Monday, July 7, 2014

Something Bugging You?

Insects are typically at their worst during the summer and fall months. Their damage can weaken plants and they can ruin outdoor fun for you and your family. Fortunately, there are steps you can take now to control outdoor pests. Click here to learn more:

Thursday, June 26, 2014

How to Enjoy Summer Fun with Your Dog!

Whether you're packing for a day at the beach or a hiking trip, taking along the right gear will make the outing both safer and more fun for your dog. If your dog joins you regularly on excursions, it's worth investing in his own kit that you can grab and go! Click here to learn more:

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Attracting Chickadees

Black-capped Chickadees are perky little birds that are frequent visitors to backyard bird feeders. Find out how to attract them to your feeders all season.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Mole and Vole Control

Yesterday your lawn looked great, but today you woke up to lawn with 
raised mounds and tunnels throughout. You think you may have moles in
your lawn, but is it a mole or a vole, can you tell which is which?
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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Preparing Soil For Your First Garden

Whether you moved into a new house or you've just got the gardening itch,
starting a garden can be a lot of fun. It is important to know that nothing happens
in a new garden until the soil is prepared for planting. Click here to read more:

Monday, May 19, 2014

Creating a Bird Habitat

In addition to a good bird feeder set-up, water, shelter, and nesting sites - birds need a good habitat. There are many things you can do on your own property to create an Eden for birds.

Monday, May 12, 2014

General Rose Pruning Guidelines

Pruning is done to encourage and speed up the natural growth of
new healthy canes. This promotes larger and more numerous flowers,
and aids in the formation of strong root systems. Click here to learn how: ttp://

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Dandelion Control & Prevention

The dandelion is so well known as a widely distributed weed that a detailed
description of it is unnecessary. Here are some recommendations for control
and prevention of dandelions this year. Click here to learn more:

Monday, April 14, 2014

We've Got the Power!

There are a dizzying number of choices on the market when it comes to purchasing a new mower. Click here for a few tips for purchasing and maintaining a new lawn mower.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Five Easy Ways You Can Help Birds

It does not take a lot of time or money to help the birds, and these five easy ways to
help bird conservation are steps every birder can take. Click here to learn more:

Monday, March 31, 2014

Butterfly Gardening for Kids

Winged jewels of the matter what you call butterflies,
they entrance everyone. Planting a garden to attract them is one of the best ways
to get children of all ages interested in gardening and nature, while introducing them
to a bit of science at the same time. Click here to read more:

Monday, March 24, 2014

Make Fleas, Ticks and Mosquitoes Feel Unwelcome

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure - especially when it comes to
flea & tick control. Once these pesky critters are established in a pet or in a home,
your unwelcome guests can be a challenge to eliminate. Click here to read more:

Monday, March 17, 2014

Lawn Establishment

There are several key factors involved in the establishment of a new lawn. Here are some
suggestions provided to aid you in establishing a healthy, quality lawn. Click here to learn more:

Monday, March 10, 2014

Welcome to the Garden!

Relax with your first garden.  You may make a few mistakes, but you'll
begin to understand what makes vegetables grow. Click here to read more:

Monday, March 3, 2014

Make Your Bird Bath Better

All birds need to drink water, bathe, and preen, and adding even a simple bird bath to
your yard can be helpful. Here are eight simple ways you can improve your birdbath,
and a better bird bath will attract even more birds. Click here to read more:

Monday, February 24, 2014

Get Started with Houseplants

Houseplants are an easy and enjoyable way to bring greenery indoors in all seasons. 
You don't need to be an expert gardener to enjoy houseplants, but you do need the
right tools to keep your plants healthy and thriving in your home's environment.

Monday, February 17, 2014

What You Need to Start Seeds Indoors

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.
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Making Shoveling a Game

Shoveling snow is no one's favorite chore on cold winter days, but it is essential to
keep driveways, sidewalks, and paths clear and safe. By turning shoveling into a game,
the whole family can be eager to pitch in. Click here to learn more:

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

What Does A Seed Need?

Growing a plant from seed is a wonderful way of achieving a strong sense of accomplishment, and gives you a heightened sense of pride in your garden. Check out these tips for working with seeds and getting the most out of your seeds. Click here to learn more:

Monday, January 27, 2014

Keeping Your Dog Clean in the Wintertime

Any dog owner know 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.  Here are a
few tips for keeping your best friend healthy and looking his best. Click here to read more:

Monday, January 6, 2014

Recycle Your Christmas Tree

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. Click here to read more:

Thursday, January 2, 2014

What Winter Birds Need

Winter is a harsh season even for wild birds, despite their adaptations to
survive the coldest temperatures and most severe storms. Here are some ways
backyard birders can help their feathered friends. Click here to learn more: