Recent Blog Posts

  • Recycle Your Christmas Tree

    January 1, 2014
    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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  • Gardening Tips for December

    December 15, 2013
    There are plenty of things you can be doing through the fall and winter months to continue enjoying the pleasures of gardening. Winter is also an excellent time to read up on gardening and plan your garden for next year.
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  • Winter Poultry Care

    December 1, 2013
    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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  • Forcing Spring-Blooming Bulbs in Winter

    November 15, 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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  • Getting Ready for Winter

    November 1, 2013
    Plan ahead to protect your home and property from winter storm damage.
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  • Preparing Perennials for Winter

    October 15, 2013
    Perennials can be an easy addition to your flowerbeds that you can enjoy year after year, but without the proper preparation for winter even the hardiest perennials can struggle and may not survive the coldest months.
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  • Gardening Tips for October

    October 1, 2013
    If you didn't get to it in September, there's still time to take care of the lawn and garden before winter sets in.
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  • Fall Overseeding

    September 15, 2013
    The best time of year to reseed your existing lawn is in the fall. In most areas of the United States, the ideal is to sow the grass seed in late August or September. It will germinate while temperatures are relatively warm, then grow and mature as temperatures begin to cool.
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  • Solutions for Common Late Summer and Fall Lawn Problems

    September 1, 2013
    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. Once weeds have appeared in the spring, the seeds are set and your battle with them could take years. - See more at: http://www.
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  • Ideas for Mosquito Control

    August 15, 2013
    Mosquito control around your outdoor living spaces has become more important than ever lately with the recent increases in cases of mosquito-borne diseases. Agway has great products to keep you and your family safe from these flying pests.
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  • Pest Control Around the Home

    August 1, 2013
    You love your home and you have to continue trying to make it, "just right," for you, your family, and your pets.
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  • Creating A Compost Pile

    July 15, 2013
    Starting a compost pile is as easy as following a cooking recipe. Just get the right ingredients together, mix well, and let it cook. In a matter of months you'll have finished "black gold" to mix into the soil of your flower, herb and vegetable gardens.
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  • Watering Your Lawn

    July 1, 2013
    Lawns need water not only during the hot, dry summer, but also in the spring and fall.  Click here to learn when and how much water your lawn needs.
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  • Going to Bat Against Bugs

    June 15, 2013
    Try natural biological insect control. The evidence suggests that a typical bat colony can make a difference to those who want to use natural biological insect control as part of their insect control.
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  • Flea & Tick Control

    June 1, 2013
    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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  • How to tell if your Dog has Fleas

    May 15, 2013
    Left untreated, chronic infestations not only make your dog miserable but can lead to infection and more serious flea-related diseases. Being aware of the signs and symptoms of flea infestations, along with prompt treatment, will help you keep your dog and her environment a healthy one.
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  • What to do if your Pet is Skunked

    May 1, 2013
    Skunks are common in rural and suburban areas, and pets are curious about these waddling, furry creatures. Unfortunately, skunks are not sociable and will spray their bitter, overpowering oil on curious pets, but it is possible to de-skunk your pet if it is sprayed.
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  • Mulch Chart

    April 15, 2013
    Mulch adds the finishing touch to your home's landscaping but it's not just a pretty frame, mulch offers many other benefits as well.
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  • When to Put Up Bird Houses

    April 1, 2013
    Knowing when to put up bird houses can help you attract nesting birds to your backyard so you can enjoy the experience of being part of a growing bird family.
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  • Planning Your Garden

    March 1, 2013
    To create a garden with beauty and balance, begin with planning, not digging. A way to start a plan is by drawing a sketch of all garden areas.
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  • Renovating an Overgrown Houseplant

    February 15, 2013
    Branching, shrub-like houseplants, such as scented geranium, hibiscus, flowering maple, begonia, and schefflera, need regular pruning to keep them healthy and attractive. Ideally, you should begin pruning while the plant is small.
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  • 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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