The leaves are starting to change color and soon the nights will be cooler. This is the perfect time of year to plant your perennials. It is also time to plant your fall vegetable garden. We have just received our shipment of all the fall favorites including pansies and mums. Fall is the time of year to think about fertilizing and seeding the yard too. We have everything that you need for a beautiful lawn.
Due to popular demand we have expanded our home and garden shop. We now carry a wide variety of items perfect for gift giving or home and garden decorating. The fall selection has arrived and includes yard art, indoor décor, fairy lights, baby gifts and cards. Most of these are sourced from local vendors especially our food line.
Landscape is more than just how your yard looks. The best landscape plans incorporate elements of sound such as water features and chimes. For several years we have carried the Corinthian Bells wind chimes at Main Street Lawn and Garden. We have them in our own backyard. There is nothing more relaxing than sitting in the yard listening to the clear, soothing tones of these unique wind chimes. They provide the perfect finishing touch to your landscape.
Corinthian Bells are made in the USA of heavy powder coated aluminum. Each tube is hand tuned for the proper tone. Cording and strikers are made of heavy duty weather resistant materials. The result is a calming sound that resonates throughout your yard.
Corinthian Bells have a 5 year warranty and will give you many years of pleasure. There are many options based on sound, design and price point. They make perfect gifts. Visit us today to hear for yourself.
Ready or not Spring is almost here. Even though lately the weather has not been very spring-like, the official start date is only a few days away. Now is the time that your thoughts turn to a beautiful, healthy, green lawn. Many of you planted tall fescue in the fall. If you haven’t, you will want to put out your seed soon. Bear in mind that your spring planting will require more attention with the onset of summer heat.
Another option that has become very popular with homeowners, especially after a soggy winter is laying sod. Main Street Lawn and Garden can help you calculate the amount of tall fescue sod that you are going to need. Once you have placed you order some preparation will be required. Sod must make contact with the soil in order to root. If the grass in the area is not extremely sparse you will want to add some dirt before laying your sod. You will want to install the sod as soon as possible after it is delivered. Store it in a shady area until you are ready to install to prevent drying out.
It is not too early to start “getting your hands dirty”. If you can’t resist the urge, try planting “cool weather” flowers from seed. Pansies, violas, snapdragons and alyssum seeds can be planted before many of the other flowers. If you intend on adding spring blooming bulbs to your beds in fall, now is the time to take pictures of your spring blooming plants. The photos will help you decide which bulbs, what colors and where you need to add bulbs in the fall.
This is a good time of year to mulch plants and prepare beds for planting. We have gorgeous pine needles, hardwood mulch, topsoil and compost. For accents to your yard and beds we have a large selection of NC mined stone including our latest addition of a red rock variety. Many people are using this in place of brick chips – it is beautiful! Visit us at Main Street Lawn and Garden soon.
2017 has been a wonderful year. We still have some Christmas trees, wreaths, garlands ans bows for your holiday decorating. As the year comes to a close all of us at Main Street Lawn and Garden would like to thank you for your support and patronage. We are so grateful to be a part of this community.
2018 will be an exciting new year for Main Street Lawn and Garden. We will be expanding our power equipment department in response to increased demand. Landscaping supplies are a large part of our business. Stop in at the store in January and check out our new look.
Happy holidays to all and best wishes for a prosperous new year!