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Top 10 Small Space Gardening Solutions

Top 10 Small Space Gardening Solutions

You may dream of bountiful harvests but feel defeated even before you sow your first seed if your garden space is smaller than you’d like. Even the tiniest garden, however, can be fabulously productive if you are creative with how you use your space. Fortunately, there are many small space gardening solutions to help you maximize even the most minimal garden. Types of Small Garden Spaces Many unusual spaces can easily become small garden plots. It may be a naturally small space, or the yard could be artificially made smaller by other structures, such as a large deck, shed, detached...

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How To Tell When Your Dog Is Dehydrated

How To Tell When Your Dog Is Dehydrated

There are several different reasons dogs lose water from their body. A few ways this can happen is through panting, urinating, and evaporation through the feet and other body surfaces. Obviously, dogs replenish their fluids by drinking water or other liquids, and also by eating moist foods. Even a relatively small drop in their water content such as four to five percent, could result in signs of dehydration. Maintaining a constant fluid content is as important in dogs as it is for humans.Symptoms:Your dog’s skin will lose elasticity as it loses it’s moisture. Younger, fatter dogs will have more elasticity...

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Creating a Bee-Safe Garden

Creating a Bee-Safe Garden

Gardeners spend countless hours striving to protect their plantings from all manner of harmful grubs and beetles to aphids, cutworms, mealybugs, and countless other unwelcome pests. Some of the most familiar and widespread insects – bees – ought to be welcomed and celebrated in the garden, but they can be inadvertently excluded and even harmed by those same pest control techniques. Creating a bee-safe garden doesn’t have to be difficult, however, and the more bee-friendly a garden is, the more both these beneficial insects and the garden will thrive. Bees Are Excellent Garden Helpers There are thousands of bee species...

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Cookouts: Food and Pet Safety

Cookouts: Food and Pet Safety

Cookouts can be amazing family fun, great neighborhood get-togethers, and spectacular ways to celebrate. It is natural to want to include a beloved pet as part of a picnic, barbecue, or camping trip, but cookouts can be dangerous for cats and dogs. Understanding those dangers is an essential first step to keep your four-legged friends and family members safe. Cookout Foods Can Be Toxic to Pets Many of our most popular cookout foods can be dangerous for pets, even in small quantities. These items should never be offered to animals, even as tiny treats. Grilled Meats – The spices, rubs, marinades,...

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Tips for Gardening With Pets

Tips for Gardening With Pets

Gardening can be a productive and enjoyable hobby, and it can be even more fun when you involve your pets. Different gardening tasks, plants, and equipment aren’t always suitable for pets, however, so it is important to take proper steps to keep your pets safe while you garden together. How Gardening Helps Pets and Pet Owners Shared activities strengthen the bond between a pet and their person, deepening the relationship they share, and gardening can benefit both pets and pet owners. Your pets will enjoy the time outside and the mental stimulation provided by different sights, smells, and textures in...

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