Plant & Gardening Trends

New Veggies and Herbs

Last year, home vegetable gardeners loved Creek Sides new Burpee vegetable plant program!  Many of you are familiar with Burpee, a company that has faithfully served home vegetable gardeners for the last 143 years.  So for 2019, Creek Side is expanding the Burpee variety selection to include many new varieties, in addition to many of the tried and true varieties you love!  All our herbs... Read More

Perennials, Shrubs, Trees

Last week we reviewed plans and preparation for Creek Side’s Grown Fresh™ big, beautiful annual flower Hanging Baskets and Container Gardens.  Annual flowers are the most colorful flowers that will bloom all summer around your home and in the landscape.  This week, more options that bring Color to your Life! Creek Side’s Grown Fresh™ perennial selection continues to expand, now offering over 350 varieties of... Read More

January in the Garden

Happy New Year!  January is a long period of rest for the garden, and for we gardeners as well. Your garden is all settled in for the winter, but your green thumb may be itching to do something outside in the yard. Following are a few garden tips for the winter that you could do if the mood strikes that might satisfy your need for... Read More

Fall & Winter Garden & Landscape Tips

Lawns Hand rake lawns to remove leaves and encourage air movement in roots. Top dress with uneven spots with top soil and/or peat moss. Reseed bare spots. Aerate lawn with a minimum of 2” plugs (not too dry). Leave plugs on top of lawn. Apply Fertilome Winterizer 1 lb. of high nitrogen fertilizer per 1,000 sq ft. of turf. Water in well. Planting Beds Remove... Read More

Early August Garden Tips

Number one August assignment is to sit back, relax and enjoy your summer garden in all its glory!  Invite friends and neighbors over to show off and celebrate all your hard work! If you can’t sit back and relax…there is plenty to do…. Consider seeding a fall crop of lettuce, spinach, Swiss chard, peas etc. Basil and cilantro may also be sown now as there... Read More

Hail Damage & Summer Garden Tips

Trim back damaged foliage stems and flowers. You need to determine whether there are small tears in the leaves that can be left on the plant, or whether they are mostly shredded and need removal.  If there are roots in the soil and a green stem above ground, that plant will grow back. Water sparingly until the surface of the soil dries out.  Once the plant... Read More

More Japanese Beetle Info

To help develop the best control measures for your landscape, it is important to understand the life cycle of this destructive insect pest. Japanese beetle has a one year life cycle. Adults begin to emerge from the soil from late June through early August. As adults, Japanese beetles are found mid-summer feeding and mating on foliage and flowers of their host plants, especially roses, grape... Read More

Early Summer Garden

Right on schedule, our spring season has moved into the full summer season mode. If you still need flowers, visit Creek Side for the best selection in town of Grown Fresh Container Gardens, Hanging Baskets, annual flowers, perennial flowers, roses, shrubs and trees.  We have been taking good care of all our flowers during the ups and downs of the 2019 spring season.  Plus, we... Read More

New Burpee Tomato Varieties

Tomato Beefsteak Brandy Boy Versatile in the kitchen, this is one of the tastiest tomatoes you can grow. A hybrid of the classic Brandywine, Brandy Boy has the benefits of an heirloom – incredible taste, smooth and thin skin – without the drawbacks. Producing loads of large pink fruits, this tomato is best eaten fresh in salads. These tomatoes need at least one inch (2.5... Read More

Fertilome® 4-Step Lawn Care Program

For your lawn to look its best spring, summer and fall, in addition to water, it needs nutrients. The Creek Side Lawn Care program is developed with the premise that regular fertilization, along with aeration, good mowing and watering practices, is key to maintaining a strong, healthy lawn. A healthy lawn is more resistant to weeds and disease problems. New this year, Creek Side is introducing the Fertilome® brand  4-Step Lawn Care Program which includes four... Read More