Recent Blog Posts

  • 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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  • How to Help With Your Pet's Shedding

    March 15, 2015
    Shedding is a natural, healthy way cats and dogs renew their fur, but loose fur is not always welcome to pet owners – particularly when it seems to get everywhere and into everything.
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  • 10 Best Bird Feeding Tips

    February 1, 2015
    Feeding birds can be a fun and rewarding backyard hobby. Whether you're just getting started feeding birds or have been offering birdseed for years, these ten tips can help you attract more birds and keep every bird that visits happy, healthy and well-fed.
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  • How to Develop a Garden Plan for the New Year

    January 15, 2015
    When the ground is frozen and covered with snow it may be impossible to work in your garden, but you can still enjoy gardening by working out a plan for what your garden will look like in the new year.
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  • Winter Compost Options

    January 1, 2015
    Composting may slow as temperatures drop, but it doesn't need to stop even in freezing weather.
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  • Tips for Growing Herbs Indoors

    December 15, 2014
    Herbs such as mint, thyme, rosemary, sage, and basil make wonderful indoor plants all year round. To properly grow herbs takes a bit of extra care, however, but the effort is well worthwhile to enjoy these fragrant, beautiful, and delicious plants.
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  • 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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