March is not only notorious for St. Patrick’s Day but it is also acknowledged for being National Nutrition Month. The theme for 2014’s National Nutrition Month is “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right.”
Once the snow starts to melt and the temperature begins to warm, many of us will be eager to plant grass seed to fill in bare spots or repair grass damaged during the winter...
Exercise is important for a healthy lifestyle. One popular form of exercise is walking because it’s easy to build into busy schedules and doesn’t require special equipment.
Sooner or later, winter will be over. It has been a long one, but the weather will be better. Certainly you have already thought of getting outside and working on your garden or other parts of your yard.
Do you ever wonder how some families can weather tough times well while others fall apart?
It has been a long one, but sooner or later winter will be over. And just as the seasons change, so do your gardening practices and expectations. Your home landscape can easily be adapted to suit your budget, spare time, tastes and trends.
Slow cookers or crock pots are a great way to prepare delicious hot meals ahead of time...
Spring gardening chores for a happy and healthy garden and lawn.
Once the snow starts to melt and the temperatures begin to warm, many of us will be eager to plant grass seed to fill in bare spots or repair grass damaged during the winter. One key to success is to purchase quality grass seed. In addition to obtaining seed produced by a reputable company, we can also look at the label on the package to verify that it meets certain standards.
When spring is finally upon us, our thoughts turn to the emergence of perennial bulbs and flowers in the garden, as well as the dormant grass “greening up” for the season. But in containers, “spring green” can mean something totally different.
This year in Pennsylvania, Arbor Day is April 25, which is the fourth Friday in April. It is a perfect time to add a tree to your landscape or to become involved in a community tree planting project.
It is snowing again on this February day. The temperature is a balmy 28° (I say balmy, because at this point anything above 10° is balmy). It’s difficult to write an article for spring when the weather is below freezing, but then, visions of seedlings begin dancing in my head. I did a little research and found some fun seed-starting ideas.
One of the many benefits of having your own garden is the opportunity to plant a variety of tomatoes. When choosing, it is important to be aware of the basic tomato types.
Dolomedes tenebrosus is commonly called the fishing spider. What comes to mind when hearing this common name is that they live near water, right? Not so with this species of the fishing spider. Its preferred habitat is a wooded area, which may or may not have a water source nearby.
Will spring ever arrive?
Growing your own strawberries is one of the most rewarding gardening activities.
There has been a lot of discussion as to whether or not Americans consume too much salt. Some think that consuming large amounts of sodium is the reason for the alarming rates of high blood pressure and heart disease. According to the American Heart Association, “Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide, and high blood pressure is a major risk factor.”
We are challenging readers to include a new food in their meals. Today we are focusing on the low cost healthy food — beans. Beans and peas are the mature forms of legumes. They include kidney beans, pinto beans, black beans, garbanzo peas (chickpeas), lima beans, black-eyed peas, split peas, and lentils. These types of beans and peas are not to be confused with green peas and green beans.
February is American Heart Month...
Valentine’s Day can be a challenging holiday for people with diabetes.