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    Spring at the Garden Center

    by Administrator 29. March 2016 12:25

    Temperatures are rising, the snow is melting and Spring is approaching rapidly! Within our gardening center we offer an array of items that you won’t find at other garden stores.  To give you an idea of what we carry, here are a few of our gardening supplies, including some of the more common ones:

    • Shrubs
    • Vines
    • Perennials
    • House Plants
    • Deer Scram
    • Grass Seed
    • Pesticides and Herbicides
    • Bagged Mulch, Soil, Stones

    Being the largest garden supply store in Cincinnati we are known for “the usual place to have the unusual” and we’re proud of that!  We sell to residential and commercial customers, and can even deliver some items!  In part with our gardening supplies and products, we also offer gardening and landscaping services.  We offer maintenance programs for your beds or yard, we can design and build patios, driveways and walkways as well. There truly is no limit to our landscaping.

    For the winter, our garden center carries salt and calcium chloride and we even shovel or plow snow.  We all hope that the worst is over now, but you never know what will happen with the weather in Cincinnati!

    Whether you’re looking for supplies at our Garden Center to gear up for spring, landscaping services or snow removal, Bzak can be your all in one home or business maintenance company!  Before making any purchases be sure to explore our special offers! Find our contact information and locations, here.  Thank you for your interest in Bzak!

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    Early Spring Garden-Landscaping Preparation

    by Administrator 11. March 2016 16:19

    It looks like spring has arrived early this year in Cincinnati!  With temperatures steadily in the 60’s and even breaching the 70 degree mark, the ground is now thawed.  What does this mean from a landscaping and gardening company perspective?  It’s time to prepare!

    As soon as the ground thaws, we can begin preparing gardens for the growing season.  To start, old plants should be removed one of two ways. 

    1.       Pull them out and toss them on a compost pile.

    2.       Till them. 

    With or without old plants, garden soil must be turned over deeply in every plot.  It’s also important to add generous amounts of grass clippings and chopped leaves (hopefully you saved them from your yard clean-up last fall!  If not, we have some available.)  This may seem like a lot of work, but the weather gives us a chance to get outside, get some exercise and most importantly get a head start on gardening!

     

    The next step is giving the soil (and the gardener!) a short rest, allowing it to settle and level out.  After this, it’s prepared for the first seeds of the season!  We recommend starting with onions and potatoes. Over the next several weeks we can sow the seeds for carrots, kale, radishes, broccoli rapini, and peas.  Cauliflower, cabbage, spinach (and other hardy greens) will follow in April.

    The vast majority of seeds should be started 6 to 8 weeks before your region's last average frost date. For Cincinnati and most of the Midwest, this means starting seeds in March.  What we’re trying to say is that it’s time to get started on your garden!

    If you’re anxious to get started on a garden, then it’s likely you’re ready to get started on other yard projects as well.  Now is a great time to prune overgrown trees or shrubs with minimal damage, because the sap has retracted back to the safe part of the plant.  However, Lilacs and Rhododendrons should not be pruned until after they’ve bloomed, because you could trim the buds on accident.  While being outside and doing all of this, you may start thinking about summer.  If you’re like us, we like to see yards in pristine condition, with designated areas to relax and entertain.  Perhaps you were tilling the soil and realized that after all of the yardwork you do, there should be a place you can relax afterwards.  The talented group at Bzak can sit down with you to design, develop and install bonfire pits, waterfalls, patios and more!

    Regardless of your project, we want to help!  Visit our garden center or give us a call if you have any questions or would like to get started with your spring project.  Also, be sure to take a look at our current landscaping material coupons!  We look forward to talking with you, and thank you for considering Bzak!

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