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Protecting Your Plants Through Winter Dormancy

The harsh winter months are known for causing severe plant damage due to the freezing temperatures, harsh winds, ice, and snow. Winter damage can cause plants to look unhealthy, lose their leaves or even die.

So protect your plants through winter with ‘Wilt-Pruf’. It is a ready to use spray that you apply to all evergreen plants (plants that keep their foliage in the winter and are in danger of winter damage).

In the past, burlaping  was the way to protect your plants through the winter. But burlap is unsightly, hard to work with, gets blown off the plants, or gets weighed down by snow, rain and ice and can actually break your plant. Wilt-Pruf is your invisible burlap that will protect your plants while still keeping your landscape looking beautiful.

Shake the bottle, and spray all the foliage of your evergreens. It’s that simple! One application generally last 2-3 months but with frequent rain, and snow fall, we recommend spraying once a month to ensure full protection of your plants.

Stop in store and let us help you protect your landscape through the winter months and stop winter damage. We sell Wilt-Pruf in ready to use, and concentrate!

Call today with any questions, we are happy to help! 215-822-3334

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Winter Lawn Care

All year you’ve taken care of your lawn. Mowed it, watered it, fertilized it, and took care of the weeds. Protect your investment, and don’t let your hard work through the year be wasted. It is time to put down your second application of Jonathan Green Winter Survival. The well balanced formula, is perfect for winter feeding to keep your lawn greener later into the year. Iron, sulfur and 30% slow release nitrogen helps to keep the lawn a deep-green color even in the cold months. An advanced formula that promotes root growth and stores nutrients for the spring. It also contains humates for root development.

Haven’t done your first application of Winter Survival yet? No problem! Put it down today with some lime to get it activated quicker, then be sure to mark your calendar and put your second application down the week of Thanksgiving!

Your lawn will be ready for the harsh winter months, and will look amazing through dormancy while your neighbors lawns look dead. Come early spring, your lawn will be the envy of the neighborhood and you’ll start 2016 off on the right foot.

Winter Survival Lawn Care - Jonathan Green

Winter Survival Lawn Care – Jonathan Green

Stop in or call and let us help you get the best lawn in town!
Green Acres Nursery
270 West County Line Road
Colmar, PA 18915
215-822-3334

 

Beware when shopping for a fall sale!

Fall is the best time to plant nursery stock because of the cooler temperatures. With dormancy approaching, plants don’t feel the transplant shock, and homeowners don’t need to worry about watering until the plants wake up in Spring.

So why are there so many fall nursery stock sales right now in the gardening industry? The answer is simple, they need to get rid of their junk that they weren’t able to sell in Spring. Beware when ‘taking advantage’ of these sales because most of these items are the left over plants that have problems or are too small to sell at regular cost so they become marked down and you think you are getting a great deal when really you are getting tricked into taking the junk off the retailers hands.

That’s why here at Green Acres, we stock our yard with fresh nursery stock only. We even just brought in over $5,000 worth of fresh material just this week from our farms. Buying fresh, healthy plants will pay out for you in the long haul. Instead of replacing the left overs that keep dying, or fighting diseases that you inherit from those discounted plants. Buy fresh, and enjoy your investment! Our prices are low, but our quality is high! Let us show you the difference! Stop in today and we will provide you with a free planting guide.

Fall is for planting - beware of fall nursery stock sales!

Fall is for planting – beware of fall nursery stock sales!

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Why Fall is the best time to plant.

We get questions all the time as to when folks should install their nursery stock, the answer is simple, the Fall!

Here’s a two big reasons why.
-The Fall is has cooler temperature than Spring and Summer so the plants require less water making it easier on you. When installing in Fall watering of plants should be done with a sprinkler (to simulate rainfall and allow the plant to breath and drink), 1-2 times a week for about 2 hours each time. Opposed to in the Spring/Summer months which require you to water with sprinkler 3-4 (sometimes more depending on heat) times a week for 2 hours.
-Plants start to go into winter dormancy in the fall, so they fell less of a transplant shock. Transplant shock when the plant becomes stressed from the root ball being disturbed, undernourishment, dehydration, and not properly acclimating to it’s new environment.  Consequently the plant becomes poorly established in the landscape.

Need more help with installation? Give us a call at Green Acres, 215-822-3334 or stop in. We’d be happy to help you pick a tree/shrub that would suite your home. We also provide installation services for Bucks and Montgomery County.

Fall is for Planting

Why you should get a professional for your paver installation.

Pavers are made to enhance your home and accent it in a stylish and very trendy way. Whether you want a walkway, patio, fire pit, or even a simple retaining wall you want it done right.

When it comes to spending money, do you want a perfect final project with no headaches or would you rather have the project dragged on, many mistakes and obstacles come up, and have a so-so final result? Just like your home, you wouldn’t hire a random guy with a truck and hammer to build your house, you would hire a professional, licensed contractor. So why not do the same for your outdoor project?

Green Acres has been in business since 1979 and has been owned and operated by the Cristinzio family. We pride ourselves in our customer satisfaction and that’s why we install all of our own projects, to insure a top quality job every time! We have a sturdy and stable foundation of our quality of work that comes only with the experience that we have gained over the last 36 years, just what your hardscaping project needs!

So call today for your FREE estimate and let us show you why you’ll wish you would have called us sooner! 215-822-3334

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Get Ready To Spring Ahead!

Tired of seeing the snow on the ground? Start thinking warm thoughts! Spring is right around the corner and when the weather breaks, everyone likes to start working on their outdoor projects. Why not get ahead of everyone and stop in today. Let us design a custom paver walkway, patio, landscaping, whatever your project is, start now so you can be first to getting your project done! Enjoy it longer through the warm weather instead of waiting on the list.

We provide FREE estimates on your every outdoor need. Hardscaping, landscaping, landscape lighting, pergolas, outdoor kitchens, fireplaces, and more. Call 215-822-3334 for your FREE custom estimate and design!

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Calcium Chloride Vs. Salt Applications To Fight The Snow & Ice

This winter we have faced a lot of snow. More then what we are used to and what some of can handle. But no matter if we only receive 1″ of snow or 12″, this article will help you decide what product to use to fight the snow and ice.

Most commerical snow removal business’ and even your township will apply salt to the roads to help make your commute easier. But are they helping or hurting? Let’s take a look..
Salt (sodium chloride) is cheap, and very easy to come by which makes it everyone’s first pick. Plus it’s immediate thinking for most. They see a snow storm coming, they run to the grocery store for bread, eggs, and salt. Yes salt helps to break down the ice and make it safer, but the long term damage is less then helpful. 
Do you have a concrete walkway or pavers? If you said yes to any of this, beware. Salt breaks down the composition of concrete and pavers making the material more porous and over time cracking the product, chipping it and causing you expensive repairs down the road.
Do you have a lawn or landscaping near your salt application area? Sodium and chloride are both harmful to lawn and plants when dosed in large amounts due to it’s toxicity. When the salt dissolves, the ions separate. When they are absorbed by the plant or lawn it decreases its ability to be able to absorb the important nutrients such as potassium. Depleting the lawn or plants nutrients will not be something that you will see over night, but by spring it will have a burnt effect to it. Many people account ‘winter burn’ as being the one to blame, but in the end it’s due to the harmful salt application from months before.  The way to counteract is to apply high amounts of fertilizer to the damaged lawn or plant costing you more money!
Fact:Back in history people would spread salt through enemies fields to detroy their crops in biological warfare. Why use this near your landscape?!
Do you have  pets?
When you walk your dog in a salt applied area you will notice a change in it’s pace or way of walking, that’s because the salt is burning it’s pads, similar to the feeling of us getting salt in a fresh cut. Afterwards your dog will try to stop the burn by licking it’s irritated paw causing ingestion of the salt which will can cause vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, excessive drooling, coma and in some cases, death.

 

The best way to avoid salt effects?

Don’t use it. Thankfully there is a safe and effective way to break down snow and ice. Apply calcium chloride before the snow storm comes and it will prevent the snow from sticking to the ground and turning to ice making your shoveling much easier! After the snow stops, and the shoveling has been done, apply another application of calcium chloride to prevent your wet driveway being iced over from the wind and cold temperture. You’ll be safe, your landscape and hardscape unaffected, and your pets will be out of harms way.

The benefits of Calcium Chloride:

·Effective in -59*F temperature
·Not harmful to pets, children, landscaping, or hardscaping
·Melts ice quickly and effectively

The only difference you will see is a slight increase in your upfront cost. A 50lb bag of salt costs $10-$12, where a 50lb bag of Calcium Chloride costs $13-$15. So for a few extra bucks at the beginning but no extra costs due to using harmful product, this was a no brainer. Buy Calcium Chloride.

Snow Removal Calcium Chloride Vs. Salt

Snow Removal
Calcium Chloride Vs. Salt

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