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Monday–Friday 8:30-5:30

Sat 8:00-5:00

Sun 9:00-5:00

Mother’s Day is May 14th

Memorial Day is May 29th

 

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Patio Shop

At Scarborough Gardens Patio Shop we have a broad range of products and prices designed to meet your needs. We have the best selection of styles in patio furniture, umbrellas, outdoor heaters, fireplaces, and other patio furnishings.
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Gift Shop Hidden Treasures Gift Shop

Hidden Treasures Gift Shop is a full-service gift store—that focuses on outdoor and indoor living. We have a wonderful selection of gifts that includes jewelry, kitchenware, small kitchen appliances, cards and artwork. Shipping, delivery and complimentary gift-wrapping is also available.
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Welcome to Scarborough Gardens

At Scarborough Gardens you’ll find three complete stores, all in one place! If you are looking for the right plant for your garden or the perfect gift for your friend you’ll find it here.

Garden Guide for May 2017

Utilize the Elements in Your Garden —Water Wisely and Use the Wind!

Find useful tips on watering wisely in our handy Garden Guide, and learn why you still want to water wisely even though we’ve had so much rain this year. Wind power is all you need to add pizzazz and art to your garden. Wind spinners and kinetic art are great ways to use the wind to add movement and color to an otherwise static garden. Read more below. And of course, if you are looking for even more color check out our favorite plant this month:  Calibrachoa. This lovely plant comes in a variety of colors, and has a colorful history too!

Besides pulling the abundance of weeds that all that rain helped produce, there is always something to do in the garden —especially simply enjoying it! To help you achieve that, you may wish to upgrade your patio furniture, or replace an old umbrella or add a fire pit so you can extend your time outdoors after the sun goes down. Let us help you get your summertime fun off to a great start!

 

Wind + Spinners = Garden Art!

Wind Spinners & Kinetic Art Stakes

Wind Spinners & Kinetic Art Stakes

The weather has been a little unpredictable this year, so why not make it fun and use Wind Spinners to show how variable it is? Kinetic Art is an interesting form of garden art, and all you need is a light breeze to get it going. We have everything from mini two-inch pinwheels to jumbo six-foot garden stakes. They come in assorted colors and can be anything from fish, hummingbirds, flowers and suns, to fun geometric designs. They work great in spots where you just want to add a little color, especially in those places you just can’t get anything to grow. Don’t let the wind bother you this year, let it be a fun way to show off your new garden art.


Easy Garden Pizazz

Calibrachoa

Calibrachoa

This colorful plant, often referred to as Million Bells or Mini Petunias, has become a “must have” for the garden. It was introduced in the 1990’s and has become a top seller over the years. It covers itself with small bell-like flowers in spring, summer and fall. If you want to decorate your decks or garden with a specific color theme, you can find Calibrachoa in nearly every color imagined. Some of our growers combine multiple colors in one pot to create beautiful color schemes that are either bright jewel colors or soft pastels. They are perfect for hanging baskets, containers or as a border edging.

In our climate, they seem to be best used as an annual that you replace each year, though it is possible for them to over winter if it does not get too cold. They are easy to grow, and appreciate a moist but not soggy soil, regular fertilizing (especially if in a container) and a bit of shade during the heat of summer. Pinch back tips regularly to keep plants tidy and compact.

 

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May Tips for Success
in Your Garden

Even though we experienced a very wet winter, we want to encourage plant lovers to garden wisely by following a few important water conserving tips. These suggestions will help you be successful in your yard every year, wet or dry! For more info, go to www.watersavingtips.org

  1. 1. Spread 1-3 inches of mulch around all plants, especially newly planted ones. For each inch of mulch you use, you reduce water usage up to 10%.

    2. Check your soil for moisture BEFORE watering to see if it is really necessary. Established gardens can often go for weeks without needing water depending on your soil type and the weather.

    3. When you do water, apply it slowly and for an extended period of time. This will help reduce runoff and encourage deep roots.

    4. Do not over fertilize with high nitrogen fertilizers. Nitrogen increases soft new growth which then requires more water to support the plant.

    5. Reduce the size of plants by pruning excess growth.

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Stop and smell the roses, but watch out for fungus – All this late-spring rain has resulted in fungal diseases flourishing, especially on your roses. Black Spot, Powdery Mildew and Rust are having a party! Put on your gloves and strip the affected leaves, disposing of them in the trash. Do not leave them on the ground below the plant. In the evening, or when the sun is not shining on the plant, spray with Summit Year-Round Spray Oil. It will coat the leaves and help prevent fungus from taking hold. We also carry Bayer All-in-One Rose & Flower Care as a systemic treatment for roses planted in the ground, and Safer Brand Garden Fungicide spray to help control fungal diseases.

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Monitor Insects- If you find sticky substances on your foliage, it is usually a sign of aphids, scale or whitefly. Another sign of these insects is sooty black mold that grows on the sticky substance on the leaf surface. Use Monterey All Natural Mite and Insect Control which is safe and registered for organic growers (NOP) to control these pests.

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Mulch- By applying a 2 inch layer of Gardner and Bloome Organic Soil Building Compost on top of your soil, you can save water, reduce weeds, and have a source of humus for planting and managing soil health while also vitalizing your veggies, flowers and the entire garden!

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Check Irrigation- Tune up your irrigation system. Replace leaky valves, clogged drip lines and drippers, and broken or cracked sprinkler heads. We stock a full line of drip irrigation supplies to help you get the job done.

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Prune- It is time to prune all your spring flowering plants after they have finished blooming. These include Azaleas, Rhododendrons, Weigela, Lilac, Spirea and Camellias. Wait to prune your wisteria until late July or August.

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Lawn Care- To enhance the health of your lawn, the following practices can help.

  1. 1. Aerate your lawn if the soil has become compacted. This will allow water to more efficiently permeate into the soil versus running off the surface.

  2. 2. Top dress with about a 1/4 inch of Gardner and Bloome Organic Soil Building Compost.

  3. 3. To keep it healthy and green without adding lots of new growth which requires more water, fertilize with a slow release product such as Gardner and Bloome Organic Lawn Fertilizer and repeat in 8 weeks.

  4. 4. Adjust your mower blade to mow at 2 to 2 1/2 inch height to help keep your lawn’s roots moist and cool.

 

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