Recent Blog Posts

  • 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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  • Getting Birds Used to a New Feeder

    June 15, 2012
    Buying a new bird feeder is exciting, but it can also be disappointing when the new feeder doesn't have a single bird enjoying its feast. Whether you're buying your first or your fiftieth bird feeder, these five tips can help ensure the birds discover it.
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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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  • Dandelion Control

    May 15, 2012
    No lawn or garden can escape dandelion seeds that blow on the wind from spring to fall.
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  • Mulching Trees & Shrubs

    May 1, 2012
    Mulch helps minimize weeds, conserve moisture, moderate soil temperature, and make your yard look good.
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  • Flea & Tick Control

    April 15, 2012
    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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  • Caring for your newly seeded lawn

    April 1, 2012
    Sowing grass seed in your yard is no small task. Newly seeded lawns take a lot of time and attention, particularly in the following two months when sprouts appear and roots develop. Ensure that your new yard is strong, healthy and attractive by following these tips.
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  • The Low-Down on Lawn Weeds

    March 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 1, 2012
    Before you decide if raising chickens is right for you, there are a few things to think about:
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  • Planning a Low-Maintenance Landscape

    February 15, 2012
    Plant perennials that die to the ground in autumn, instead of shrubs, in places where snow accumulates or slides off the roof. Choose plants with features that look good in more than one season, such as flowers in spring, handsome leaf color in fall, and attractive bark in winter.
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