Recent Blog Posts

  • Equipment for Birding

    November 15, 2011
    It's easy to get started birding by just watching the birds in your yard or neighborhood, but once you start venturing further afield to see more birds, it helps to have the right equipment so you know what birds you find and you can see them more clearly.
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  • Frost Tolerance of Vegetables

    October 15, 2011
    In early fall, it pays to keep an eye on nighttime temperatures. Don't get caught off guard by frost. Make sure to get the last of your crops harvested in time. To help you, here's a simple list of common vegetables and their frost tolerance.
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  • Gardening Tips for October

    October 1, 2011
    If you didn't get to it in September, there's still time to take care of the lawn and garden before winter sets in.
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  • Fertilizing your Lawn in the Fall

    September 15, 2011
    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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  • Fall Overseeding

    September 1, 2011
    The best time of year to reseed your existing lawn is in the fall. In most areas of the United States, the ideal is to sow the grass seed in late August or September. It will germinate while temperatures are relatively warm, then grow and mature as temperatures begin to cool.
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  • Step-by-Step FreshPreserving™ of High-Acid Foods

    August 15, 2011
    Because they are relatively easy to preserve, foods containing high amounts of acid are a popular choice for fresh preservers. These foods provide you with the opportunity to prepare and enjoy a wide array of creative recipes, from excellent side dishes to delectable desserts.
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  • Birds That Use Houses

    August 1, 2011
    Adding bird houses to your backyard is another way to attract birds and enjoy them, but what birds will actually use bird houses?
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  • Attracting Bluebirds

    July 15, 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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  • Caring for Your Dog’s Coat

    July 1, 2011
    Coat care basics include brushing, bathing, regular inspections and a healthy diet.
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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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