Recent Blog Posts

  • Keeping Your Pet Entertained Indoors

    November 1, 2014
    As days grow shorter and colder, it may be necessary to keep pets indoors for their safety and comfort. A pet that is used to being outdoors, however, may become stressed and bored inside, which can lead to mood changes, destructive behavior, and poor health.
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  • Turn Your Backyard into a Bird Haven

    October 15, 2014
    Create 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.
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  • How Different Bird Feeders Attract Different Birds

    September 15, 2014
    Different 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.
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  • Protecting Your Landscape From Deer

    September 1, 2014
    You've worked hard on your lawn and garden throughout the season and you want wildlife to flourish all around you, but regular visits from deer can negatively impact your landscaping efforts.
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  • Four Steps For Seeding Bare Spots In Your Lawn

    August 15, 2014
    Sometimes 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.
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  • Watering Plants? Use Cooking Water for Extra Nutrition

    August 1, 2014
    We all have been at fault at some point in our lives for trying some crazy tactic for attempting to make our plants grow. Whether it is homemade fertilizer or sun lamps, everyone has their own tricks. Here’s another trick you can use to water your plants, plus its cheap and effective.
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  • Planting Cover Crops

    August 1, 2014
    Planting Cover Crops Many home gardeners will plant a cover crop after harvesting early maturing vegetables. Planting a cover crop will suppress weeds and improve soil condition. There are quite a few options, but the main cover crops for this area are Buckwheat, Rye Grain, and Annual Ryegrass.
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  • Butterfly Gardening for Kids

    June 15, 2014
    Winged jewels of the air.
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  • Gardening Tips for June

    June 1, 2014
    Here are a few helpful suggestions and tips to keep your gardens at their peak performance.
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  • Gardening Tips for May

    May 15, 2014
    May's weather is anything but predictable. Pay attention to weather forecast and warnings. April showers may have brought more than just flowers or nothing at all.
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  • How to Care for New Chicks

    May 1, 2014
    More and more hobbyists each year are interested in raising a small flock of chickens in their backyards or on a small farm. Most owners know that the brooding period, a chicken's first 8 to 10 weeks of life, is crucial, but what's the best way to get your flock off to a good start?
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  • Container Gardening

    April 15, 2014
    It's easy to experiment and change plants with container gardening.
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  • Agway has The Right Mulch for Every Yard

    April 1, 2014
    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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  • Welcome to the Garden!

    March 15, 2014
    Relax with your first garden. You may make a few mistakes, but you’ll begin to understand what makes vegetables grow.
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  • Make Your Bird Bath Better

    March 1, 2014
    There are eight simple ways you can improve your bird bath, however, and a better bird bath will attract even more birds.
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  • What Does A Seed Need?

    February 15, 2014
    Seed is the least expensive component of gardening, so it makes good sense to buy the best quality seed you can obtain.
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  • The Great Backyard Bird Count

    February 1, 2014
    The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual 4-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are.
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  • Winter Cat Care

    January 15, 2014
    Shorter days and colder temperatures can have the same depressing effects on pets as they do on pet owners. Fortunately, there are easy ways cat owners can keep their furry family members happy and healthy all winter long.
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  • Keeping Your Dog Clean in the Wintertime

    January 1, 2014
    Few seasons of the year can be more fun than wintertime for a pet owner. Any dog owner knows how much their pet loves to play in freshly packed snow. But keeping your dog clean during this time of year can be a real challenge.
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  • Gardening Tips for December

    December 15, 2013
    There are plenty of things you can be doing through the fall and winter months to continue enjoying the pleasures of gardening. Winter is also an excellent time to read up on gardening and plan your garden for next year.
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  • Heated Bird Baths

    December 1, 2013
    By providing a heated bird bath, backyard birders give their flock an advantage when the world is frozen, and liquid water can attract even more birds to a winter backyard.
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  • Forcing Spring-Blooming Bulbs in Winter

    November 15, 2013
    Most spring-blooming bulbs can be forced into bloom. The most common choices are hyacinths, tulips, narcissus, grape hyacinths and crocuses
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  • Gardening Tips for November

    November 1, 2013
    You've raked up the leaves but the snow hasn't fallen yet. There are still things in the lawn and garden that need to be done!
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  • Gardening Tips for October

    October 15, 2013
    If you didn't get to it in September, there's still time to take care of the lawn and garden before winter sets in.
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  • 11 Fall Pet Dangers to Avoid

    October 1, 2013
    The crisp chill of autumn is upon us, that means changing leaves, cozy sweaters, and lots of holidays. But along with all that excitement comes some dangers for your adorable pooch and kitty. Find out the top 11 fall pet dangers to avoid.
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