Recent Blog Posts

  • Watering Your Lawn

    July 15, 2013
    Lawns need water not only during the hot, dry summer, but also in the spring and fall.  Click here to learn when and how much water your lawn needs.
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  • Gardening Tips for July

    July 1, 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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  • What to feed birds

    June 15, 2013
    Different birds have different dietary needs and feeding preferences, and not only do some birds require different feeders or foods than others, but one bird will change its feeding needs throughout the year as it prepares for migration, breeding or other seasonal activities.
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  • Understanding Plant Nutrition

    May 15, 2013
    What elements are needed for your plants to grow at their best?   Did you know you can spot possible nutrient deficiencies in your plants?
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  • What to do if your Pet is Skunked

    May 1, 2013
    Skunks are common in rural and suburban areas, and pets are curious about these waddling, furry creatures. Unfortunately, skunks are not sociable and will spray their bitter, overpowering oil on curious pets, but it is possible to de-skunk your pet if it is sprayed.
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  • Grass Germination

    April 15, 2013
    Germination is dependent on soil temperature and available soil moisture. Most cool season species, like those listed below, will not start the germination process until soil temperatures are above 50° F. Warmer soil temperature results in a faster germination rate.
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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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  • Basic Composting How-To

    March 15, 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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  • Planning Your Garden

    March 1, 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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  • Benefits of applying lime to harvested cropland in winter

    February 1, 2013
    For large commercial farmers and hobby farmers alike, making sure soils don't become too acidic is critical to getting good yields. It's important to measure your soil's acidity levels and take action if needed.
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