Recent Blog Posts

  • Tips for cleaning your pool or spa

    July 15, 2012
    Cleanliness is the path to greater relaxation. It's a fact, when you establish a proper cleaning and maintenance routine for your spa or hot tub, you can prevent filter problems, murky water and reduced effectiveness of spa care products.
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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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  • Summertime Cat Care

    June 15, 2012
    It's up to you to make sure your cat stays cool as the temperature soars during the long, hot summer. Here are a few tips that will keep him comfortable and healthy.
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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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  • Pulling Weeds

    April 15, 2012
    Most young weeds can be pulled from the soil. They will slide out most easily if you pull them when the soil is wet. Getting the root up is crucial, so think of the main stem as the root's handle, and grasp it as close to the soil line as you can.
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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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