After an unseasonal cold snap in March, spring has officially started and the warmer weather is here to stay– at least for a little while. Hopefully, the cold didn’t damage your plants! Working on your yard is a great excuse to spend time outside now that the weather is nice. Here are a few things you can work on in your landscape for the month of April:
The Food Factor: Onion Soup Mix
February 15, 2022
Some may call me a control freak, because I love having control over the ingredients I use. It’s especially important to watch my sugar, sodium, and fat intake. That’s why I love recipes for seasoning mixes, like this Onion Soup Mix!
Four Things to Consider When Planting Roses
February 11, 2022
Roses are wildly popular flowers – both for planting in your yard and for gifting to a special someone. Native to the northern hemisphere, roses come in a variety of different colors and types. With over 50 different rose cultivars that grow well in Mississippi, there’s a rose that is sure to meet all your needs and preferences.
Portion Size vs. Serving Size: Do You Know the Difference?
February 8, 2022
A key part of leading a healthier lifestyle is to integrate a variety of foods in the right amounts into your daily diet. When it comes to deciding how much to eat, serving size and portion size are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same thing.
3 Things to Know About Crape Myrtles
February 4, 2022
Are you updating your existing landscape or planting a brand new one this season? You may want to consider crape myrtles.
The Food Factor: Potato Corn Chowder
February 1, 2022
It may be cold outside, but you can help take the chill out of winter with a warm bowl of Potato Corn Chowder.
How to Create a Winter Habitat for Birds
January 28, 2022
If there’s one thing we southerners love, it’s our backyard birds. There’s something enjoyable about watching birds fly around and chirp with each other in the yard. However, as brutal as the winter months can be to us, it can be even more challenging to our feathered friends. Many trees and shrubs become bare during the cold weather, eliminating their primary sources of shelter and food. To help provide food, water, and shelter to your backyard buddies, consider creating a welcoming habitat that will prepare them for cold weather.
How to Make a Budget
January 25, 2022
If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to get your finances in order, start with creating a budget. A comprehensive plan for your spending and saving benefits you now and for years to come.
Think of your budget as a tool to help you plan how you spend your money and track how much you save. Before you sit down to make this plan, you should record your expenses for at least a week to see exactly how you are spending your money. A week will give you some insight; however, the longer you track your spending, the more accurate your budget will be. Try this...
How to Distinguish Termites from Ants
January 21, 2022
Can you tell the difference between a termite and an ant? Termites and ants share a number of similar physical characteristics, and it can be hard to distinguish between the two at first glance. Since termites can be active long before they are properly identified, mistaking them for ants could be a costly error!
The Food Factor: Air Fryer Pork Chops for Two
January 18, 2022
This pork chop recipe is ideal for just one or two people, and it comes together quickly with little mess.
When and How to Prune Landscape Plants: Winter/Early Spring
January 14, 2022
When, how, and if you should prune depends on the type of plant or tree you have and your goal for the plant. Check out this calendar for some of the pruning chores ideal for January through April in Mississippi.
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