Recent Blog Posts

  • Spring Bird Feeding

    May 15, 2013
    Spring is the perfect time to feed backyard birds: migrating birds returning to their northern ranges need to replenish their energy after a long journey, and resident birds raising families have hungry nestlings to feed.
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  • What to do if your Pet is Skunked

    May 1, 2013
    Skunks are common in rural and suburban areas, and pets are curious about these waddling, furry creatures. Unfortunately, skunks are not sociable and will spray their bitter, overpowering oil on curious pets, but it is possible to de-skunk your pet if it is sprayed.
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  • Caring for Your Dog’s Coat

    April 15, 2013
    Coat care basics include brushing, bathing, regular inspections and a healthy diet.
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  • Attending a Horse Show with your Equine Friend? Make sure to have an Enjoyable experience when going!

    April 5, 2013
    Southern States Equine News shows you ways to ensure an enjoyable experience when attending a Horse show! Click here to learn good etiquette, proper horse show presentation and ways to make the show enjoyable!    
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  • 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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