Recent Blog Posts

  • Frost Tolerance of Vegetables

    October 1, 2011
    In early fall, it pays to keep an eye on nighttime temperatures. Don't get caught off guard by frost. Make sure to get the last of your crops harvested in time. To help you, here's a simple list of common vegetables and their frost tolerance.
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  • Birds That Use Houses

    August 15, 2011
    Adding bird houses to your backyard is another way to attract birds and enjoy them, but what birds will actually use bird houses?
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  • Rain or Shine: Always Be Prepared

    August 1, 2011
    Farmers are accustomed to dealing with summer droughts that affect plant growth, but even plentiful rain can provide challenges and opportunities for action plans.
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  • Attracting Bluebirds

    July 1, 2011
    Bluebirds can be found throughout most of the country and are easy to attract with the right nest box placed in an open habitat. There are three species of bluebirds in North America. The Eastern Bluebird lives throughout the East.
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  • Maintaining a Vegetable Garden

    June 15, 2011
    Healthy, vigorous vegetable plants produce the most flavorful and bountiful harvests. Give your garden plants the moisture and nutrients they need, and keep them weeded and harvested for tasty and nutritious crops.
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  • Fleas and Your Cat

    June 1, 2011
    If you own a cat, you may experience a flea problem at some point. But what you don't know about fleas could harm you and your pet. Get the facts and keep your pet and home safe.
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  • Poison Ivy

    May 15, 2011
    Poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) often grows as a ground cover until it finds a tree. It then becomes a long-lived deciduous vine. Resin in poison ivy leaves and stems causes severe itching that often persists for three weeks.
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  • Mowing and Trimming a Lawn

    May 3, 2011
    Mowing and trimming -- especially when done properly -- improve the health and appearance of your lawn, reduce its need for water, and lessen your maintenance time.
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