Recent Blog Posts

  • Coping with Pest Deer

    June 1, 2012
    Deer have become a major pest of gardens throughout North America, from rural farms to urban parks. People and deer share habitat like never before. How can we keep our garden plants intact, yet live in peace with our hooved neighbors?
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  • Dandelion Control

    May 15, 2012
    No lawn or garden can escape dandelion seeds that blow on the wind from spring to fall.
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  • Mulching Trees & Shrubs

    May 1, 2012
    Mulch helps minimize weeds, conserve moisture, moderate soil temperature, and make your yard look good.
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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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  • Creating a Bird Habitat

    March 15, 2012
    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.
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  • Raising Chickens – A Quick Guide to Get Started

    March 1, 2012
    Before you decide if raising chickens is right for you, there are a few things to think about:
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  • Birding Organizations to Join

    February 15, 2012
    Birders who truly love birds and want to help preserve their favorite species should consider joining one or more organizations that promotes conservation, education and rehabilitation of wild birds.
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  • Planning a Low-Maintenance Landscape

    February 1, 2012
    Plant perennials that die to the ground in autumn, instead of shrubs, in places where snow accumulates or slides off the roof. Choose plants with features that look good in more than one season, such as flowers in spring, handsome leaf color in fall, and attractive bark in winter.
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  • Winter Finches

    January 15, 2012
    Winter finches are interesting members of the finch family, such as Evening Grosbeaks, Pine Siskins, Common Redpolls, and Purple finches, etc. who usually live in more northern areas, but leave those areas in years of poor food availability and "irrupt" down into the lower U.
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  • Keep your pets warm this winter

    January 1, 2012
    Cold-weather tips for pet ownersBecause our furry friends rely on their owners for safety and comfort—particularly in the winter—dog and cat owners have a heightened responsibility to take precautions to protect their pets during the colder months.
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