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Finding a Baby Bird
By: Admin    June 15 2018 , 10:19 am
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Category: Eco-Friendly , Birds
What should you do with an abandoned baby bird? Finding a baby bird fallen out of its nest is not uncommon for this time of year, but what steps should you take? How can you save this baby’s life? You have probably heard conflicting information as to how to identify if a bird is even injured and in need of attention. There are many misconceptions out there and it is good to know the best way to help out our feathered friends. Perhaps one of the biggest misconceptions that has been passed along for generations is the myth that if you touch a baby bird, the mother bird will smell human on it and reject her baby. A bird’s sense of smell is actually not very acute, but even so it will not reject its baby for smelling like a human. While untrue, this tale has probably saved many bird lives by dissuading children from touching them. Helping a Fledgling Baby birds in the fledgling...
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The Ultimate Pruning Guide
By: Admin    June 01 2018 , 02:19 pm
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Category: Gardening
Spring is a very important time to get those pruning shears out! Managing your trees and plants is integral to having a successful garden. Using Gardener’s Path’s excellent, detailed guide, let us go through the steps you can take to ensure a safe, successful endeavour in pruning.The best aspect of this guide is simply the fact that they go over everything you need to know. They have sections for what pruning is, why it is important, the tools you will need to use, and how to go about pruning all the individual trees, bushes and plants you might encounter. This makes it ideal for beginners who have never had the experience of pruning, but also makes a fantastic reference guide for more experienced landscapers who may need a refresher course on the subject.Gardener’s Path Guide OverviewFor our readers who care about their yards and trees, we think this guide is perfect for you! Here are some speci...
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Spring Camping Tips
By: Admin    May 02 2018 , 10:55 am
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Category: Outdoors
The outdoors are calling this spring! Now is the perfect time to pull up your bootstraps and pack a bag, because camping season is rapidly approaching. Whether you are an experienced camper or a beginner, you may be looking for some tips before heading out into the wilderness. Knowing a few things could make the difference between a happy or very unhappy camper.Familiarize YourselfGet familiar with where you will be staying. Even if you are only traveling to somewhere a few towns away, terrains can change and you will want to be prepared. If you are staying on a campsite, what amenities do they provide? If you are not on a campsite, what is the area like? Is it rocky? Is there a river or cliffs nearby? What wildlife is in the area? These things will indicate what you will need to bring, such as hiking gear for rocky terrain. Areas with water attract more mosquitoes so it could be a good idea ...
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How to Keep Wildlife Out of Your Garden
By: Admin    April 23 2018 , 11:59 am
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Category: Gardening , Animals
Guard Your Garden!One of the biggest headaches any gardener will face when they start to see success is furry little thieves. Although adorable, creatures like deer, squirrels, groundhogs, rabbits, and moles will eat and destroy your hard work. Fortunately, there are a few steps you can take to try and prevent this.The first step is to identify what animal the invader is. A fence is a good option for keeping critters out, but if your animal problem is deer, they can jump right over the fence. If your garden has squirrel invaders, they can simply climb over fences. Look for tracks and patterns specific to the animals in your region that match the ones in your garden. Once you have figured out what creatures are causing mayhem, you can plan your next move!Fighting with FencingPutting up a fence will keep out critters such as rabbits and other small mammals. Making the fence taller could at least make it ...
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Opening Your Garden Pond for Spring
By: Admin    April 11 2018 , 04:02 pm
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Category: Pond , Landscape
Pondering when to reopen your pond this spring?Reopening a garden pond involves checking off a lot of items and ensuring specific habitation levels are met, but once you do it, its beauty is well worth the work.Winter can leave anything left outdoors damaged or filled with debris. It is normal to open your pond when the water temperature averages 50° or higher. Here is a brief guide to help pond-owners complete this annual task!Basic MaintenanceJust like your lawn or vegetable garden, getting your pond ready for the new season involves performing basic maintenance such as cleaning and prepping.Start by removing any leaves or sticks from the pond cover to prevent accumulated debris from falling into the pond. Using a pond vacuum or a scooper, clear any remaining debris inside the pond. Check to see how much sludge has built up over winter and determine whether you will need to replace all the water, or...
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