Can potting soil be reused?
Can potting soil be reused?

Can potting soil be reused? Potting soil can be reused but there are a few things to keep in mind! In a perfect world we would replace potting soil every year. More realistically, potting soil should be replaced every two to three years.   First, potting soil compacts over time. Watering, root growth, and settling of soil all cause potting…

Maintaining Containers During Summer
Maintaining Containers During Summer

By: Gary Garner Sr. Like me you may have a number of beautiful containers of various flowers and other plants on your deck, patio, porch or other areas of the yard. As I write this I can see, I see pots of begonia, Hosta, vinca, marigold, a bay tree, some Christmas Catus, Japanese maple and a drift rose. There are…

Lawn Care Calendar
Lawn Care Calendar

Some of the most asked questions we receive concern the proper time to apply fertilizer, lime, seed, etc. to the yard. With that in mind, we developed the following calendar.  It can be printed and saved for future use. Click here for a printable version: Gary’s Garden Center Lawn Care Calendar

Fertilizer Guide For Central Virginia
Fertilizer Guide For Central Virginia

            All fertilizer labels must have three bold numbers.  The first number designates the amount of nitrogen (N), the second number designates the amount of phosphate (P2O5), and the third number is the amount of potash (K2O).  These three numbers represent the primary nutrients (nitrogen (N) – phosphorous (P) – potassium (K).             This label, known as the fertilizer grade, is a national standard.…