Time to get your yard ready for Spring!

Gardeners are always busy. The weather is starting to warm and there is much to be done in preparation for the growing season. Now is the time to put out grass seed, fertilizer and lime. We have multiple varieties available depending on your lawn’s specific needs. This is also the time of year to prepare your garden and flowerbeds. Soil needs to be amended before planting with compost, sand or topsoil based on your soil composition and the type of plants you want to grow. Main Street has a wide variety of bagged items by  Daddy Pete, Fox Farm and others including soil enhancers, mushroom compost, cow manure, nursery blend and planting mix.

This is a great time to plant your spring garden. Vegetables like broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, lettuce, kale and spinach grow well in the cool weather as do herbs like sage, cilantro, parsley, lavender and oregano. Snapdragons, pansies, dianthus and violas also like this weather and will add a pop of color to your beds.

BIG NEWS We welcome our new employee Lauren Campbell. She comes to us with 10 years plant experience as a former employee of L.A. Reynolds. Married with 4 children and 3 grandchildren, she enjoys designing container gardens, photography and painting. She is a great addition to our team. Stop in and see her soon.

Most important do not forget to service your equipment before the growing season is in full swing. We will have our annual Open House on Saturday, March 23 which will include 15% off on ECHO Power Equipment. The perfect time to buy your new equipment for the season.

The plants have arrived!!

Spring is on the way – we can feel it! Annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees are arriving this week. Also herbs and vegetable plants. Finally you will be able to get out in the dirt. be attentive to our “last frost time” and wait, if necessary, before planting annual flowers. These tender plants won’t fare well on cold nights. If you purchased an Easter lily this year, don’t pitch it. Easter lilies will actually thrive in our zone, just be sure to plant them in a sunny area.

I know some of you are itching to clean up the yard and flower beds. Don’t forget to wait until your spring bulbs (daffodils, tulips, etc.) fade before cutting them back. Those bulbs will need the nourishment provided by their foliage this year to produce hearty blooms next spring.

If you forgot to trim back your shrubs and roses last month, you may want to wait until next year if they are already budding. Roses in particular require yearly pruning and actually bloom more vigorously if this is done in the cool months.

It is cool enough still to fertilize, lime and seed your lawn. Aerating first and regular watering is mandatory for that lush lawn that is the envy of your neighborhood.

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