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Close-up of a Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula)

Spotted Lanternfly Update: What You Need To Know

Invasive species are a serious problem impacting rural and urban landscapes throughout the country. Whether it’s iguanas in South Florida or Japanese green crabs on Cape Cod, invasive species wreak havoc on local ecosystems. They can effectively compete with, crowd, out, or kill native species changing habitats forever.

On the East Coast, the spotted lanternfly is an invasive species that is again making headlines. New Jersey and Pennsylvania have placed dozens of counties (34 in Pennsylvania, 13 in New Jersey) under agricultural quarantine due to infestation. As of 2021, these invasive pests have also been spotted in Vermont, Rhode Island, New York, Virginia, Ohio, and as far west as Indiana.

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Summer in the Garden: 9 Favorites to Plant in July/August

July and August are better known for harvesting than planting. Carrots, celery, garlic, onions, potatoes, beans, corn, cucumbers, and eggplant are just a few of the many warm and cool weather crops that can be harvested around this time. But summer can be for planting, too!

No matter whether you grow vegetables or flowers in your garden, July and August offer plenty of opportunity.

Heat-loving vegetables tend to be robust, hardy, and easy to care for. Throughout the hotter part of the year, there are fewer plants that need to be started under grow lights to flourish. In fact, there’s something for just about every taste when it comes to sowing seeds outside in summer.

Let’s take a closer look at some summertime favorites:

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Your March to-do list at your garden supply in New Jersey!

March traditionally comes in like a lion and out like a lamb. It’s time to visit your favorite garden supply in New Jersey to check off the early-spring “to-dos!”

Spring Has Sprung at Mendham Garden Supply in New Jersey

Don’t forget to download Mendham Garden Center’s Gardening Calendar – a beautifully illustrated reminder of what needs to happen when to cultivate vibrant landscapes.

Gardening To-Dos for March

It’s no surprise that while mid-winter to-do lists are rather short, March’s list brings us out of hibernation. Pour a cup of coffee or your favorite energizing tea and let’s get to work. Continue Reading Your March to-do list at your garden supply in New Jersey!

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Lawn Care: what supplier will help with your landscape in Mendham, New Jersey?

As winter begins to fade into spring’s shadow, it’s time to direct our attention to lawns and landscapes. Once the soil has thawed, and we have more sun than rain and snow, your landscape in Mendham, New Jersey deserves some proactive TLC.

Mendham Garden Centers are the place to go when you’re ready to add a little something extra into your lawn and garden spaces this spring. We have it all for your lawns, gardens, farm, and more. Don’t forget to check out our Spring Specials. Continue Reading Lawn Care: what supplier will help with your landscape in Mendham, New Jersey?

Mom and daughter watering vegetable garden

Planning your Vegetable Garden during the winter months

The winter months are ideal for planning a summer vegetable garden. That process entails everything from plotting and building raised beds, amending soil, deciding which crops to grow, and determining the best layout to optimize sun/shade exposure and the plants’ irrigation needs. Continue Reading Planning your Vegetable Garden during the winter months

Seed Starters

Seed Starting Tips from your Local NJ Garden Center

When the possibilities of a freeze last into late-April, which kills young seedlings, it is better to start seeds indoors (or in a greenhouse), so they’re more mature when transplanted after the last frost.

Visit a Mendham Garden Center in New Jersey to Begin Seed Starts

If you are new to the homegrown vegetable scene, we welcome you. Your household will derive great joy watching seeds sprout, grow, transplant, and then flourish – yielding delicious vegetables through the late summer and fall. The following are some pro tips to get you started. Continue Reading Seed Starting Tips from your Local NJ Garden Center

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Premium Garden Center experience in Morris, New Jersey!

Garden Center in Morris, New Jersey Has Everything For the Homestead

Garden enthusiasts in Morris, New Jersey are in luck. Our family-owned, community-oriented, premium garden center is located right in your home township. Whether you run a full-blown farm, a micro-homestead, or simply enjoy the benefits of a well-landscaped yard, our garden center in Morris, New Jersey has everything you need.

Unlike corporate “Big Box” stores, our family-owned and operated garden centers take a personalized approach with our products and customer service. We love getting to know our customers. And, after 60+ years in business, we now take pride in serving our original customers’ children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren as they continue the tradition of gardening, growing, enjoying nature, and making our world a more beautiful place. Continue Reading Premium Garden Center experience in Morris, New Jersey!

woman making a holiday wreath from seasonal evergreen branches

Have you picked up your holiday greens yet? Come visit your local garden center in New Jersey!

The smell of freshly cut greens is one of our favorite holiday traditions. From wreaths and garlands to seasonal floral arrangements and mantel-toppers, the team at Mendham Garden Center in New Jersey has plenty of greens and ideas galore to get your home, farm, and business decked out for the holidays.

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No matter the season, you need a trusted garden supply in New Jersey.

Think your garden goes to sleep during late fall and winter months? Think again. You’d be amazed at all of the nourishing, living, and preparing-to-grow taking place below the soil’s surface when everything above appears in hibernation.

That’s why it’s essential to source your favorite garden supply in New Jersey before winter sets in. The quieter aspects of garden maintenance this season allows time to plan for next year. You can get the books and supplies necessary to begin envisioning the flower beds and gardens you anticipate planning in spring and summer.

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Everyone needs a favorite Garden Center in New Jersey!

There are a few good reasons why every home (or homestead!) owner needs a favorite garden center in New Jersey. By and large, it’s just nice to have a familiar place to go, where you know your way around, and where you enjoy professional farm/garden services and camaraderie from a team of people who feel like friends.

The added benefit of regional garden expertise also means you’ll walk out the door with exactly what you need the first time around, minimizing the hassle of ineffective products or the need to add “returns/replacements” to an already overflowing list-of-things-to-do.

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