Recent Blog Posts

  • Recognizing and Removing Poison Ivy

    June 15, 2012
    Wild vines are at home in the dappled shade of the woods/lawn interface. It is not uncommon for the suburban homeowner to find long chains of serrated leaves snaking out of the woods and across the lawn.
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  • Coping with Pest Deer

    June 1, 2012
    Deer have become a major pest of gardens throughout North America, from rural farms to urban parks. People and deer share habitat like never before. How can we keep our garden plants intact, yet live in peace with our hooved neighbors?
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  • Basic Composting How-To's

    May 15, 2012
    Starting a compost pile is as easy as following a cooking recipe. Just get the right ingredients together, mix well, and let it cook.
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  • Dandelion Control

    May 1, 2012
    No lawn or garden can escape dandelion seeds that blow on the wind from spring to fall.
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  • Caring for your newly seeded lawn

    April 15, 2012
    Sowing grass seed in your yard is no small task. Newly seeded lawns take a lot of time and attention, particularly in the following two months when sprouts appear and roots develop. Ensure that your new yard is strong, healthy and attractive by following these tips.
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  • Raising Chickens – A Quick Guide to Get Started

    March 15, 2012
    Before you decide if raising chickens is right for you, there are a few things to think about:
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  • The Low-Down on Lawn Weeds

    March 1, 2012
    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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  • Keeping Your Dog Clean in the Wintertime

    February 15, 2012
    Few seasons of the year can be more fun than wintertime for a pet owner. Any dog owner knows how much their pet loves to play in freshly packed snow. But keeping your dog clean during this time of year can be a real challenge.
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  • Tap Maple Trees at Home

    February 1, 2012
    Learn the steps to tapping your trees, including: Identify your Maple Trees; Gather Equipment; Spiles with hooks; When to Tap Maple Trees and more.
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  • Winter Finches

    January 15, 2012
    Winter finches are interesting members of the finch family, such as Evening Grosbeaks, Pine Siskins, Common Redpolls, and Purple finches, etc. who usually live in more northern areas, but leave those areas in years of poor food availability and "irrupt" down into the lower U.
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