Recent Blog Posts

  • How Do You Start Beekeeping?

    May 1, 2018
    Beekeeping can be a fun hobby as well as a profitable business, whether you are just raising bees for your own use or plan to sell honey and beeswax or rent the hives to help local farmers and gardeners pollinate their crops. But how do you get started with bees?
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  • Attacking Crabgrass and Maintaining a Crabgrass-Free Yard This Year

    April 1, 2018
    Crabgrass can be the bane of any beautiful lawn as it spreads insidiously through the yard, but with diligent care, it is possible to tame and eliminate this problem. What Is Crabgrass?
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  • Adding New Chicks to Your Flock

    March 15, 2018
    Whether you need to replace aging hens, want to increase the diversity of your poultry or just need a few more chickens to meet your needs or increase your profits, you must take great care when adding new chicks to your flock.
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  • Think Spring! Getting Your Lawn In Shape

    March 1, 2018
    As you’re looking out your window, coffee cup in hand and all you see is snow I can understand that it must be hard to think about spring and your lawn. Yet, no matter how many feet of snow are still left, you should start giving some thought about getting your lawn into shape this spring.
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  • Winter Birds to Watch for and How to Attract Them

    February 15, 2018
    You may not be able to go out birding as often as you'd like in freezing temperatures and stormy days, but when these winter birds regularly visit your backyard, you may find that winter is your best birding season.
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  • February Gardening Tips

    February 1, 2018
    Even in the middle of winter, gardeners can plan for a bountiful harvest, and because February is the shortest winter month, spring is that much closer!
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  • Winter Pet Dangers

    January 1, 2018
    Pets face many unique dangers during the coldest months, but savvy pet owners can take steps to keep their dogs, cats and other pets safe and comfortable no matter how low the temperature goes.
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  • Tips for First-Time Buyers of Real Christmas Trees

    December 1, 2017
    Buying a real Christmas tree can be a wonderful holiday tradition, but it can also be a challenge to make that first purchase if you've never had a real tree before. These tips can help you be sure your first real Christmas tree is a beautiful and memorable start to this seasonal tradition.
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  • Knowing More About Grain-Free Treats

    November 15, 2017
    Cats and dogs are naturally meat-eaters, and grain-free treats are all the rage to offer your pets. But how appropriate are grains, really, in your pet's diet? What types of treats are suitable and how can you find the best options to meet your pet's nutritional needs?
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  • Preparing Your Garden for Winter

    November 8, 2017
    Winter is approaching, and you must prepare your garden so that it will be able to survive through the cold months, ready for the next gardening season. All plant types have unique requirements, so make sure you know exactly what each plant in your garden needs.
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  • How to Prepare Wild Birds for Winter

    November 1, 2017
    With fewer daylight hours and longer cold nights, natural food sources needed for energy to keep warm are scarce. Water supplies can be frozen or snow covered.
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  • Home Safety Tips With Indoor Pets

    October 15, 2017
    Every pet owner wants to give their cats, dogs, birds, fish and other pets a safe, happy home, but our homes are filled with many more hazards than most pet owners realize. Fortunately, it is easy to take steps to minimize any risks and keep pets safe.
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  • Protecting Plants From Frost

    October 10, 2017
    Whether it is a late fall chill or early spring freeze, a little frost can be deadly to many plants. Tender seedlings, newly planted flowers, shrubs and trees and even established plants in areas that are not used to cold are at risk when the temperatures dip.
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  • Caring for Garden Mums

    September 15, 2017
    Garden mums burst forth in brilliant falls hues when other perennials are fading fast. Combine them with pansies and ornamental cabbages and kale for a gorgeous fall display that will last well into early winter.
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  • Get an Early Start on Your Canning

    September 5, 2017
    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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  • Best Ways to Get Rid of and Prevent Fleas and Ticks

    August 15, 2017
    Fleas and ticks are no one's favorite guests, but dealing with these pests is an inevitable part of pet ownership. Fortunately, there are easy ways to get rid of fleas and ticks and prevent them from coming back.
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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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  • Keeping Wild Birds Cool in the Summer

    July 15, 2017
    Although wild birds have many ways to keep themselves cool, as a wild bird enthusiast you can help them avoid becoming overheated. • Provide a Water Source: Provide a bird bath with clean fresh water, and no more than a couple of inches of water in the bath for bathing.
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  • The Importance of a Water Source for Birds

    June 15, 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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  • How to Avoid 10 Common Lawn and Garden Problems

    June 1, 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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  • Controlling Fleas and Ticks on Your Pet

    May 15, 2017
    Fleas and ticks are uncomfortable for pets and humans alike, and because these parasites can spread diseases and cause anemia, it is imperative that pet owners take steps to control them.
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  • No Hummingbirds at Your Feeders? We Have Solutions!

    May 8, 2017
    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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  • 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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  • Spring Garden Guide

    March 15, 2017
    Spring is a favorite season for many gardeners, and performing the proper tasks from late winter through late spring can help you enjoy a productive, bountiful growing season. In late winter… When a few warm days arrive late in winter, it's time to start thinking about spring gardening.
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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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