Transitioning Your Summer Garden to Autumn

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Summer may be over, but the gardening season is still underway.

You may not be as busy as you were when everything was in full bloom, but there’s still work to be done that will have you visiting your local NJ garden centers.

Here are a few tips for helping your garden make the switch from summer to autumn.

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Year-Long Care for Fruit Trees

Apple Tree at our Nursery in NJ

It’s a nice image: You want some fresh fruit with your breakfast, so you step out into your backyard, stand under a tree, and pick a few peaches.

That’s the dream, anyway. The reality is that fruit trees, like anything you grow, require a lot of care. Here’s a few tips on how to manage that so you can enjoy the taste of fresh-grown fruit without visiting a grocery store.

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Backyard Pond Maintenance Tips for Summer

Back Yard Pond in New Jersey

Summertime is here, and while you might be in relaxation mode, it’s important to remember that you can’t really take a vacation from your backyard pond.

The good news is that pond care shouldn’t take up too much of your time. By spending a few minutes each week on these tips – and an occasional trip to your New Jersey pond supply store – you’ll keep your pond healthy all summer.

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Benefits of Organic Lawn Care in New Jersey

Organic Lawn Care in NJ

We’ll be the first to admit that there’s nothing new about the concept of living an all-organic, eco-friendly lifestyle.

Eating organic fruits and veg, or washing your dishes and laundering your clothes with ecologically responsible soaps. But have you ever given serious thought to the idea of going organic in your own front lawn?

Our New Jersey landscape supply company, with three locations in the Garden State, has supplies ranging from lawn food to weed killer that will make your switch to organic lawn care a simple and stress-free process.

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Gardening Gifts for Mom

Mother's Day Gardening Gifts

Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and you’re probably thinking about what to get mom.

You can always go with one of the popular standbys: a meal at her favorite restaurant, some jewelry, or fresh-cut flowers.

But what about the moms who grow their own flowers? Or who would rather eat a salad from their own garden than one at the Olive Garden? A trip to your friendly New Jersey gardening supply store might be the answer. Read on to explore our list of gardening gifts for mom:

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Gardening with Chickens in New Jersey

Gardening with chickens in New Jersey

All around the country, more and more people are trying to eat locally sourced foods, and what’s more local than your own backyard?

It’s a philosophy that’s led people to plant vegetable gardens, grow herbs for cooking and in some cases, raising chickens.

And while chickens are a great source of eggs, they’re also very useful gardening tools. Before you go shopping for chicken feed in New Jersey, you may want to learn a few ways chickens can help your garden grow.

Writing on the blog the Prairie Homestead, free-range chicken expert Justin Rhodes lists some of the ways keeping chickens can be beneficial.

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Why Is It Important to Mulch Plant Beds?

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If you’re an amateur gardener, you’re surely familiar with just how relaxing and even therapeutic the hobby can be. There’s really nothing that compares to working with the soil, getting your hands dirty, and eventually being able to experience and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Then again, gardening is not without its occasional frustrations. Unwanted weeds can strangle your plants and crops. Water can evaporate or freeze during inclement weather, leading to less than vibrant results. Nature, in other words, can sometimes choose to give your garden a rather hard time.

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Your Guide to Winter Bird Feeding

New Jersey bird seedNot all birds fly south for the winter. The ones that stay up north face a tough few months once the weather gets colder. Most of their natural food supply has been exhausted, and insects have died or gone into hibernation.

As we’ve said before, birds are beneficial animals, helping pollinate our flowers and feeding on potentially harmful insects. And backyard birds rely on us to help them get through the winter. You see a birdfeeder in your yard, they see a port in a storm.

With that in mind, here are a few types of birdseed New Jersey birds will enjoy feasting on this winter.

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A Guide to Choosing Christmas Trees in New Jersey

Christmas trees in New Jersey

Christmas is coming, and this year, you’re doing something different.

You’re leaving your artificial tree tucked away in the attic, and heading out to buy the real thing. Before you do that, you may want to read our guide.

We know what you’re saying: Why do I need a guide? Aren’t all Christmas trees basically the same?

Not quite. Keep reading to see what separates the different branches of this family tree.

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Winterizing Your Garden and Flower Beds

fall garden supplies in NJNow that there is a chill in the air our minds are focused on fall: cool weather, falling leaves and a chance to prepare our gardens for winter.

Fall is the time to prepare your beds for the coming seasons through careful maintenance, from leaf and weed removal to final applications of mulch. Here are some tips from the gardening experts at our garden supply store in NJ to help you along.

1. When will the frost arrive?

Winter means different things in different parts of the country. The USDA maintains an online map of the country’s “plant hardiness zone. It lets gardeners see which plants are most likely to thrive based on their region’s annual average minimum temperature. It’s also a good idea to consult your local agricultural extension office to find out when the season’s first and last frosts are expected.

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