Recent Blog Posts

  • 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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  • Lawn Mowing Tips

    August 15, 2012
    Mowing your lawn properly is more than just pushing a mower around the grass. Proper mowing can help control weeds, encourage deep roots for less water use, and create an attractive, healthy, enviable lawn.
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  • Tips for cleaning your pool or spa

    August 1, 2012
    Cleanliness is the path to greater relaxation. It's a fact, when you establish a proper cleaning and maintenance routine for your spa or hot tub, you can prevent filter problems, murky water and reduced effectiveness of spa care products.
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  • Simple Summer Lawns

    July 15, 2012
    Keeping your lawn a lush and healthy oasis during the hot summer months is a breeze with regular maintenance and the help of Agway products. Lawn-care maintenance involves three simple tasks: watering, mowing and fertilizing. Click here for the rest of the article: Simple Summer Lawns
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  • Controlling Tomato Problems

    July 1, 2012
    It takes skill and ingenuity to raise blemish-free flavorful tomatoes and protect them from insects, diseases and other pests. Here's how to handle existing problems and prevent new ones.
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  • Getting Birds Used to a New Feeder

    June 1, 2012
    Buying a new bird feeder is exciting, but it can also be disappointing when the new feeder doesn't have a single bird enjoying its feast. Whether you're buying your first or your fiftieth bird feeder, these five tips can help ensure the birds discover it.
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  • Basic Composting How-To's

    May 15, 2012
    Starting a compost pile is as easy as following a cooking recipe. Just get the right ingredients together, mix well, and let it cook.
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  • Dandelion Control

    May 1, 2012
    No lawn or garden can escape dandelion seeds that blow on the wind from spring to fall.
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  • 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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  • Keeping Your Dog Clean in the Wintertime

    February 15, 2012
    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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  • 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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  • Alternate Heating Sources

    January 1, 2012
    More people are looking for alternative forms of home heating including stoves that burn wood, corn or pellets.  What are the alternatives and which fits your needs, time and budget best?
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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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  • How to Protect Your Landscape From the Hungry Deer & Rabbit this Winter

    December 1, 2011
    Although difficult for the soft-hearted, turning a cold shoulder to visiting deer is the right thing to do…
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  • How to Prepare Your Bird for Winter

    November 15, 2011
    Most birds that are kept as pets are native to a rainforest climate. These pet owners must take steps to prepare their bird for the change in temperature and humidity that occurs during indoor winters.
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  • Equipment for Birding

    November 1, 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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  • Best Foods for Migrating Birds

    October 15, 2011
    It's an old wives' tale that feeding birds during migration will keep them from completing their journeys – in fact, offering nutritious foods gives birds an edge in surviving migration.
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  • Frightening Facts about Fleas, Ticks and Mosquitoes

    August 15, 2011
    If you think these bugs are scary, imagine how your pet feel!
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