Monthly Archives: September 2015

7 Plants to Grow for Your Cats

In homes with cats, the survival of indoor greenery is often at risk as our feline friends delight in gnawing, scratching or pawing at houseplants. It may be a craving for fiber, an appealing scent or perhaps just boredom, but … Continue reading

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Cutting Edge Lawn Care

America has a love affair with lawns. Although in some drought-troubled areas, many have abandoned grass installations for natural yards better suited to the climate. Many of us aren’t quite ready to leave a lush green lawn behind, though, and … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Prep Your Gas Mower for Winter

I admit it. I love to mow the lawn. While I know a lot of folks dread lawn maintenance, I like a walk in the sunshine with purpose, a chance to catch up on my favorite podcasts and the instant … Continue reading

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Backyard Garden Gazpacho

How’s your garden doing? We’re having a bountiful year with plenty of zucchini, yellow squash and peppers of many shapes and colors by the basketful and a surprising surplus of tomatoes after a disappointing season last year. We freeze, we pickle, we juice and … Continue reading

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How to Infuse Liquor with Garden Ingredients

Giving the gift of liquor is a time honored tradition at the holidays. Assuming your co-worker, neighbor, party host or Uncle Steve enjoys the occasional adult beverage, it’s hard to go wrong with a nice bottle of rum, vodka, bourbon, … Continue reading

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Build a Waterfall Garden Fountain

A well-placed water feature adds beauty and elegance to any yard or garden. This self-contained waterfall takes up little space, but has a big impact. Bring beauty and tranquility to the yard with this weekend DIY project. What You’ll Need … Continue reading

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Backyard Chicken Glossary

Frizzle Feathers that curl instead of lying flat on a chicken are known as frizzle. The term also refers to a breed of chicken that displays such plumage. Bloom A nearly invisible coating found on newly hatched eggs is known … Continue reading

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