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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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Mulch, Soil, Stone, Firewood and Pavers

When it comes to mulch, soil, stone, firewood and pavers, Stauffers garden centers is your one stop shop. Its all right here! We carry a huge selection of bagged and bulk mulches, firewood, soil conditioners and stone products.   If you are dreaming of a hardscaping project for your backyard oasis, we have that covered too with a complete line of concrete pavers, retaining wall blocks, stepping stones and natural wall stone products.  Our experts will be glad to help you with your specific backyard project using the best selection in central PA. [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…]

What to Do in your Garden this April

• Mulch and feed your shrubs and trees. Get Tips on Prepping Your Planting Beds for Mulch here.
 
• Use Preen in flower beds to control weeds before they germinate.
 
• Prune roses and summer blooming shrubs except specialty varieties like hydrangeas (after flowering for most varieties). See our Pruning Video Here.
 
• Cut back and divide ornamental grasses if you did not do so in fall. Learn How to Care for Ornamental Grasses here. [Read More…]

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