Monthly Archives: January 2011

Navigating Your Way Through The Various Plant Foods

If you’re not a professional agricultural specialist, gardener, or botanist, navigating your way through plant foods and fertilizers can be a little daunting. The best way to know how much, and at what proportion, to add nutrients to the soil is with a soil test.  A simple soil test can be purchased from the Garden Center at Friedman’s Home Improvement.  Once you determine which nutrients are lacking or in abundance, you can amend the soil to correct most problems. According to the experts, there are four main nutrients that are most likely to be a problem in the soil:  nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, and calcium. The …

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What To Do With Your Garden In January – Bare Root Season Is Here!

Gardeners love to get in their “dirt therapy” whenever possible.  Even though Winter has settled into January, gardeners can happily play in their gardens now that we are in the midst of Bare Root Season.  Friedman’s Home Improvement offers a wide selection of bare root plants that are eagerly waiting to be planted and tended. For those of you who are new to gardening, a bare-root perennial plant is in its dormant stage, in which the roots are bare, when it’s sold out of soil.  Not all plants are able to handle this kind of environment, but there are more than you might think.  Roses are …

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Become the Queen (or King) of Roses With These Quick Tips From Our Expert Advisors

If you’re into all things roses and you’re the Queen or King of your rose garden, we have the perfect rose pruning workshop for you!  Keep the stem of a rose healthy with help from one of our horticulturists and gardening advisers in our workshop on growing roses.  It will be held on January 15th and 29th at 11 AM at all Friedman locations. All attendees will receive a free pair of pruners while supplies last. At Friedman’s Home Improvement, we are known for offering our customers the lowest price with local advice.  Our workshops are designed to advise you on the various “How-To”s of …

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