Fall Fertilizer for a Greener Lawn Next Spring
As the summer winds down and kids return to school, most homeowners turn their attention to storing the lawn furniture and closing the pool for the year. While there are numerous tasks associated with the welcoming of fall, aside from the standard pumpkin carving and leaf raking, fertilizing your lawn for the coming winter must not be overlooked. While most areas in the Northeast enjoy a mild and beautiful September, ... read more
How to Plant a Tree
You’ve picked out the perfect tree for your yard. Now it’s time to plant it! Things you will need to plant your tree: Shovel Rake Tree Staking Kit Plant Starter Tree Gator PHC Tree Saver or Espoma Bio-tone Soil Moist Roots Healthy Start Planting Mix Step 1: Lay down a hose or some rope to outline the bed you want to create. This will help you visualize the size of ... read more
Root Collar Excavation for Healthier Trees
Looking out into your yard, you can’t help but think that something is missing. Maybe it’s a bare area needing interest. Perhaps a neighbor has too clear a visual of your patio. Whatever the situation may be, often the best remedy is to plant a beautiful tree. That perfect species that will bring color and personality to your landscape. The choices are endless but you have narrowed it down and ... read more
Take Back Your Yard: Year Round Guide for Pest Control
Insects are often thought of as pests. Did you know that only 6% of all insects are actually classified as pests? The rest are beneficial to the environment and to your landscape. Ladybugs are not just beautiful in appearance; they eat aphids that make yellow stippling marks on your Japanese Andromeda as well as mealy bugs, leaf hoppers and other destructive soft-bodied pests. Each garden pest does have its ... read more
Ask the Expert: Downy Mildew or Tomato Blight invading your garden?
Question I had a healthy garden up until about two years ago when a tropical rain storm came through and rained for 3 days. A few days after the rain stopped, I noticed a whitish, moldy look on some leaves. Soon after that, the leaves developed dead, brown spots, withered and then eventually died. This issue spread throughout my entire garden. I have tried Copper, Neem Oil and Daconil with ... read more
Gronomics Vertical Garden Set-up; easy as 1-2-3.
The Vertical Garden from Gronomics is one of our favorite new products in the container gardening category. While it’s super easy to use and get started with, we don’t think people really grasp the simplicity with which this thing operates (we didn’t either until we set one up ourselves!). To remedy this, we made a video to give you a quick synopsis of how you too can have lots of ... read more
Is a Raised Garden Bed Right for you? Why you should consider one for your garden.
The idea of gardening conjures up all sorts of colorfully imaginative and creative endeavors involving ones yard. In a sort of romantic battle of Man/Woman vs earth, ultimate victory is achieved as the soil gives up the plentiful harvest which has been so carefully cultivated and cared for over several months (hard fought, sweat inducing, dirt-under-the-nails-months) with such love and attention to detail. The culmination of it all is seen as ... read more
mycorrhizae (m-k-r-z) - Noun; The symbiotic association of the mycelium of a fungus with the roots of a seed plant Hmmm…this definition doesn’t help me too much and the word fungus scares me. While at my local independent garden center I noticed this word on several of their products which leads me to believe I should be using it in my garden. Why do some products have mycorrhizae and some don’t? Better ... read more
Looks Fishy to Me: Neptune’s Harvest Organic Fertilizer
As long as you don’t spill any on yourself, Neptune’s Harvest Organic Fertilizer is a phenomenal product that encourages strong growth of your favorite plants. Why you don’t want to spill any on you? Well, it’s somewhat smelly and can be tricky to wash off. That’s the only downside to using Neptune’s Harvest in your garden. The upside? Their products will not biologically damage your soil and, instead, promote the ... read more
A.D.I.O.S.: The Answer to Organic Weed Control?
We would like to introduce you to a new organic weed control product that was approved for use in the United States and is now available for sale. A.D.I.O.S. (Advanced Development in Organic Solutions) developed by Herbanatur is approved for organic use by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI), is EPA Exempt and is available now through Great Garden Supply! Environmentally-friendly weed control has been a huge problem facing lawn care ... read more