Recent Blog Posts

  • Building a Snow Fort

    January 15, 2014
    A snow fort can be a fun family project even on the coldest winter days. Not only is the construction great exercise and ingenuity, but once the fort is built, it provides a great setting for lots of winter fun.
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  • Recycle Your Christmas Tree

    January 1, 2014
    As it gets colder and there are less leaves on trees, birds need more places to hide from predators and where they can get inside to stay warm. A Christmas tree is the perfect fit for those needs.
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  • Heated Bird Baths

    December 15, 2013
    By providing a heated bird bath, backyard birders give their flock an advantage when the world is frozen, and liquid water can attract even more birds to a winter backyard.
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  • Caring for Your Fresh Cut Christmas Tree

    December 1, 2013
    The key to having a safe Christmas tree is to choose one that is fresh and has been properly stored, then keep it that way. Fresh Christmas trees that are kept watered will not combust easily.
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  • Forcing Spring-Blooming Bulbs in Winter

    November 15, 2013
    Most spring-blooming bulbs can be forced into bloom. The most common choices are hyacinths, tulips, narcissus, grape hyacinths and crocuses
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  • Gardening Tips for November

    November 1, 2013
    You've raked up the leaves but the snow hasn't fallen yet. There are still things in the lawn and garden that need to be done!
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  • Preparing Perennials for Winter

    October 15, 2013
    Perennials can be an easy addition to your flowerbeds that you can enjoy year after year, but without the proper preparation for winter even the hardiest perennials can struggle and may not survive the coldest months.
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  • Using Fallen Leaves to Help the Birds

    October 1, 2013
    When you're busy raking leaves every autumn, take a break and use some of those leaves to help the birds! Fallen leaves, or leaf litter, can be very beneficial to birds.
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  • Fall Overseeding

    September 15, 2013
    The best time of year to reseed your existing lawn is in the fall. In most areas of the United States, the ideal is to sow the grass seed in late August or September. It will germinate while temperatures are relatively warm, then grow and mature as temperatures begin to cool.
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  • How Birds Migrate

    September 1, 2013
    Depending on the species, birds may migrate hundreds, thousands or even tens of thousands of miles every year.
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