Recent Blog Posts

  • Planning Your Garden

    March 1, 2013
    To create a garden with beauty and balance, begin with planning, not digging. A way to start a plan is by drawing a sketch of all garden areas.
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  • How to Help Declining Bird Count

    February 15, 2013
    Provided courtesy of National Audubon Society, Inc. A State of the Birds Report Summer 2007.
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  • Starting Seeds Indoors

    February 1, 2013
    Start your garden early by sowing seeds in containers indoors. Any container that drains well can be used, but many gardeners prefer peat pots or pellets placed in flats or plastic flats with many sections that are sold specifically for the purpose.
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  • Protecting Your Landscape From Deer

    January 1, 2013
    Although difficult for the soft-hearted, turning a cold shoulder to visiting deer is the right thing to do…
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  • How to Identify & Treat Frostbite in Dogs

    December 15, 2012
    You might think that because your dog is covered in a fur coat from head to foot that it will be protected against frostbite. However, you would be wrong.
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  • Caring for Your Fresh Cut Christmas Tree

    December 1, 2012
    The key to having a safe Christmas tree is to choose one that is fresh and has been properly stored, then keep it that way. Fresh Christmas trees that are kept watered will not combust easily.
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  • Wood Pellet Facts

    November 15, 2012
    Did you know that every ton of pellets used vs. oil reduces CO2 emissions by about 1.5 tons? Total emissions offset this year will be nearly 4.5 million tons of CO2. Learn more interesting facts about wood pellets.
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  • Renovating an Overgrown Houseplant

    November 1, 2012
    Branching, shrub-like houseplants, such as scented geranium, hibiscus, flowering maple, begonia, and schefflera, need regular pruning to keep them healthy and attractive. Ideally, you should begin pruning while the plant is small.
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  • Raking Leaves: Bag vs Mulch-Compost

    October 15, 2012
    It's an annual task most homeowners don't relish: leaf clean-up. The trees that provide such beauty during spring, summer and fall eventually drop their foliage, relegating homeowners with tree-lined properties to a dusty, dirty chore.
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  • Carving & Decorating Pumpkins & Gourds

    October 1, 2012
    Pumpkins and gourds are fantastic fall decorations, perfect for centerpieces, flower arrangements, window boxes, mantles, porches and decks. But how can you carve or decorate them for the best effect?
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