Posts Tagged "solution center"

Bringing in Houseplants

Posted on September 5th, 2020

As we head into the fall, and as temperatures start to drop, it means closing up those beautiful outdoor spaces we’ve spent all spring and summer creating. (Raise your hand if you’ve had your own staycation in your personal patio paradise.) One silver lining to this situation is that any houseplants which had been relocated […]

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T’WAS STACEY’S LAST TIP BEFORE CHRISTMAS

Posted on December 22nd, 2019

T’WAS STACEY’S LAST TIP BEFORE CHRISTMAS, WHEN ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE,  SOME CREATURES WERE STIRRING (MAYBE A MOUSE?) THE FRUIT FLY TRAPS WERE SET BY THE FRUIT BOWL WITH CARE,  IN HOPES THAT THE FRUIT FLIES SOON WOULD’NT BE THERE. THE MOUSE BAIT WAS PLACED, JUST STRATEGICALLY SO,  TO ENSURE THE MICE NESTING ALL WOULD GO,  WE […]

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OLD MOTHER HUBBARD WENT TO HER CUPBOARD

Posted on December 13th, 2019

…and found a pantry pest “Fa la la la la…la la la la”, Mother Hubbard was happily singing a Christmas song as she went to her cupboard to pull out the secret ingredients for her famous Cranberry bread.  As she was mid-tune, with mouth wide open, something awful happened.  “Fa la la la… gasp, gulp, […]

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Voles! The Battle Continues

Posted on November 3rd, 2019

Voles may appear to be smaller and cuter versions of mice but don’t let their outward good looks fool you.  For those of you who are not very fond of winter, I am going to give you one more reason to put winter on your “naughty” list…Voles!  Voles love warmer winters and continue to breed, […]

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KEEP YOUR EVERGREENS LOOKING FRESH

Posted on November 3rd, 2019

I know, I know, we just passed Halloween, but believe it or not it will soon be the season for decorated Christmas trees, perfectly placed mantel pieces, fragrant evergreen roping, and welcoming swags and wreaths on our front doors. Unfortunately,  we’ll also be looking at drying winter winds and scalding, reflective sun.  We protect ourselves with […]

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BIRD FEEDING BASICS & the best houses!

Posted on November 16th, 2018

Each year as the cooler temps roll in I stock up on a few things for our feathered friends. I know it may seem somewhat dull but I really do enjoy watching the birds visit each morning. Year after year it seems I appreciate the calm natural beauty they bring to my yard more and […]

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Many Hands make Light Work

Posted on November 1st, 2018

We have so few fall days to get outside and enjoy the little bit of warmer weather we have left.  Grab the whole family and finish up the last of the fall chores together.  Working as a family will make all the work seem lighter.  Heck, have some fun while you do it.  And…of course, […]

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SUMMER TREATS

Posted on July 6th, 2018

SUMMER TREATS (Products that are good for your lawn and garden in the summer heat!) “It is sooo hot!”  This is what I have been hearing a lot of this summer.  Fellow employees are hot, customers are hot, dogs are hot, kids are hot, everyone is hot!  We are able to express our feelings and […]

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LET THE HUNT BEGIN

Posted on May 11th, 2018

(Why beneficial insects really are beneficial!) Release the hounds!  Not literally, but I do want you to release the Ladybugs, Lacewings, Praying Mantids, and Nematodes.  They are fantastic hunters and a huge benefit to your lawn, flower garden and veggie garden. These beneficial hunters have many things in common.  They are meat eaters.  They never […]

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TO FEED OR NOT TO FEED

Posted on April 12th, 2018

Just as you need energy to get through your day, your plants do too. And of course, when it comes to family-friendly gardening, organic fertilizer is the way to go! What is Organic Fertilizer? Organic fertilizers contain only ingredients from plant, animal or mineral sources.  Examples of these kinds of ingredients are bone meal, kelp meal […]

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