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Fall

Leave the Leaves! How Leaf Litter Benefits Your Garden

When most people think of litter, their train of thought will normally lead to papers, aluminum cans, and packaging materials that we often see strewn along the roadside or in gutters. Many gardeners and landscapers use the term “leaf litter” to describe the deep layers of leaves that coat our lawns and drift on the wind through the streets. Unlike the throwaway litter we often see, leaf litter offers many benefits that will actually help the environment and support your soil and plants.

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Fall

How Fall Planting Can Jumpstart Your Spring Gardening

Most gardeners are inclined to plant their gardens in the spring. The practice has been passed down through generations in families and is also encouraged by some gardening experts and seedling suppliers. However, spring is not necessarily the best time for planting plants that will withstand harsh weather and serve ecological needs. Fall is a much better season to plant new flowers, shrubs, and perennials because the weather is mild and the soil is moist but not soggy.

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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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Seed Starters
Gardening Tips

Seed Starting Tips from your Local NJ Garden Center

When the possibilities of a freeze last into late-April, which kills young seedlings, it is better to start seeds indoors (or in a greenhouse), so they’re more mature when transplanted after the last frost. If you are new to the homegrown vegetable scene, we welcome you. Your household will derive great joy watching seeds sprout, grow, transplant, and then flourish – yielding delicious vegetables through the late summer and fall. The following are some pro tips to get you started.

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Winter

No matter the season, you need a trusted garden supply in New Jersey.

Think your garden goes to sleep during late fall and winter months? Think again. You’d be amazed at all of the nourishing, living, and preparing-to-grow taking place below the soil’s surface when everything above appears in hibernation. That’s why it’s essential to source your favorite garden supply in New Jersey before winter sets in. The quieter aspects of garden maintenance this season allows time to plan for next year. You can get the books and supplies necessary to begin envisioning the flower beds and gardens you anticipate planning in spring and summer.

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Fall

Everyone needs a favorite Garden Center in New Jersey!

There are a few good reasons why every home (or homestead!) owner needs a favorite garden center in New Jersey. By and large, it’s just nice to have a familiar place to go, where you know your way around, and where you enjoy professional farm/garden services and camaraderie from a team of people who feel like friends. The added benefit of regional garden expertise also means you’ll walk out the door with exactly what you need the first time around, minimizing the hassle of ineffective products or the need to add “returns/replacements” to an already overflowing list-of-things-to-do.

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Gardening Tips

Are you looking for a Garden Center that has it all in New Jersey?

With all of the extra time spent closer to home these days, backyard and community gardens have never looked more vibrant. And, since all landscapes require continuing love and attention, it’s important to develop a relationship with a garden center in New Jersey that has everything you need.

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Fall

Seasonal Home Gardening: Fall and Winter Vegetable Growth Guide

There are some definite advantages to growing fall and winter vegetables apart from the fact that they can provide you with a year-round supply of healthy, nutritional foods. During the off-season, pests are not nearly as prevalent as they are during spring and summer. You also won’t have to fight so hard to keep weeds out of your garden, because they are in decline through the fall and winter.  

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Perennial Flower Bed
Gardening Tips

Picking Perfect Perennials & Supplies for Your Jersey Garden

As we often tell people who visit our Mendham Garden Centers, it’s important to plant perennials in their proper zone. What grows in, say, Cape May might not do well in Hunterdon, Chester or Mendham. As you move up and down the growing map for New Jersey, you’ll see different microclimates that dictate your garden from year to year. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at that map and how it can determine what will grow – or not grow – in your garden.

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