With all of the extra time spent closer to home these days, backyard and community gardens have never looked more vibrant. And, since all landscapes require continuing love and attention, it’s important to develop a relationship with a garden center in New Jersey that has everything you need. Continue Reading Are you looking for a Garden Center that has it all in New Jersey?
There are some definite advantages to growing fall and winter vegetables apart from the fact that they can provide you with a year-round supply of healthy, nutritional foods. During the off-season, pests are not nearly as prevalent as they are during spring and summer. You also won’t have to fight so hard to keep weeds out of your garden, because they are in decline through the fall and winter. Continue Reading Seasonal Home Gardening: Fall and Winter Vegetable Growth Guide
Are you tired of being kept indoors by cold weather? So are your plants.
As we move from winter into spring, you might want to consider moving your indoor plants outdoors to give them some sunlight and fresh air.
But moving plants outside can be tricky. Exposing them to the elements too quickly can cause your plants to become stressed, which can hurt their growth.
Read this blog post for some advice from a Hunterdon NJ gardeners’ supply store on the best ways to bring indoor plants outside.
Birdwatching is one of life’s simpler pleasures and one that becomes easier to do when you have the right food on hand to attract our feathered friends.
And it doesn’t even have to be warm-weather activity. Even in the dead of winter, you can put out some bird seed and watch birds explore your yard from the comfort of your living room.
Here are a few bird seeds you can find at our Mendham NJ garden center that will bring birds to your backyard this winter.
When you hear the term “orchard,” you might think of acre upon acre of trees laden with fresh, ripe apples or peaches.
But you don’t need a vast expanse of land to grow your own fruit. When you visit our Somerset, NJ garden center, you’ll find heirloom fruits and berries designed for home growing. They come to us courtesy of our suppliers at Hollybrook Orchards, a longtime proponent of home orcharding. Continue Reading Home Orcharding in Suburban Somerset New Jersey? Really?
By, the old guy with a pony tail at Mendham Garden Center
You can call it dirt, soil, root zone or a host of other terms. It’s the downside to the establishment and management of your lawn.
A turf manager once told me, “You can grow grass on a rock, just give it what it needs”. Although this is true, deep healthy topsoil works a whole lot better.
You’ve been busy all spring trying to get your garden ready for the growing season. Spring is winding down, and summer is almost here. Its time ot switch focus. New Jersey isn’t called the Garden State for nothing. With a little attention, your garden can produce delightful flowers and and veggies all summer long. Here are some tips to manage the heat, weeds and pests during summer months.
Here are some tips from our New Jersey gardeners’ supply center on how to get started. Continue Reading Summer Gardening New Jersey; Tips on Pruning, Watering, Weeds and Bugs (2 min read)
Want to understand what it takes to develop a lush green lawn?
You first need to understand the growing habits of cool-season turf grass, which is the predominant type of grass that you’ll find growing in New Jersey. Continue Reading Developing an Effective Fertilizer Program
If there’s one thing we know about birds, it’s this: take care of them, and they’ll take care of you.
Birds are what’s known as a “beneficial” animal, helping to pollinate flowers and feasting on the types of pests we don’t want in our gardens.
And while most other beneficial creatures – bees, ants, bats, small mammals – tend to vanish this time of year, there are still plenty of birds around. Continue Reading Feeding Your Feathered Friends: A Guide to Winter Bird Feeders
It’s winter, and while the rest of the world seems to be hibernating, you’re taking a page from that Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young song: you’ve got to get yourself back to the garden.
The ground outside may be frozen, but that doesn’t mean you can’t focus on your garden. There are things you can grow, and springtime preparations to make. Here are a few things you can do with your garden this winter. Continue Reading What Do I Do with My Garden in Winter?