Monthly Archives: August 2012

Labor Day Celebrations

Have you ever wondered about Labor Day and how it came to be one of our country’s most beloved holidays? According to the United States Department of Labor, Labor Day was a creation of the labor movement to mark the first Monday of September as a tribute to all of the workers and economic progress that have helped to develop our proud nation. The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City to create a “workingman’s holiday”. The popularity of Labor Day quickly spread across the nation and evolved into a modern holiday known for end-of-Summer picnics and …

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Fertilizer: By the Numbers

Have you ever looked on a fertilizer box and wondered what the numbers mean? The gardening department Team Members at Friedman’s Home Improvement are frequently asked questions about fertilizer, so we thought we’d address it here in our blog. Like any list of ingredients you would see on a packaged food label, fertilizers are rated with a three number rating system. These three numbers are based off the N-P-K ratios, which shows how much Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium (Potash) is in the mix. These numbers are percentages of the total ingredients in the bag, so if it reads 5-5-5 — like it does in Whitney …

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We are thrilled to be returning to Petaluma in 2014

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