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Holiday Pet Safety

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Holiday Pet Safety

Tis the season to be jolly! It is also the season to be more diligent at keeping our pets safe and healthy over the holidays. With holiday parties, trees, tinsel, candles and presents, our pets are at a greater risk to get into trouble. Here are a few holiday safety tips to keep them safe. The tree: With pets in the house, it is safest to place the tree in the corner. This will make it easier to anchor the top of the tree so climbing cats don't knock it over. Also, use a tree stand that is one size...

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Natural Ways to Deter Deer

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Natural Ways to Deter Deer

Deer may be elegant, attractive wildlife, but they can be some of the worst backyard and garden pests as they damage trees, eat gardens and flowerbeds, trample foliage and leave feces throughout the yard. While fences can be effective at keeping deer away, harsh barriers can also be eyesores. Fortunately, there are several natural ways to deter deer that are inexpensive, easy and effective. Strong OdorsDeer have sensitive noses and tend to avoid areas with strong odors that might conceal predators or other threats. Crushed garlic cloves can be sprinkled on mulch, or spread human hair clippings to give deer...

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Planning Your Fall Annual Planting

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Planning Your Fall Annual Planting

The end of summer doesn't need to mean the end of beautiful flowerbeds when you carefully plan fall annuals to make the most of every bit of the gardening season. There are great plants that can help extend your gardening season and create fabulous fall flower beds. Why Bother With Fall Annuals? Many people question the wisdom of planting fall annuals – why bother, when winter is closer than ever? But there are many benefits to adding new flowers and foliage to your garden and flower beds in autumn. Staying active in the garden throughout the fall will encourage you...

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Chicken Molting Tips

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Chicken Molting Tips

Molting is an essential part of chickens’ growth and health, but losing and replacing feathers is also a messy, stressful process. Taking steps to help chickens with molting can minimize the stress and keep your backyard flock happy and healthy. About Molting All chickens molt to replace old, broken, and worn out feathers with fresh plumage that will provide better insulation. Young chickens typically have several juvenile molts as they grow to their full size, but won’t begin their regular seasonal molts until they are 12-18 months old. Mature chickens will molt once or twice a year, often with one...

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Top 10 Small Space Gardening Solutions

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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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