Recent Blog Posts

  • 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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  • How Much Water Your Christmas Tree Needs

    December 15, 2016
    Water is essential to keep any real Christmas tree lush and fresh, but how much does a tree really drink? Understanding the tree's needs and how to keep it from drying out can ensure you have a beautiful, full, radiant tree for the entire holiday season.
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  • Choosing the Best Christmas Tree

    December 1, 2016
    The Christmas tree is the centerpiece of holiday decorating for many families, but how do you choose the very best one for your home, family and celebration? Real or Artificial? One of the biggest arguments about choosing Christmas trees is about whether real or artificial trees are best.
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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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  • How to Install Hardwood Flooring

    November 1, 2016
    The good news is that most will consider installing hardwood floors easier than installing carpet because the pieces are easier to assemble than cutting carpet and making the seams fit.
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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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  • Townsend Store Owner Gets One-of-a-Kind Gift from Case

    July 19, 2016
    For the past 40-plus years, Townsend Shopping Center owner Jerry Sullivan has sold hundreds of Case knives along with other supplies for hunting, fishing, picnicking and otherwise galavanting around. But recently, he was presented with one Case knife that stands out among them all.
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  • Flea & Tick Prevention For Pets

    June 15, 2016
    Is your pet starting to scratch a lot? Do they seem bothered or irritated for unknown reasons? Chances are during this time of the year; your pet has encountered fleas or ticks.
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  • Tips for Building a Screened In Patio

    June 1, 2016
    If you’re tired of the bugs and a little too much nature while you’re out on your patio, then maybe it’s time to screen things in. Luckily, if your patio as an overhang attached to the house, then much of the framing is already done for you.
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  • Comparing Deck Wood Choices

    May 1, 2016
    Generally speaking, when you compare common decking materials there are three choices: Cedar, pressure-treated wood and composite decking. Neither one is a bad choice. They vary in looks, durability and cost -- each with its own advantages and disadvantages.
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  • Tips for Easier DIY When You Work by Yourself

    April 15, 2016
    For the most part, many home improvement DIY projects can be accomplished solo. For many people, there is a lot of satisfaction and peace of mind from being able to lose yourself in a project; knowing that you did it all by yourself. There are, however, times when you could just use an extra hand.
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  • April Gardening Tips

    April 1, 2016
    It’s almost that time of the year again. April is upon us and you know what that means. It’s time to break out your tools and go to work on your garden.
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  • How to Trim a Dog's Toenails

    March 15, 2016
    Trimming a dog's toenails may seem like a simple task, but it isn't always easy. Many dogs are nervous and anxious when getting their nails trimmed, and improperly done, a badly cut nail could cause injuries or infections, as well as adding to the dog's stress.
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  • March Gardening Tips

    March 1, 2016
    With the official first day of spring at hand, March is an exciting month in the garden. While it is important not to rush into gardening too early and put tender seeds or seedlings at risk, it is also important not to miss these first days of warming temperatures, fertile soil and abundant rains.
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  • How to Protect Plants From the Frost

    February 15, 2016
    Many plants are hardy for some drop in temperatures, but when frost threatens, it is smart to take steps to protect delicate plants. By protecting plants from frost damage, gardeners avoid the frustration of losing whole plants and needing to redo a landscape that has been ravaged by a cold spell.
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  • Tips for Taking Down Walls and Creating an Open Layout

    February 1, 2016
    Removing walls and opening up the layout in your home can create a truly remarkable transformation. It is often done on television home improvement shows, because the impact can be so dramatic.
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  • Winter Lawn Care Tips

    January 15, 2016
    In many areas, winter is a welcome respite from the constant mowing, edging and trimming that may be necessary to keep a lawn in great shape.
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  • Do's and Don'ts of Home Winterization

    November 15, 2015
    Winter is on the way, and that means it’s time to get the house ready for the cold days ahead. Winterizing your home is the best way to avoid unexpected maintenance and repair bills during a time when you need your heating and other systems the most.
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  • What to Do With Rotten Pumpkins

    November 1, 2015
    Pumpkins are popular fall decorations, but eventually they will soften and rot. They don't need to be destined for the trash, however – there are great ways to recycle rotten pumpkins and be sure they are useful even if they aren't the prettiest decorations anymore.
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