Recent Blog Posts

  • Grass Germination

    April 1, 2013
    Germination is dependent on soil temperature and available soil moisture. Most cool season species, like those listed below, will not start the germination process until soil temperatures are above 50° F. Warmer soil temperature results in a faster germination rate.
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  • Basic Composting How-To

    March 15, 2013
    Starting a compost pile is as easy as following a cooking recipe. Just get the right ingredients together, mix well, and let it cook. In a matter of months you'll have finished "black gold" to mix into the soil of your flower, herb and vegetable gardens.
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  • Planning Your Garden

    March 1, 2013
    To create a garden with beauty and balance, begin with planning, not digging. A way to start a plan is by drawing a sketch of all garden areas.
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  • Creating A Compost Pile

    February 15, 2013
    Starting a compost pile is as easy as following a cooking recipe. Just get the right ingredients together, mix well, and let it cook. In a matter of months you'll have finished "black gold" to mix into the soil of your flower, herb and vegetable gardens.
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  • Starting Seeds Indoors

    February 1, 2013
    Start your garden early by sowing seeds in containers indoors. Any container that drains well can be used, but many gardeners prefer peat pots or pellets placed in flats or plastic flats with many sections that are sold specifically for the purpose.
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  • Turn Feed Bags into Money Bags with Southern States S.H.O.W. Program

    January 25, 2013
    Southern States Special Horse Organization Winner’s (S. ) Program allows you the opportunity to submit proof of purchase seals of empty feed bags to raise moneyH Click here to learn how to start saving today.
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  • Winter Birding Essentials

    January 15, 2013
    When the weather outside is frightful, birding can be delightful. To attract the greatest number of species in the winter, it is important to have a number of different feeders available.
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  • Understanding Plant Nutrition

    January 1, 2013
    What elements are needed for your plants to grow at their best?   Did you know you can spot possible nutrient deficiencies in your plants?
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  • Decorating with Pointsettias

    December 15, 2012
    There are many ways to decorate with these beautiful plants, and with a bit of creativity, poinsettias can be part of all your holiday adornments.
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  • 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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