Mendham Garden Center
Mendham
Route 24, Mendham, NJ
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Fall

Effects of Proper Mowing on Lawn Quality

By, the Old Guy with the Ponytail We all know that not mowing in a timely manner severely impacts visual turf quality but what else is going on with the overall health and durability of your turf when you don’t mow properly? There are proper mowing techniques that have a direct impact on turf quality. Sharp blades are important. A dull mower blade not only causes poor visual lawn quality but also increases transpiration (moisture consumption and loss). It also increases the potential for leaf fungus. Proper timing is critical. Mowing should be scheduled so that no more than 1/3 the green leaf is removed at any one time. Removing more than 1/3 the green leaf interferes with the ability

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Gardening Tips

Water Requirements for Summer Gardening

Plants depend on water for many things, such as delivering essential nutrients and helping create energy through photosynthesis. If you want your garden to thrive, you’ll need to make sure it gets the right amount of water – not too much and not too little. In addition, it needs to be delivered so it reaches the roots and doesn’t just lay on the top of the soil or evaporate. The following tells you what you need to know about watering your garden:

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Watering vegetables and herbs in raised bed
Summer

Summer in the Garden: 9 Favorites to Plant in July/August

July and August are better known for harvesting than planting. Carrots, celery, garlic, onions, potatoes, beans, corn, cucumbers, and eggplant are just a few of the many warm and cool weather crops that can be harvested around this time. But summer can be for planting, too! No matter whether you grow vegetables or flowers in your garden, July and August offer plenty of opportunity. Heat-loving vegetables tend to be robust, hardy, and easy to care for. Throughout the hotter part of the year, there are fewer plants that need to be started under grow lights to flourish. In fact, there’s something for just about every taste when it comes to sowing seeds outside in summer. Let’s take a closer look

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The Real Devil of Central & North Jersey Gardening: Weather Woes

Too hot. Too cold. Too wet. Too dry. It would be nice to have a summer with 90 days of perfect weather, but that’s not always the reality. More often than not, we spend the warm weather months protecting our plants against droughts or storms. But it doesn’t have to be a struggle. Here are a few ways you can protect your plants this summer.

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The Grass is Greener on Your Side: Three Steps to a Healthier Lawn

People have been using some variation of the phrase “the grass is always greener on the other side” for centuries. Go all the way back to Ancient Rome, and you’d hear people sharing the proverb “the harvest is always fruitful in another man’s field.” But what if you looked out your window and saw that the grass literally was greener on the other side of the street? Maybe it’s not a matter of perspective. Maybe it’s that your neighbor knows the secret to keeping their grass looking its best.   When customers visit Mendham Garden Center looking for lawn mowers or landscaping supplies we often get some version of the grass is greener question. So here are three practices that can

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Summer Gardening in New Jersey: Tips on Pruning, Watering, Weeds and Bugs

You’ve been busy all spring trying to get your garden ready for the growing season. Spring is winding down, and summer is almost here. Its time ot switch focus. New Jersey isn’t called the Garden State for nothing. With a little attention, your garden can produce delightful flowers and and veggies all summer long. Here are some tips to manage the heat, weeds and pests during summer months:

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Summer’s End: Getting Your Garden Ready for Autumn

Whenever people write poems about autumn, they tend to focus on the inexorable passage of time, and how fall seems like the end of the growing season. But here at our Chester nursery, we choose to see autumn not as an ending, but as a new beginning, the start of a new growing season and a chance to try new things and prepare for the winter.

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Year-Long Care for Fruit Trees

It’s a nice image: You want some fresh fruit with your breakfast, so you step out into your backyard, stand under a tree, and pick a few peaches. That’s the dream, anyway. The reality is that fruit trees, like anything you grow, require a lot of care. Here’s a few tips on how to manage that so you can enjoy the taste of fresh-grown fruit without visiting a grocery store.

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Backyard Pond Maintenance Tips for Summer

Summertime is here, and while you might be in relaxation mode, it’s important to remember that you can’t really take a vacation from your backyard pond. The good news is that pond care shouldn’t take up too much of your time. By spending a few minutes each week on these tips – and an occasional trip to your New Jersey pond supply store – you’ll keep your pond healthy all summer.

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Benefits of Organic Lawn Care in New Jersey

We’ll be the first to admit that there’s nothing new about the concept of living an all-organic, eco-friendly lifestyle. Eating organic fruits and veg, or washing your dishes and laundering your clothes with ecologically responsible soaps. But have you ever given serious thought to the idea of going organic in your own front lawn? Our New Jersey landscape supply company, with three locations in the Garden State, has supplies ranging from lawn food to weed killer that will make your switch to organic lawn care a simple and stress-free process.

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