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Gardening in Challenging Spaces

Gardening in Challenging Spaces

Every garden is different, and very few gardeners are fortunate enough to have a perfect plot of level, rich soil with exactly the right amount of sunlight, moisture and drainage for every gardening dream. No matter how challenging your gardening space may be, however, there are always ways to overcome those challenges and make the most of every inch of your garden. Overcoming Common Gardening Challenges There are many different challenges that can occur in any garden space, but there are always options to confront those challenges. The most common challenging spaces gardeners face, and how to successfully meet those...

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Summer Tips For Your Pet

Summer Tips For Your Pet

We all love spending those long summer days outdoors with our pets. Let’s face it, they’re our furry companions and wherever we go, they go too.  Keep in mind that like humans, not every pet can stand the heat. With record summer temperatures occurring across the country, follow these tips to keep you and your pet safe, happy, and healthy. First, at the beginning of the summer take your pet for a check-up at the local veterinarian. Make sure your pet gets tested thoroughly for issues such as heartworm or other parasites that harm the health of your pet. Also...

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General Fly Control for Property, Yards and Farm

General Fly Control for Property, Yards and Farm

Flies can be more than just a nuisance, they can actually be dangerous to you, your animals, your garden and your crops. There are dozens of types of flies that can mean trouble, but fortunately, it is no trouble to take simple steps to control all sorts of fly populations around your property. The Problems With Flies There are many ways that flies can be a problem in your home, yard, garden, barn, pasture or fields. Not every type of fly causes the same issues, but common problems include… Disease Transmission – As biting insects, flies can easily transmit a wide...

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Tips to Help Calm Your Pets During Storms

Tips to Help Calm Your Pets During Storms

A sudden thunderstorm can be terrifying for any pet, and cats and dogs can become very stressed during storms. There are easy ways to help your pet feel more comfortable, however, and keep them from getting too excited or anxious when storms pass by. Provide a Safe PlaceYour pet will feel more secure if they have a safe, comfortable place to retreat when a storm strikes. A small, interior room without windows works best, such as a laundry room, walk-in closet, pantry or bathroom. Make sure there is a comfortable, familiar blanket, some water and other comforting objects in the...

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How to Prepare Your Garden in Spring for a Great Summer

How to Prepare Your Garden in Spring for a Great Summer

As daylight lengthens and temperatures warm, gardeners are always eager to get right into spring planting. If you look past the first flush of spring, however, you can take easy steps early in the season to give your garden a great summer. 10 Spring Steps for a Great Summer Garden It doesn’t matter how large your garden may be, whether you plant in containers, raised beds, small plots, or longer rows, or whether you grow vegetables, fruits, flowers, or herbs. These simple steps can help you prepare your garden in spring so the summer growing season will be easier, healthier,...

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