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How to Install
Drip Irrigation in Raised Beds

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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 April 2020


An Important Message from your Friends at Scarborough Gardens

As a local family-owned business, we appreciate your support during this trying time. We are currently remaining open 9:00-5:00 every day, but you are encouraged to call ahead with questions as this situation we are all in, tends to change rapidly. As a retail establishment that offers vegetable starts and seeds, farming equipment, and pet supplies, we are considered an “essential business” and are doing our best to accommodate our customers in the safest manner possible. You are welcome to enter the store to shop, or we can bring items out to your car with advance notice: 831-438-4106. Please be aware that some items may not be available when you are shopping, but we are doing our best to keep the shelves stocked!

Gardening is a great way to stay busy in your yard, outside in nature and the fresh air, AND you get flowers or food! We have a lot of flowers, trees, shrubs currently in stock.

Watering the garden

April Garden Guide


Get your garden beds ready for spring and summer flowers and vegetables:

1. Select a sunny area that has a minimum of 6 hours of sun.

2. Use gopher baskets for your plants, unless you have wired under your planting beds.

3. Pull weeds before they set seed.

4. Double dig your soil and incorporate Gardner and Bloome Harvest Supreme or Planting Mix and a good fertilizer for flowers and veggies.

5. Set-up or reassess and test your current Irrigation System to get it ready for the season.

6. Make a shopping list of varieties of veggies, herbs, and flowers that are known to perform best in your area. Let us give you some ideas!


Plant warm-season flowers and vegetables outside from seed or plant starts, when temperatures at night are staying consistently at or above 50 degrees. Warm-season veggies include tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash, eggplant, basil, beans, corn, tomatillos, dill, tarragon, and potatoes.

Corn, beans, radishes, carrots and all other root crops are best sown from seed directly into the ground. It is educational and useful to use a Minimum-Maximum Thermometer at your home to monitor the night-time low temperatures in your own garden vs. the weather reports for the general area. You may be surprised to discover that you are in a warm pocket or micro-climate allowing you to get an earlier start on your summer garden, but as a general guide, that is May 1st here.


Protect roses and tomatoes from diseases such as Powdery Mildew, Rust, Leaf Spots and Blight by using organic Serenade Disease Control (OMRI).


Check your irrigation system especially drip systems, to be sure all parts are working properly.


Bait for Slugs. Apply non-toxic Sluggo Snail and Slug Control. Re-apply at 2-week intervals for a total of three applications to help break their life cycle and to give you better control of these pests through the growing season. This eco-friendly product is safe to use around pets, wildlife and people.


Fertilize shrubs, trees, lawns, groundcover, etc., if you have not already done so this spring. Even if your plants aren’t actively growing above ground, the roots are working hard to get ready for the big push of growth that happens in spring. Adding mulch around your shrubs will help suppress weeds and keep roots cooler in the upcoming warmer months.


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