Recent Blog Posts

  • 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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  • Gardening Trends for 2016

    May 1, 2016
    Just like flowers bloom and fade or harvests thrive and shrink, gardening trends also come and go. While tried-and-true favorites will always be in season, it can be fun to try different trends and experiment with hot new techniques – which trends will you give a green thumbs up in 2016?
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  • Keep Your Flock Happy and Healthy

    April 1, 2016
    Whether you have just a few chickens or a large, widely varied flock, a happy, healthy flock will be better socialized and will be more productive layers. Fortunately, happy and healthy go together and it is easy to keep chickens in superb condition with just a few easy steps.
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  • Squirrel Free Bird Feeding

    February 15, 2016
    Squirrels may seem cute and fuzzy, but they can be treacherous pests when bird feeders are involved. Not only will squirrels eat all the food, but they may cause severe damage to the feeder in their quest for a meal.
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  • Caring for Houseplants

    January 15, 2016
    From ferns and vines to flowers, cacti and tropical foliage, houseplants are great indoor accents that refresh the air and make a home more natural and welcoming. While some plants can be difficult to care for, many houseplants are easy for even inexperienced gardeners to enjoy.
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  • Leash Training: When Your Dog Pulls or Refuses to Walk

    January 1, 2016
    Leash training is essential for both dogs and their owners. Not only is it a part of good dog etiquette, but a leash-trained dog will be safer and more comfortable out for walks.
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  • Everything You Need to Know About Horse Blankets

    December 15, 2015
    There are many different types and purposes for horse owners to use horse blankets for their horse. You can’t just use any old blanket as many traditional blankets won’t fit or suit the purpose. Horse blankets come in different sizes, colors, and are made out of variety of materials.
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  • Preparing Your Koi Pond for Fall and Winter

    October 15, 2015
    As summer comes to a close and fall settles in, temperatures will begin to fade. When the temperature outside drops, the temperature of your Koi Pond will also fall. Preparing your pond for fall and winter is a challenging task that requires many steps.
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  • Crate Training your Dog

    September 15, 2015
    Training your dog to go into his crate can be effective for confining him when he can’t be supervised, as well as a place for him to call his own.
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  • Should You Be Changing Your Pet’s Food Regularly?

    September 1, 2015
    Once your pet becomes all grown up and it starts to enjoy the same kind of good quality food, there’s nothing else that needs to be done, right? Depending on the weight and type of pet you have, you should consider altering your pet’s diet periodically.
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  • Vegetables to Plant in Midsummer

    August 15, 2015
    Planting in midsummer is all about thinking ahead for a great fall harvest. Season gardeners understand the importance of starting early and always planning ahead. Planting takes time and patience in all aspects of gardening.
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  • 5 Tips to Attract Orioles

    August 1, 2015
    Orioles are popular and distinct backyard birds, but they can also be difficult to attract because of their unique preferences. Backyard birders who know how to make their yard oriole-friendly, however, will be rewarded with these beautiful birds all summer long.
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  • Tips for Washing Your Pet

    July 15, 2015
    No matter what type of pets you have – cats, dogs, hamsters, guinea pigs, turtles, etc. – regular baths can be a healthy part of their care, but baths should be given gently to be sure they aren't hurting pets more than helping them.
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  • Get an Early Start on Your Canning

    July 1, 2015
    Canning is a great way to preserve a bountiful harvest, create healthier meals and save money on groceries, but it can also be an arduous workload, particularly if you have a large garden and many different types of produce to can.
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  • No Hummingbirds at Your Feeders? We Have Solutions!

    June 1, 2015
    Hummingbirds are some of the most desirable backyard birds, but if they aren't finding your backyard to their liking, there are many steps you can take to attract them to your feeders.
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  • Tips for Taking Care of Your Dog's Paws

    May 15, 2015
    It's no surprise that your dog's paws take a beating every day – not only are they subject to different types of turf when the dog walks, runs or plays, but a dog also uses its paws for digging and itching.
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  • Gardening With Kids

    May 1, 2015
    Gardening is a great hobby for all ages, and the younger kids start gardening, the better the chance they will develop a lifelong love of outdoor activities and fresh, healthy food.
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  • Starting Your Flock

    April 1, 2015
    It can be exciting to start a new flock of chickens, and the benefits – entertaining pets, unique company, fresh eggs and healthy meat – are equally exciting, but it is important to start the flock carefully so your poultry will be happy in their new home.
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