Preen: When, Where & Why

The best way to control weeds in the garden is to prevent them from getting started in the first place. Preen weed preventers have specialized formulas to keep weed seeds from germinating in flower and vegetable gardens, in ground covers and around trees, shrubs and more.

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Pruning Early Bloomers

Pruning is generally done for the aesthetics of the plant, not the plant’s survival. So with this in mind, pruning is largely optional. Yeah! More time to spend with mom on Mothers’ Day Weekend! Plants that are best pruned now include forsythia, pussy willow and red twig dogwood.

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Fall is Fantastic…For Planting!

FALL IS FANTASTIC! Why plant in the FALL?  Cooler air temperatures mean much less stress on the plant and more energy for root establishment.  Ground temperatures cool much slower than air temperatures in autumn allowing for a long season of root establishment. Roots will grow as long as soil temperatures stay above 40F and that’s December…

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Garden Center Picks September 3, 2015

GET HOKIE! How about kicking off 2015 Buckeye Ball with your very own buckeye tree? We have a variety of buckeye called Fort McNair. This variety produces large red (think scarlet) flowers in spring that are held upright like torches, which is what we think Ohio State will do to Virginia Tech! The bark on the branches of…

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Garden Center Picks August 13, 2015

      What’s a green dot sale you ask? Any plant with a quarter-sized green dot by the sticker price is 40% off. This our deepest discount for 2015. We’ll have no plants priced lower. What are these plants? They can be trees, shrubs, perennials, or annuals and they’re generally odds and ends. A…

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Can Can Arborvitae

Thuja plicata ‘Can Can’. Oh yes you ‘Can Can’ with this beautiful arborvitae! You Can have a gorgeous evergreen screen along your deck or patio and you Can be assured the plant won’t get overgrown. Can Can is a dwarf Western Red Cedar (arborvitae) that grows slowly to about 9’ tall by 3’ wide. It…

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