Recent Blog Posts

  • Winter Cat Care

    January 1, 2014
    Shorter days and colder temperatures can have the same depressing effects on pets as they do on pet owners. Fortunately, there are easy ways cat owners can keep their furry family members happy and healthy all winter long.
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  • Caring for Your Fresh Cut Christmas Tree

    December 15, 2013
    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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  • Heated Bird Baths

    December 1, 2013
    By providing a heated bird bath, backyard birders give their flock an advantage when the world is frozen, and liquid water can attract even more birds to a winter backyard.
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  • Getting Ready for Winter

    November 15, 2013
    Plan ahead to protect your home and property from winter storm damage.
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  • Gardening Tips for November

    November 1, 2013
    You've raked up the leaves but the snow hasn't fallen yet. There are still things in the lawn and garden that need to be done!
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  • 11 Fall Pet Dangers to Avoid

    October 15, 2013
    The crisp chill of autumn is upon us, that means changing leaves, cozy sweaters, and lots of holidays. But along with all that excitement comes some dangers for your adorable pooch and kitty. Find out the top 11 fall pet dangers to avoid.
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  • Gardening Tips for October

    October 1, 2013
    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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  • Caring for Trees this Fall

    September 15, 2013
    For most homeowners with a yard full of lush green trees, fall means vibrant, changing leaves—on the trees and on the lawn. When most of the leaves have been bagged or composted, and you’ve put away your rake for the season, it’s time to take stock of your trees.
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  • Fall Overseeding

    September 1, 2013
    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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  • Troubleshooting Canning Problems

    August 15, 2013
    Sometimes, even those who have been home canning for years may run into problems with their food-filled jars. Some problems are related to the condition of the jars or lids and/or how they were filled. Others relate to spoilage of the food or changes the food may have undergone during processing.
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