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Japanese Beetle and Tri-Cities

Japanese Beetles have been found Pasco this year between the Columbia River and I-182. Japanese Beetle is highly destructive to gardens, landscapes, and, most importantly, local agriculture; that is why the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is trying to control and eradicate it from Yakima, Benton, and Franklin counties. They provide treatments with consent […]

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Fall is a great time plant Garlic!

Fall is for planting garlic. We have several hard-neck garlic varieties to meet your culinary aromatic needs. Click to learn more about hardneck garlic, planting tips, and what we have for selection for the fall of 2023.

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2023 Irrigation Shut Off Dates for the Area and End of Season Watering Tips

October brings the end to the irrigation water season, and we wanted to share when several of the local irrigation districts are ending the irrigation water season and some tips for your landscape to make it through winter better. Irrigation DistrictsBenton Irrigation District Oct 13thBadger Mountain Irrigation District Oct 20thColumbia Irrigation District Oct 13thCity of […]

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Alex’s Basic Pruning Process for Deciduous Shrubs

Have you found yourself standing there, with your pruning tools in hand ready to prune a shrub because it the right time to do it? Yet, it can be quite daunting to know where to begin. Click Here for my process that I go through as I prune shrubs in late winter or early spring. […]

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Featured Garden Supply Plant for April 6th 2020

The Bayer BioAdvanced Bermudagrass Control for Lawns is a growth inhibitor that helps beat back Bermuda Grass. What you do is apply the Bermudagrass Control when the Bermuda Grass is just waking up for spring. The chemical triggers it to halt growing and weaken it. Then from there you apply it again on a monthly […]

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Plant of the Week for April 6th 2020

The Burkwood Viburnum is simply stunning this year in my yard! My plant stands about 7 feet tall and is loaded with fragrant, white snowball shaped clusters of blooms. The fragrance is sweet and reminds me of Jasimine. It will top out at about 10 feet tall and 6 feet wide. The dark green leaves […]

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Plant of the Week for March 20th 2020 The Black Tulip Magnolia

The Black Tulip Magnolia is just so fun this time of year with it’s large, dark purple flowers! They flower one bloom per branch while creating a sense of wonder when people walk by. They enjoy full sun but need some wind protection from hot summer winds. They grow to about 20 feet tall and […]

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Featured Garden Product for March 20th 2020

The Rapitest Digital Soil Thermometer is this week’s feature because it easily tells you what the soil temp is. Why is this important? Because it helps guide you on when it is time to plant or transplant your veggies plants. Most seeds germinate best when the soil is at optimum temps. Transplants take off faster […]

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Featured Garden Supplies-Florel

Florel is a growth regulator that when applied just as a plant begins to flower that sterilizes the bloom, which leads to no undesired fruit or seeds. It is advised to plan on spraying just before the flowers open and soon after. Timing is the critical factor.

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