Recent Blog Posts

  • Caring for Your Fresh Cut Christmas Tree

    December 15, 2013
    The key to having a safe Christmas tree is to choose one that is fresh and has been properly stored, then keep it that way. Fresh Christmas trees that are kept watered will not combust easily.
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  • Gardening Tips for December

    December 1, 2013
    There are plenty of things you can be doing through the fall and winter months to continue enjoying the pleasures of gardening. Winter is also an excellent time to read up on gardening and plan your garden for next year.
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  • Getting Ready for Winter

    November 15, 2013
    Plan ahead to protect your home and property from winter storm damage.
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  • Gardening Tips for November

    November 1, 2013
    You've raked up the leaves but the snow hasn't fallen yet. There are still things in the lawn and garden that need to be done!
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  • Preparing Perennials for Winter

    October 15, 2013
    Perennials can be an easy addition to your flowerbeds that you can enjoy year after year, but without the proper preparation for winter even the hardiest perennials can struggle and may not survive the coldest months.
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  • 11 Fall Pet Dangers to Avoid

    October 1, 2013
    The crisp chill of autumn is upon us, that means changing leaves, cozy sweaters, and lots of holidays. But along with all that excitement comes some dangers for your adorable pooch and kitty. Find out the top 11 fall pet dangers to avoid.
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  • Fall Overseeding

    September 15, 2013
    The best time of year to reseed your existing lawn is in the fall. In most areas of the United States, the ideal is to sow the grass seed in late August or September. It will germinate while temperatures are relatively warm, then grow and mature as temperatures begin to cool.
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  • Maintaining your pastures

    September 1, 2013
    What can you do in the fall months to preserve and utilize pasture? Even under cool soil temperatures, cool season grasses can produce shoots and new sprouts from the mother plants. Undergrazing can be a problem since horses prefer lush new growth to stemmy, older plants.
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  • 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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