Did you have trouble keeping your bacopa in bloom last summer?  Bacopa falls into the category of 'acid loving' annuals.  Most of the plants in this category, however, are prone to iron, boron and other micronutrient deficiencies.

Jack's Classic Petunia FeED was developed for plants that do not take up iron efficiently.  It is rich in micronutrients.

All plants have a preferred pH range for the soil in which they are planted.  The following annuals grow best in a more acidic soil (pH 5.4-6.0):

Bacopa, Begonias, Browalia, Calibrachoa, Lantana, Lobelia, Petunia, Scaevola, Torenia, Verbena, Vinca and Zinnia.  (This list is not complete, just some of the more popular annuals in our area.)

By giving your plants what they need, you will be rewarded with full, healthy, flowering plants!

Happy Spring 2014!  Thanks for stopping by and viewing our newsletter.  As always if you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to contact us!


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#1 FAQ . . . .


One of the most frequently asked questions we get this time of year is "How do I get my lawn in shape for the season?"  We feel the best approach is organic lawn care, which maintains the lawn without potentially harmful materials.

Organic lawn care focuses on growing a healthy lawn which is the best protection against weeds, insects and diseases.  A healthy lawn will grow thick deep roots that will help keep even the toughest weeds from sprouting.  It is always best to dig or pull out your weeds on a regular basis so they do not overpopulate your lawn. 


Want to make your Peonies Pop?  Click the picture below for a link to the UConn Soil Testing Lab

Not enough space to plant a garden?  Consider the benefits of a raised garden bed.

soil test link

Stop in to see our new raised garden beds.  The rustic styling fits in to most any backyard.  Made of long lasting cedar right here in the USA!  The modular style, pictured below, can be configured in a multitude of ways.  Click on the picture to the right for a video on how to plant your elevated garden.

Proper soil pH allows your plants to take up nutrients for optimum plant performance.  Soil testing is an easy and inexpensive way to determine your soils pH.  Click on the picture to the right for a link to the UConn Soil Testing Lab.  It's always a good idea to have your soil tested before adding any ammendments. 


Thanks for taking the time to read our Spring Newsletter.  Any feedback would be welcome! Looking forward to seeing you soon . . .


Photo Credit: Diane Herbort



Will it cost more? 
The initial costs of using organics may be slightly more, but according to a study by Environmental Grass Roots Education, once established, an organic lawn program can result in savings of more than 25% over a conventional program.  That's because an organic program builds up the soil biology, which will, over time, sustain the grass with minimal inputs.  So it's less expensive to use organics in the long run.  Please stop in with any questions or problems you may have regarding your lawn.  We are here to help!