing touch to your home's landscaping but it's not just a pretty frame, mulch offers many other benefits as well.
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