Easy Lawn Renovation and Fall Color at Holcomb Garden Center!

 

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Easy Lawn Renovation!

Hold on, fall is coming fast! This weekend we will see lows in the low sixties! Yes! I am so ready for fall!

Fall is the best time of the year for fescue lawn renovations. From bare spots, thin lawns, or complete make overs, fall is the best time.
1. Prepare the soil. Rake, spike or aerate the lawn to allow access for the seed to touch the soil. Bring in a soil sample to see if you need to adjust the soil pH. Add Soil Activator to loosen clay or chert based soils.
2. Sow seed. Bare ground gets 10 pounds of seed per 1,000 sq. ft. Over seeding is generally 5 pounds of seed per 1,000 sq. ft. For a great looking lawn, you must use good seed and Holcombs has the best!
3. Feed the lawn. It’s time for Step 4, Fertilome New Lawn Starter to rejuvenate your established lawn and feed the newly seeded or sodded lawn.
4. Water as needed. For newly seeded lawns keep them moist for best germination of seed, maybe light watering several times a day. For established lawns apply 1″ of water a week. Preferably, apply .5″ twice a week.
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You’ve got questions and Holcombs has the answers!
                  Happy Gardening…
                 Tim Holcomb

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The Pansies
are here!
The Pansies
are here! 

Pansy Giant Mix

New genetics from plant breeders have given us beautiful pansies with giant blooms and small blooms. Colors from black to white, red to blue, and mixes to go with anything.
Our first fall shipment has just arrived!
Be sure to feed them with our Fertilome Bedding Plant Food for maximum blooms.

Great Selection at Holcombs Fort Oglethorpe & Hixson!
It’s Time for Step 4!
 Fertilome New Lawn Starter is the best food for fall feeding of your lawn!
This is the only step containing phosphate for strong root development. This makes it a perfect food for sod or seed as well.
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Grow fresh herbs for Holiday Cooking!
Herb Pot

Holcomb Garden Centers has a great selection of herbs in stock. Let your inner gourmet chef go wild with fresh herbs that you have grown. Plant a container of mixed herbs or create a window sill garden inside the kitchen window. Choose from Basil, chives, cilantro, marjoram, mints, rosemary, sages, and thymes!

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Chattanooga’s Best Lawn Seed-
Holcomb’s Southern Premier, Plus!
Sounthern Premier Blend
No other grass seed or seed-blend has the top rated fescues for our area and Mid-Night bluegrass. No other seed has 0% weed seed!
At Holcombs, we know you want a great looking lawn and you can’t get one by using cheap seed. Spend a little more and enjoy the difference.
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The number one decorating plant for fall is Mums and we’ve got Them!
Mums 1
Start your fall decorating with Holcomb’s Mums, fall grasses, and bright bales of straw.
Come choose mums in several sizes and colors.
Be sure to add some Flowering Cabbage and Kale to your displays as well.Cabbage and Kale
Fall is for Planting…
Trees, shrubs, roses, and Perennials!
Maple Tree
Whether adding fall foliage or spring blooms or growing an orchard, fall is the best time to plant trees!
Planting roses and perennials now will give you a full and showy plant next spring.
Remodeling the landscape is best done in the cool fall weather for you and the shrubs.

Our goal with these emails is to provide you with great lawn and garden information, helpful gardening tips, and timely how to’s. If you have any suggestions for topics and/or garden gossip, just let me know.

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Happy Gardening,

Tim Holcomb

Holcomb Garden Center
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