Archive for Author: Henere Valk

Fall Lawn Care

By Charlie Nardozzi If you live in a part of the county where you grow cool-season grasses such as fescue, Kentucky bluegrass, and perennial ryegrass, then fall is the time of year to really focus on your lawn. Fall is a great time to fertilize, aerate, overseed, and topdress...

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Composting for Your Garden Workshops

You’re invited to Evergreen’s School of Gardening workshops on Composting in Your Garden this Saturday at 10AM at both of our locations. Ben Hunter, Certified Master Gardener, retired chemist, retired volunteer fireman and gardener for over 63 years, presently has over 100 raised garden beds at his home. Ben...

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Winter Survivor Pansies

Winter Survivor Pansies are guaranteed to come back next spring. Plant Winter Survivor Pansies now for brilliant color, then enjoy them again next spring. We have many, many colors of pansies to chose. Mix and match them for stunning color displays. Pansies are easy to grow, require little maintenance...

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Apple Activities with Kids

By Charlie Nardozzi Fall is apple time in much of the country. One of the most popular outdoor activities to do with your kids is to go to the local orchard and pick apples. This is also a great time to talk about apple trees and do some...

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Ripening Your Vegetables

By Charlie Nardozzi September can be an overwhelming month in the vegetable garden. With lots of tomatoes, melons, zucchini, and cucumbers still pouring in on top of the greens, roots, and other crops, you sometimes lose track of the fact that a killing frost may be right around the...

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Helping Kids Prepare Herbs for Winter

By Charlie Nardozzi With fall right around the corner, it’s time to start looking at your herb plants and deciding who stays, who goes, and what you can do to preserve the remaining ones for winter. This is a great project to do with your kids to teach them...

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Climbing Vines for Fall

By Charlie Nardozzi Our gardens get lots of fall color from shrubs, trees, and annual and perennial flowers. But you can also use climbing vines to brighten the fall landscape. Not only do some perennial climbing vines provide a screen on a fence, shade under a pergola or arbor,...

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Revitalize Your Fall Containers

If your spring/summer planters need to be revitalized you have a great opportunity to get them replanted FREE next week. Starting on Thursday at 9AM, at either of our locations on Riverport Road or in Colonial Heights, we will plant your containers FREE and add enough time-released BloomKote fertilizer...

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Make Your lawn the Greenest in your Neighborhood

At 10AM this Saturday, at both Evergreen H&G Showplace locations, the Green People will share our tips on fall lawn care. We will discuss what types of fertilizer are needed to apply to an existing lawn that just needs a fall feeding, how to get seed-to-soil contact when reseeding...

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Vegetables for a Fall School Garden

By Charlie Nardozzi With school back in session in most areas, kids are arriving to find the gardens they planted in spring in full production. With some planning, you can have winter squash, pumpkins, tomatoes, potatoes, and peppers all ready to harvest in the garden this September. But in...

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