Recent Blog Posts

  • Winter Birding Essentials

    January 15, 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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  • Protecting Your Landscape From Deer

    January 1, 2013
    Although difficult for the soft-hearted, turning a cold shoulder to visiting deer is the right thing to do…
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  • How to Identify & Treat Frostbite in Dogs

    December 15, 2012
    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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  • Wood Pellet Facts

    November 1, 2012
    Did you know that every ton of pellets used vs. oil reduces CO2 emissions by about 1.5 tons? Total emissions offset this year will be nearly 4.5 million tons of CO2. Learn more interesting facts about wood pellets.
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  • Fertilizing your Lawn in the Fall

    October 15, 2012
    It's not unusual to fertilize your lawn in the spring, but don't let the cooler temperatures of autumn fool you. Fall actually is the best time to fertilize the grass, even better than springtime.
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  • Carving & Decorating Pumpkins & Gourds

    October 1, 2012
    Pumpkins and gourds are fantastic fall decorations, perfect for centerpieces, flower arrangements, window boxes, mantles, porches and decks. But how can you carve or decorate them for the best effect?
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  • Solutions for Common Late Summer & Fall Lawn Problems

    September 15, 2012
    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.
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  • Caring for Your Dog’s Coat

    September 1, 2012
    Coat care basics include brushing, bathing, regular inspections and a healthy diet.
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  • Container Gardening

    August 15, 2012
    It's easy to experiment and change plants with container gardening.
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  • Lawn Mowing Tips

    August 1, 2012
    Mowing your lawn properly is more than just pushing a mower around the grass. Proper mowing can help control weeds, encourage deep roots for less water use, and create an attractive, healthy, enviable lawn.
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  • Simple Summer Lawns

    July 15, 2012
    Keeping your lawn a lush and healthy oasis during the hot summer months is a breeze with regular maintenance and the help of Agway products. Lawn-care maintenance involves three simple tasks: watering, mowing and fertilizing. Click here for the rest of the article: Simple Summer Lawns
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  • Controlling Tomato Problems

    July 1, 2012
    It takes skill and ingenuity to raise blemish-free flavorful tomatoes and protect them from insects, diseases and other pests. Here's how to handle existing problems and prevent new ones.
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  • Recognizing and Removing Poison Ivy

    June 15, 2012
    Wild vines are at home in the dappled shade of the woods/lawn interface. It is not uncommon for the suburban homeowner to find long chains of serrated leaves snaking out of the woods and across the lawn.
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  • Coping with Pest Deer

    June 1, 2012
    Deer have become a major pest of gardens throughout North America, from rural farms to urban parks. People and deer share habitat like never before. How can we keep our garden plants intact, yet live in peace with our hooved neighbors?
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  • Asphalt Driveway Maintenance

    May 15, 2012
    Learn how to clean & repair your driveway!
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  • Dandelion Control

    May 1, 2012
    No lawn or garden can escape dandelion seeds that blow on the wind from spring to fall.
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  • The Low-Down on Lawn Weeds

    April 15, 2012
    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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  • Raising Chickens – A Quick Guide to Get Started

    March 15, 2012
    Before you decide if raising chickens is right for you, there are a few things to think about:
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  • Exercise and Your Dog

    March 1, 2012
    There's a common misconception that the amount of exercise a dog needs relates to the size of the dog.
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  • Birding Organizations to Join

    February 15, 2012
    Birders who truly love birds and want to help preserve their favorite species should consider joining one or more organizations that promotes conservation, education and rehabilitation of wild birds.
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  • Winter Finches

    January 15, 2012
    Winter finches are interesting members of the finch family, such as Evening Grosbeaks, Pine Siskins, Common Redpolls, and Purple finches, etc. who usually live in more northern areas, but leave those areas in years of poor food availability and "irrupt" down into the lower U.
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  • Keep your pets warm this winter

    January 1, 2012
    Cold-weather tips for pet ownersBecause our furry friends rely on their owners for safety and comfort—particularly in the winter—dog and cat owners have a heightened responsibility to take precautions to protect their pets during the colder months.
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  • Protect Your Property from Mouse Damage

    December 15, 2011
    When the weather starts getting colder, that’s when house mice start looking for their new winter residence. These unwanted house guests can enter your home almost anywhere, squeezing through cracks and holes as small as a dime.
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  • How to Protect Your Landscape From the Hungry Deer & Rabbit this Winter

    December 1, 2011
    Although difficult for the soft-hearted, turning a cold shoulder to visiting deer is the right thing to do…
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  • Getting Gardens Ready for Winter

    November 15, 2011
    With the first blasts of arctic air from Canada comes the cold, hard truth that winter is right around the corner.
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