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Three Tips For Pruning Your Plants

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Pruning is an essential task for maintaining the health of your plants. Unfortunately, it can be common for those that are new to gardening to be fairly uncertain of the steps that they should take when pruning, and this can lead to some fairly serious problems. To help you avoid these hazards, you will want to be aware of the following few pruning tips. Sharpen Your Tools Before Pruning In order to avoid damaging the plant when pruning it, you will want to ensure that your pruning shears are as sharp as possible.

17 October 2016

Prepping Your Combine For Harvest

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When you hit the field for harvest every year, you have zero time for anything else, and breakdowns can cost you time and serious money. Completing a maintenance checklist and planning for repairs before fall arrives can help ensure that your combine will perform the way you need it to. Minimizing problems and downtime in the fall can make a big difference in your bottom line.  Manufacturer's Manual As an agricultural expert, you may chafe at the notion of relying on the owner's manual.

25 July 2016

Two Work Boot Care Tips

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To comfortably and effectively do your job, you need to have the right tools and equipment. For many people, this involves owning a pair of durable work boots. While work boots can keep your feet safe while also being comfortable, it is important to note that many people may not be familiar with the steps needed to maximize the lifespan of this article of clothing. By using these boot care tips, you can help ensure that your work boots last as long as possible before you need to replace them.

15 March 2016

Farmers: Routing More Water With Less Waste

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If you're depending on a well pump to deliver water to crops and serve to livestock, there's a lot of potential waste that could leave you high and dry. Many ground water sources are replenished as other nearby water sources spread their contents and regular rain showers enter the area, but a dry season may mean poor or no water until the next big rain. Take a look at a few ways to make sure that every pump of your water source goes to a meaningful place after the well.

24 December 2015

3 Safety Tips To Follow When Using A Wood Chipper

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Using a wood chipper can be a handy way to get rid of unwanted wood and to create mulch. You can rent a wood chipper to use for this purpose, but you have to be careful. Wood chippers can be dangerous, but following these safety tips will help you stay safe when you're using this piece of equipment. 1. Dress Properly for the Job First of all, you should make sure that you are dressed properly before using a wood chipper.

23 December 2015

Building A New Property And Worried About The Lawn? Have An Inground Sprinkler Installed Right Away

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If you are building a new house and you are wondering what to do with landscaping, make sure you consider adding a sprinkler system to the project. Adding the sprinkler at the time of construction prevents you from having to dig the ground up at a later time, and there are many benefits. The sprinkler systems today include moisture detection, self-timers, wireless control and more. Here are just a few of the reasons you want to consider using a sprinkler system outside your home.

21 December 2015

Buying Your First Christmas Tree? Tips For Purchasing A Real One

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There are approximately 15,000 Christmas tree farms in the United States, and Christmas tree cultivation is an agricultural forestry that employs over 100,000 people. When you buy a real Christmas tree from a Christmas tree farm, you are not only getting a beautiful tree, but helping the economy. Below are some tips on picking out your first Christmas tree this year so you can have it ready for Santa to put presents underneath.

17 December 2015

Looking To Buy Farm Land? Important Questions To Ask Before Signing Any Purchase Agreement

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Whether you are buying land to build a new agricultural business or farming operation or growing the size of an existing one, you should be aware that the process of purchasing land can present problems that can be both costly and difficult to resolve. Because the ownership of large tracts of rural land may have been retained by the same owner or owners for many generations, it can be more apt to develop encroachments and other boundary issues than a residential lot, that changes ownership every few years.

16 December 2015

Protecting Your Terracotta Pots From Winter Damage

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The porosity of terracotta serves a worthy garden purpose by allowing water to evaporate out of the soil and air to infiltrate and cool the roots. However, it also is the very thing that makes them vulnerable to freezing winter temperatures, as moisture in the clay expands and causes the pot to crack. Not all terracotta pots are created equal, and there are steps you can take to protect them from sure destruction.

14 December 2015