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Date Archive for September, 2012

It’s Fall Foliage Season! Get Outside and Enjoy the ‘Hues’

Across the country Mother Nature is turning up the volume on fall colors. With cooler temperatures, a break in humidity and foliage at its finest, autumn is a spectacular time to get outdoors with your family. Take a hike! Whether you walk in your neighborhood park, take a drive into the country or up into [...]

It’s “Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable-Pet” Week

For a certain pet population – older animals, big black dogs and animals with special needs – the wait for a forever family can be a long one. But the adoption website Petfinder is  trying to change that by drawing attention to these animals during “Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable-Pet” Week, Sept. 17-23. According to Petfinder, 99% of its [...]

Fall Lawn Care Tips for Healthy Grass Next Spring

You might think fall is the time you can finally sit back, relax and forget about yard work. But during the fall your yard is busy storing up nutrients and energy to help it survive through the dormant winter, so now is the best time of the year to give it a little boost. Spending [...]

Consider Native Species This Fall

The fall planting season is getting underway, so there is no better time to turn attention to the importance of planting native trees, plants and flowers rather than exotic versions. Native plants are made for your ecosystem, so they need less water and fertilization to survive. This is good for you (less time doing yard [...]

Create a Certified Wildlife Habitat to Get Your Kids Outside

With school in full swing, schedules are filling up fast. Between classes, homework and indoor sports, it can be tough to find time to get kids outside for some fresh air. But, studies have shown that spending time outdoors helps curb childhood obesity, enhances mood and improves learning skills, among other things. One fun way [...]

Sweet! September is National Honey Month.

In honor of September, a.k.a. National Honey Month, we wanted to share some interesting facts about bees and honey. According to the National Honey Board Americans consume about 1.3 pounds of honey per person each year. In order to make just one pound of honey bees must tap about two million flowers. There are more [...]