Recent Blog Posts

  • No Hummingbirds at Your Feeders? We Have Solutions!

    June 15, 2015
    Hummingbirds are some of the most desirable backyard birds, but if they aren't finding your backyard to their liking, there are many steps you can take to attract them to your feeders.
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  • Everything You Need to Know About Companion Planting

    June 1, 2015
    Companion planting is a very simple and reasonable idea. Think about the relationship between you and your best friend or you and your spouse. The other is your companion that not only supports you, it also helps you grow. Plants can benefit from a companion as well.
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  • Tips for Taking Care of Your Dog's Paws

    May 15, 2015
    It's no surprise that your dog's paws take a beating every day – not only are they subject to different types of turf when the dog walks, runs or plays, but a dog also uses its paws for digging and itching.
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  • Essentials for Backyard Birding

    April 1, 2015
    Getting started as a backyard birder is easy, inexpensive and enjoyable. Birders need to meet birds' needs in their backyard as well as their own birding needs to enjoy every feathered friend that flits through their yard.
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  • Agway Stage 4 Program

    March 15, 2015
    Do you want a lush, healthy lawn without paying professional landscapers high fees for just minutes of work every few weeks?
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  • Starting Seedings Indoors to Kick Start Your Garden

    March 1, 2015
    Starting seedlings indoors has many benefits for gardeners and can increase the productivity and variety of your garden. It's not difficult, but does take some special considerations to be sure the seedlings can thrive both indoors and when they are transplanted. Why Start Seeds Indoors?
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  • February Gardening Tips

    February 15, 2015
    Even in the middle of winter, gardeners can plan for a bountiful harvest, and because February is the shortest winter month, spring is that much closer!
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  • 10 Best Bird Feeding Tips

    February 1, 2015
    Feeding birds can be a fun and rewarding backyard hobby. Whether you're just getting started feeding birds or have been offering birdseed for years, these ten tips can help you attract more birds and keep every bird that visits happy, healthy and well-fed.
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  • Protecting Your Livestock from the Harsh Winter

    January 15, 2015
    Winter is a dangerous season for livestock and can be devastating to farmers, whether you have just a few hobby animals or a large commercial operation. Fortunately, there are many ways to keep livestock safe and healthy even through the worst winter conditions.
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  • Make a Pine Cone Bird Feeder

    January 1, 2015
    A pine cone bird feeder is an easy, fun and affordable project ideal for all ages. With just a few basic supplies and simple steps, anyone can turn a pine cone into a feeder that will attract woodpeckers, chickadees, titmice, nuthatches, finches and a wide range of other backyard birds.
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  • Tips for Growing Herbs Indoors

    December 15, 2014
    Herbs such as mint, thyme, rosemary, sage, and basil make wonderful indoor plants all year round. To properly grow herbs takes a bit of extra care, however, but the effort is well worthwhile to enjoy these fragrant, beautiful, and delicious plants.
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  • Tips for Storing Birdseed

    November 15, 2014
    It can be appealing to stock up on birdseed during seasonal sales or clearance events, but will backyard birds eat seed that is several months old?
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  • Winterizing Your Lawn

    November 1, 2014
    Many homeowners look forward to the end of summer lawn mowing as autumn approaches, but every lawn needs proper winterizing to withstand the rigors of winter so it can return to its vibrant state in spring.
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  • Turn Your Backyard into a Bird Haven

    October 15, 2014
    Create a haven in your backyard for our feathered friends by offering food, water, shelter and nesting sites.   • Food: Placing a wide variety of feeders and food around your backyard will attract the widest variety of wild birds.
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  • How Different Bird Feeders Attract Different Birds

    September 15, 2014
    Different birds have different feeding styles and preferences. Knowing the specific types of birds you wish to attract will assist in getting the right kinds of feeders to attract the desired types. To attract the greatest variety, it’s best to provide several different feeder types.
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  • Keeping Wild Birds Healthy

    August 15, 2014
    Bird enthusiasts enjoy watching birds eat and bathe in their backyards. Here are some important tips to help maintain healthy wild birds:• Keep feeders free from debris, droppings and old seed that has gotten wet and possibly moldy. Moldy seed can spread sickness and disease.
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  • Four Steps For Seeding Bare Spots In Your Lawn

    August 1, 2014
    Sometimes lawns can have bare spots and unfortunately toupees aren’t intended for that purpose too. Here are the steps you need to take to re-seed those areas to get your lawn looking like new again: 1) Dig in For the grass to take hold, it first needs a place to stick.
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  • The Secrets of Propane and What They Can Do for You

    July 15, 2014
    Most people have a pretty limited concept of propane’s capabilities. This is unfortunate, because it’s long list of capabilities translates into an even longer list of useful applications for the everyday person.
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  • Stink Bugs

    June 15, 2014
    What is a stink bug? What do they eat? How do I get rid of them? Find out all you need to know to keep your garden and home stink bug free this year!
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  • Mole & Vole Control

    June 1, 2014
    Yesterday your lawn looked great, but today you woke up to a lawn with raised mounds and tunnels throughout. The tunnels make mowing difficult and just won't go away. You think you may have moles in your lawn.
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  • General Rose Pruning Guideline

    May 15, 2014
    Pruning is done to encourage and speed up the natural growth of new healthy canes. This promotes larger and more numerous flowers, and aids in the formation of strong root systems.
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  • Dandelions

    May 1, 2014
    The dandelion is so well known as a widely distributed weed that a detailed description of it is unnecessary.
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  • Gardening Tips for April

    April 15, 2014
    Spring is finally here!   While there is much to do in your yard and garden this month, don't get discouraged!   There is plenty of time in the month to get to everything without overdoing it!
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  • Crabgrass Control

    April 1, 2014
    Crabgrass is one of the most invasive annual grasses in lawns and gardens. A dense healthy lawn is the best defense against crabgrass and other troublesome weeds.
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  • Lawn Establishment

    March 15, 2014
    The best time to seed a new lawn is in the spring or early fall. Seeding at other times of the year may effect germination and the ability of the new grass to survive. Whether you are seeding a new lawn, overseeding an existing lawn or just doing small repairs, the same dates apply.
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