How to protect your evergreen shrubs from winter burn

With a name like “evergreen,” you’d think these perennial plants would have no trouble maintaining their beautiful color year after year. This, however, is not always the case. Some evergreen shrubs experience what is known …

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Should I worry about frost heaving?

Temperatures have been fairly mild in many states this winter… which is good for you, but could cause problems for your plants. Frost heaving occurs when perennials are “heaved” out of the soil due to …

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6 reasons why guinea pigs make wonderful first pets

Thinking about adding a furry friend to the family? If this is your first time adopting a pet, you’ll want to explore your options before deciding on an animal. Some animals require a lot of …

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Pet Holiday Photos – Tips from a Local Pet Photographer

Do you want to take some great photos of your pet this holiday season? We spoke with Lori Gross of Red Leash Pet Photography to get the inside scoop on the best way to capture …

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Do I have to trim back hostas after the first freeze?

Preparing your perennials for winter is essential if you want to see healthy blooms in the spring. Fortunately, some plants are very low-maintenance and require little to thrive. Hostas are a great example, as they …

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How to Care for your Holiday Greens

 To keep your wreaths and swags looking their best straight through the holiday season, follow these tips:

When choosing holly, look for glossy, firm leaves with no black spots.  If berries fall off easily, the …

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Holiday lighting: Illuminating your exterior for beauty and safety this holiday season

The holidays are here & is your house ready? When loved ones arrive to celebrate the season, welcome them with a festive display outside your home. Seasonal lighting both helps your holiday spirit shine bright …

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Five fall tablescape ideas to entertain with style

When it comes to Thanksgiving, there’s no question that the main event each year is the hearty Turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing dinner you share with loved ones. Sure, some people like to enjoy the …

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Bernie Traurig’s three day intensive training at Enticement Stables – Obligation Farm, Davidsonville

United States Equestrian Team representative and founder and head coach of Equestriancoach.com Bernie Traurig presented a three day intensive training at Enticement Stables/Obligation Farm, Davidsonville Deana Tice for equestrian enthusiasts of all …

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How to relieve your pet’s stress during the holidays

The holidays are a happy time for many, but this cheerful season can be stressful every now and then, too. Whether you’re traveling, hosting family, budgeting for gifts or planning parties, there’s a lot to …

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5 tips to take care of your horse this winter

Chilly winter weather means bundling up and staying indoors longer for us humans. But what does it mean for your horse? Proper winter care is essential for the health of any horse. Many horse owners, …

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Keep Your Lawn Strong – Even in the Dead Of Winter

If you want a greener lawn in spring, did you know the most important time to organically fertilize your grass is the fall? Most people guess spring!
The Espoma Organic Company shares why …

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How to prepare your perennials for winter

Year after year we experience harsh winters with heavy snow, slick ice and freezing temperatures, yet our bodies never quite adapt to these unfavorable weather conditions. Sure, our Midwestern roots help us handle winters better …

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What to do with your harvest this fall

The growing season is nearly finished, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy delicious veggies, fruit and herbs from the garden. Rather than letting excess produce go to waste, use these storing methods to …

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Five beautiful destinations to see fall foliage

Year-round warm weather sounds nice in theory, but those who live in four-season regions would miss the beautiful season of fall. A few months of cool sweater weather, pumpkin carving, holiday parties and fall comfort …

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5 Simple Tasks to Make Your Yard Look Fab This Fall

Don’t put away your garden gloves just yet. Fall is officially here, and there’s still yard work to be done! Not only does lawn maintenance keep your yard looking tidy, but it also prevents diseases …

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A convenient coservation solution: The benefits of xeriscaping

Those of us who don’t live in drought-prone areas or desert regions might use water without giving it much thought. Water, however, is a precious resource these days, and taking small steps to conserve water …

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Why Fall Is Planting Time for Trees, Shrubs & Perennials

So you think it’s too late in the year to plant or transplant trees, shrubs and perennial plants in your garden? Well, the good news is that it isn’t. Actually, you are at the ideal …

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Tablescaping ideas for fall entertaining

Whether you’re hosting a Halloween celebration, Thanksgiving dinner or a simple fall party, it’s fun to enhance the occasion with festive tablescapes. Use these charming ideas to start designing a table you and your guests …

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Design ideas to create the perfect catio

Cats that live indoors tend to live longer, which isn’t exactly surprising considering the fact that there are no cars or predators inside your home. Still, fresh air and the natural sights are beneficial to …

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