Recent Blog Posts

  • Troubleshooting Canning Problems

    August 15, 2013
    Sometimes, even those who have been home canning for years may run into problems with their food-filled jars. Some problems are related to the condition of the jars or lids and/or how they were filled. Others relate to spoilage of the food or changes the food may have undergone during processing.
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  • Pest Control Around the Home

    August 1, 2013
    You love your home and you have to continue trying to make it, "just right," for you, your family, and your pets.
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  • What if your Pet is Skunked

    July 15, 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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  • Gardening Tips for July

    July 1, 2013
    Sit back for a moment and enjoy the fruits of your labor in the garden!    There are still tasks to perform in the garden, however your primary concern will be assuring an ample supply of water for your plants.
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  • All about Skunks

    June 15, 2013
    Skunks eat many pest insects that cause damage to your lawn and garden but problems typically arise when the skunks spray or dig holes in your garden or landscape or burrow in and around your home for shelter.
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  • Low-down on Lawn Weeds

    May 15, 2013
    Weeds in your lawn are usually the result of poor grass growth. They invade lawns that are not thick enough to choke them out, so the first step in keeping weeds out of your lawn is correct maintenance of the grass. First, determine why your lawn hasn't been growing well.
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  • 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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  • Planning Your Garden

    March 1, 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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