Recent Blog Posts

  • Helpful Hanging Basket Hints

    June 15, 2019
    Hanging baskets can be a fun and efficient addition to your container gardening efforts, giving you more planting space and adding visual height and interest to any area. These special containers do require some special care and consideration, however, to keep looking their best.
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  • All About Hummingbirds

    June 1, 2019
    Hummingbirds are fascinating, but how much do you really know about these flying jewels? Top 10 Questions About Hummingbirds How many types of hummingbirds are there? There are more than 300 species of hummingbirds, but there are only about a dozen species that regularly visit the United States.
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  • Create Your Own Koi Pond

    May 15, 2019
    A koi pond can be a relaxing and attractive addition to any yard, and it's easy to build your own if you follow the proper steps to ensure an easy-to-maintain pond and healthy aquatic ecosystem. Is a Koi Pond Right for You?
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  • Build Your Own Raised Garden Bed

    May 1, 2019
    A raised garden bed is an easy gardening option ideal for small spaces or for gardeners who prefer a more organized, neat garden.
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  • Liming Your Lawn

    April 15, 2019
    As springtime approaches, it’s time to begin thinking about the health and longevity of your lawn.
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  • Spring Garden Guide

    April 1, 2019
    Spring is a favorite season for many gardeners, and performing the proper tasks from late winter through late spring can help you enjoy a productive, bountiful growing season. In late winter… When a few warm days arrive late in winter, it's time to start thinking about spring gardening.
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  • March Gardening Tips

    March 15, 2019
    With the official first day of spring at hand, March is an exciting month in the garden. While it is important not to rush into gardening too early and put tender seeds or seedlings at risk, it is also important not to miss these first days of warming temperatures, fertile soil and abundant rains.
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  • Spring Bird Feeding Tips

    March 1, 2019
    Spring is an amazing birding season and great for feeding birds.
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  • Attract Birds With Peanuts

    February 15, 2019
    Nuts are an unexpectedly great food for a wide variety of birds, but you don't need an oak, beech, pecan or walnut tree in your yard – it's easy to attract birds with peanuts.
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  • 10 Best Tips for Starting Seeds Indoors

    February 1, 2019
    Starting seeds indoors can seem intimidating for gardeners who may not have the greenest thumbs, but it's not hard to do with the right preparation and attentive care. Why Start Your Own Seeds?
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  • January Garden Ideas

    January 15, 2019
    The start of a new year is a great time to start new gardening tasks, and savvy gardeners know there is plenty to keep busy with in January, even if the garden may be buried under ice and snow.
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  • How Birds Survive Winter – And How We Can Help

    January 1, 2019
    Falling temperatures, less food, severe storms and hungry predators all make winter a harsh season for birds, but our feathered friends have many tricks to survive even the worst winter.
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  • Holiday Gift Guide for Pets

    December 15, 2018
    Our pets are members of the family and it is only natural to want to include them on our lists for holiday shopping and gifts. But what gifts are best for your pets?
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  • How to Keep Your Live Wreaths, Swags and Garlands Alive Through the Holidays

    December 1, 2018
    Live wreaths, swags and garlands can be amazing holiday decorations, brightening a room with their evergreen boughs and freshening air with their crisp, piney scents. But how can you keep this greenery fresh and vibrant as long as possible without wilting, drooping or decay?
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  • Preparing Your Garden For The Colder Months Ahead

    November 15, 2018
    Autumn is right around the corner and for gardeners, this means winter is not too far behind. As winter begins to get closer and the temperature begins to slowly drop it’s important to take action now to prepare your garden for the colder months that lie ahead.
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  • How to Winterize Outdoor Water Fountains

    November 1, 2018
    The outdoor water fountain is always a great feature to any home. It adds beauty and functionality to your homes appearance making it more desirable to all who lay eyes upon it.
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  • Winterize Your Bird Baths

    October 15, 2018
    Birds need liquid water to drink year-round. While they can melt snow and ice in the winter to drink, doing so takes a lot of calories and body heat, and if backyard birders provide liquid water, birds will be healthy and their winter survival rates will be higher.
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  • Using Leaves for Mulch

    October 1, 2018
    Do you look at piles of leaves in your yard with dread because of all the raking you must do? Instead, why not consider the bounty Mother Nature has provided just when you need it most, and use those leaves as free, natural, organic mulch!
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  • Bird Feeding Tips for Fall

    September 15, 2018
    As the last heat wave of summer fades, bird feeders are disappearing from backyards. Most bird lovers assume that as the weather cools and mass migration sweeps in, their beloved winged friends don't need human assistance in finding food; they can forage for it themselves.
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  • Planning Your Fall Annual Planting

    September 1, 2018
    The end of summer doesn't need to mean the end of beautiful flowerbeds when you carefully plan fall annuals to make the most of every bit of the gardening season. There are great plants that can help extend your gardening season and create fabulous fall flowerbeds. Why Bother With Fall Annuals?
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  • Can You Recognize the Signs of Dehydration in Animals?

    August 15, 2018
    Animals cannot tell their owners when they are thirsty, and recognizing the signs of dehydration in different animals is crucial for pet owners, farmers and livestock handlers to ensure the animals are properly hydrated to stay healthy, particularly during hot summer months.
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  • 6 Ways to Keep Ticks Out of Your Yard Naturally

    August 1, 2018
    Ticks are more than just annoying, biting insects. They can also transmit a number of scary diseases, including lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, human anaplasmosis, tularemia, rickettsiosis and more.
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  • Keep Ticks and Fleas Away from Your Pet

    July 15, 2018
    I love summertime, but the worst part is by far the bugs. Bugs like fleas and ticks are most prominent during the warmer seasons and can wreak havoc on your pet if not handled properly. Fleas, for example, can swarm in masses and quickly infest your pets and home.
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  • Beneficial Bugs: Insects You Actually Want to Keep Around!

    July 1, 2018
    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.
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  • 2018 Garden Trends

    June 15, 2018
    Gardening may be a time-tested, classic hobby that has been popular for generations, but that doesn't mean it stays the same from year to year.
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