Recent Blog Posts

  • Test Your Soil’s pH Level

    March 1, 2014
    A soil test is a measure of the soil's ability to supply nutrients to growing plants. This analysis provides a guide to the soil pH and nutrient levels. This helps gardeners determine the right amount of lime and the type of fertilizer needed to grow the desired crops.
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  • What You Need to Start Seeds Indoors

    February 15, 2014
    Starting seeds indoors is a great way to ensure earlier blooms and an earlier harvest from your garden, and allows you to choose longer-growing cultivars to enjoy. Enterprising gardeners can enjoy starting seeds throughout the winter, if they have the right tools to get the seeds growing.
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  • The Great Backyard Bird Count

    February 1, 2014
    The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual 4-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are.
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  • Keeping Your Dog Clean in the Wintertime

    January 15, 2014
    Few seasons of the year can be more fun than wintertime for a pet owner. Any dog owner knows how much their pet loves to play in freshly packed snow. But keeping your dog clean during this time of year can be a real challenge.
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  • Winter Poultry Care

    January 1, 2014
    Chickens are much tougher than they appear and they only need a little extra care during the winter months. Here are a few essential tips to consider when caring for your chickens throughout the winter.
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  • Recycle Your Christmas Tree

    December 31, 2013
    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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  • 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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  • Getting Ready for Winter

    November 15, 2013
    Plan ahead to protect your home and property from winter storm damage.
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  • Forcing Spring-Blooming Bulbs in Winter

    November 1, 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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  • Carving and Decorating Pumpkins and Gourds

    October 15, 2013
    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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