August is an ideal time for gardeners to give their plants a boost into the later stages of growth.
Many people who are just learning how to garden at home overlook the benefits of fertilizing their plants. Even experienced gardeners don’t always use the best fertilizer for their particular plant type. Those who fall back on cheap fertilizers often end up with disappointing results and don’t get the most out of their gardens.
With this in mind, we’ve put together a quick guide for evaluating your late-season fertilizer needs.
Supporting growth and improving soil quality
We’ve received a few questions recently about expected pH levels when using GreenTree Premium Soils™. Our suggestions are outlined here. If you have further concerns, please reach out to our retail team at (607) 272-3666. Any member of our team can answer specific questions you may have!
Our premium soil blends are buffered with lime in order to have a stable pH over time. Due to the alkaline nature of both the lime and azomite in our soil, the pH of outputs may be higher than the pH of inputs. Early pH readings may be high...
We’ve put together a gift buying guide that’s sure to please every gardener on your Christmas list, whether they’re budding or experienced, indoor or outdoor, conventional or organic. If you have any questions about what your favorite growers might want or need, just ask. We're happy to help you pick out the perfect gift!
Last year we had so much fun at Maximum Yield's Indoor Gardening Expo in Boston (read our event recap here), we decided to do it again! We'll be in Boston on October 24th and 25th, which will be here before we know it. Saturday is designed for other retailers and industry experts, while Sunday is open to anyone who's interested. You can learn more about the expo on the event's website.
This year, we have some extra special plans for event attendees, like our social media contest. Prizes...
Small-space gardening is a great option for urbanites, apartment-dwellers, college students and those of us who just don’t have the time and energy for a huge backyard garden. Lots of people are jumping on the itty-bitty garden train, and we are here to help! Our friendly, knowledgeable staff can assist you with design, soil, nutrients and everything in between.
First, decide where your greenery will be located, whether it be the kitchen windowsill, a balcony or deck, the front walk or a small raised bed outside. Window boxes are also a easy, fun option. Pick a creative...
Here's the details on our Summer Sale:
Runs Saturday, June 29-Saturday, July 6 (closed Thursday).
Ocean Forest and Happy Frog potting soil are buy two get one free.
Our already low prices on nutrients, lighting, accessories, hydro systems, soils, amendments, containers, growing media, ventilation and more will be marked down 15%.
Seeds, including organics, are 50% off.
Clearance reflectors, systems, accessories and more are all 50% off.
It's gonna be a great sale. See you this week!
Technically we're skipping the Deal of the Week this week... but that's only because it's all going to be on sale starting Saturday! We're so excited about our annual Summer Sale that we're starting it a day early.
Saturday, June 29-Saturday, July 6 you'll find discounts throughout the store, including a smokin' buy-one-get-one deal on Ocean Forest potting soil and clearance prices on select hydro systems.
Seeds (organics, even) will be 50% off. Seriously, we just need to get rid of 'em.
Nutrients, containers, lighting... it'll all be discounted.
And don't forget we're now open on Sundays...