Essex Agway: Blog Channelhttp://essexagway.comCompany blogs, tips and how-toshttp://assets.newmediaretailer.com/23000/23989/thumb_agwaylogo250x135px.jpgEssex Agwayhttp://essexagway.comen-USCopyright 2014, Essex AgwayWed, 26 Nov 2014 05:54:31 -0500Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:54:31 -0500http://www.newmediaretailer.comTips for Storing Birdseedblog_248841416052800http://essexagway.com/blog/article/24884/tips-for-storing-birdseedIt can be appealing to stock up on birdseed during seasonal sales or clearance events, but will backyard birds eat seed that is several months old?BlogsSat, 15 Nov 2014 07:00:00 -0500Getting Wild Birds Ready for Winterblog_247331414839600http://essexagway.com/blog/article/24733/getting-wild-birds-ready-for-winterWild birds are well equipped for changing seasons, not only by migrating south but also by getting heavier, warmer plumage, eating a winter-friendly diet, and gathering in groups to share the hard work of finding food and shelter when those resources are scarce.BlogsSat, 01 Nov 2014 07:00:00 -0400Turn Your Backyard into a Bird Havenblog_240761413370800http://essexagway.com/blog/article/24076/turn-your-backyard-into-a-bird-havenCreate a haven in your backyard for our feathered friends by offering food, water, shelter and nesting sites.   • Food: Placing a wide variety of feeders and food around your backyard will attract the widest variety of wild birds.BlogsWed, 15 Oct 2014 07:00:00 -0400Fall Garden Clean Up is Spring Preparationblog_240751412161200http://essexagway.com/blog/article/24075/fall-garden-clean-up-is-spring-preparationEvery good gardener knows that there is a season for everything. The best gardeners know how to make each season count. What if I told you that cleaning up your garden will help prepare you for spring in more ways than you ever imagined?BlogsWed, 01 Oct 2014 07:00:00 -0400When small animals attack!...your birdfeederblog_228381410778800http://essexagway.com/blog/article/22838/when-small-animals-attack...your-birdfeederAlvin, Simon and Theodore are great when they sing Christmas songs in harmony or star in movies, but their real-life versions can be pretty pestering when they are constantly near your birdfeeder and eating all the goods that you intended for the birds.BlogsMon, 15 Sep 2014 07:00:00 -0400How Different Bird Feeders Attract Different Birdsblog_228371409569200http://essexagway.com/blog/article/22837/how-different-bird-feeders-attract-different-birdsDifferent birds have different feeding styles and preferences. Knowing the specific types of birds you wish to attract will assist in getting the right kinds of feeders to attract the desired types. To attract the greatest variety, it's best to provide several different feeder types.BlogsMon, 01 Sep 2014 07:00:00 -0400Stimulating Your Horse's Thirstblog_224291408100400http://essexagway.com/blog/article/22429/stimulating-your-horses-thirstMore often than not, horses will go a significant amount of time without drinking water. Many horse people are familiar with the old saying that 'You can lead a horse to water, but you can not make it drink.BlogsFri, 15 Aug 2014 07:00:00 -0400Four steps for seeding bare spots in your lawnblog_224281406890800http://essexagway.com/blog/article/22428/four-steps-for-seeding-bare-spots-in-your-lawnSometimes lawns can have bare spots and unfortunately toupees aren't intended for that purpose too. Here are the steps you need to take to re-seed those areas to get your lawn looking like new again: 1) Dig in For the grass to take hold, it first needs a place to stick.BlogsFri, 01 Aug 2014 07:00:00 -0400Beneficial Bugs: Insects You Actually Want to Keep Around!blog_224211405422000http://essexagway.com/blog/article/22421/beneficial-bugs-insects-you-actually-want-to-keep-around  When you think of summer and insects, you think of the nuisance of gnats flying around your face, the  miniature chainsaw buzz of them landing in your ears, and several months of itchy, red welts from mosquitos making your vacation less than picturesque.BlogsTue, 15 Jul 2014 07:00:00 -0400How to Use Flowers to Attract Different Types of Wild Birdsblog_224201404212400http://essexagway.com/blog/article/22420/how-to-use-flowers-to-attract-different-types-of-wild-birds  In addition to adding bird feeders and filling up a bird bath, you can also attract wild birds by planting seed bearing flowers to your landscape. • Common Seed-Bearing Flower Types: There are several types of seed- bearing flowers that wild birds tend to be attracted to.BlogsTue, 01 Jul 2014 07:00:00 -0400