Recent Blog Posts

  • 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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  • Grass Germination

    April 15, 2013
    Germination is dependent on soil temperature and available soil moisture. Most cool season species, like those listed below, will not start the germination process until soil temperatures are above 50° F. Warmer soil temperature results in a faster germination rate.
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  • Mulch Chart

    April 1, 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 See Birds

    March 15, 2013
    Just like humans, birds follow daily patterns for their different activities. Birders who know those patterns will be able to predict when to see birds, and can use that knowledge to see more birds more easily, either just to watch them for enjoyment or to study them more closely.
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  • Dog Training Basics

    February 15, 2013
    Whether you send your dog to school or train him at home, consistency is the key to good behavior. You and your dog may seek training for a variety of reasons: obedience, conformation or agility. Many different options are available to suit both of you.
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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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  • Protecting Your Landscape From Deer

    January 1, 2013
    Although difficult for the soft-hearted, turning a cold shoulder to visiting deer is the right thing to do…
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  • Bird in Storms

    December 15, 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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  • How to Identify & Treat Frostbite in Dogs

    December 1, 2012
    You might think that because your dog is covered in a fur coat from head to foot that it will be protected against frostbite. However, you would be wrong.
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