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Keep Your Mulch in Place with Mulch-Lock

Mulching your landscape is hard work, fixing your mulch after a rainstorm is annoying work. Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could just hairspray all the mulch in place? Well you can with Mulch-Lock®.
Now take advantage of our introductory offer of $5.00 off your purchase of Mulch-Lock Ready to Use when you purchase any type of mulch. This offer may include stone & pine straw, and ends on July 31st, 2015. [Read More…]

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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Preparing Your Crape Myrtle for Winter

Crape myrtles have beautiful blooms through the warm months of summer, and fall is the best time to prepare them to survive the harsh winter. We have a few tips to help you:

1. We recommend feeding your plant with a fertilizer like Espoma Hollytone.

2. Make sure there is 2 – 3″ of mulch over the root system. This means, keep the mulch 3″ away from the trunks of your Crape Myrtle, [Read More…]

New Tools & Supplies To Help You Be Successful

Stop into our Lawn & Garden department and look for Mulch-Lock and Curvite Aluminum Professional Landscape Edging. These new tools are great fot refining your landscape!
Mulch Lock is an adhesive that “locks” in place mulch and other ground cover, such as wood chips, pine straw, gravel, sand and dirt. Now take advantage of our introductory offer of $5.00 off your purchase of Mulch-Lock Ready to Use when you purchase any type of mulch. [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…]

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