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Moles are one of the most humorous and aggravating pests in the garden. Humorous because of all the lame-brain methods that we dream up to get rid of them. Aggravating because they drive you absolutely nuts until you catch them. Moles have long snouts and huge, flipper-type paws which enables them to swim through the soil.
What damage do they do?
Repelling Moles (best method)
Excerpted from Gardening with Cisco
The (Cool) Dog Days of Summer
Summer Time Fire Safety
School is out for the summer!!! (or will be soon!) Throughout the year your students have practiced what to do if there is a fire at school…. Now that school is out, do they know what to do if there is a fire at home? Here are some tips:Have a fire escape plan for young children who cannot get outside by themselves. Talk about who will help each child get out safely. Children should know what to do when they hear a smoke alarm and there is no adult around. Help them practice going to a meeting place outside.Teach children to never go back inside a building until they get the "ok" from an adult.Have a fire escape plan for young children who cannot get outside by themselves. Talk about who will help each child get out safely.Children should know what to do when they hear a smoke alarm and there is no adult around. Help them practice going to a meeting place outside.Teach children to never go back inside a building until they get the "ok" from an adult.
We hope everyone has a fun and safe summer!
Source: Public Information and Education Officer
Freezer Ice Cream Recipes
All you need is a functioning freezer to make ice cream. Discover how to make ice cream in a freezer with vanilla, chocolate and blueberry ice cream recipes.
Making ice cream is simpler than you might think — you don't need bags of ice and salt or even a special ice cream machine...
Bathroom Makeover in Action
One of our neighbors used our Bathroom Makeover Article as inspiration for her own project. Check out her before/after photos:
Recent forum updates
Source: Shadow Cats
Branch Manager & Branch Mgr Assistant
Pruning Trees in Spring
As you’ve been admiring all the fresh green growth in your yard this spring, perhaps you’ve noticed something else, too. Like excessive growth of a tree or shrub that you want to cut.
If you can prune your trees before they begin growing in the Spring, that still counts as dormant pruning and is the ideal time to prune because of these benefits.
Once trees start budding or blooming in spring, though, double-check that pruning now won’t put your tree in harm’s way.
Can I do any pruning after trees have leaves and buds in spring?
But, you can safely do some tree pruning in spring–as long as you don’t remove any more than 10 percent of the tree’s branches.
Your goal with spring pruning should be one of two things.
Pruning for safety: Remove any dead, dying or decaying branches to keep your tree (and home) safe.
Minimal pruning for aesthetics: Cut or remove branches to shape your tree a bit.
Are there any trees that are better to prune in spring?
For the full article, click here.
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