Author Archives: Sean Foster

Five fall tablescape ideas to entertain with style


When it comes to Thanksgiving, there’s no question that the main event each year is the hearty Turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing dinner you share with loved ones. Sure, some people like to enjoy the …

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Bernie Traurig’s three day intensive training at Enticement Stables – Obligation Farm, Davidsonville


United States Equestrian Team representative and founder and head coach of Bernie Traurig presented a three day intensive training at Enticement Stables/Obligation Farm, Davidsonville Deana Tice for equestrian enthusiasts of all …

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How to relieve your pet’s stress during the holidays


The holidays are a happy time for many, but this cheerful season can be stressful every now and then, too. Whether you’re traveling, hosting family, budgeting for gifts or planning parties, there’s a lot to …

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5 tips to take care of your horse this winter


Chilly winter weather means bundling up and staying indoors longer for us humans. But what does it mean for your horse? Proper winter care is essential for the health of any horse. Many horse owners, …

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Keep Your Lawn Strong – Even in the Dead Of Winter

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If you want a greener lawn in spring, did you know the most important time to organically fertilize your grass is the fall? Most people guess spring!
The Espoma Organic Company shares why …

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How to prepare your perennials for winter


Year after year we experience harsh winters with heavy snow, slick ice and freezing temperatures, yet our bodies never quite adapt to these unfavorable weather conditions. Sure, our Midwestern roots help us handle winters better …

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What to do with your harvest this fall

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The growing season is nearly finished, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy delicious veggies, fruit and herbs from the garden. Rather than letting excess produce go to waste, use these storing methods to …

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Five beautiful destinations to see fall foliage


Year-round warm weather sounds nice in theory, but those who live in four-season regions would miss the beautiful season of fall. A few months of cool sweater weather, pumpkin carving, holiday parties and fall comfort …

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5 Simple Tasks to Make Your Yard Look Fab This Fall


Don’t put away your garden gloves just yet. Fall is officially here, and there’s still yard work to be done! Not only does lawn maintenance keep your yard looking tidy, but it also prevents diseases …

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A convenient coservation solution: The benefits of xeriscaping


Those of us who don’t live in drought-prone areas or desert regions might use water without giving it much thought. Water, however, is a precious resource these days, and taking small steps to conserve water …

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Why Fall Is Planting Time for Trees, Shrubs & Perennials


So you think it’s too late in the year to plant or transplant trees, shrubs and perennial plants in your garden? Well, the good news is that it isn’t. Actually, you are at the ideal …

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Tablescaping ideas for fall entertaining


Whether you’re hosting a Halloween celebration, Thanksgiving dinner or a simple fall party, it’s fun to enhance the occasion with festive tablescapes. Use these charming ideas to start designing a table you and your guests …

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Design ideas to create the perfect catio


Cats that live indoors tend to live longer, which isn’t exactly surprising considering the fact that there are no cars or predators inside your home. Still, fresh air and the natural sights are beneficial to …

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Xeriscaping garden ideas to conserve water and improve the look of your yard


You’ve designed beautiful lawns and gardens in the past, but xeriscaping is new territory, and it’s important to learn more about this landscaping method before getting to work. After all, even pro gardeners and landscapers …

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5 Tips to Help Your Lawn Recover from Summer Stress


Cool temperatures, light rainfalls and beautiful autumn leaves signal that fall is nearly here. These same signs tell your lawn that fall has come and winter is on the way, too. End the season with …

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Use these tricks to keep those pesky mosquitoes away


Anyone who lives in a mosquito-infested area knows that all it takes to end an outdoor party or a lovely evening out on the patio is a swarm of bugs. Not only do mosquito bites …

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Simple Tips for Designing and Planting Fall Flower Bulbs


Bulbs are the gateway to the garden. Plant them now and forget about them. By the time spring rolls around, the garden will be full of buds ready to blossom.
And, with cooler temperatures, …

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Create a Catio for your Furry Feline Friend


With cars, predators, diseases and unfavorable weather conditions to contend with outdoors, it’s no surprise that many cat owners consider the indoors to be the safest place to keep their pets. That being said, a …

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How to prepare your lawn for fall

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Summer will be over before we know it, but there’s still plenty of outdoor time to enjoy before winter sets in. Fall is often the best season to go on long walks, dine al fresco …

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Pet Food Drive at HG Farm & Pet!


Do your part to help animals in need at the SPCA of Anne Arundel County during these ‘Dog Days of Summer’
Homestead Gardens asks you to join our efforts in restocking the SPCA of Anne …

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