Recent Blog Posts

  • Caring for Garden Mums

    September 15, 2017
    Mums are beautiful blooms that come in a wide range of bold tones and rich autumn hues, and savvy gardeners can keep mums healthy and flourishing for weeks in late fall with the proper care.
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  • Don't Forget to Fertilize Your Lawn This Fall

    September 1, 2017
    Grass blades may be going dormant in late summer, but your lawn's roots are still developing and fall is the ideal time for fertilizing.
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  • What Is Bugging Your Garden?

    August 1, 2017
    Many gardeners have a love-hate relationship with the bugs in their garden. There are insects that are undeniably beneficial and great residents, as they enhance pollination, improve soil quality and defend plants against more aggressive, harmful bugs and other wildlife.
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  • How to Avoid 10 Common Lawn and Garden Problems

    June 15, 2017
    No matter how well you care for your lawn, some pests and problems are bound to appear, but you can be prepared for these top 10 common lawn and garden problems and take steps right away to minimize any unwanted difficulties.
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  • The Importance of a Water Source for Birds

    June 1, 2017
    Bird baths are a common feature in many yards, but do birds really need them? There are many natural sources of water, but why is water so important to birds, and what role do bird baths play?
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  • Backyard Threats to Wild Birds

    May 15, 2017
    All backyard birders want to believe that birds are perfectly safe in their yard, but there are many surprising threats that can be a problem even in the most bird-friendly spots. Fortunately, it is easy to spot these threats and take steps to minimize any risks to visiting birds.
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  • Best Practices When Feeding a Bird Suet

    April 15, 2017
    Suet is a rich energy source ideal for many birds, especially during migration when birds need more fuel to complete their journeys or in winter when they convert the calories to essential body heat.
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  • Preparing for Chicks: Setting Up Your Brooder

    April 1, 2017
    Spring is chick season. Whether you are just starting a flock, increasing the numbers of chickens you keep or bringing new breeds home to try. Your brooder is critical to give for your chicks security, warmth and shelter they need for their earliest days.
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  • Tips on Opening Your Pond in the Spring

    March 15, 2017
    When the days lengthen, temperatures rise and the air has that unmistakable balmy feel of spring, you may be eager to open your pond.
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  • Raising Baby Chicks Can Be Easy, Even For The Inexperienced

    March 1, 2017
    Many people are opting to raise their own chicks these days. It’s a rewarding experience that can leave you with the freshest eggs on the block. If you’re new to the baby chicks game, then this article is for you. Raising chicks doesn’t have to be hard.
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  • Keeping Wild Birds Healthy

    February 15, 2017
    Bird enthusiasts enjoy watching birds eat and bathe in their backyards. Here are some important tips to help maintain healthy wild birds:• Keep feeders free from debris, droppings and old seed that has gotten wet and possibly moldy. Moldy seed can spread sickness and disease.
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  • 2017 Garden Trends

    February 1, 2017
    Gardening is an ancient art, hobby and passion, but there is always something new to try.
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  • Try a Windowsill Herb Garden

    January 15, 2017
    A windowsill herb garden can add tasty greenery to any kitchen all year long, and is a convenient way to enjoy fresh herbs for pennies. With just a few simple steps, anyone can set up an indoor herb garden.
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  • January Garden Ideas

    January 1, 2017
    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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  • Indoor Gardening for the Colder Months

    December 15, 2016
    Your love of gardening should not be limited to that season alone. Rest assured that you can indulge your inner gardener even during the dreary, freezing winter months. Here are a few tips to help you grow your favorite plants indoors this upcoming winter.
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  • Getting Wild Birds Ready for Winter

    December 1, 2016
    Wild 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.
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  • November Garden Ideas

    November 1, 2016
    Late fall and early winter may not seem like great times to be active in the garden, but in many areas, there are still tasks that need to be completed.
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  • Raking Leaves: Bag or Mulch?

    October 15, 2016
    Autumn leaves with their vibrant hues against a rich blue sky can be beautiful, but they can be a homeowner's ugly nightmare when they pile up on the lawn.
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  • Learning About Different Bird Seeds

    September 15, 2016
    There are many different types of birdseed, but which is best for your birds and feeders? Understanding the different options and which birds prefer them can help you choose just the right treats for your backyard buffet.
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  • September Garden Tips

    September 1, 2016
    The days are growing shorter and the temperatures are growing cooler, but even in September, gardening season isn't over. Well-prepared gardeners have a variety of tasks to do in late summer and early fall, and each chore will help keep the garden thriving.
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  • Three Helpful Tips for Birdhouse Placement

    August 15, 2016
    You’ve either just built a birdhouse or you bought one and now you’d like to know where to put it to attract the birds. Here are three tips on positioning your birdhouse.
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  • Learning the Difference Between Treats and Poisons for Your Pets

    August 1, 2016
    Every pet owner wants to give their pet a special treat now and then, either to celebrate a holiday or birthday, as a reward for a special trick or training or just because.
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  • Tips for Placing Your Hummingbird Feeder

    June 15, 2016
    A hummingbird feeder can bring great joy and amazing hummingbird activity to your backyard, but you need to position the feeder properly so you don't miss an instant of the action. Where should you put your hummingbird feeder?
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  • Bluebird Feeding

    June 1, 2016
    Bluebirds are an all around favorite for bird watching enthusiasts everywhere. They can be found in both the East and the West with their deep blue thrushes nesting and feeding their young. Bluebirds are distinct from other species in not just appearance, but also eating habits.
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  • Strawbale Gardening

    May 15, 2016
    Strawbale gardening is an easy and rustic type of container gardening and raised bed gardening combined – but is it right for you?
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