Posts Tagged "organic gardening"

LET’S PUT A LITTLE LABOR INTO THOSE LAWNS

Posted on August 30th, 2018

Labor Day is here.  Let’s get out there and put a little bit of labor into our lawns.  The summer heat wave has kept us sadly looking at our stressed-out lawns from the inside out.  I know, it has been too darn hot to think about doing much in the yard, except for sitting under […]

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SUMMER TREATS

Posted on July 6th, 2018

SUMMER TREATS (Products that are good for your lawn and garden in the summer heat!) “It is sooo hot!”  This is what I have been hearing a lot of this summer.  Fellow employees are hot, customers are hot, dogs are hot, kids are hot, everyone is hot!  We are able to express our feelings and […]

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Something’s a bit fishy this summer!

Posted on June 25th, 2018

(FISH & SEAWEED THAT IS) I hope things are a little bit fishy around your house this summer.  If not, you need to get your sea legs working and start using Fish & Seaweed fertilizer in your garden. Van Wilgen’s has our own Organic Fish & Seaweed and despite its slightly smelly disposition, it is […]

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Take good care of your veggies

Posted on May 25th, 2018

Planting and caring for a veggie garden can be quite a game.  It can be challenging, relaxing, frustrating, rewarding, educational, but most importantly…delicious!  Who or what is to blame for the problems we may encounter with our veggie gardens?   Let’s blame someone or something, shall we?  Let’s blame some of the key players in […]

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LET THE HUNT BEGIN

Posted on May 11th, 2018

(Why beneficial insects really are beneficial!) Release the hounds!  Not literally, but I do want you to release the Ladybugs, Lacewings, Praying Mantids, and Nematodes.  They are fantastic hunters and a huge benefit to your lawn, flower garden and veggie garden. These beneficial hunters have many things in common.  They are meat eaters.  They never […]

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TO FEED OR NOT TO FEED

Posted on April 12th, 2018

Just as you need energy to get through your day, your plants do too. And of course, when it comes to family-friendly gardening, organic fertilizer is the way to go! What is Organic Fertilizer? Organic fertilizers contain only ingredients from plant, animal or mineral sources.  Examples of these kinds of ingredients are bone meal, kelp meal […]

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Let the hunt begin

Posted on July 3rd, 2017

(Why beneficial insects really are beneficial!) Release the hounds!  Not literally, but I do want you to release the Ladybugs, Lacewings, and Nematodes.  They are fantastic hunters and a huge benefit to your lawn, flower garden and veggie garden. These beneficial hunters have many things in common.  They are meat eaters.  They never eat your […]

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Rose Care

Posted on May 30th, 2017

We want you to have beautiful roses.  Roses that thrive make everyone happy.    Remember there is not just one method of caring for roses.  There are several.  What works best for one rose owner, may not work as well for another.  When it comes to roses, there are some basics and there are some […]

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Secrets for Tasty Tomatoes

Posted on May 18th, 2017

A good tomato is hard to forget. You know you’ve hit the jackpot in that first, juicy bite. Every tomato has the potential to be great and some extra attention now will pay off big time come harvest. Set the stage for a stellar performance by this year’s crops with these tips. How to Get […]

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Heirloom Tomatoes

Posted on May 3rd, 2017

Have you wondered why heirloom tomatoes taste so much better than those conventional ones from the store? Conventional tomatoes have been bred for long shelf life, disease resistance, high yield and even for their looks! So whether you say to-may-to or to-mah-to, we’re here to help you choose the perfect heirloom tomato variety for you.  What is an Heirloom […]

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