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Garden Help Desk

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.

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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Bulb Planting Tips

Pesche’s has exciting new varieties and pre-selected combinations of bulbs!  Our bulbs are imported from Holland and of the finest quality guaranteeing the best results!   Did you ever wonder how some people have larger spring flowers than others? Well, the trick is that you must buy larger bulbs. Remember, the bigger the better! So shop early for the biggest and best selection! Stop into our Garden Center early for your best selection of spring bulbs…

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Iris Gardening

August to September planting will help establish a healthy root system before the cold weather sets in. Iris still may be planted in September and October if the fall is exceptionally warm! Iris need at least 5 hours of sun. Full sun is preferred. It’s very important to keep your planting site weed free. Iris don’t do well competing with weeds. Heavy clay soils that drain poorly should be amended with Back to Nature Cotton…

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House Plant Pests in Winter

Uugghh! Bugs! Did you have your houseplants outside this summer? Did you bring any new plants home? Did you re–pot any plants recently? This cold winter our customers are bringing in an abundance of houseplant leaf samples with various insect problems. Homes that lack humidity create favorable environments for insects like spider mites. Inspect your houseplants for insects! Check your plants over with a magnifying glass. Thoroughly look over the undersides of leaves and branch…

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