Recent Blog Posts

  • Planning a Low-Maintenance Landscape

    February 15, 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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  • Tap Maple Trees at Home

    February 1, 2012
    Learn the steps to tapping your trees, including: Identify your Maple Trees; Gather Equipment; Spiles with hooks; When to Tap Maple Trees and more.
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  • Keep your pets warm this winter

    January 15, 2012
    Cold-weather tips for pet ownersBecause our furry friends rely on their owners for safety and comfort—particularly in the winter—dog and cat owners have a heightened responsibility to take precautions to protect their pets during the colder months.
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  • Starting amaryllis from bulbs in containers

    January 1, 2012
    Season after season, bright and bold colors, big blooms and lush leaves emerge from amaryllis bulbs. Good quality amaryllis bulbs may produce single or multiple flowers on a single stalk. The larger the bulb, the larger the flower. Large bulbs may produce up to three flower stalks.
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  • How to Protect Your Landscape From the Hungry Deer & Rabbit this Winter

    December 1, 2011
    Although difficult for the soft-hearted, turning a cold shoulder to visiting deer is the right thing to do…
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  • Keep Your Pets Safe and Happy During the Holiday Season

    December 1, 2011
    The Humane Society of the United States is reminding people that as they celebrate the season, many of the things that make the holidays special — the hustle and bustle of travel and large gatherings, festive food and beverage, and holiday decorations and plants — may also pose hazards for our canine and feline friends.
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  • Getting Gardens Ready for Winter

    November 15, 2011
    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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  • 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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  • Fall Overseeding

    September 15, 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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