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Summer & Water

By |2019-06-27T11:42:35-04:00June 26th, 2019|

By Dirk Coburn, M.C.H. Summer is here.  We have started the classic New England pattern of active cold fronts coming through our region and encountering moist air that has heated up during the day.  These fronts often generate brief rains or thunderstorms.  While our water tables are in good shape from the winter and spring, these rainstorms pose a potential threat;  if we think we can rely on them to water our landscapes, we may be disappointed.  A New England summer rain front often produces fairly little water on the ground.  Rains are often light and may evaporate before [...]

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

By |2019-06-13T12:00:25-04:00June 13th, 2019|

Father's Day Gift Ideas Plant a tree with Dad! Bring home a potted fruit tree or a flowering ornamental like Dogwood and spend some time in the yard planting it together. Or make it easy and have us deliver it for you! Build a Bird Sanctuary: If your father likes local wildlife, bring him a birdhouse, birdfeeder, or birdbath to add to his yard. Play in the dirt: If he likes to garden, your dad will probably appreciate some top-notch soil. Coast of Maine Lobster Compost is excellent quality, or give him a re-usable tote bag containing [...]

Real Christmas Trees are Farm-Grown!

By |2019-04-11T13:17:57-04:00November 21st, 2018|

We love this video produced by tree farmers, explaining all the benefits of choosing a REAL Christmas tree this holiday season! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8z7DyHUI0wE

Protect Your Garden from Winter Damage

By |2019-04-11T13:09:43-04:00November 19th, 2018|

By R. Wayne Mezitt In this region most winter damage on landscape trees and shrubs results from two major factors: dehydration and physical trauma. Now that winter weather has set-in, it’s too late for many of the pre-winter garden preparations generally recommended. But there’s still time to take some actions that can help protect your plants from dehydration and physical damage until warmer weather arrives next spring. Dehydration occurs when a plant’s root system is unable to resupply cells with moisture lost by respiration and evaporation through leaves, stems and buds; some plant tissues and cells are particularly susceptible [...]

Why Lime?

By |2019-04-11T13:08:58-04:00September 28th, 2018|

It's Lime Time .... no, we don't mean fruity limes. We're talking about lime for your lawn! Lime is a valuable soil amendment that helps plants and lawns flourish by raising soil pH. A low soil pH, or acidic soil, is often the underlying problem when it comes to many common lawn and garden problems. But even with a healthy lawn or garden, liming can improve soil quality, helping plants and grass to flourish. Liming, or adding lime to soil, has many benefits. Because liming improves the quality of the soil, plants and grass can reap all the [...]

Fall Lawn Care Guidelines

By |2019-04-11T13:08:24-04:00August 29th, 2018|

Starting a Lawn by Seed Preparation and Installation Measure off the area and figure the square footage (length x width). OPTIONAL STEP: Kill weeds and grass with a nonselective herbicide (Kleen-Up); however seeding will have to be delayed approximately 7 to 10 days after application of such products. Be sure you are not using a total vegetative killer. Rototill the area and remove all debris – stone, roots, and weeds – which could possibly interfere with the development of the grass seed. Also get a pH test of the soil. Rough grade – rake and remove any debris while [...]

Don Harbison’s Plant Photos

By |2019-04-11T13:07:36-04:00August 3rd, 2018|

Don Harbison - Photographer Don is a local fine art photographer who works in our Chelmsford Garden Center. When he's not talking to people about plants, he turns his creative eye to to the flowers, foliage, colors and textures around him and captures images with his camera. Below is a selection of photos he's taken in Chelmsford in the Summer of 2018.

Summersweet

By |2019-04-11T13:20:11-04:00July 26th, 2018|

Summersweet By R. Wayne Mezitt Among my favorite summer pleasures, golfing, bicycling or walking in the woods, is experiencing the heady, honey-peppery perfume of Clethra alnifolia, commonly and aptly known as sweet pepperbush or summersweet. In bloom from late July and well into August, individual white florets open progressively along the 3-6” upright spikes (technically “racemes”), permeating the air. Clethra in the wild is often camouflaged by the forest canopy, so becoming engulfed by such a uniquely enchanting aroma can be an inspiring mystery, particularly enjoyable on those oppressively-humid midsummer days. A densely-branched, deciduous and suckering shrub, Clethra [...]

Keep Your Plants Happy While You’re Away

By |2019-04-11T13:21:49-04:00July 6th, 2018|

You definitely deserve a vacation. If you're planning a trip this summer be sure not to forget your plants! Houseplants and flowerpots need regular watering especially in hot weather, and if you've planted anything new in your yard this Spring those plants need extra TLC. Help your plants stay hydrated while you're away with these helpful products and ideas. Nobody likes coming home to wilted flowers and crispy leaves! The Plant Nanny The Plant Nanny works great for houseplants, hanging baskets, and smaller patio pots. It basically works by providing a reservoir of fresh water that [...]

Create an educational garden

By |2019-04-11T13:23:04-04:00July 6th, 2018|

Tips on creating an educational garden for children By R. Wayne Mezitt  We’re all becoming increasingly aware that we need to find ways to reconnect with the natural world. Understanding and appreciating nature helps ensure that future generations can continue to love, honor, and respect our world. Today’s demands for our time — jobs, school, sports, social expectations, and technology — can seem overwhelming, and we’re continuously barraged by information detailing dangers and threats in our environment: sun exposure, tick bites, germs, poisons, sprays, and chemicals. As we voice our worries, our children listen and learn and may [...]

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