Recent Blog Posts

  • Caring for Your Fresh Cut Christmas Tree

    December 1, 2012
    The key to having a safe Christmas tree is to choose one that is fresh and has been properly stored, then keep it that way. Fresh Christmas trees that are kept watered will not combust easily.
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  • Renovating an Overgrown Houseplant

    November 15, 2012
    Branching, shrub-like houseplants, such as scented geranium, hibiscus, flowering maple, begonia, and schefflera, need regular pruning to keep them healthy and attractive. Ideally, you should begin pruning while the plant is small.
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  • Choosing a Bed for Your Dog

    November 1, 2012
    Most dogs sleep for 12 hours a day. Choosing the right bed is essential. New dog owners are often shocked by how much their dog sleeps. Most dogs sleep for 12 hours a day, and some breeds will doze for as much as 18 hours.
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  • Fertilizing your Lawn in the Fall

    October 15, 2012
    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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  • Feeding the Insulin Resistant Horse

    October 8, 2012
    Insulin resistance is a problem that has recently been documented in horses, ponies and donkeys. The causes and effects of insulin resistance, as well as its diagnosis and treatment, as well as some tips on feeding the insulin resistant horse will be provided.
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  • Halloween Birds

    October 1, 2012
    Halloween is a spooky season, but what spooky birds are associated with this fun holiday? From scary birds to colorful ones, there are many different birds that can be used in Halloween decorations, unique activities, or just enjoying autumn wildlife.
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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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  • Tips for cleaning your pool or spa

    August 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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  • Safe Propane Tank Usage

    August 1, 2012
    Warmer temperatures bring more of us outdoors. Grilling, relaxing in the lawn with a firepit, using a propane-fueled mosquito repellent.
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  • Simple Summer Lawns

    July 15, 2012
    Keeping your lawn a lush and healthy oasis during the hot summer months is a breeze with regular maintenance and the help of Agway products. Lawn-care maintenance involves three simple tasks: watering, mowing and fertilizing. Click here for the rest of the article: Simple Summer Lawns
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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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  • Getting Birds Used to a New Feeder

    June 1, 2012
    Buying a new bird feeder is exciting, but it can also be disappointing when the new feeder doesn't have a single bird enjoying its feast. Whether you're buying your first or your fiftieth bird feeder, these five tips can help ensure the birds discover it.
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  • Mosquito Bites and Your Dog

    May 15, 2012
    Although your dog’s fur or hair offers some protection against mosquito bites, he is still vulnerable in places where his skin is exposed, for example, his ears and nose.
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  • Basic Composting How-To's

    May 1, 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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  • Caring for your newly seeded lawn

    April 15, 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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  • Birding Organizations to Join

    February 15, 2012
    Birders who truly love birds and want to help preserve their favorite species should consider joining one or more organizations that promotes conservation, education and rehabilitation of wild birds.
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  • Keeping Your Dog Clean in the Wintertime

    February 1, 2012
    Few seasons of the year can be more fun than wintertime for a pet owner. Any dog owner knows how much their pet loves to play in freshly packed snow. But keeping your dog clean during this time of year can be a real challenge.
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  • Winter Finches

    January 15, 2012
    Winter finches are interesting members of the finch family, such as Evening Grosbeaks, Pine Siskins, Common Redpolls, and Purple finches, etc. who usually live in more northern areas, but leave those areas in years of poor food availability and "irrupt" down into the lower U.
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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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  • Fall and Winter Cattle Care

    December 15, 2011
    Fall and winter are traditionally the toughest seasons for animals that spend the majority of their time outside. For farmers there are choices to be made as to just how many and which beef or dairy cattle that they want to carry through the winter.
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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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  • 5 Tips For Exercising Your Dog

    November 1, 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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  • Turning Gourds into Works of Art

    October 15, 2011
    The best known and most versatile of gourds are the hard-shelled gourds (Lagenaria siceraria), so named because their shells dry to a hard surface that can be treated for many different uses.
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