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Garden Rx

Pesche’s Garden Rx is full of helpful articles to make your plants look their best. Whether you’re looking to go organic, or starting your seeds in the house, Pesche’s Garden Rx is the place to start.

Citrus Care Guide

Citrus Care Guide (Lemon, Lime, Orange, Calamondins) Dwarf Citrus trees can make very attractive container plants and kept at manageable sizes. In the Chicago area, Citrus plants can be moved outside on a patio or apartment balcony in the summer, but MUST brought indoors when outside temperatures get below 55 degrees. Container & Soil: The container must be large enough to give the citrus room to grow, however make sure there are sufficient holes in…

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LAWN FALL TUNE-UP

Fall is a good time to repair lawns that are stressed from heat, damaged by insects or fungal diseases. First, rake out the burned and damaged grass patches to loosen the soil. Then plant the grass seed and top dress with a combination of Dr. Earth Super Natural Fertilizer and Garden Magic Top Soil. Remember to choose the right mixture grass seed for either shade, sun and shade, or full sun. Pesche’s Garden Center stocks…

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Amending Your Vegetable Garden This Fall

For an Abundant Harvest Next Year This year was a pretty good year for the vegetable gardens, however Fall is the time to give back and tune-up your soil for what you received in produce. There is still plenty of time for garden cleanup and amending. The soil amendments you add now will have all winter to break down before next Spring’s planting. Vegetables take nutrients from the soil as they grow. Each year you…

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October Gardening

EVERGREENS Keep watering your evergreens until the ground freezes. Evergreens can dry out during the winter. Fertilize now with Espoma Holly-tone. SHADE & FRUIT TREES Fertilize now with Espoma Tree-tone. LAWN October is a good time to repair lawns that are stressed from heat, damaged by insects or fungal diseases. First, rake out the burned and damaged grass patches to loosen the soil. Then plant the grass seed and top dress with a combination of Dr….

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