Recent Blog Posts

  • Container Gardening: Anytime, Anywhere

    April 15, 2013
    Container gardening offers many advantages that people can tend to overlook: containers can be less work because they can be placed closer to a water source; they offer a smaller soil area to have to weed; they can be placed at a height that can minimize bending for watering and tending.
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  • When to Put Up Bird Houses

    April 1, 2013
    Knowing when to put up bird houses can help you attract nesting birds to your backyard so you can enjoy the experience of being part of a growing bird family.
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  • Planning Your Garden

    March 15, 2013
    To create a garden with beauty and balance, begin with planning, not digging. A way to start a plan is by drawing a sketch of all garden areas.
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  • Protecting Your Landscape From Deer

    January 15, 2013
    Although difficult for the soft-hearted, turning a cold shoulder to visiting deer is the right thing to do…
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  • Rake Your Roof

    January 1, 2013
    A roof rake is an essential tool in any area that can see substantial snowfall, whether it is from the occasional heavy storm, lake effect snowfall, or just consistent flurries all winter long.
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  • Wood Pellet Facts

    December 15, 2012
    Did you know that every ton of pellets used vs. oil reduces CO2 emissions by about 1.5 tons? Total emissions offset this year will be nearly 4.5 million tons of CO2. Learn more interesting facts about wood pellets.
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  • Bird in Storms

    December 1, 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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  • Rainy Day Projects

    November 1, 2012
    A hefty rainstorm can put a damper on gardening, but you don't have to let a rainy day slow you down. There are a lot of projects that can be done when the weather doesn't cooperate, and a drippy day doesn't mean you can't have gardening fun.
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  • Fertilizing your Lawn in the Fall

    October 15, 2012
    It's not unusual to fertilize your lawn in the spring, but don't let the cooler temperatures of autumn fool you. Fall actually is the best time to fertilize the grass, even better than springtime.
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  • Carving & Decorating Pumpkins & Gourds

    October 1, 2012
    Pumpkins and gourds are fantastic fall decorations, perfect for centerpieces, flower arrangements, window boxes, mantles, porches and decks. But how can you carve or decorate them for the best effect?
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