Recent Blog Posts

  • Spring Bird Feeding

    May 15, 2013
    Spring is the perfect time to feed backyard birds: migrating birds returning to their northern ranges need to replenish their energy after a long journey, and resident birds raising families have hungry nestlings to feed.
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  • Low-down on Lawn Weeds

    May 1, 2013
    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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  • Container Gardening: Anytime, Anywhere

    April 15, 2013
    Container gardening offers many advantages that people can tend to overlook: containers can be less work because they can be placed closer to a water source; they offer a smaller soil area to have to weed; they can be placed at a height that can minimize bending for watering and tending.
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  • Mulch Chart

    April 1, 2013
    Mulch adds the finishing touch to your home's landscaping but it's not just a pretty frame, mulch offers many other benefits as well.
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  • Planning Your Garden

    March 15, 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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  • Gardening Tips for March

    March 1, 2013
    March is a great time to have your lawn & garden soil tested. Your lawn & garden will also need a spring feeding. See your local Agway dealer for spreaders and fertilizers.
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  • Small Animal Bathing

    February 15, 2013
    Changes in appearance could signal health problems. Small animals (mice, rats, hamsters and gerbils) are clean, odor-free animals that self groom. An unusual smell or appearance is most likely due to poor health or poor habitat maintenance on your part.
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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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  • How to Identify & Treat Frostbite in Dogs

    January 15, 2013
    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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  • Winter Birding Essentials

    January 1, 2013
    When the weather outside is frightful, birding can be delightful. To attract the greatest number of species in the winter, it is important to have a number of different feeders available.
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