Posts Tagged "solution center"

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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Dads Love Their Lawns

Posted on June 10th, 2019

Dads love their lawns. Lots of moms do too but today we are going to focus on the dads. Often while the family is off shopping for flowers in the greenhouse, the dads hang out in the lawn care corner with all the cool lawn stuff and lots of questions about how to get the […]

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Fruit Trees 101

Posted on April 1st, 2019

Don’t you want your family and friends to look at your fruit trees this year and exclaim, “What a fruiting beauty?! Wouldn’t it be wonderful to share your bountiful harvest of peaches, apples, and plums with those you love? I am assuming your answer is a hardy “Yes!” Okay then, let’s make this happen. Fruit […]

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Winter Brain Freeze

Posted on December 14th, 2018

Are you having a “brain freeze” because of winter?  I can definitely blame some of my “brain freezes” on the winter weather but I can also claim brain mush this time of year.  I have the month of January off and my brain seems to freeze or go into a mental mush.  But…I’m back at […]

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Bird Feeding and Housing Basics

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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Are aphids the new supervillain?!

Posted on July 13th, 2018

Are aphids the new supervillain?  They have some astounding traits that could qualify them as supervillains or superheroes (depends on your perspective) of the insect world.  I guess humans would place them in the supervillain category because of all the destruction they cause to our indoor and outdoor plants. Aphid eggs can overwinter even in […]

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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 eat […]

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