Lawn and Garden Care for April

Good morning everyone!  What beautiful weather we are having this week.  I don’t know about you, but these spring-like temperatures are making me want to get out in the garden and get my hands dirty!  And with the weekend fast approaching, now is the perfect time.  If you have been bit with a similar bug, here are a few lawn and garden tips to keep in mind for the month of April.

Fescue lawns will greatly benefit from a dose of Fertilome Weed Out which will kill any germinated weeds in the lawn.  Two applications may be necessary before temperatures steadily reach 90 degrees.  Be sure to apply ONLY to lawn areas, as it will damage plants and trees.  Additionally, now is the time for a second application of Hi Yield Crabgrass control.

Now is also the perfect time for mulch renewal around trees and shrubs.  Not only does mulch supress weed growth and help retain moisture in the soil, it just looks good.  Just be careful not to overdo it.  About 3 to 4 inches of mulch is enough for a shrub bed or under a tree.  Make sure the mulch doesn’t gather around the base of the tree and touch the bark.  This could invite rot damage and problems.

Mulch options at the garden center include shredded hardwood mulch and bark nuggets in bags, and pine needles in bushels, to name just a few.  We also offer triple shredded hardwood mulch in bulk.  We have a full menu and sample jars of all our mulches, composts, and landscape materials at the front desk in the Greenhouse to help you with your selection.  Delivery and mulch installation are available.  Call for details.

At Garden Supply, we have everything you need to get your yards in tip-top shape this spring.  We are here 7 days a week and are ready to assist you in achieving the perfect lawn and a beautiful garden.  Come talk to our experts. You’ll be glad you did.

Thanks so much for stopping by and happy gardening!

Feed the Lawn & Kill the Weeds

Hello everyone!  Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend and are enjoying the burst of wonderful weather we’ve had to officially welcome in spring.  We’ve had a great time this weekend at Garden Supply as we wrapped up our big week-long Spring Garden Party yesterday.  Thank you to everyone who participated and to everyone who stopped by and helped make our annual party a huge success!  We couldn’t have done it without you!

Now that spring is truly here, it’s time to turn your thoughts to a bit of yard prep and lawn care.  If you haven’t yet done so, now is the time for fertilizing fescue grass.  Some lawn fertilizers contain pre-emergent crabgrass killers, which should go down within the next 10 days.  We recommend  you use Fertilome Crabgrass Preventer Plus Lawn Food.  Use Fertilome Classic Lawn Food if you have already applied crabgrass preventer.  We’ve got everything you need down at the garden center.

While over-seeding should wait until mid-September, you could work on seeding small, bare spots now.  This will require careful attention to watering in dry weeks, especially as we get into summer.

Cool weather weeds, especially chickweed, which blooms with a small white daisy, are gaining maturity now.  It’s easy to get them by pulling the clumps by hand or by hoe.  It is blooming already, so it’s a good time to get out as much as you can before the seeds go flying.  Come talk to our gardening experts for solutions.

With Easter being two weeks from today, now is the time to stop by the Greenhouse and check out our adorable holiday decor.  We have a huge selection of beautiful and unique items to spruce up your homes and decorate your tables for the season.

And look what else I discovered while strolling the Greenhouse yesterday afternoon.  A sale!  Always love a sale!

This lovely selection of pottery is now 30% off!  Just think of all the plant arrangements you could make for your decks and front porches with these.  Or thinking ahead, what wonderful Mother’s Day presents these would make filled with flowering blossoms.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  We’ll see you back here soon for more snippets from the garden!