Happy Earth Day! This year’s theme is END PLASTIC POLLUTION!
Plastic pollution is poisoning our oceans and land, injuring marine life, and affecting our health!
Help End Plastic Pollution by finding out how many plastic items you consume every year and make a PLEDGE to reduce the amount. Earth Day 2018 is dedicated to providing the information and inspiration needed to fundamentally change human attitude and behavior about plastics.
As people become more ecologically aware, they understand that a healthy, natural environment is essential for our continued survival. Through sensitive planning and planting, we can decrease air and noise pollution, screen unattractive sights, supply food and replenish oxygen in the air. Become part of the process!
Stop by any of our Payne’s locations for earth-friendly advice and environmentally friendly products.
As days lengthen, your houseplants will start putting on new growth, signaling the start of the growing season. This means you might want to:
repot them into the next larger size container
resume fertilizing them
begin increasing slowly the amount of water you give them
Remember: Never let potted plants sit in water-filled saucers. The water saturating the drainage holes of their pots will prevent oxygen from reaching their roots, increasing the danger of root suffocation and root rot. Always dump out collected water from beneath your pots as soon as you notice it.
TJ’s TIP: Take a couple strips of wood and place them in the saucer to raise the pot, so it’s not sitting in water.
I see many shoppers coming in with their eyes on the screens of their cell phones and their earphones in place. I can’t decide if I should go up to them and ask them if they need assistance or if I should just let them approach me. In today’s world of gadgets, it is difficult to read a person.
As a local nursery we want to provide our customers with the best shopping experience but on the other hand do not want to make them uncomfortable by ‘hovering’ over them. I have decided the best approach is to greet the customer and let them know we are available to assist them with their shopping needs.
What sets us apart from other retailers offering plants, is that we carry a little bit of a lot of different plants and we know which work well together. If the customer needs something that grows well in the shade and requires little water, we can make a recommendation. We can offer our customer something unusual and help them create a flower bed or pot with a mix of flowers that work well together. Come by and see what we have in stock.
On last week’s show, the Garden Guru wanted to encourage everybody to consider growing vegetables in containers! Lynn said that there are many different types of vegetables and they all have different sizes of leaves and textures and colors. And if you follow a few simple rules in container gardening, you’re almost guaranteed success! Lynn said that the first thing you need to do is start with a large enough pot and what I would recommend is something that is 16 inches across the top or even larger or you might consider a series of pots — so that you can have a larger garden! Listen to the Garden Guru’s show below and find out the outrageous thing that Lynn planted in a container!
Tune in every Friday on KHFM Radio (95.5 FM) between 4 and 5 pm you’ll hear Lynn Payne’s tip of the week. The “Garden Guru” himself provides information on different topics including gardening tips, fun facts about plants, how to plant and prepare your garden for each season and special announcements.
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