Recent Blog Posts

  • Planning a Low-Maintenance Landscape

    February 1, 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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  • Getting Gardens Ready for Winter

    January 15, 2012
    With the first blasts of arctic air from Canada comes the cold, hard truth that winter is right around the corner.
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  • Alternate Heating Sources

    January 1, 2012
    More people are looking for alternative forms of home heating including stoves that burn wood, corn or pellets.  What are the alternatives and which fits your needs, time and budget best?
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  • How to Prepare Your Bird for Winter

    December 15, 2011
    Most birds that are kept as pets are native to a rainforest climate. These pet owners must take steps to prepare their bird for the change in temperature and humidity that occurs during indoor winters.
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  • Best Foods for Migrating Birds

    December 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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  • 5 Tips For Exercising Your Dog

    November 15, 2011
    Dogs need exercise. They don't just want it, they need it. Some breeds in particular are bred in a way that guarantees they will have enough energy to pull a sled, herd sheep, or track down animals for hours at a time.
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