Recent Blog Posts

  • Preparing Perennials for Winter

    October 15, 2013
    Perennials can be an easy addition to your flowerbeds that you can enjoy year after year, but without the proper preparation for winter even the hardiest perennials can struggle and may not survive the coldest months.
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  • Using Fallen Leaves to Help the Birds

    October 1, 2013
    When you're busy raking leaves every autumn, take a break and use some of those leaves to help the birds! Fallen leaves, or leaf litter, can be very beneficial to birds.
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  • How Birds Migrate

    September 15, 2013
    Depending on the species, birds may migrate hundreds, thousands or even tens of thousands of miles every year.
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  • Fall Overseeding

    September 1, 2013
    The best time of year to reseed your existing lawn is in the fall. In most areas of the United States, the ideal is to sow the grass seed in late August or September. It will germinate while temperatures are relatively warm, then grow and mature as temperatures begin to cool.
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  • 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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