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Start preparing now. As fall turns to winter, you may start to notice some changes in your lawn. Thinking it looks dead,...
10/17/2019

Start preparing now. As fall turns to winter, you may start to notice some changes in your lawn. Thinking it looks dead, and feeling like you’ve done everything right? Chances are it’s just dormant! Changes will occur again in the spring; it’s the cycle of your lawn, and we’re here to give you the lowdown on what to expect while we provide tips to help winterize your lawn.
-Spot-treat the lawn for w**d and disease
-Don't stress the green
-Clean the yard of objects and debris
-Winterize your lawn mower
-Spring into action - start preparing your spring lawn care plan!

Vegetables to grow in the greenhouse in winterGrowing winter vegetables outdoors will make good use of your plot, but th...
10/17/2019

Vegetables to grow in the greenhouse in winter
Growing winter vegetables outdoors will make good use of your plot, but there are some crops that will need a little protection from the cold. These vegetables to grow over winter can be sown into cells and transplanted later into the soil borders of an unheated greenhouse, or grown under polytunnels, cloches and cold frames.
-Winter Salads
-Carrots
-Pak Choi
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Most winter vegetable plants are fully hardy and will cope well with cold winter weather, but if hard frosts threaten th...
10/16/2019

Most winter vegetable plants are fully hardy and will cope well with cold winter weather, but if hard frosts threaten then you can always throw some fleece across them to provide some extra protection. Some of our winter favorite vegetables are:
-Onions and Shallots
-Garlic
-Spring Onion
-Perpetual Spinach
-Broad Beans
-Peas
-Asparagus

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Most can be planted or sown directly outdoors to ensure that your winter vegetable garden is fully stocked.

Onions and Shallots
1. Onions and Shallots
Autumn planting onion sets are easy to grow and will virtually look after themselves over winter. Onions have a long growing season and won't be ready for harvesting until next summer, so you will need to plan carefully as they will still be in the ground when you start planting other crops in spring. Onion 'First Early' is a popular and reliable variety or for a brightly coloured red onion try Onion 'Electric'. In recent years Shallots have become more popular with the trendy gardener. Autumn planting 'Echalote Grise' is a particularly choice variety for its intense and concentrated flavour.

Garlic
2. Garlic
Growing garlic couldn't be easier and there are lots of varieties to choose from for autumn planting. Like onions, they have a long growing season and won't be ready to harvest until next summer, but it is well worth the wait! 'Wight Cristo' is well suited to most culinary dishes, but if you enjoy the fuller flavour of baked garlic, then try the attractive variety 'Chesnok Red' for its delicious creamy texture. For true garlic fans (and customers with vampire problems) T&M offers a full collection that will provide you with bumper crops of garlic.

Spring Onions
3. Spring Onions
Winter hardy varieties of Spring onion make a tasty accompaniment to winter salads. They are a fairly quick growing crop and early autumn sowings should be ready to harvest by early spring. Spring Onion 'White Lisbon' is a popular and reliable winter hardy variety.

Perpetual Spinach
4. Perpetual Spinach
Perpetual spinach makes an excellent 'cut and come again' crop that will produce huge yields of tasty leaves. Early autumn sowings will keep you supplied with tender young leaves throughout winter and with regular harvesting it will continue to crop well into summer! Be sure to remove the flowers to prevent it running to seed.

Broad Beans
5. Broad Beans
Autumn sown broad beans can be harvested in spring up to a month earlier than spring sown plants. Broad Bean 'Aquadulce Claudia' is one of the best for autumn sowings, being particularly quick to establish. Once the plants are well grown you can even use the plant tips - they are delicious wilted with a little butter.

Peas
6. Peas
Enjoy an early crop of peas next spring. Autumn sowings of rounded varieties such as Pea 'Kelvedon Wonder' and Pea 'Meteor' are particularly hardy and will give you a head start next season. You will be the envy of the allotment when you start harvesting peas 3 or 4 weeks earlier than other growers!

Asparagus
7. Asparagus
If you have plenty of space then why not plant a permanent asparagus bed this autumn. Choose an autumn planting variety such as Asparagus 'Pacific 2000' or the colourful variety 'Pacific Purple'. Although asparagus beds take several years to establish, each asparagus crown can produce up to 25 spears per year and will continue cropping for 25 years. You will need to be patient with this crop as it will be 2 years before you can harvest them properly - but the promise of tender, home grown asparagus spears is well worth the wait.

Vegetables to grow in the greenhouse in winter
Growing winter vegetables outdoors will make good use of your plot, but there are some crops that will need a little protection from the cold. These vegetables to grow over winter can be sown into cells and transplanted later into the soil borders of an unheated greenhouse, or grown under polytunnels, cloches and cold frames.

Winter Salads
8. Winter Salads
Salads are not just for summer! Sow tasty 'cut and come again' mixes such as 'The Good Life Mix' under cover for harvesting throughout the winter months. Plant rows of Lambs Lettuce, Land Cress and Mustard alongside to add a spicy, peppery flavour to your winter salads. For tasty, crisp heads of Lettuce you can also try Lettuce 'Winter Gem'.

Carrots
9. Carrots
For an exceptionally early crop of carrots in spring try growing Adelaide. This fast-maturing variety can be sown as early as November in the greenhouse and as late as July outdoors.

Pak Choi
10. Pak Choi
This dual purpose oriental vegetable can be harvested young throughout the winter as individual salad leaves, or let the heads mature and add the succulent stems to stir fries. Pak Choi is quick to mature and packed full of healthy vitamins A and C as well as Calcium, Iron and Folic Acid. Although it is often grown as a summer crop, Pak Choi can still be sown in late summer for transplanting under cover in autumn.

Need a game plan. Pick up a ThinkSoil Test Kit. Learn what nutrients your lawn needs to thrive. Receive a nutrient manag...
10/16/2019

Need a game plan. Pick up a ThinkSoil Test Kit. Learn what nutrients your lawn needs to thrive. Receive a nutrient management plan for all four seasons, and buy your game plan "products' here! https://shop.myturfandgarden.com/products

Start Preparing Now To Winterizing Your Lawn Mower: Nine simple steps to winterizing a lawn mower now so it won't be an ...
10/15/2019

Start Preparing Now To Winterizing Your Lawn Mower: Nine simple steps to winterizing a lawn mower now so it won't be an issue in a few months.
1. Remove or Stabilize the Fuel.
2. Remove the Battery.
3. Remove the Spark Plug.
4. Replace or Clean Filters.
5. Change the Oil.
6. Scrape the Mowing Deck.
7. Sharpen the Blades.
8. Clean and L**e the Mower.
9. Store the Mower Indoors

Cool season grass species include creeping bentgrass, fine fescue, tall fescue, Kentucky bluegrass, annual ryegrass and ...
10/14/2019

Cool season grass species include creeping bentgrass, fine fescue, tall fescue, Kentucky bluegrass, annual ryegrass and perennial ryegrass. Warm-season turfgrass are those species with optimum growth at temperatures between 80 and 95°F (27 to 35°C).
Warm season grasses grow best in the southern parts of the United States, while cool season grasses perform well in temperate and northern climates. ... All types of cool season grass grow the most in spring, while warm season grasses put all their energy into summer growth.

Soils with low levels of calcium, and that don't break down organic matter quickly, are havens for dandelions, especiall...
10/14/2019

Soils with low levels of calcium, and that don't break down organic matter quickly, are havens for dandelions, especially in lawns. ... Try to remove any existing dandelions before they go to seed. For garden beds, a three-inch layer of mulch will usually prevent dandelions from popping up.

So what is the best organic lawn fertilizer to use on your lawn? There is no single right answer because choosing a part...
10/10/2019

So what is the best organic lawn fertilizer to use on your lawn? There is no single right answer because choosing a particular product requires an understanding of your soil composition—which is easy to do with our simple soil test kit. Order your soil testing kit today at www.myturfandgarden.com

The average homeowner spends 5 to 8.5 days out of each year caring for their lawn. Depending on where they live, they sp...
10/10/2019

The average homeowner spends 5 to 8.5 days out of each year caring for their lawn. Depending on where they live, they spend about 4 hours a week caring for their lawn; for cooler climates, that’s about 150 hours a year, and for warmer climates, that’s about 208 hours a year.

Why is a healthy lawn important? It doesn't just look good. With a well-designed and properly maintained landscape, turf...
10/07/2019

Why is a healthy lawn important? It doesn't just look good. With a well-designed and properly maintained landscape, turf grass can increase the property value of a home by 15% to 20%. https://myturfandgarden.com/

Who knew! What type of grass is on your lawn? Whatever kind, we have what it takes to keep it green and healthy. https:/...
10/07/2019

Who knew! What type of grass is on your lawn? Whatever kind, we have what it takes to keep it green and healthy. https://myturfandgarden.com/

The Autumnal Equinox - September 23rd. Happy First Day of FALL! The end of summer doesn't mean the lawn care ends. Six t...
09/23/2019

The Autumnal Equinox - September 23rd. Happy First Day of FALL! The end of summer doesn't mean the lawn care ends. Six tips to get ahead for a healthy lawn for next spring. https://myturfandgarden.com/
*Keep on mowing
*Aerate the soil
*Rake the leaves
*Fertilize for future growth
*Fill in the bald spots
*W**d control

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We're ready and willing to help and encourage you to give us a call toll-free at 855.823.2316. We will be happy to addre...
09/22/2019

We're ready and willing to help and encourage you to give us a call toll-free at 855.823.2316. We will be happy to address any concerns or questions you may have. When you call we may well be busy with other customers. Please leave a message and we'll get back to you within 24 hours. For your security, do not include credit card numbers in your message. Should you have a specific w**d, insect, or lawn issue, please take a close-up picture and email it to us. We'll do our best to ID the culprit and a method to control it. https://myturfandgarden.com/contact/

While only 2% of insects are considered pests, 98% are considered beneficial to our ecosystem. We may not like all of th...
09/21/2019

While only 2% of insects are considered pests, 98% are considered beneficial to our ecosystem. We may not like all of them, or most of them, but they help keep a healthy lawn. Come see what else you need to grow a lush green lawn. https://myturfandgarden.com/

Lawns in cooler climates can be renovated by skipping applications of w**d killers. Cut your lawn short. Rake out the w*...
11/05/2018

Lawns in cooler climates can be renovated by skipping applications of w**d killers. Cut your lawn short. Rake out the w**ds and crabgrass with a power rake. Sow your grass seed directly in the remaining grass even with the w**ds and crabgrass left behind. With the cooler weather, the crabgrass will die on its own. The w**ds can be dealt with later. Remember, Success begins with the right knowledge. Talk to the experts at the Turf and Gardening Store in Roanoke.

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11/02/2018

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Plants that you plan on bringing indoors for the winter need to be sprayed with year-round spray oil for houseplants. Po...
11/02/2018

Plants that you plan on bringing indoors for the winter need to be sprayed with year-round spray oil for houseplants. Potted plants that are prone to getting aphids or mealy bugs (ex-hibiscus, ficus, and Chinese evergreen) will also need to be sprayed with an annual tree and shrub insect control, before bringing them indoors. Remember, Success begins with the right knowledge. Talk to the experts at the Turf and Gardening Store in Roanoke.

Deciduous trees and shrubs that drop their leaves in the fall should be fed with a Tree and Shrub Fertilizer one time in...
10/30/2018

Deciduous trees and shrubs that drop their leaves in the fall should be fed with a Tree and Shrub Fertilizer one time in October/November, preferably as soon as possible. Remember trees and shrubs only need to be fed once a year. Remember, Success begins with the right knowledge. Talk to the experts at the Turf and Gardening Store in Roanoke.

Fall Flowering: Ornamental cabbage and kale can replace tired summer flowers. The nights are cool enough to force these ...
10/25/2018

Fall Flowering: Ornamental cabbage and kale can replace tired summer flowers. The nights are cool enough to force these ornamental plants to start changing their color. Remember, Success begins with the right knowledge. Talk to the experts at the Turf and Gardening Store in Roanoke.

Now is the best time to divide your perennials and spread the love around.  Dig up your too-large-and-in-charge perennia...
10/24/2018

Now is the best time to divide your perennials and spread the love around. Dig up your too-large-and-in-charge perennials and use a trowel to divide the roots into smaller plants. Use this opportunity to redesign your space to work in the newly divided plants. Always remember to plant in sets of un-evens as this is the best rule of design. Throw in some Plant Tone and compost to help feed the roots while they are establishing. If you don’t have room for your new plants, share with a friend, garden club or local community garden...Remember, Success begins with the right knowledge. Talk to the experts at the Turf and Gardening Store in Roanoke.

Oak trees yielded a large crop of acorns this Fall. Deer depend on acorns as their main food source. If you rake up the ...
10/23/2018

Oak trees yielded a large crop of acorns this Fall. Deer depend on acorns as their main food source. If you rake up the acorns, The acorn shortage will cause the deer to
look for an alternative food source. If you want to feed the deer make a pile of the acorns AWAY from any desired plants you have. Remember, Success begins with the right knowledge. Talk to the experts at the Turf and Gardening Store in Roanoke.

Cool season annuals can make bare, leafless landscape come to life with color.  Mums come in a plethora of warm fall col...
10/19/2018

Cool season annuals can make bare, leafless landscape come to life with color. Mums come in a plethora of warm fall colors and are often treated as annuals instead of their true perennial nature. Pansies are perfect for a mass planting in an annual bed or in containers by the porch. If you like to support fall pollinators in your yard, plant snapdragons. These cool-season flowers are a great food source for bees. Remember, Success begins with the right knowledge. Talk to the experts at the Turf and Gardening Store in Roanoke.

It is important to get your grass seed sown as soon as possible. Soil temperatures fall fast this time of year. Soon, so...
10/18/2018

It is important to get your grass seed sown as soon as possible. Soil temperatures fall fast this time of year. Soon, some varieties of tall fescue and bluegrass seed will not be able to germinate in the cooler temperatures. Tall fescue grass seed is will more readily germinate in lower soil temperatures than other varieties of tall fescue grass seed. Remember, Success begins with the right knowledge. Talk to the experts at the Turf and Gardening Store in Roanoke.

So these guys are back in full force... We have a variety of products to help reduce those pesky stink bugs.
10/15/2018

So these guys are back in full force... We have a variety of products to help reduce those pesky stink bugs.

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10/15/2018

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09/06/2018

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Not sure if you saw this in the Roanoke Times, but did you know we are taking HALF off some of the most popular items fo...
09/05/2018

Not sure if you saw this in the Roanoke Times, but did you know we are taking HALF off some of the most popular items for your Lawn and Garden in the Month of September? If you are seeing this on your phone tap on the link http://mtgsave.hasanapp.com/ and see all the items we are discounting and Reserve yours today!

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