Archive for the "Lawn" Category

Soils 101

VanWisdom: Soils 101–What, Where & When?

Posted on April 11th, 2022

Most people probably don’t give too much thought to the ground beneath their feet, but green-fingered enthusiasts know all too well that understanding Soil 101 is vital to a healthy garden. What Yeah, the soil is the “What”.  This layer of ‘dirt’ is a complicated mix of insects and decomposing organic matter that is full […]

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Van Wisdom: Prepping the Ground

Posted on April 4th, 2022

It shouldn’t come as a surprise when visiting the “stinky” department at Van Wilgens that some of our team LOVE fertilizer!  We “Fertilize, Mulch and Preen” which rhymes with a “1-2-3 routine” Fertilize We love fertilizer because it can be so helpful to our plants and the environment; veggie gardens will give you a much […]

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Time For Some Lawn TLC!

Posted on March 28th, 2022

Although we still should expect some cold starts before Easter, people are itching to get outside and are turning to their winter-ravaged lawn and asking: When should I seed my lawn? The soil temperature needs to be about 50 degrees in order for grass seed to germinate. We recommend seeding in spring when the soil […]

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Preparing Your Plants for Winter

Posted on October 31st, 2021

Winter is on the way, which means it’s time to prep your plants for snow, cold weather, and pesky winter critters. Lucky for you, protecting your plants takes just a few easy (we promise!) steps. Rose Care Some roses are more hardy than others. If you see a root graft at the base of the […]

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Fall Fertilization

Posted on October 17th, 2021

One of the most overlooked, yet most important, fall gardening tasks is fertilization. As the temperatures drop and everything begins to go dormant, you might think your plants and lawns don’t need to be fertilized. Not so! Fertilizing in the fall sets your plants up for success in the spring. Roots will hang on to […]

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Fall Gardening 101

Posted on September 18th, 2021

We’re just a couple of days away from the official start of fall which has us looking forward to fall foliage, decorating our front stoops with pumpkins, cornstalks, and mums, and all of the fun fairs and activities that the new season has to offer. With everything going on, it can be easy to forget […]

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Summer Lawn Care 101

Posted on June 10th, 2021

It’s June, and your gloriously green, spring lawn, may not be looking quite as vibrant right now. So let’s do something about it! It’s time to give your lawn a little boost. As the weather turns hot, the cool-season grasses in our lawns start to suffer and could use a little of your help to […]

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Mulching 101

Posted on April 19th, 2021

We have all heard the phrase ‘April Showers bring May Flowers’ but it turns out there are few things we need to do to freshen up our gardens. April is the perfect time for spring clean-up! Start with simple raking and going for a clean slate in the garden. Prune any broken branches, and fix any […]

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Grass Seeding 101

Posted on April 11th, 2021

The season for seeding is upon us! If you’re ready to get to overseeding or spot seeding your lawn, the first thing you need to do is your yard clean-up. Use your heavy-duty rake and really go to town raking up the sticks, old weeds, and dead grass.  Your next step will be to decide […]

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5 Tips to Plan Ahead

Posted on March 9th, 2020

The ground is starting to thaw, temperatures have started to rise just a bit, and that means it’s time to get outside and dust off your lawn and gardening tools. It’s nice enough out now that we’re encouraging everyone to get outside and start your spring clean up. March might seem early, but I promise […]

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