Recent Blog Posts

  • Creating A Compost Pile

    February 15, 2013
    Starting a compost pile is as easy as following a cooking recipe. Just get the right ingredients together, mix well, and let it cook. In a matter of months you'll have finished "black gold" to mix into the soil of your flower, herb and vegetable gardens.
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  • Starting Seeds Indoors

    February 1, 2013
    Start your garden early by sowing seeds in containers indoors. Any container that drains well can be used, but many gardeners prefer peat pots or pellets placed in flats or plastic flats with many sections that are sold specifically for the purpose.
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  • Winter Birding Essentials

    January 15, 2013
    When the weather outside is frightful, birding can be delightful. To attract the greatest number of species in the winter, it is important to have a number of different feeders available.
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  • Protecting Your Landscape From Deer

    January 1, 2013
    Although difficult for the soft-hearted, turning a cold shoulder to visiting deer is the right thing to do…
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  • Bird in Storms

    December 15, 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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  • How to Identify & Treat Frostbite in Dogs

    December 1, 2012
    You might think that because your dog is covered in a fur coat from head to foot that it will be protected against frostbite. However, you would be wrong.
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  • Wood Pellet Facts

    November 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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  • 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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  • Raking Leaves: Bag vs Mulch-Compost

    October 15, 2012
    It's an annual task most homeowners don't relish: leaf clean-up. The trees that provide such beauty during spring, summer and fall eventually drop their foliage, relegating homeowners with tree-lined properties to a dusty, dirty chore.
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  • Fertilizing your Lawn in the Fall

    October 1, 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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  • Make Your Bird Bath Better

    September 15, 2012
    There are eight simple ways you can improve your bird bath, however, and a better bird bath will attract even more birds.
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  • Canning for Gifts

    September 1, 2012
    Fresh canned foods can be delicious and thoughtful gifts, but if you know how to can, how can you go about turning your jars into stunning gifts?
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  • Safe Propane Tank Usage

    August 15, 2012
    Warmer temperatures bring more of us outdoors. Grilling, relaxing in the lawn with a firepit, using a propane-fueled mosquito repellent.
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  • Lawn Mowing Tips

    August 1, 2012
    Mowing your lawn properly is more than just pushing a mower around the grass. Proper mowing can help control weeds, encourage deep roots for less water use, and create an attractive, healthy, enviable lawn.
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  • Simple Summer Lawns

    July 15, 2012
    Keeping your lawn a lush and healthy oasis during the hot summer months is a breeze with regular maintenance and the help of Agway products. Lawn-care maintenance involves three simple tasks: watering, mowing and fertilizing. Click here for the rest of the article: Simple Summer Lawns
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  • Controlling Tomato Problems

    July 1, 2012
    It takes skill and ingenuity to raise blemish-free flavorful tomatoes and protect them from insects, diseases and other pests. Here's how to handle existing problems and prevent new ones.
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  • Coping with Pest Deer

    June 1, 2012
    Deer have become a major pest of gardens throughout North America, from rural farms to urban parks. People and deer share habitat like never before. How can we keep our garden plants intact, yet live in peace with our hooved neighbors?
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  • Basic Composting How-To's

    May 15, 2012
    Starting a compost pile is as easy as following a cooking recipe. Just get the right ingredients together, mix well, and let it cook.
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  • Mulching Trees & Shrubs

    May 1, 2012
    Mulch helps minimize weeds, conserve moisture, moderate soil temperature, and make your yard look good.
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  • How to stop a dog from digging

    April 15, 2012
    A digging dog can be very frustrating, especially if you value your yard or garden. Here are some dog training tips to stop a dog from digging.
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  • The Low-Down on Lawn Weeds

    April 1, 2012
    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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  • Creating a Bird Habitat

    March 15, 2012
    In addition to a good bird feeder set-up, water, shelter, and nesting sites -- birds need a good habitat. There are many things you can do on your own property to create an Eden for birds.
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  • Raising Chickens – A Quick Guide to Get Started

    March 1, 2012
    Before you decide if raising chickens is right for you, there are a few things to think about:
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  • Planning a Low-Maintenance Landscape

    February 15, 2012
    Plant perennials that die to the ground in autumn, instead of shrubs, in places where snow accumulates or slides off the roof. Choose plants with features that look good in more than one season, such as flowers in spring, handsome leaf color in fall, and attractive bark in winter.
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  • Keeping Your Dog Clean in the Wintertime

    February 1, 2012
    Few seasons of the year can be more fun than wintertime for a pet owner. Any dog owner knows how much their pet loves to play in freshly packed snow. But keeping your dog clean during this time of year can be a real challenge.
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