Illuminating Ideas for Hanging String Lights in Your Backyard

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So, you’ve created the backyard of your dreams and love everything about it -- except that seeing your surroundings can sometimes be a challenge once the sun’s gone down. As the days grow shorter...

Not “Murder Hornets” but Cicada Killers

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It recently happened again. One of the Asian giant hornet’s nests was featured on the national news in the upper northwest part of our nation, and then local folks started “seeing them around here”. You...

Reduce Your Energy Bills This Fall With These Tips

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The updates you make in fall can prepare your home for the long winter months ahead, helping you stay more comfortable all season while reducing your energy bills and other expenditures. Here are some...

Armyworms in Lawns and Pastures

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This year we have seen a tremendous outbreak of armyworms affecting pastures and hay meadows. Even my own mom, who lives well north of me has been calling, complaining of armyworms in her lawn,...

Winter feeding of cattle

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When you go to any feed store and buy a sack of feed, you know exactly what you’re getting. We know the weight, the ingredients, and the quality of the feed. You can buy...

Budget-Friendly Tips to Celebrate Summer at Home

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Summertime is often synonymous with longer days, sweet sunshine and memorable times with friends and family. Whether it is time spent at backyard cookouts, in the garden or simply basking in the rays, we have...

Is Your Roof Strong Enough to Endure Wicked Summer Weather?

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The summer months are often accompanied by rough weather that can do a number on a roof if it’s not designed to withstand the elements. Experts say an ounce of prevention is worth a...

How and When to Water Your Lawn

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On the surface, it seems like a silly question to ask: when should I water my lawn? As East Texas is coming out of an incredibly wet spring and early summer, and landscapes start...

Grub worm control happens now in East Texas

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Those ugly white, C-shaped grub worms that infect lawns and cause so much trouble in late summer and early fall are easiest to kill now, when you cannot see them. White grubs are the...

Summer Thunderstorms and Fish Die-Offs Ponds

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It is completely possible that your pond may have had a fish die-off recently as a result up the stormy weather that we have experienced. The most common cause of a massive fish die...