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Littleton Store
5210 S. Federal Blvd.

Store Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

July Newsletter


Working in the garden is one of summer's greatest pleasures, but with the hottest days of July approaching, it's good to take some extra precautions to protect yourself from the sun.  Check out these ways to stay cool and safe from the Farmer's Almanac. 

  • Pace yourself and take frequent breaks in the shade. 
  • Wear loose-fitting clothes and a wide-brimmed hat and always use sunscreen. 
  • Stay away from caffeine, alcohol and protein rich foods on hot days. 
  • Slices of cucumbers on your skin can help you cool down after a long day of gardening. 
     

Fourth of July

Weekend Specials

Quart Perennials and Quart Basket Stuffers
Regularly $5.99
Now Five for $20

Saturday Only!
Buy Three 1 gallon Perennials,
Get One Free!

Of Equal or Lesser Value

10" and 12" Hanging Baskets
Just $20

Patio Pots
25% OFF

 

Holiday Hours 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Espoma Tones

Tone Up Your Garden!


Since 1929, Espoma Tone fertilizers have been the best
organic fertilizers around.  Their slow-release nitrogen and long-lasting, natural organics break down slowly for steady, continuous feeding.  They also contain Bio-tone, Espoma's signature blend of beneficial microbes.  All the Espoma Tones are naturally low in salts so they won't burn and are safe for people, pets and the environment!  Click on our June Coupon for $1 off any Espoma Tone Fertilizer.


Holly Tone 4-3-4  Holly-Tone Plant Food is for acid-loving plants, such as hollies, azaleas, camellias, evergreens, dogwoods, blueberries, strawberries and rhododendrons.









Bio Tone Starter Plus 4-3-3
The ideal starter plant food, originally designed for professionals. Bio- tone Starter Plus will increase root mass and help avoid transplant loss in difficult planting conditions.  We recommend using Bio Tone when planting just about anything - trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals or veggies.







Plant Tone 5-3-3
 Plant-tone is the original all natural plant food made from a complex blend of 100% natural & organic ingredients to provide complete & balanced feeding.








Garden Tone 3-4-4
Garden-tone is an all-natural plant food formulated specifically for vegetable gardens.









Rose Tone 4-3-
2 Rose-tone is a premium rose food preferred by professional rosarians.  Rose-Tone is designed to supply the necessary nutrients for growing prize winning roses.






Tomato Tone 3-4-6
Tomato-tone is  formulated specifically for growing plump and juicy tomatoes. Tomato-tone's organic composition feeds your plants naturally and will not force rapid growth at the expense of blooms and tomato yield.  Contains 8% calcium to help prevent blossom end rot.




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Bulb Tone 3-5-3
Bulb-tone contains bone meal and other natural organics to meet the special nutritional needs of bulbs and tubers.  Perfect for all bulbs like tulips, daffodils, crocus and hyacinths.






Flower Tone 3-4-5
Flower-tone is a great bloom booster that is low in nitrogen and higher in phosphorous and potassium to maintain good plant growth and promote blooms rather than heavy foliage.







Tree Tone 6-3-2
Tree-tone is a premium plant food formulated specifically for shade, fruit, and ornamental trees.


espomaJuly
Coupon


$1 OFF Any 4 lbs.
Espoma Tone Fertilizer


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Coupon good through 7/30/15.  Limit one per customer, please.

Slugs

Ug!  It's Slugs!


Hot temperatures and afternoon showers create the perfect conditions for slugs.  Here are some ways to control those ugly sluglies. 

Symptoms
Slugs feed on living and decaying plant matter including leaves, fruits and vegetables. Small leaves may be eaten completely and large leaves left with large, irregular holes. Slugs also leave shiny slime trails on the ground.

Life Cycle
Slugs are mollusks and are closely related to clams and oysters. Slugs lay small, slimy masses of eggs in cracks in hidden protected areas. The young slugs hatch, move through the soil and eat germinating seeds and plant roots. Depending on species and environmental conditions, slugs continue to grow and feed for two months to two years. Slugs mostly come out at night and during cloudy, wet days. They go dormant during hot, dry spells and remerge when conditions are wetter.


Cultural Control
Slugs' bodies are nearly all water and so they need a wet environment to avoid drying out. Anything you can do to create a warm, dry environment in your garden will help deter slugs. Space plants and prune to increase air circulation in the garden. Water early in the morning so the garden dries out before nighttime. You might also consider switch to a drip irrigation system to reduce humidity and moisture from overhead watering. Be sure to keep the garden clear of any dead plant material and other debris which makes for great slug hiding places.

Trap
Trapping can be an effective method of slug control. Try leaving a wet, rolled up newspaper out overnight to bait the slugs away from your plants. In the morning you can crush up the paper with the slugs inside and throw it away.   Another thing you can try is a small can or bowl filled with beer. Just bury the container in the soil up to its rim. Slugs are attracted the fermenting yeast and fall into the dish. Just empty the dish in the morning and refill with fresh beer.
 



Repellants
Diatomaceous earth can be a very effective slug repellant and control. DE is finely ground sedimentary rock that creates an abrasive barrier that slugs won't cross. It also works by drying out any slugs that come in contact with it, killing them. DE is approved by OMRI and great for use in organic veggie gardens. Crushed eggs shells, coffee grounds, wood ashes, copper strips or copper sulfide can also help deter slugs. 
 



 Pesticide
For bad slug infestation, the use of a pesticide may be in order. One of the best, most popular slug killers around is Sluggo by Monterey. It's an OMRI listed slug killer that can be used on ornamentals and edibles and is safe for use around animals and humans. Its active ingredient is iron phosphate, which attracts slugs and kills on ingestion. Just scatter the bait around the plants in the evening, just before slugs come out to feed.

July Coupon

One FREE 4" Annual


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Coupon good 7/1/15 - 7/14/15.  Limit one per customer, please. 


For more information about planting shrubs and other garden topics,
check out our brand new
How To Videos!

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