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The Blog

25 May

Small Space Edible Gardening: Tomatoes

By: David Yost, Merrifield Plant Specialist Tomatoes are one of the most popular fruits and vegetables among gardeners as they are both beautiful and delicious! Even if you are working in a limited space, you can grow beautiful tomatoes with a container, adequate sunlight and a little planning. Tomatoes can grow in a variety of…

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25 May

Red, White and Bloom

By: Peg Bier, Merrifield Plant Specialist Memorial Day always brings the feeling that summer is just around the corner. My family grew up celebrating Memorial Day weekend with family and friends. We’d spend the day outdoors and in the evening a cookout would commence and laughter and stories would fill the air. I remember those…

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5 May

Our Gardener’s Picks: Container Garden Favorites

By: Peg Bier, Merrifield Plant Specialist I love container gardening because there are endless combinations of plants you can pull into your creation to always come out with a fresh design. You can find stunning options throughout the entire nursery. For example, I love pulling in fresh herbs as fill or spill plants and even…

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2 May

Turf Tips: Liming the Lawn

By: David Yost, Merrifield Plant Specialist To grow healthy grass and keep weeds at bay, the pH level of your soil needs to be between 6.2 and 6.8. Soil pH influences the availability of plant nutrients. If the pH level of the soil is too low, phosphorus remains bound to the soil and cannot be…

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25 Apr

Creating a custom container garden

By: Peg Bier, Merrifield Plant Specialist Container gardening can add ambiance to your backyard patio, tie into the architecture of your home and welcome your guests at your entrance. It’s also ideal for small spaces. You can have all of the convenience of a yard right outside your front or back door. I love incorporating…

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19 Apr

Celebrate Earth Day & Arbor Day

By: Michael Fahey, Merrifield Plant Specialist and ISA Certified Arborist Every year we get excited about Earth Day and Arbor Day because these holidays mark two special days when the entire country comes together to celebrate and protect our natural resources. We encourage you to celebrate by embarking on a planting project with your family…

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13 Apr

Blooming Easter Gifts

Nothing says happy Easter more than a bright, blooming plant. Here are our picks for bright blooms to treat your loved one this Easter. Geranium We love geraniums for their showy clusters of blooms in bright shades of red, pink, rose, orange, white and purple that stand above beautiful foliage. These annuals perform well in…

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10 Apr

Turf Tips: Seeding & Fertilizing

By: David Yost, Merrifield Plant Specialist A thick, healthy, dark green lawn is important to the look of your overall landscape. Colorful annuals, healthy shrubs and stately shade trees are of course wonderful features, but the overall appearance of your property is often dictated by the lawn. Having a beautiful lawn is not as difficult…

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29 Mar

Creating an Indoor Succulent Container

By: Julia Reed, Merrifield Plant Specialist I love houseplants. So much so that my entire dining room doubles as a greenhouse. One of my favorite houseplants is the succulent. They’re easy to care for, beautiful to look at, and bring instant life to your home or office. You can easily add a succulent display to…

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22 Mar

Turf Tips: Preventing Summer Weeds

By: David Yost, Merrifield Plant Specialist and Turf Expert Summer weeds, if left untreated, have a way of wreaking havoc on our lawns. The good news is that they haven’t germinated yet. You can intervene in the process and prevent them from popping up by applying a summer annual weed preventer now. If you haven’t…

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