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Fall Lawn Care

Posted at 10:35am on October 05, 2018 in GARDEN CENTER

Weed, Feed, Reseed The difference between an okay lawn and a great one, both now and next spring, can be as easy as following a few simple steps; many of which take less than half an hour. Some are more labor intensive than others, but they will be worth the return of a healthier more beautiful lawn in the coming spring and years to come.You may have noticed as the hot summer months march on, that creeping charlie and clover in your lawn may be more noticeable than you'd like. As weeds are more active during the fall they not only absorb more nutrients, they also absorb herbicide better at this time.  For a fast acting product we recommend Fertilome's Weed Out as a great all-purpose weed killer.  For lawns suffering with more invasive or stubborn weed issues we recommend Weed Free Zone. The spray should actively kill the weeds, and after 2 weeks its safe to reseed. Granulated weed & feed is also an option at this time, but please note that a lawn should not be reseede...



COFFEE TASTING NEWSLETTER

Posted at 12:47pm on June 15, 2018 in

On the first and third Saturday of every month starting at 10:00am we have an experienced barista, Lexie, come in and host a coffee tasting! In each coffee tasting, Lexie will teach people something new about coffee. In April, she taught us about the growing process, the difference between peaberry beans and flatberry beans, and the drying processes. Each week, there is a featured coffee and pastry pairing that can be found in our cafe, Aroma. For example, on April 7th she had a Tanzania coffee paired with a cherry turnover, and on April 21st she had a Sumatra coffee paired with our gluten free brazi balls. During the tasting she talks about the different smells and complex flavors that are found when mixing the two. She also touches on the region, roast, and flavors that can be found in the specific coffee for that tasting! To learn more about the coffee tasting or if you have any questions on previous tastings/topics discussed contact us at thegreenthumbers.comLexie would love to an...



BROWN SPOTS IN MY YARD

Posted at 11:00am on June 15, 2018 in GARDEN CENTER

Do you have brown spots in your yard?  If it's not the dog, and there is a solution for that called dog rocks, then your problem could be dollar spot or fusarium blight. It begins to take a hold in your yard late May or early June. It is a disease that usually reoccurs every year. As with any disease, it is better to prevent it in the first place than to cure it once you see it in your yard. I recommend a product from Fertilome called F-stop. It is a granular product and is best applied with a lawn spreader. If you have had a problem with lawn disease in the past, I recommend two applications approximately 3 to 4 weeks apart. ...



TREAT TOMATOES

Posted at 9:43am on June 15, 2018 in GARDEN CENTER

Treat tomato plants before it's too late! One of the most common problems with tomato plants is tomato blight, which if left untreated will kill your tomatoes. To prevent this from happening, it is important to treat before the disease starts. The disease will become very prevalent when the heat and high humidity kick in. Lower leaves will begin to turn yellow and dark spots will appear on the leaves as well. I recommend an organic Bio-Fungicide called Revitalize made by Bonide for treatment. As always follow label directions closely. Using this product will help to insure your tomato plants produce lots of healthy tomatoes all season long. ...



Winter House Plant Tips

Posted at 12:47pm on January 10, 2018 in GARDEN CENTER

January and February are some the hardest months on house plants. Low light, low humidity, and pests can be issues that are often overlooked during this time. Many house plants end up with the winter blues. However, there are a few tips that will really help keep your house plants looking their best when spring rolls around.First, make sure to give house plants enough light. In the winter months the days are short and the angle of the sun is low. Use a plant stand to lift plants up off the ground. Keep an eye on what places get the most sun in the winter and strategically place plants there. Beware of putting plants too close to drafty windows or places that are very cold. Pull open blinds and shades as often as possible. Also rotate plants 180 degrees every month to keep the plant growing symmetrically.Second, make sure to keep a semi humid environment. Heating systems pull a great deal of moisture from the air making many tropical plants unhappy. This can also make wateri...