Winter Hours: Monday - Saturday, 8:00 - 5:30; Sundays, 10:00 - 5:30
Lawn Care – Weed Control
Spot treat existing weeds growing now with natural horticultural vinegar. It will burn any foliage so take care to not spray your plants or lawn.
To prevent weeds, apply Bonide Weed & Crabgrass Preventer or Weed Beater Complete to help control existing weeds and prevent new ones.
Lawn Care – Bare Spots & Brown Lawns
You can overseed your lawn now with winter rye grass seed (or fill bare spots with this seed) at the rate of 1 lb. per 100 sq.ft. We have it in 10 to 50 lb. bags.
Do not think about fertilizing until your lawn begins actively growing. Generally this is around early March.
Note: You cannot apply both winter rye and pre-emergent weed control in the same lawn. The seed will not sprout.
All containerized, bare rooted, and ball in burlap hardy trees, shrubs, vines, fruit trees (not citrus) and roses.
Use Nature’s Blend to prepare the garden soil and frost blankets to protect tender veggies from the cold nights.
Established Citrus Trees organically with Medina Growin Green, Citrus Tone, or Hasta Gro; or with conventional fertilizer ammonium sulfate 21-0-0.
Cool Weather Vegetables organically with Medina Growin Green, Hasta Gro, or Plant Tone; or with conventional fertilizer ammonium sulfate.
Cool Weather Annuals organically with Medina Growin Green, Hasta Gro, Maestro Rose Glo, or Plant Tone; or a water-soluble fertilizer like Miracle Gro.
- Do not fertilize tropicals. They need to rest.
This can be a major problem after long periods of wet, cool weather. There are 2 major lawn fungus – Take All Patch and Brown Patch.
Treat Take All Patch organically with Natures’ Blend Organic Compost or peat moss; or use conventional Fertilome Systemic Lawn Fungicide.
Treat Brown Patch organically with Serenade or Actinovate; or use conventional Bayer Lawn Fungus Granules or F-Stop Fungus Granules.
- Fruit Trees – prune peaches, apples, plum, pear lightly to shape. Do not prune citrus.
- Hardy Dormant Trees – prune oak, mesquite, cedar elm, crape myrtle & soapberry. Do not top trees!
- Perennials that have finished their bloom.
- Pick spent flowers from annuals to prolong their bloom.
- Only as needed – but dry cold fronts, high winds and low humidity can dry plants quickly.
- Established lawns only need water every couple of weeks, provided we don’t get rain.
- Be sure to check your sprinkler system and adjust accordingly.
When or if temperatures dip below freezing:
- Move tropical potted plants inside or group them together in a protected area so they may be easily covered.
- Mulch and water newly planted trees and shrubs well; water tropicals and potted plants.
- Cover tropicals and tender plants with frost blankets (which we sell), sheets, household blankets or plastic (Note plastic can burn the outer foliage it is touching).
- Bring fabric all the way to the ground allowing heat from the soil to be trapped around the plant.
- Uncover all plants as temperatures rise to prevent the foliage from scorching.