Recent Blog Posts

  • 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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  • Stink Bugs

    June 15, 2012
    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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  • Recognizing and Removing Poison Ivy

    June 1, 2012
    Wild vines are at home in the dappled shade of the woods/lawn interface. It is not uncommon for the suburban homeowner to find long chains of serrated leaves snaking out of the woods and across the lawn.
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  • Mulching Trees & Shrubs

    May 15, 2012
    Mulch helps minimize weeds, conserve moisture, moderate soil temperature, and make your yard look good.
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  • Dandelion Control

    May 1, 2012
    No lawn or garden can escape dandelion seeds that blow on the wind from spring to fall.
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  • Removing Lawn Thatch

    April 15, 2012
    Thatch, the buildup of dead grass between living grass and the soil, causes trouble for your lawn when it exceeds 1/2 inch thick. Excessive thatch prevents air, water, and nutrients from reaching plant roots. Cutting through and removing thatch improves your lawn's health.
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  • Caring for your newly seeded lawn

    April 1, 2012
    Sowing grass seed in your yard is no small task. Newly seeded lawns take a lot of time and attention, particularly in the following two months when sprouts appear and roots develop. Ensure that your new yard is strong, healthy and attractive by following these tips.
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  • Raising Chickens – A Quick Guide to Get Started

    March 15, 2012
    Before you decide if raising chickens is right for you, there are a few things to think about:
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  • The Low-Down on Lawn Weeds

    March 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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  • Birding Organizations to Join

    February 15, 2012
    Birders who truly love birds and want to help preserve their favorite species should consider joining one or more organizations that promotes conservation, education and rehabilitation of wild birds.
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