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Easy Edging Techniques & Prepping for Mulch Beds

Stauffers Home & Garden expert shares tips and techniques for edging and prepping mulch beds for mulch in this video.
 

 
Tips include:
 
– Use a rope or hose to mark the edge of your intended bed.
– We recommend using a moon-shaped edger to dig into your sod.
– Lay a weed barrier over your mulch bed before adding the mulch.
– Use Preen at the beginning of the season and end to keep weeds from germinating. [Read More…]

How to Estimate How Much Mulch You Will Need

It’s time to mulch and if you need to figure out how much mulch you need, we’ve got the formula for you! The video below explains how to pace out your mulch bed to estimate how much mulch you will need.
 

 
To determine your square footage multiply the length and width of your space. The average step is 2 feet 5 inches in length so count the steps of your length, then count the steps of your width and use this formula. [Read More…]

Garden Guy Shares Why Mulching In Early Spring is Good

Stauffer of Kissel Hill’s Garden Guy shares with WGAL-TV why mulching your beds in early spring is a good thing. If you’ve got any mulch questions, stop in and ask our experts for advice. It’s just that easy!
 
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2015 Bulk Mulch, Soil & Stone Selection and Prices

1 Scoop of Mulch = 16 bushels or 3/4 cubic yard
Covers approximately 128 sq. ft. @ 2” thick
 
1 Scoop of Stone = approximately 11 bushels x 125 lbs. per bushel = approximately 7/10 ton
Covers approximately 65 sq. ft. @ 3″ think
 


Black Bark Mulch

Hardwood Mulch

Premium Mulch

consists mainly of bark
from hardwood trees,
a rich black color
consists of coarser
ground hardwood products
ON SALE thru March 31, [Read More…]

Why Go Organic for Lawn Care

Organic lawn care is a great way to a safe and healthy lawn. A healthy lawn is the best defense against pesky weeds, insects and diseases. For a healthy lawn, you need healthy soil, alive with earthworms and loaded with beneficial microbes.  Healthy lawns are the best defense against weeds, insects and diseases.
 
Benefits of using Organic Fertilizers

They break down slowly and gradually, meaning you don’t have to fertilize as often. Product lasts 2.5x longer than your typical lawn fetilizer
Organic fertilizer results in slower, [Read More…]

Preparing your Crape Myrtle for Winter

Crape myrtles are beautiful summer to fall blooming shrubs and trees, and we’ve got some great tips here on how should you prepare your crape myrtles for winter.
 
Inspect the base of your crape myrtle. If new growth has developed, you need to decide if it’s needed or not. If this new growth does not improve the form of the plant, the “suckers” should be removed at this time.
 
The seed heads can be removed after the leaves have fallen. [Read More…]

How to Protect Your Plants from Winter Damage

The Farmer’s Almanac is calling for another harsh winter.  Our landcaping expert Sue from Rohrerstown shares a few tips on you can do now to help protect your plants from winter damage.

Cold Damage
When does this happen?
This is more prevalent during fall and spring due to fluctuations in temperatures and little or no snow cover to protect and insulate plants.

What you can do…
Mulch heavily 6-8″ around the base of sensitive plants (hydrangea, [Read More…]

Use GreenView Lawn Repair for Your Fall Maintenance

Fall is about summer recovery. It brings ideal conditions for lawns, such as cool nights, ample rainfall and morning dew. Now the lawn is ready to grow again, and is looking for the nutrients it needs to recover from summer damage. Some experts will say this is the single most important lawn feeding of the year. The final feeding is applied right before the winter months when grass is prepping for a winter nap. [Read More…]

Watering Your Plants

As we approach the warm summer temps, it’s good to know exactly when and how much to water your plants. Here are a few tips to help you water wisely.
 
•A good deep soaking once or twice a week is better for plants than daily light sprinklings.
 
•A steady stream of water from a garden hose will only wet the surface, instead provide an even intermittent sprinkling over a period of hours (to a depth of 6-12”) or a slow trickle of a hose is best for deep penetration. [Read More…]

Kim’s Veggie Garden 2014: Week 9 Hostile Hosta

Warning: This post has nothing to do with veggies! What?! That’s right. I could talk to you more about pulling/hating weeds, how my plants are growing or the delicious salads I’m making, but I’m taking a detour to talk about hosta.     Memorial weekend,my family works together to open our lake house. It’s a lot of cleaning and renovating inside and out. This year, I decided I would try to beautify the landscape with some hosta. [Read More…]

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