Recent Blog Posts

  • Attacking Crabgrass and Maintaining a Crabgrass-Free Yard This Year

    April 15, 2018
    Crabgrass can be the bane of any beautiful lawn as it spreads insidiously through the yard, but with diligent care, it is possible to tame and eliminate this problem. What Is Crabgrass?
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  • Tips On Raising Poultry

    April 1, 2018
    Raising chickens on your estate or even in your backyard is a very fulfilling activity that requires dedicated time and practice. No matter how large of an operation you’re running, there are many important tips on raising poultry that every beginner must be aware of.
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  • Importance Of Pre Emergent Treatment and Fertilizer

    March 15, 2018
    Similar to many of life’s activities, the health and longevity of your lawn is highly dependent on planning ahead. The use of pre-emergent lawn treatments, including fertilizers and herbicides, is crucial in maintaining a gorgeous green lawn throughout spring and summer.
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  • Think Spring! Getting Your Lawn In Shape

    March 1, 2018
    As you’re looking out your window, coffee cup in hand and all you see is snow I can understand that it must be hard to think about spring and your lawn. Yet, no matter how many feet of snow are still left, you should start giving some thought about getting your lawn into shape this spring.
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  • Backyard Bird Shelters

    February 15, 2018
    Backyard bird shelters are like tiny guest homes for the birds that frequent your backyard during all times of the year. I remember even as a kid when I built my first bird shelter in art class at school.
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  • Winter Birds to Watch for and How to Attract Them

    February 1, 2018
    You may not be able to go out birding as often as you'd like in freezing temperatures and stormy days, but when these winter birds regularly visit your backyard, you may find that winter is your best birding season.
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  • Farming Through the Winter Freeze

    January 15, 2018
    Winter is no vacation from farming – there are essential tasks that all farmers need to do throughout the winter to ensure a productive and profitable spring.
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  • How To Manage Winter Pests

    December 15, 2017
    Warm homes become extremely attractive to pests when winter comes. While during the summer you’re worried about the pest that are outdoors, too often we forget about the winter and what can possibly come indoors.
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  • Stock Up on Winter Essentials

    December 1, 2017
    The weather can change rapidly in late autumn and winter may be here before you know it. Stocking up on essential supplies is best done well before the season shifts when severe storms, icy roads and dangerous conditions can make it too difficult to get to a store.
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  • Prepare Your Trees & Shrubs for Winter

    November 15, 2017
    If you’ve invested a lot of time and money into your landscaping this year, the last thing you want is for all of your beautiful plants, shrubs, and trees to become damaged by the impending winter weather.
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  • Preparing Your Garden for Winter

    November 1, 2017
    Winter is approaching, and you must prepare your garden so that it will be able to survive through the cold months, ready for the next gardening season. All plant types have unique requirements, so make sure you know exactly what each plant in your garden needs.
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  • Bird Migration Schedule

    October 15, 2017
    Whether you enjoy feathered visitors to your yard or feeding station or you regularly travel to wildlife refuges and nature preserves to see a wider variety of species, migration is always an exciting time to see birds.
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  • What We Need To Know About Feeding Dogs Table Scraps

    September 28, 2017
    Feeding your dog table scraps is a topic of mixed feelings in the pet community. Most vets and owners will argue that for no reason whatsoever you should feed your dog table scraps while others will claim that it’s okay in moderation. Some will even say it’s perfectly fine.
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  • Caring for Garden Mums

    September 21, 2017
    Mums are beautiful blooms that come in a wide range of bold tones and rich autumn hues, and savvy gardeners can keep mums healthy and flourishing for weeks in late fall with the proper care.
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  • The Importance of Fats in Horse Nutrition

    September 14, 2017
    It is well known even to non-horse people that horses are herbivores, but just grazing or feeding a horse a diet of hay alone will not provide them the proper nutrition.
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  • Don't Forget to Fertilize Your Lawn This Fall

    September 1, 2017
    Grass blades may be going dormant in late summer, but your lawn's roots are still developing and fall is the ideal time for fertilizing.
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  • Bird Feeding Tips for Fall

    August 31, 2017
    As the last heat wave of summer fades, bird feeders are disappearing from backyards. Most bird lovers assume that as the weather cools and mass migration sweeps in, their beloved winged friends don't need human assistance in finding food; they can forage for it themselves.
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  • Birdfeeding on a Budget

    August 25, 2017
    Feeding the birds is an enjoyable and easy hobby, but it doesn't have to be an expensive one. No matter what your budget, it is possible to offer a nutritious backyard buffet that will attract a wide variety of hungry birds.
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  • The Importance of Selecting Quality Hay

    August 17, 2017
    Whether you have horses, cattle, sheep, goats or other livestock, good quality hay is an essential part of their diet, and it is important to choose only the best hay to feed your animals.
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  • What Is Bugging Your Garden?

    August 11, 2017
    Many gardeners have a love-hate relationship with the bugs in their garden. There are insects that are undeniably beneficial and great residents, as they enhance pollination, improve soil quality and defend plants against more aggressive, harmful bugs and other wildlife.
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  • Best Ways to Get Rid of and Prevent Fleas and Ticks

    August 3, 2017
    Fleas and ticks are no one's favorite guests, but dealing with these pests is an inevitable part of pet ownership. Fortunately, there are easy ways to get rid of fleas and ticks and prevent them from coming back.
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  • Keeping Wild Birds Cool in the Summer

    July 27, 2017
    Although wild birds have many ways to keep themselves cool, as a wild bird enthusiast you can help them avoid becoming overheated. • Provide a Water Source: Provide a bird bath with clean fresh water, and no more than a couple of inches of water in the bath for bathing.
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  • Is The Swimming Pool Safe For Your Pets?

    July 20, 2017
    The pool is a great place for your family and pets to spend their summers. It’s the perfect solution to cooling down, soaking up some sun, and having lots of fun. However, like with small children, your dog can potentially be at risk of getting hurt if not properly supervised.
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  • Beneficial Bugs: Insects You Actually Want to Keep Around!

    July 15, 2017
    When you think of summer and insects, you think of the nuisance of gnats flying around your face, the  miniature chainsaw buzz of them landing in your ears, and several months of itchy, red welts from mosquitos making your vacation less than picturesque.
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  • Tips On Fly Control For Your Cattle

    July 13, 2017
    Every year spring brings new beginnings. The sun shines, livestock begin to breed, and the grass begins to turn green again. With all that beauty also comes some disadvantages. The one disadvantage you should be aware of is fly season.
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