Winter Houseplants: Top 10 Low-Maintenance Varieties

Winter houseplants help keep the house from feeling dreary and depressing. It is easy to find a handful of low-maintenance winter houseplants to add to your collection at our garden center, and our staff can help explain the best care and maintenance for new greenery. There are also ways to make your winter houseplants thrive…

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Tis the Season: What To Do If Your Pet Eats Something Toxic

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Pet Poison Prevention Week spotlights the importance of keeping pets safe from toxic substances. The holidays bring their share of problems including toxic plants and food that is often found around the house. Many items we consume and touch without a second thought can cause serious harm to our animals. From food to chemicals, we…

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Does a Raw Diet Make Sense for Your Dog?

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The pet food industry continues to follow the latest trends and hopes to influence pet parents to buy certain brands. There have been so many food recalls over the past few years it’s now more important than ever to stay on top of what your dogs eat! Consider raw diets for dogs. What should you…

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How to Care for Senior Pets

How to Care for Senior Pets

Read these 13 Tips   We all know raising puppies is hard work! Yet taking care of senior dogs is even more challenging. If you have ever lived with a senior animal, then you know what I am talking about. Your dogs may have a few new medications or may need extra help getting onto…

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Do You Wash Your Pet’s Water Bowls?

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Cleaning Pet Water Bowls Ever rub your fingers on the inside of your pet’s water bowl and you feel a slippery slime? A study done by NSF International found that pet food bowls are the 4th germiest product found in the average home. It’s time to clean your pet’s water bowl. There is a collection…

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Top Five Plants for your Medicinal Herb Garden

There are many amazing plants you can add to your medicinal herb garden, but we have five we’ve been growing for years. Two of the plants are lavender and calendula; both herbs take off during the summer months. According to The Chestnut Herbal School of Medicine, here are five of the top picks for your…

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Fall Crops: Everything You Need to Know

Do you have your August garden calendar ready? Now is a great time to plan your fall crops. While you enjoy your summer veggies and admire the dahlias blooming you should consider planting before the days get shorter again.  Your calendar should include some maintenance for your garden too. Fertilize cucumbers, summer squash, and broccoli…

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Top Five DIY Summer Dog Toys

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When we think of summer, we always remember all our summer traditions like going to the Farmer’s Market, the coast, buying lemonade from the local lemonade stand, and corn dogs.  With that in mind, there are fewer activities lined up because of COVID this year. We went ahead and looked at Pinterest to see if…

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How to Stop Puppy Barking? Read these helpful ideas.

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Barking, nipping, and licking are all-natural and normal behaviors for puppies.  It’s a good thing puppies are adorable, right? Puppy breath and paws that smell like potato chips are over the top! If you’re hoping your puppy understands English, you’re in trouble. They have no idea why barking isn’t the ideal way to communicate with…

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Chicken DIY Project: Fermenting Chicken Feed

Why do people ferment chicken feed? My hens and rooster love their feed. When the chicks were introduced to the grown-up chickens about six weeks ago, we changed from layer feed to Scratch and Peck’s organic starter feed since the chicks needed to stay on that until about eight weeks. That’s when we’ll put them…

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