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Feed The Brids

Posted at 12:02pm on December 07, 2018 in

This Holiday Season, don't forget to take care of our fine feathered friends.If you're having a hard time thinking of a unique gift for someone on your list this year, you might consider a bird feeder.  Bird feeding is a fun hobby that brings a lot of joy and personal satisfaction.  There are many types of bird feeders and different types of feed available to attract a wide variety of birds. I recommend going to a specialty bird feed store, like the one we have located inside The Green Thumbers, for help and advice on how to get started.Some people feed birds only during the winter months.  Winter is a more challenging time for birds to find food.  Why stop once the snow is gone?  Many types of birds migrate through our area at different times of the year.  Maintaining a full bird feeder is a rewarding way to see those non-native birds as they pass through.  Summer is a great time to see young birds.  Anytime is a good time to feed your feathered friends.Mounting y...



Make Christmas Come Alive This Year

Posted at 10:46am on November 30, 2018 in GARDEN CENTER

Remember when we were kids?  Going to the tree lot in your hometown, with your family to get the perfect tree.  For some of us this has moved into the artificial tree you get out of the tote, in the attic.  It's the same tree every year, with the same lights etc.Maybe this year, leave that tree in the tote and come to your home town tree lot, The Green Thumbers.  You can pick from Balsam Fir, Frasier Fir and Scotch Pine trees.  They all have a different size, shape and needle size.  There is no cookie cutter tree, in a tote, and you also get the smell of a fresh tree in your home.Bring your troops and pick out your favorite.  The staff will cut off the bottom of the trunk to give it a "fresh cut", this will allow the pores in the wood to soak up water from your stand.After the fresh cutting we will put your tree in our netting machine; this keeps the tree bundled up for the trip home, and our staff will load your car or truck and secure the tree for the ride home.When...



Plants that Make Great Gifts

Posted at 10:44am on November 30, 2018 in GARDEN CENTER

As we approach gift giving season, you may want to consider giving a gift of a live plant.  Listed below is just a few of several great possibilities. POINSETTIAS -  The traditional and most popular of all plans, new hybrids go beyond the traditional red.  Great new pinks, whites, and marbled colors are out there.  Try adding colored branches and fresh greens along with a holiday themed pot to add some pizazz.CYCLAMEN - A very unique flowering plant that blooms for several weeks indoors available in red, white and pink.  Add a themed container and it makes a great gift, perfect for the dining room table or kitchen counter.  I put one on each of my bathroom counters for the holidays.CHRISTMAS CACTUS - With the immense popularity of succulents right now, a blooming cactus makes a great gift.  Very easy to care for, requires very little water and beautiful bright blooms. A real winterNORFOLK PINE - A very unique tropical evergreen, some people use this plant as ...



Weeds

Posted at 10:36am on October 05, 2018 in GARDEN CENTER

Don't Let Your Weeds Go To Seed! As we ourselves may be tiring from our labors in the garden this season, the weeds in our lawn have something different in mind. They are alive and well, using up as many nutrients in our lawns to produce as many seeds as possible (tens of thousands), to stick around as long as they can (fifty years). Really.Don't let your weeds go to seed.  As we see cooler temperatures this time of year we also see new weeds crop up, while others are just now reaching maturity and becoming noticeable throughout the landscape.  While we wish the old adage "one year's seeding makes seven year's weeding" were true, the truth is often times more complicated- and more drawn out- than that.  The truth is that the weeds you see this year are not the problem, but the seeds lying dormant. Weed seeds can germinate year to year, or even many years from now if the conditions become right. While some weed species persistence in the soil is reduced after a few y...



Fall Lawn Care

Posted at 10:35am on October 05, 2018 in GARDEN CENTER

Weed, Feed, Reseed The difference between an okay lawn and a great one, both now and next spring, can be as easy as following a few simple steps; many of which take less than half an hour. Some are more labor intensive than others, but they will be worth the return of a healthier more beautiful lawn in the coming spring and years to come.You may have noticed as the hot summer months march on, that creeping charlie and clover in your lawn may be more noticeable than you'd like. As weeds are more active during the fall they not only absorb more nutrients, they also absorb herbicide better at this time.  For a fast acting product we recommend Fertilome's Weed Out as a great all-purpose weed killer.  For lawns suffering with more invasive or stubborn weed issues we recommend Weed Free Zone. The spray should actively kill the weeds, and after 2 weeks its safe to reseed. Granulated weed & feed is also an option at this time, but please note that a lawn should not be reseede...