Recent Blog Posts

  • Knowing When You Can Plant in the Spring

    February 1, 2019
    Quite often, your soil can be either too hard or wet in the spring to even consider trying to plant. Eventually you’ll be able to plant something, but when?
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  • Firewood Storage in Winter

    January 1, 2019
    Nothing is cozier on a cold winter evening than a crackling fire, warm and glowing, in the fireplace or stove. Wood heat is also less expensive than many gas or electric furnaces, and can be more practical for home heating and cooking in many areas.
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  • Fall Garden Clean Up is Spring Preparation

    October 1, 2018
    Every good gardener knows that there is a season for everything. The best gardeners know how to make each season count. What if I told you that cleaning up your garden will help prepare you for spring in more ways than you ever imagined?
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  • Controlling Mosquitoes In Your Lawn

    August 1, 2018
    It’s mosquito season and everyone is worried more than ever now that Zika has been all over the news. Let’s face it, mosquitos are not going anywhere and deep down we all know it.
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  • Summer Maintenance for Southern Lawns

    July 1, 2018
    Summer can be a brutal season in the south, with high temperatures, oppressive humidity and frequent thunderstorms, not to mention heavy use from pets and children. Properly cared for, however, your lawn can thrive all summer long.
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  • It's Time To Lime Your Lawn!

    June 1, 2018
    Caring for your lawn is a year-round task if proper consideration is given and you’re making a conscious effort to have a picture-perfect lawn year over year. For many homeowners, one path to a healthier lawn is adding lime before summer or winter. What is lime exactly?
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  • Getting your Deck Ready for Spring

    March 1, 2018
    As soon as the snow melts and the ground is somewhat thawed, it is the perfect time to start getting your deck ready for spring. This way, you can spend more time relaxing and enjoying your deck later on in the warm summer sun. Winter is often hard on decks; especially those made of all wood.
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  • January Garden Ideas

    January 1, 2018
    The start of a new year is a great time to start new gardening tasks, and savvy gardeners know there is plenty to keep busy with in January, even if the garden may be buried under ice and snow.
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  • Keep Your Pets Safe While Trick-Or-Treating this Halloween

    October 15, 2017
    Halloween can be an un-intentionally scary time for pets. In fact, veterinarians see many pet injuries that can be avoided this time of year.
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  • Everything You Need to Know About Deer Plots

    September 1, 2017
    Deer plots – also called hunting, feeding, food or harvest plots, depending on their purpose – can easily be managed to keep deer healthy and help them reach their full physical potential. With just minimal care, plots can be ideal habitats for deer to visit.
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  • Where To Start When Building A Deck From Scratch

    August 1, 2017
    Building a deck from scratch is one of the toughest DIY projects one can take on. Think about it.
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  • Go From an Old Deck To New In Just A Few Steps

    June 21, 2017
    With summer right around the corner, there’s no doubt you’ll be having a lot of fun in your backyard this season. Since you’re going to be throwing all sorts of parties from barbecues to bonfires, take some time to revamp your deck and give it a new look.
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  • What You Need To Build Your Own Garden

    May 1, 2017
    This summer, try starting your own garden bed and growing plants from seedlings or planting container plants. Whether you are planting vegetables or flowers, starting your own garden can be a very rewarding and fruitful experience, pun intended.
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  • Think Spring! Getting Your Lawn In Shape

    April 16, 2017
    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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  • Preparing for Chicks: Setting Up Your Brooder

    April 1, 2017
    Spring is chick season. Whether you are just starting a flock, increasing the numbers of chickens you keep or bringing new breeds home to try. Your brooder is critical to give for your chicks security, warmth and shelter they need for their earliest days.
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  • Fine Tune Your Gas Grill for the Grilling Season

    March 1, 2017
    Nothing says spring better than a rich, smoky barbecue aroma wafting on the breeze, but is your grill up to the task? After a long, chilly winter stored away, your gas grill may need some fine tuning to be ready for the tastiest spring and summer grilling.
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  • Protecting Plants From Frost

    January 16, 2017
    Whether it is a late fall chill or early spring freeze, a little frost can be deadly to many plants. Tender seedlings, newly planted flowers, shrubs and trees and even established plants in areas that are not used to cold are at risk when the temperatures dip.
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  • Separation Anxiety in Dogs

    January 1, 2017
    Every dog owner is familiar with their pet's emotions and moods from begging eagerly for a treat to excited to go for a walk to dramatic and fearful about a bath. There is one mood, however, that is often overlooked, simply because the owner is not around to see it – separation anxiety.
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  • Natural Thanksgiving Decorations and Centerpieces

    November 17, 2016
    Natural accents are ideal to show off autumn's beauty in Thanksgiving decorations and centerpieces. There are many easy options to naturally enhance a mantle, dining table, coffee table or any other space that needs a bit of Thanksgiving cheer.
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  • Five Ideas for Fall Flowers

    October 16, 2016
    When picking fall flowers to use for your garden, there are many options to choose from. Most believe that spring and summer are the two seasons to highlight a colorful flower garden full of sunny blooms.
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  • Don't Forget to Fertilize Your Lawn This Fall

    October 1, 2016
    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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  • Getting Rid of Pet Urine Smell – For Good!

    September 15, 2016
    Every pet owner has to deal with the occasional indoor "accident" whether it is before a young pet is properly housetrained, consequences of an illness, the aging of a pet or just an overly excited or stressed pet that may have less control.
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  • Caring for Pet Rabbits

    September 1, 2016
    Rabbits can be fun and engaging pets, but they require different care than dogs and cats. If you understand your pet rabbit's unique needs, however, you can provide them with the right care for a long, happy, healthy life.
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  • Tips To Prevent Barn Flies

    August 16, 2016
    With summertime in full swing, it means there are longer days and more time you can spend outside with your barn animals. However, summertime and warm weather also means that flies begin to reproduce and will start tormenting your livestock.
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  • Cooling Down Your Horse When It’s Hot Outside

    August 1, 2016
    When there’s hot weather outside, it’s essential that you keep your horses cool. Here are some tips on keeping their temperature regulated even when the weather is hot: Water The most obvious thing to keep an eye out for is also one of the most important.
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