It’s time to plan your garden! Bright blooms are popping up everywhere, telling us that Spring is near.
Here at Warren Family Garden Center and Nursery, we have everything you will need for that next project. We are spread out on 22 acres with the widest selection in the area. We are here to help you build the garden and landscape of your dreams! Wander through our greenhouses and grounds. Let our talented, experienced employees assist you!
Here are some Q&A’s that’ll help you get ready for Spring!
Q: Where in the world do I start with this vegetable gardening thing?
A: Gardening can be tough but once you follow these steps, you’ll be off to a good start.
Start by picking a sunny location. Make sure it’s an area with good drainage, if not you might want to look into raised beds. If it’s your first year, start small and don’t overwhelm yourself. You want to prep your beds by tilling and incorporating compost into your soil. If you’re trying out raised beds, you’ll want to incorporate topsoil, soil conditioner, and compost. Once you’ve done that, you’re ready to plant and then feed them with a Fertilome “tomato and vegetable food.” Give them a good watering, then water accordingly from then on.
Q: Every year, this dang black stuff gets on my crape myrtles. What do I do?
A: The culprit would be Crape Myrtle Aphids. The mold is caused by the secretion of honeydew that comes from the aphids. So this year, to stay on top of this problem, we recommend using Fertilome “tree and shrub drench.” Apply this once the leaves start coming out on your trees. This should take care of your problem and keep your crepes looking beautiful.
Q: I want the nicest grass in the neighborhood. What’s my first step?
A: This can seem like a big undertaking but once you get on a lawn regimen, it will be a piece of cake. If you haven’t put out a pre-emergent, you want to use our Fertilome product “all seasons lawn food and weed preventer”. This will prevent annual weeds from growing. If you currently have weeds, you’ll need to put out our Fertilome product “Weed Free Zone.” Once you get control of your weeds, it becomes much easier to stay on top of your lawn. The next month, once you get control of your weeds, you can come back and put out a Lawn Food Plus Iron.
If you forget all these steps I have mentioned, stop in and grab our lawn care program and we can go over it with you in-depth.
Q: When I plant my landscape, what do I need to do to be successful?
A: When planting, make sure you have picked the right location for each plant (light and soil), so they’re happy for years to come. Now you will dig your hole, (rule of thumb – dig a hole twice as big as the root ball.) Then you ALWAYS want to use a soil amendment (soil conditioner/black velvet planting soil). You will mix the native soil with your amendment and put that back in the hole with the plant. Once it’s nicely planted, we recommend Fertilome “Root Stimulator” and Fertilome “Start N Grow.” Water everything good once you have finished and continue watering once needed. Apply your pine straw or mulch around your new planting and your good to go!
Have any other Questions? We’d be happy to assist you. Come in and let our knowledgeable staff help you.
*All these products listed can be found here at our shop.