Recent Blog Posts

  • How to Prepare the Soil for your First Garden

    May 15, 2014
    Nothing happens in a new garden until the soil is prepared for planting.
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  • Flea & Tick Control

    May 1, 2014
    Cats and dogs can be warm, wonderful companions. However, those companions will often most likely bring other parasitic creatures into your lives that are not at all welcome.
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  • Crabgrass Control

    April 15, 2014
    Crabgrass is one of the most invasive annual grasses in lawns and gardens. A dense healthy lawn is the best defense against crabgrass and other troublesome weeds.
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  • Gardening Tips for April

    April 1, 2014
    Spring is finally here!   While there is much to do in your yard and garden this month, don't get discouraged!   There is plenty of time in the month to get to everything without overdoing it!
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  • Lawn Establishment

    March 15, 2014
    The best time to seed a new lawn is in the spring or early fall. Seeding at other times of the year may effect germination and the ability of the new grass to survive. Whether you are seeding a new lawn, overseeding an existing lawn or just doing small repairs, the same dates apply.
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  • 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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  • Houseplants for Beginners

    February 15, 2014
    Many people enjoy plants in their homes, from simple flowers to large, leafy bushes or even small, indoor trees. Not all houseplants require the same care or are suitable to every home, however.
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  • What You Need to Start Seeds Indoors

    February 1, 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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  • 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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  • Building a Snow Fort

    January 1, 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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