Recent Blog Posts

  • 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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  • Raising Chickens – A Quick Guide to Get Started

    March 15, 2012
    Before you decide if raising chickens is right for you, there are a few things to think about:
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  • The Low-Down on Lawn Weeds

    March 1, 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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  • 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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  • Tap Maple Trees at Home

    February 1, 2012
    Learn the steps to tapping your trees, including: Identify your Maple Trees; Gather Equipment; Spiles with hooks; When to Tap Maple Trees and more.
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  • Winter Finches

    January 15, 2012
    Winter finches are interesting members of the finch family, such as Evening Grosbeaks, Pine Siskins, Common Redpolls, and Purple finches, etc. who usually live in more northern areas, but leave those areas in years of poor food availability and "irrupt" down into the lower U.
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  • Keep your pets warm this winter

    January 1, 2012
    Cold-weather tips for pet ownersBecause our furry friends rely on their owners for safety and comfort—particularly in the winter—dog and cat owners have a heightened responsibility to take precautions to protect their pets during the colder months.
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  • Protect Your Property from Mouse Damage

    December 15, 2011
    When the weather starts getting colder, that’s when house mice start looking for their new winter residence. These unwanted house guests can enter your home almost anywhere, squeezing through cracks and holes as small as a dime.
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  • Keep Your Pets Safe and Happy During the Holiday Season

    December 1, 2011
    The Humane Society of the United States is reminding people that as they celebrate the season, many of the things that make the holidays special — the hustle and bustle of travel and large gatherings, festive food and beverage, and holiday decorations and plants — may also pose hazards for our canine and feline friends.
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  • Equipment for Birding

    November 15, 2011
    It's easy to get started birding by just watching the birds in your yard or neighborhood, but once you start venturing further afield to see more birds, it helps to have the right equipment so you know what birds you find and you can see them more clearly.
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