Recent Blog Posts

  • Starting Seeds Indoors

    February 1, 2013
    Start your garden early by sowing seeds in containers indoors. Any container that drains well can be used, but many gardeners prefer peat pots or pellets placed in flats or plastic flats with many sections that are sold specifically for the purpose.
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  • Winter Birding Essentials

    January 15, 2013
    When the weather outside is frightful, birding can be delightful. To attract the greatest number of species in the winter, it is important to have a number of different feeders available.
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  • Rake Your Roof

    December 15, 2012
    A roof rake is an essential tool in any area that can see substantial snowfall, whether it is from the occasional heavy storm, lake effect snowfall, or just consistent flurries all winter long.
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  • Bird in Storms

    December 1, 2012
    From thunderstorms and tornadoes to hurricanes and blizzards, how do birds survive treacherous storms that can cause thousands, even millions of dollars of damage to well-prepared communities?
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  • Rainy Day Projects

    November 15, 2012
    A hefty rainstorm can put a damper on gardening, but you don't have to let a rainy day slow you down. There are a lot of projects that can be done when the weather doesn't cooperate, and a drippy day doesn't mean you can't have gardening fun.
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  • Choosing a Bed for Your Dog

    November 1, 2012
    Most dogs sleep for 12 hours a day. Choosing the right bed is essential. New dog owners are often shocked by how much their dog sleeps. Most dogs sleep for 12 hours a day, and some breeds will doze for as much as 18 hours.
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  • 11 Fall Pet Dangers to Avoid

    October 15, 2012
    The crisp chill of autumn is upon us, that means changing leaves, cozy sweaters, and lots of holidays. But along with all that excitement comes some dangers for your adorable pooch and kitty. Find out the top 11 fall pet dangers to avoid.
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  • Fertilizing your Lawn in the Fall

    October 1, 2012
    It's not unusual to fertilize your lawn in the spring, but don't let the cooler temperatures of autumn fool you. Fall actually is the best time to fertilize the grass, even better than springtime.
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  • Solutions for Common Late Summer & Fall Lawn Problems

    September 15, 2012
    The growing season for your lawn is almost over. You might think that all that remains is a quick mow to tidy things up until next spring. You would be quite wrong.
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  • Canning for Gifts

    September 1, 2012
    Fresh canned foods can be delicious and thoughtful gifts, but if you know how to can, how can you go about turning your jars into stunning gifts?
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