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Fall Soil Amendments

The fall is the perfect time to amend soils with compost. Nature enrichs the soil from the top down. You can do the same with compost soil amendments.

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Best Practices for Planting Trees and Shrubs

Many of our customers are planting shrubs and trees this fall so here are a few tips and reminders to make sure your plants will thrive. If the tree or shrub is a “balled and burlaped” plant, be sure to remove the burlap, cords and wire basket. If it makes planting easier, dig a bowl-shaped…

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Fallify Your Containers

Refresh your pots and boxes for the fall season. In September our pots and boxes on Cape Cod can go one of two ways. Either they still look full and flower-filled, or the plants have started to decline and finish their bloom cycle. If your containers still look good, by all means keep up with…

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Tips For Hydrangea Success

In this week’s post we celebrate the Hydrangea with tips for solving problems and having success with blue and pink-flowering plants; learn about changing color, dealing with browned flowers, spots on the leaves and drying the blossoms. The Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival starts this week, and Country Garden is so pleased to be a part…

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Annuals and Perennials To Know And Grow

While there are hundreds of annuals and perennials, this post highlights several that do especially well in this area. Annuals For Flowers All Summer Perennials that do well on the Cape and Islands. Whether you need flowers all summer (annuals) or problem solving plants, we’re here to help!     

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What Fertilizer Should I Use?

We frequently hear our customers ask about what fertilizer they should use, so I asked a few staff members to recommend their favorites. Here are their picks for lawns, planting, houseplants and established gardens. Lawn/Turf Fertilizer recommended by Chris Stokes, Garden Department Manager: Espoma Organic All Season Lawn Food Established Landscape and Gardens Fertilizer recommended…

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Starting Seeds Indoors – Getting Supplies Ready

On Cape Cod March might start out like a lion but it ends up like a cold, wet, and wind-blown lion…the lamb doesn’t usually show up until April in this region! But indoors we can be getting our seed-starting areas set up and some of our seeds sown.  Pepper seeds are often started in early…

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