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October Gardening

CHRIS PESCHEOct 10, '21

EVERGREENSKeep watering your evergreens until the ground freezes. Evergreens can dry out during the winter. Fertilize now with Espoma Holly-tone. SHADE & FRUIT TREESFertilize now with Espoma Tree-tone. LAWNOctober is a good time to repair lawns that are stressed from heat, damaged by insects or fungal diseases. First, rake out the...

September Gardening Tasks

CHRIS PESCHESep 20, '21

Tropical and houseplants can be damaged by evening temperatures under 45 degrees. Watch the weather and be prepared to cover them or move them inside. We advise treating non edible plants with a systemic insecticide (Bonide Systemic Houseplant Insect Control) 2 weeks before they are moved inside. Inspect the plants...

August Gardening

CHRIS PESCHEAug 10, '21

Do not apply pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers on days of excessive heat. The products may vaporize, causing harm to the environment and a danger to your health. Plant materials will burn if a chemical is applied. This means if the mornings or evenings are cooler and the mid–day is in...

June Gardening

CHRIS PESCHEJun 6, '21

Container plants can dry out quickly in the hot windy days of summer. Soil Moist is a polymer designed to reduce plant watering. It absorbs water similar to a sponge, when the soil dries; the stored water is released to the soil over an extended period of time. Safe to...

April Gardening

CHRIS PESCHEApr 12, '21

Do a soil test to determine what amendments your planting beds need.  Soil Test Kits by LusterLeaf provide 10 tests for pH, and Nitrogen, Phosphorous, and Potash.http://www.lusterleaf.com/nav/soil_test.html  Our expert staff can analyze your results and will assist you in selecting the proper organic or traditional fertilizer to apply Add 1 to 2...