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4010 Mt Diablo Blvd.
Lafayette, CA, 94549

Located in the Bay Area, CA, we're a family-owned garden center offering unusual and hard-to-find plants & gifts. Established 1946.

July in Your Garden

JULY IN YOUR GARDEN

Each month we keep you up-to-date on what you should be seeding, weeding and feeding in your garden. And we’ve made it easier for you! Find all of our recommend products for this month together, in one area in our shop under the This Month In Your Garden banner! If you have trouble finding it, please ask one of our cashiers to locate it for you!

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✔ Heading out for a long weekend? Book the Plant Nanny! Keep your plants thoroughly watered without worry! The terracotta stake slowly releases water directly to the plant's roots, ensuring a watering at an optimal pace. Designed to work with recycled wine bottles, plastic bottles or glass globe reservoirs, refilling the stake is easy and drip-free!

✔ Deadhead! As blooms fade be sure to deadhead your annuals and perennials to keep those babies flowering! We recommend using E. B. Stone Organics Ultra Bloom 0-10-10 on a regular basis to help set new flowers too. 

✔ For healthy roots, shoots and overall growth, apply E.B. Stone Organics All-Purpose Plant Food 5-5-5

✔ Ask our cashiers for ladybugs, praying mantis, red wiggler worms and beneficial nematodes! 

✔ Give your houseplants a summer vacay and move them outside. Keep them out of direct sun but a change of environments and an extra boost in air circulation is good for their all-around health! 

✔ It's summer, can you feel it? Don't forget to lather the sunscreen and grab a hat before heading out into the garden. We have a wide selection of hats available in the Garden Shop, Atrium and down at The Lazy K! 

Happy 4th of July! For last minute decor, shop 40% off decor in the Garden Shop! And for even more, visit the Lazy K for their Independence Day essentials! 

PLANT NOW

  • Tuberous Begonias can give bountiful flower displays in summer, find them in Garden's Gate! Remember to feed them through the hot months, we recommend E.B. Stone Organics Ultra Bloom 0-10-10. 
  • For that hot spot in your garden, plant Vinca rosea or Zinnias (especially the 'Profusion' series) that can take the heat!
  • Look to our Native Section for plants that are naturally great in the landscape - and built for our California summers and winters! 
  • For plants that thrive in summer, visit Succulents & Cacti for heat-tolerant plants. Remember that not all succulents are created equal - stop in and let us help you pick out the perfect plants for your garden! 

FEED

  • Got citrus? They are heavy users of nitrogen and phosphorus (That's the "N" and "P" of N-P-K that you see on a bag of fertilizer!) Feed your lemons, limes, oranges, mandarins, tangerines and avocados Master Nursery's Citrus Food 12-8-4. This is vital for any citrus that you have in a container - every time you water nutrients are leaching out of the soil. If you're noticing yellowing leaves with green veins then it's time to apply Master Nursery's Iron Plus

TREAT & PROTECT

  • For all those pesky weeds in your lawn that just won't quit use ready-to-spray Fertilome Weed-Out
  • If you're noticing worm damage on your Petunias, Geraniums and veggies, apply Bacillus Thuringensis (Bt) weekly. You'll find it in the garden shop labeled: Caterpillar Killer Spray with Bt.
  • Reduce your water usage this summer with an application of Hydretain. The blend of humectin and hygroscopic compounds adheres the free moisture in the soil to the roots of your plant. Hydretain not only keeps your plants wilt-free, but contributes to more water intake from rainfall and irrigation throughout the season. Available in both liquid and granular form, apply the formula and water in deeply for roughly 15-20 minutes for 3 days to bond Hydretain to the roots. Reapply the formula once every 3 months; one quart treats up to 3,500 square feet. Questions? Our knowledgeable staff is here to help you keep your garden green through summer!
  • Take care of yellowjackets, hornets and wasps with one of our RESCUE W.H.Y. Traps. Be sure to hang your traps a few days before your party for best results. Does last year's trap need a refill? We’ve got everything you need in our shop to keep the pests away. 

THINKING AHEAD...

  • It's time to stock up, by this time next month you'll be feeding your roses! New to roses or need a fresher? Check out our Rose Guide here, including our fertilizer program. Visit the Garden Shop and pick up your rose food now, August will be here before we know it!