Xeriscaping garden ideas to conserve water and improve the look of your yard

You’ve designed beautiful lawns and gardens in the past, but xeriscaping is new territory, and it’s important to learn more about this landscaping method before getting to work. After all, even pro gardeners and landscapers …

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5 Tips to Help Your Lawn Recover from Summer Stress

Cool temperatures, light rainfalls and beautiful autumn leaves signal that fall is nearly here. These same signs tell your lawn that fall has come and winter is on the way, too. End the season with …

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Use these tricks to keep those pesky mosquitoes away

Anyone who lives in a mosquito-infested area knows that all it takes to end an outdoor party or a lovely evening out on the patio is a swarm of bugs. Not only do mosquito bites …

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Simple Tips for Designing and Planting Fall Flower Bulbs

Bulbs are the gateway to the garden. Plant them now and forget about them. By the time spring rolls around, the garden will be full of buds ready to blossom.
And, with cooler temperatures, …

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Create a Catio for your Furry Feline Friend

With cars, predators, diseases and unfavorable weather conditions to contend with outdoors, it’s no surprise that many cat owners consider the indoors to be the safest place to keep their pets. That being said, a …

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How to prepare your lawn for fall

Summer will be over before we know it, but there’s still plenty of outdoor time to enjoy before winter sets in. Fall is often the best season to go on long walks, dine al fresco …

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Pet Food Drive at HG Farm & Pet!

Do your part to help animals in need at the SPCA of Anne Arundel County during these ‘Dog Days of Summer’
Homestead Gardens asks you to join our efforts in restocking the SPCA of Anne …

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A Quick Guide to Watering your Lawn

Planting flowers, picking up sticks, mowing the grass – these are just a few of the ways we make our yards look presentable to the public. Another common strategy is watering the lawn. Water helps …

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4 horse care myths debunked

Owning a horse can be a truly rewarding experience, but it does come with some challenges. One of those challenges is knowing how to take proper care of your horse. With so many conflicting ideas …

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How to introduce a new pet to your current one

Adding another furry friend to the mix, whether it be a dog or a cat, can be a rewarding experience for both you and your current pet. But bringing home a new pet is also …

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The 2015 ‘Dog Days of Summer’ photo contest was a success

Thank you to ALL who participated in our ‘Dog Days of Summer’ photo contest! We received 103 submissions and we had so much fun looking at the photos. From dogs enjoying the pool or the …

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How to Choose a Boarding Stable for your Horse

How to Choose a Boarding Stable for your Horse – Your horse is like family, so you already know that selecting a boarding stable requires a lot of thought and consideration. It’s essential that the …

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Enhance your home’s curb appeal with flowers

Enhance your home’s curb appeal with flowers – You’ve put time and thought into designing a welcoming entryway, but what about your front lawn? When guests visit, your house’s exterior and yard are what they’ll …

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Celebrate National Blueberry Month with Recipes, and Planting Tips

Celebrate National Blueberry Month with Recipes, and Planting Tips
Pancakes, tarts, pies, we love adding blueberries to any recipe. And we’re not alone.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture recognizes July as National Blueberry …

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How to safely eliminate weeds and grass from your landscaping

Getting rid of weeds and unwanted grass in your yard can be tricky. While there are many products out there designed to kill weeds, many of them are filled with chemicals that do more harm …

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DIY: How to make your own compost pile

If you’re a gardener but you don’t yet compost, now is a great time to start. Composting is beneficial both to you and the environment, and it’s simple to do once you learn the basics. …

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5 tips to efficiently water your garden

Water is a precious resource, and just like people need water to thrive, so do your plants. While watering plants is essential, there are ways to use the resource thoughtfully to prevent waste. Here are …

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Give your pet the best with natural dog food

Your dog is more than just a pet. He’s a loyal companion and part of the family. That’s why you strive to give your furry friend the best care available. What many pet owners don’t …

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What you need to know about laying a brick patio

Now that spring is here and summer is just around the corner, you can finally dust off your outdoor furniture and set up the patio again. Before you do, however, consider revamping the floor with …

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Our Lawns Will Need TLC to Prosper This Summer

It has been a challenging year thus far with a severe winter, a late and short spring, followed by a drought.  Your lawn will need some TLC to prosper this summer.
An early June …

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