Five things you can do help the planet

April 22 is Earth Day – a time to reflect on what you can do to help protect the planet, beginning in your own back yard.  Here are five things you can do: Grow your own fruit and vegetables. You’ll cut down on fuel used to transport food.  Compost kitchen and garden waste. You’ll make …

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Bug-Eating Bats Help Control Garden Pests and More!

Being bugged by pesky mosquitos or moths? Want some help reducing their numbers?  Encourage bats to hang around!  Often having the undeserved reputation of nighttime villain, these furry, winged mammals are beneficial to the environment. They consume huge numbers of night-flying insects, pollinate plants and disperse seeds. As long as they’re not roosting under your …

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Protect your pets!

It’s National Pet Day and time to think about our beloved animals as they roam around the garden. Are there possible hazards lurking? Pesticides that may harm them? Here are some things to consider: Weed and feed products for grasses are usually applied across the entire surface of the lawn. Those tiny particles contain fertilizer …

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It’s National Spinach Day

It’s National Spinach Day and that crop of delicious greens you’ve been nurturing might disappear overnight.  The culprit?  Likely snails and slugs; they love to eat plants with tender foliage and fruit. Favorites include seedlings and plants with succulent foliage; they seriously damage many vegetable and flowering plants.  These mollusks (related to the octopus!) move …

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