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The Latest Buzz on Honeybees


The numbers are in on the honeybee front –and the buzz is mixed. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, winter losses of managed honeybee colonies for 2014-2015 dropped for the second straight year to 23 percent, significantly lower [...]


Go With A Pro To Be Sprinkler Savvy


(NAPS)—With warmer weather upon us, you may be getting ready to boot up your irrigation system to return your landscape to its former glory. Before you get started, remember that winter can take a toll on your sprinkler system, causing [...]


10 Ways To Help Bees And Butterflies Thrive


(NAPS)—Here’s news that’s created a buzz. Three-quarters of the world’s flowering plants and food crops rely on pollinating insects such as bees and butterflies to help them reproduce.   Unfortunately, bee populations are being threatened by a range of issues [...]


Springtime in the Garden


Gardening has a lot in common with painting a landscape. Every spring, the Almighty creates the joy of new life by painting nature with color, shapes & textures we hadn’t seen since last spring. It’s a gardener’s task to try [...]


National Young Farmers Coalition Sows New Growers


Since World War II, our nation’s food production has been on a steady march to monopolization and domina-tion by big agri-business. Consider Braden County, North Carolina: In 1945 there were almost 3,500 farms with an average size of 69 acres. [...]


Planning a Successful Vegetable Garden


(NAPSI)—Edible gardening will continue to be a popular trend this year, according to a recent survey by the Garden Writers Association. More than 41 million U.S. households grew a vegetable garden last year and 37 per-cent plan to do more [...]


Enjoy Your Lawn All Season Long


By following a few simple tips, you and your family can enjoy spending time in your yard all season long. (NAPSA)—It’s time to be one with nature again. The following tips can help homeowners have the grass greener on their [...]


Store Your Mower In Eight Easy Steps


(NAPS)—Chances are, your lawn mower has been a faithful fair-weather companion. So at the end of the mowing season, you want to give it the attention it deserves.   Here are some tips on what you can do now to [...]


Tools And Tricks To Tackle Tough, Cold Weather Yard Work

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The grass can be greener on your side of the fence next year if you treat your yard right now. New eco-friendly tools can help.   (NAPS)—The steps you take now to clean up your yard and put it to [...]


Get Your Outdoor Power Equipment Ready For Winter

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How well your outdoor power equipment works the next time you need it could depend on how you winterize and store it.   Here are hints that can help: Do your winterization tasks in a safe work zone. Before you [...]

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