Recent Blog Posts

  • Southern States Equinews Presented By Legends - September 2016

    September 19, 2016
    Enter for a chance to win $250.00 in Grooming Supplies! Must be 18 or older to enter. Enter online now: southernstates. com.
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  • Common Grooming Behavior Problems and How to Fix Them

    September 15, 2016
    Whether you groom your dog or cat yourself or take them to a professional groomer, behavior problems can cause unpleasant conflicts and create difficult situations for you and your pet.
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  • September Garden Tips

    September 1, 2016
    The days are growing shorter and the temperatures are growing cooler, but even in September, gardening season isn't over. Well-prepared gardeners have a variety of tasks to do in late summer and early fall, and each chore will help keep the garden thriving.
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  • Three Helpful Tips for Birdhouse Placement

    August 15, 2016
    You’ve either just built a birdhouse or you bought one and now you’d like to know where to put it to attract the birds. Here are three tips on positioning your birdhouse.
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  • Southern States August 2016 Newsletter - Your Pets & Poultry Want to Stay Cool

    August 15, 2016
    Think it's hot outside? Your pets agree! Check out these cool down tips for your poultry and pets from Southern States. Keeping Your Chickens Safe From Heat Waves- Click here to read. Help Your Pets Escape The Summer Heat - Click here to read.
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  • Your Guide to Soil Maintenance

    August 1, 2016
    Is your turf thin and scraggly? Do your landscaping plants show very little growth? Are your flowerbeds dull? Is your garden producing poorly? Your soil may be the culprit, and proper maintenance is the key to improving growth, plant health and productivity all over your yard.
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  • Tips for Placing Your Hummingbird Feeder

    June 15, 2016
    A hummingbird feeder can bring great joy and amazing hummingbird activity to your backyard, but you need to position the feeder properly so you don't miss an instant of the action. Where should you put your hummingbird feeder?
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  • How To Fix Dead Patches In The Lawn

    June 1, 2016
    A dead patch in the lawn is something that plagues every homeowner at some point and time. Dead patches can be tough to avoid as sometimes it really just comes down to the weather and other underlying issues that you cannot control such as water restrictions and root infections.
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  • Gardening Trends for 2016

    May 15, 2016
    Just like flowers bloom and fade or harvests thrive and shrink, gardening trends also come and go. While tried-and-true favorites will always be in season, it can be fun to try different trends and experiment with hot new techniques – which trends will you give a green thumbs up in 2016?
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  • Learning About Different Bird Seeds

    May 1, 2016
    There are many different types of birdseed, but which is best for your birds and feeders? Understanding the different options and which birds prefer them can help you choose just the right treats for your backyard buffet.
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  • Dividing Perennials in the Spring

    April 15, 2016
    When dividing your perennials this spring, time and technique are going to be your best friends when trying to achieve the best outcome. Why divide them in the first place? To save money of course! In all seriousness, perennials grow very quickly and can form large clumps in your gardens.
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  • Celebrate Earth Day with Southern States

    April 13, 2016
    Celebrate Earth Day with Southern States! Earth-friendly experts at your local Southern States will show you ways to celebrate Earth Day and more in their April 2016 News & Views Newsletter, click here.
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  • Helping Dogs Cope With Visitors to Your Home

    April 1, 2016
    Dogs can have many different reactions to visitors, from excited piddling and jumping to fearful growling and anxiety to barking and aggression.
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  • 10 Best Tips for Starting Seeds Indoors

    March 1, 2016
    Starting seeds indoors can seem intimidating for gardeners who may not have the greenest thumbs, but it's not hard to do with the right preparation and attentive care. Why Start Your Own Seeds?
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  • February Gardening Tips

    February 15, 2016
    Even in the middle of winter, gardeners can plan for a bountiful harvest, and because February is the shortest winter month, spring is that much closer!
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  • How Do Farmers Take Care of Their Cattle During Winter Storms & Cold Weather?

    February 1, 2016
    Winter storms and cold weather are hard on all of us. This means just as we humans feel the frigid, icy air, so do your cattle and livestock. It’s easy to bring your pets indoors when there is a storm outside, but you can’t fit the whole herd in your living room.
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  • Dog Begging Prevention Tips

    January 15, 2016
    Dogs can be cute, heart-breaking and irresistible when they whine, paw, bark or otherwise beg for a treat during dinnertime, but begging behavior isn't desirable. By understanding what begging is and isn't, dog owners don't need to feel bad about taking steps to stop their dog from begging.
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  • Southern States January 2016 News & Views

    January 5, 2016
    January is the month of winter equipment maintenance, pasture management, and springtime preparations. See what this month has in store for Southern States customers. 2016 Vegetables Grower's Handbook: https://www. southernstates. com/articles/vegetable-seed-guide/index2. aspx?
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  • The Importance of Selecting Quality Hay

    December 15, 2015
    Whether you have horses, cattle, sheep, goats or other livestock, good quality hay is an essential part of their diet, and it is important to choose only the best hay to feed your animals.
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  • Southern States December 2015 Equine News - Caring For The Senior Horse

    December 8, 2015
    Check out Southern States December 2015 Equine News - Caring For The Senior Horse. Find helpful tips and expert advice on the following topics: Managing Equine Cushing's Disease with Nutrition, Feeding the Older Horse the Legends Way and Feeding the HYPP Horse.
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  • Winterize Your Bird Baths

    December 1, 2015
    Birds need liquid water to drink year-round. While they can melt snow and ice in the winter to drink, doing so takes a lot of calories and body heat, and if backyard birders provide liquid water, birds will be healthy and their winter survival rates will be higher.
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  • Best Practices When Feeding a Bird Suet

    November 15, 2015
    Suet is a rich energy source ideal for many birds, especially during migration when birds need more fuel to complete their journeys or in winter when they convert the calories to essential body heat.
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  • Prepare Your Trees & Shrubs for Winter

    November 1, 2015
    If you’ve invested a lot of time and money into your landscaping this year, the last thing you want is for all of your beautiful plants, shrubs, and trees to become damaged by the impending winter weather.
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  • How to Get Your Puppy to Stop Biting Everything

    October 1, 2015
    It is normal for puppies to mouth, chew, gnaw and bite everything they come across – a dog's mouth is sensitive and young puppies are simply investigating their world.
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  • Pond Algae and Water Clarity Issues

    September 15, 2015
    Algae is a natural part of any backyard pond and helps balance the pond's chemical composition and feed the fish, ducks and insects that rely on the pond's ecosystem.
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