August 2014 Newsletter

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Vegetable Gardens

By now you should be getting vegatables from your garden. Watch for tomato worms. Use caterpillar killer on them or pick them off and kill. Water your garden well about 2 to 3 times a week. Give it a good deep soaking when you water. You may need to fertilize one time this time of year. If you are suffering blossom end rot, add calcium.
Harvest regularly to keep your garden producing.
Hopefully it looks full now and not like the beginning of the season.

Water Mulch Mulch Mulch Water

With the summer heat comes the need for watering. Considering the dry conditions this year you should mulch around all your plants to reduce the amount of water you need to use. The mulch holds the moisture in the ground and reduces evaporation leaving more available tooo the plants.
Remember that it is better for trees in particular to have deep soakings 2 to 3 times a week rather than daily short watering. This will get a deeper root system and produce a tree that can withstand the long hot days much better than one that is watered daily for short periods.

If you are seeing stress from the heat such as burned leaf edges, flowers fading quickly, wilting, etc., give your plants a deeper soaking and add mulch.
We also have a product called Soil Moist. You mix it with the soil and it absorbs water when you do water then releases it into the soil when the soil begins to dry out.
If you do have heat stressed plants, we carry Superthrive which works great for reviving stressed plants.
It seems the biggest problem we here during the summer are customers with plant symptoms described above. Usually the problem is corrected with a deeper soaking and mulch.

Planning Ahead For Fall

Even though it is summer now fall will be here soon. Remember fall is the best time for planting trees and shrubs. Our selection of trees and shrubs is excellent with a full inventory to choose from. If you have a place that is just too hot, consider a tree to put in to reduce the heat. Shade trees make the yard much cooler and can help to reduce cooling costs when planted on the west and south sides of the house.

We hope to see you soon.

Jeff

AUGUST SPECIALS

Butterfly Bush

Assorted Varieties

1 gallon $4.50

Ornamental Grasses

1 gallon size $4.50

Large assortment of varieties.

Drought Tolerant

Mexican Sage
1 gallon $4.50
Drought Tolerant

Santa Barbara Daisy
1 gallon $4.50
Drought Tolerant Ground Cover. Blooms all Summer.
Eucalyptus Trees
Red Iron Bark or Willow Leafed Peppermint
1 Gallon $4.50

Crape Myrtle
5 gallon bush form

Red Rocket $16.50
Dynamite $16.50
Muskogee $16.50
Tuscarora $16.50
Natchez $16.50

Fruit Trees 5 gallon
$20.00 each (Does not include Citrus)

Roses
20% off. Regularly $17.95
Now $14.36

Berries & Grapes
$7.50 5 gallon
Ruby Seedless, Eastern Concord, Muscat, Black Manuka

Ollalie Berry, Fall Gold Raspberry, Cumberland Black Cap Raspberry, Regular Boysenberry.

All prices limited to stock on hand.
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Discount does not apply to special orders or sale or reduced price items. Offer expires August 31st 2014.