Our 21-0-4 Lawn Fertilizer with Mallet will provide you with a slow release feeding as well as insurance against grubs later in the season. Our fertilizer with Mallet, applied now and watered in, provides the best protection against grub damage when the eggs hatch in late August or September. The active ingredient is similar to Merit Insecticide which has been the proven grub preventative for many years now. This time of year, insects or fungus can also plague an otherwise healthy turf. We offer a variety of Insecticide or Fungicide solutions to help manage any problems which may arise.
Increasingly, we see homeowners acting as general contractors on their projects. Acting as a contractor would mean that the individual knows what to expect when it comes to running a project. All too often, problems arise when the homeowner/general contractor doesn’t have experience managing the process. More specifically, a lack of experience can lead to unreasonable expectations in ordering materials, finding and scheduling qualified installers, and coordinating the process from beginning to end. Today, I think it would be helpful to cover a few of the major issues we observe from a sales point of view. It may help you with a project if you are a homeowner, or it may help a contractor to understand the customer’s point of view.
After a harsh winter, many plants will show signs of stress. Sometimes simply piled up snow crushes delicate plants. Other times plants get damaged because of harsh, ice cold, drying winter winds. In either case, you may wish to consider plant replacement. This time of year offers a wide selection of plants in our nursery. Since the material is all in containers or balled and burlapped, it can be picked up and planted any time now.
If you want to have a greener, more lush lawn, but don’t want to use an combination products or pesticides, ask us about a straight fertilizer programs to suit your needs. We stock several formulations of fertilizer which can make even a low maintenance lawn look great. We can tailor a plan just for you.
Soundview is ready to accept your yard waste material as long as it is clean wood, brush, stumps or leaves. Material needs to be separated so we can process it correctly, so don’t mix rocks and soil with leaves and brush please. Our convenient, State of CT DEEP permitted recycling facility will allow you to recycle material and leave with a load of some fresh mulch or plants to get your next project started.
After what has been a particularly cold and stormy winter, we are finally closing in on Spring. With the Daylight Savings Time change in our rear view mirror, temperatures are bound to rise and with that comes the volume of work that hits us each Spring. Before the barrage, take some time to do a little spring cleaning of your own.
Soundview has switched gears into winter mode as we approach December and the thermometer dips. We are fully stocked with all kinds of options for your winter work. One of the most common questions we respond to during the winter is: “which product or combination of products should I use?”. The answer depends upon a few different variables which we’ll discuss here.
Here at Soundview, we need to take very careful steps over the winter to protect our nursery stock. There are also a few simple steps that you can do for your own garden or a customers garden to prepare for its winter rest. All of these measure are fairly basic, but very beneficial. If you take these simple steps, you will be happy you did when Spring gets here.
As the fall cleanup season starts to wind up and leaves are dropping, it is time to consider a few options for lawn care. One of the most important concepts we try to instill is consistency. Your best results will come from implementation of a planned, balance fertilizer program. Soil Tests are always your best bet in order to help determine exact needs for your lawn.
Fall Cleanup approaches vary, but at the end of the day, removal of the leaves is paramount. Every homeowner wants to see the sharp lines cut into the lawn, crisp edges along the landscape beds and no debris on the walks or drives. One popular approach is to maintain the weekly visits. Staying in a routine never allows for an abundance of cleanup, and if the weather turns a little dicey, you are never too far behind.