Recent Blog Posts

  • Raking Leaves: Bag vs Mulch-Compost

    October 1, 2012
    It's an annual task most homeowners don't relish: leaf clean-up. The trees that provide such beauty during spring, summer and fall eventually drop their foliage, relegating homeowners with tree-lined properties to a dusty, dirty chore.
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  • Caring for Your Dog’s Coat

    September 15, 2012
    Coat care basics include brushing, bathing, regular inspections and a healthy diet.
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  • Canning for Gifts

    September 1, 2012
    Fresh canned foods can be delicious and thoughtful gifts, but if you know how to can, how can you go about turning your jars into stunning gifts?
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  • Lawn Mowing Tips

    August 15, 2012
    Mowing your lawn properly is more than just pushing a mower around the grass. Proper mowing can help control weeds, encourage deep roots for less water use, and create an attractive, healthy, enviable lawn.
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  • Container Gardening

    August 1, 2012
    It's easy to experiment and change plants with container gardening.
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  • 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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