Recent Blog Posts

  • 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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  • How Birds Migrate

    September 15, 2013
    Depending on the species, birds may migrate hundreds, thousands or even tens of thousands of miles every year.
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  • Solutions for Common Late Summer and Fall Lawn Problems

    September 1, 2013
    The growing season for your lawn is almost over. You might think that all that remains is a quick mow to tidy things up until next spring. You would be quite wrong. Once weeds have appeared in the spring, the seeds are set and your battle with them could take years. - See more at: http://www.
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  • Keeping Birds Cool

    August 15, 2013
    The hottest days of summer can be fatal to birds, but they have many different techniques for trying to keep cool. Savvy birders who provide a cool place for birds to visit can enjoy many feathered visitors in the summer, and helping birds keep cool is easy for any backyard birder to do.
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  • Pest Control Around the Home

    August 1, 2013
    You love your home and you have to continue trying to make it, "just right," for you, your family, and your pets.
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  • Gardening Tips for July

    July 15, 2013
    Sit back for a moment and enjoy the fruits of your labor in the garden!    There are still tasks to perform in the garden, however your primary concern will be assuring an ample supply of water for your plants.
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  • Creating A Compost Pile

    July 1, 2013
    Starting a compost pile is as easy as following a cooking recipe. Just get the right ingredients together, mix well, and let it cook. In a matter of months you'll have finished "black gold" to mix into the soil of your flower, herb and vegetable gardens.
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  • Flea & Tick Control

    June 15, 2013
    Cats and dogs can be warm, wonderful companions. However, those companions will often most likely bring other parasitic creatures into your lives that are not at all welcome.
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  • Deterring Aggressive Birds

    June 1, 2013
    Birds may face dangers in their everyday lives both while eating, flying, or perching. The danger may be from one of their own kind who feels his territory has been invaded.
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  • 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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  • How to Care for and Plant a Living Christmas Tree

    December 1, 2012
    Your live tree will come to you either with its roots wrapped in burlap or in a biodegradable container or pot. To help you care for your tree during the holidays and then plant it on your property successfully when the holidays are over, follow these helpful tips:
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  • How to stop a dog from digging

    October 1, 2012
    A digging dog can be very frustrating, especially if you value your yard or garden. Here are some dog training tips to stop a dog from digging.
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