Recent Blog Posts

  • Caring for Garden Mums

    October 1, 2013
    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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  • Caring for Trees this Fall

    September 15, 2013
    For most homeowners with a yard full of lush green trees, fall means vibrant, changing leaves—on the trees and on the lawn. When most of the leaves have been bagged or composted, and you’ve put away your rake for the season, it’s time to take stock of your trees.
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  • Fall Overseeding

    September 1, 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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  • Troubleshooting Canning Problems

    August 15, 2013
    Sometimes, even those who have been home canning for years may run into problems with their food-filled jars. Some problems are related to the condition of the jars or lids and/or how they were filled. Others relate to spoilage of the food or changes the food may have undergone during processing.
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  • Draught Healthy Lawns

    August 1, 2013
    Lush green grass is the ultimate symbol of summer, but when a drought strikes lawns can quickly turn brown and brittle. At the same time, many cities will enforce water restrictions and encourage conservation, so how can homeowners still have a green lawn even while they conserve water?
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  • 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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