Archive for April, 2014

Spring Fling Open House Pics

Thanks for coming out and making our Spring Fling Open House a success! Here’s some pictures of the weekend…

Tradyn and Carsten excited about Spring Fling!

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It was a beautiful weekend.

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There was plenty of free food-including peach ice cream.20140425_142542

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There was a good turnout for the hardscape seminar.20140426_092138

Posted on: April 28th, 2014 by admin | Comments Off

Weekly Special-Week of April 28

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April 28-May 3

Radius tools ~ $3.00 off per tool

Radius Pro-Lite tools have light weight but very strong fiberglass shafts with the patented “O” grip handle.The heavy duty carbon steel blades make them very durable.

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Posted on: April 28th, 2014 by admin | Comments Off

Landscape Lighting

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Do you ever have friends over for an evening party on beautiful, warm, summer evenings? Did you ever have to crowd inside a hot house when the sun started sinking in the west to finish your party because the darkness overtook you? Imagine sitting around and having a good time with you friends out on your patio or deck. The western sky begins to turn from blue, to orange, and as the sun keeps setting, it turns into a beautiful red glow. As you sit there watching the sunset, the warm glow of your landscape lighting comes to life. Let the party begin! Now your party is no longer cut short because the dark has overtaken you. Instead of crowding in a hot house, you can continue to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors in a whole new way.

With the busy lifestyle that we seem to have these days, the evenings are the only times that we get to sit out and enjoy our landscaping. Why not get more out of the money you spent on landscaping by installing some landscape lighting around the house and patio area? Not only will it give you more time to enjoy your vacation at home, but it will give your house a whole new “look” as the soft lights light up the side of your house, trees, bushes, and cast a soft, warm glow on your patio and walkways.

Landscape lighting may sound like a lot of work and maintenance to keep all those fixtures working out in the harsh elements, but with the new LED lighting, it cuts back on those problems immensely. LED lighting is simple to install, so you as a homeowner can easily do it yourself instead of paying the extra money to have a contractor come in and install if for you.

LED lighting also saves you money from year to year. The LED lights last about 10 times longer than the standard halogen bulbs. No longer do you have to be out there changing bulbs every year. At the same time, LED lights save you money on your electric bill.  In comparison to standard halogen bulbs, LED lights use approximately 80-90% less electricity. Talk about savings!

Stop in at Tussey Mtn Mulch Landcape Center to see what all landscape lighting is available for you. We would love to show your around. We have different lines of landscape lighting to meet your tastes and your budget. You can also go on our web site, www.TusseyMtnMulch.com, to check out our different products. Or, to check out our Cast Lighting, you can go to www.cast-lighting.com.

We here at Tussey Mtn Mulch Landscape Center are dedicated to helping you get the most enjoyment out of you landscaping projects. As always, our mission statement is, “Quality Products and Prompt Courteous Service”. We look forward to seeing you this year.

Posted on: April 28th, 2014 by admin | Comments Off

Monday Mania – Question of the Week

Want to win a $10 gift card? View our Facebook page and answer the Question of the Week to be entered to win! A winner will be randomly selected from all correct answers.

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Posted on: April 21st, 2014 by admin | Comments Off

How to Plant Grass Seed in the Spring

Sow grass seed in the spring for a fine lawn all summer long.
Sow grass seed in the spring for a fine lawn all summer long.

Spring is a good time to plant a new lawn or rejuvenate an older one. The cooler temperatures and frequent rain showers of the spring season provide a good environment for the new blades of grass to establish themselves before the heat stress of summer arrives. Select warm-season grasses, such as Bermuda or Centipede, for spring grass planting. Warm season grasses are a bit more difficult to start from seed, but proper preparation creates a seedbed conducive to healthy and rapid growth.

Prepare Bare Soil

  1. Till the top 2 to 3 inches of the soil with a tiller or a garden rake.
  2. Pick up any rocks, branches or other debris that the tiller turned up.
  3. Rake the entire seedbed to help level out high and low spots and remove any clumps of dirt larger than 1 inch in diameter.
  4. Apply fertilizer to the area with a drop or broadcast spreader. Follow package directions for the amount of fertilizer to spread; a typical application for new lawns uses 2 1/2 pounds of fertilizer per 1,000 square feet of lawn.

Prepare Seedbed in Established Lawn

  1. Set the lawnmower to cut the grass as low as possible, removing most of the vegetation from the lawn and making it easier for the grass seeds to reach the soil.
  2. Rake the grass and the top one-quarter inch of the soil underneath it. Dispose of rocks and other debris in the lawn.
  3. Fertilize the lawn following manufacturer’s guidelines. A typical recommendation for an existing lawn is 5 pounds of fertilizer per 1,000 square feet of lawn.

Plant Grass Seed

  1. Put half the grass seeds in a drop or broadcast spreader. Sow the seeds onto the prepared ground, walking back and forth creating parallel rows. Add the remaining seeds to the spreader and sow these seeds in the opposite direction. For example, if you sow the first half of the seeds walking north and south, walk east and west as you sow the second half.
  2. Turn the rake so the tines are facing up. Drag the rake across the yard to cover the seeds with no more than one-quarter inch of soil.
  3. Cover the ground with a thin layer of mulch made from wheat straw, if your lawn is uneven and prone to erosion. Rake the mulch away once the grass begins to grow through it.
  4. Water the lawn lightly each day until the grass is 2 inches tall. Take advantage of spring rain showers to water less as long as you are getting rain.
  5. Mow the lawn for the first time when it reaches 3 inches tall. Only use a sharp blade to cut the grass.

-by Denise Brown, Demand Media

Posted on: April 21st, 2014 by admin | Comments Off

Weekly Special for the Week of April 21

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April 21-26, 2014

Emerald Park Grass Seed ~ Buy 2 or more for $8 each

10% off all other grass seed items

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Posted on: April 21st, 2014 by admin | Comments Off
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