Category Archives: Fall

October Gardening Chores: Getting the Most Out of Your Garden

October Gardening Chores

Leaves can damage your lawn, so make sure you rake them up.

October is here! The leaves have turned from green to marvelous shades of red and gold, and in some cases have begun to fall.

But even though the weather is getting colder, there’s still plenty you can do with your garden. In fact, the cooler temperatures can help make October gardening a joy. Here are a few October gardening chores you should focus on this time of year.

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New Jersey Deer Control Tips

New Jersey Deer Control

Deer are gentle, majestic creatures. They can also destroy your garden.

Are you fed up with deer feeding on your plants and flowers? It doesn’t have to be a losing battle. Use these New Jersey deer control tips to protect your garden this year.

1. Keep the plants deer love closest to home

Deer love plants that are smooth and full of flavor. This list includes berry bushes, roses, azaleas and chrysanthemums. Keep these plants close to your home to keep an eye on them.

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Transitioning Your Summer Garden to Autumn

fall gardening supplies in NJ

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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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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Autumn Gardening: Fall is for Planting

fall perennials

Rudbeckia hirta (Black-Eyed Susan)

When you have a garden, autumn can be about more than just growing mums.

We believe fall is for planting, and as summer ends, it’s time to get your fall flowers into the soil.

Let’s take a look at what you might want to plant for this fall.

First, you should have a strategy. When your summer flowers start to fade, rejuvenate the borders of your garden with some late season blooms. Perennials that you plant in the fall will develop strong roots in cooler/wetter months and will take off when spring comes again.

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Transitioning Your Summer Garden to Autumn

fall garden center in NJWe’re writing this in August, but our minds are focused on fall.

It’s not that we don’t want you to enjoy the rest of your summer. It’s just that Mendham Garden Center – like all good garden centers in NJ – wants its customers to be prepared for changes in the seasons.

That’s why we’ve put together this guide for transitioning your summer garden to autumn. Follow these tips to get your yard ready for when September comes.

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Preparing Your Backyard Pond for Winter

The holidays are approaching, and you’re probably making a lot of lists. Who’s invited to garden centers NJThanksgiving or Christmas dinner? What do I need to do to decorate? Have I gotten all the gifts I need to buy?

If you have a backyard pond, there’s another list you need to concern yourself with: What do I need to do to get my backyard pond ready for winter?

We say this not to add more stress to your life but to make things easier. Here are a few steps to take to prepare your pond for winter.

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Fall Gardening Basics

Garden TomatoesThat fall feeling is already here. You can feel the crispness in the morning air and native asters are already visible along the roadsides. This is the time for gardeners to make that graceful transition from summer to fall. You can rely on the following simple tips to help wind your garden down as the weather cools.

The tomatoes, basil, and peppers might be hanging loosely and looking a little rough but you can expect them to perk up as temperatures drop in the coming few weeks. So, as long as they seem to be ripening, let them be. Continue Reading Fall Gardening Basics

Basic Backyard Bird Feeding

Gardeners Supply- Bird SeedBird feeding has become a year round hobby for many people. We have found that using a good quality bird seed allows our customers to see and feed more beautiful birds and puts less waste on the ground. Here are some suggestions on basic backyard bird feeding we learned from Bird Watcher’s and Rutgers’ Cook College Research and Extension.

Create a habitat for bird feeding sections: Birds have three basic needs. They are shelter, food and water. Providing those needs in your backyard will increase a bird’s habitat. Thus, you will bring various bird species to your area. Creating a bird habitat will help you learn to care for them, forming a bond between you and your new friends.

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