Recent Blog Posts

  • Best Foods for Migrating Birds

    October 1, 2011
    It's an old wives' tale that feeding birds during migration will keep them from completing their journeys – in fact, offering nutritious foods gives birds an edge in surviving migration.
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  • Squirrel-Proofing Your Bird Feeders

    September 15, 2011
    Squirrels can hog all the seed at your bird feeders if you don't take preventive steps. Here's some tips to keep the furry bandits away and the seed reserved for your feathered guests.
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  • Frightening Facts about Fleas, Ticks and Mosquitoes

    August 15, 2011
    If you think these bugs are scary, imagine how your pet feel!
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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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  • Preventing Rose Diseases

    July 15, 2011
    It's no surprise that roses are among the most popular ornamental garden plants: they're beautiful, fragrant, and easy to grow in most climates.
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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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  • Lawn Maintenance

    May 1, 2011
    There are several key factors involved in maintaining a healthy, beautiful lawn. Every lawn has three basic needs.
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