Lawn & Garden
Growing Green Earthworm Castings is an all-purpose natural fertilizer that comes to you straight from nature with no alterations whatsoever. Worm castings are a soil conditioner that is of unsurpassed fertility. Because it has an abundance of readily available non-burning nutrients, only a little needs to be used in your plant holes or seed furrows. At any concentration, even the most delicate seed or bedding plant is safe. This means no fear of overuse or misuse.
(dolomitic) Pellet or Powder available
As a general rule of thumb in Nova Scotia, you would typically apply about 30 pounds (14kg) per 1000 square feet every year to maintain pH at present levels. However, this will not always be enough. If you are applying limestone to an already lush and green lawn, you can probably cut the above application rate in half. On the other hand if your lawn has a very low pH, you might need to double the typical application to correct the problem.
Pelletized lime has become an increasingly popular product as it provides 30 percent better coverage than powdered lime, it reacts in the soil more quickly, and it is easier to spread (less dust and more consistent coverage).
Mosher’s agricultural limestone will not burn and therefore can be applied at any time. The best spreaders for applying Mosher limestone are the drop style spreaders. These spreaders minimize dusting and apply an even coat. When applying, it is best to make two applications with the second perpendicular to the first. This ensures an even coat with no missed areas on your lawn.
Common Types of limestone
The two most common forms of limestone incorporated into growing media are calcitic and dolomitic limestone:
Calcitic limestone is calcium carbonate and it neutralizes acids in the growing medium. It provides some calcium, but almost no magnesium. Calcitic limestone dissolves faster than dolomitic limestone so it quickly adjusts growing medium pH within one week, but has shorter residual of up to 1-2 months.
Dolomitic limestone is a combination of calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate and serves two purposes in the growing medium. Primarily, it neutralizes acids in the growing medium but also provides some additional magnesium and calcium for plant uptake. Dolomitic limestone dissolves slowly in the growing medium resulting in longer term pH adjustment (up to 2-4 months) and buffering to improve pH stability
Ever wonder what the numbers found on the fertilizer bags stand for?
Nutrient values (N-P-K)are shown as total percentage of weight as packaged. Organic nutrients tend to have alot lower npk values than chemical nutrients. The amount of NPK required depends on the application or the results you are trying to achive
What does N-P-K stand for?
N = Nitrogen
Nitrogen is the first major element responsible for the vegetative growth of plants above ground. With a good supply, plants grow sturdily and mature rapidly, with rich, dark green foliage.
P = Phosphorus
The second major element in plant nutrition, phosphorus is essential for healthy growth, strong roots, fruit and flower development, and greater resistance to disease.
K = Potassium (Potash)
The third major plant nutrient, potassium oxide is essential for the development of a strong root system. It helps plants to resist diseases, protects them from the cold and drought.
Iron is an important additive for your soil. It has three main purposes, the first being to help yellow lawns turn green, encourage growth and being a effective way to kill moss.
|FERTILIZER||RECCOMMENDED USE (USES)|
Recommended for new seed/sod or used in early spring and fall to help establish/maintain a strong healthy root system added 2% iron helps grass hold a darker color and combats moss & weeds. also used lightly in vegetable & flower gardens (general purpose)
Lawn Fertilizer with added 2% iron & 2% sulphur (Ferric sulfate) to effectively control moss in established lawns
Used & trusted for years as a vegetable garden fertilizer also can be used on flower gardens and lawn (general purpose)
Tree & shrub fertilizer, can also be used in both flower & vegetable gardens (general purpose)
Slow release fertilizer, recommended for lawns in early summer feeds for an extended period of time (depending on weather) promotes top growth and brings out color. added 2% Iron helps grass hold a darker color green as well as combats weeds & moss.
|27-0-0 (Ammonium Nitrate)||
Used very lightly around leafy plants such as rhubarb, lettuce etc to promote top growth.
|46-0-0 (urea)||most commonly used as an effective ice melter will not harm concrete and works in far colder temptures then salt, can also be used same as above with added caution 10,000sqft|
|17-17-17 +2% iron||A favorite tree fertilizer for evergreens also used early spring and fall to help establish/maintain a strong healthy root system added 2% iron helps grass hold a darker color and combats moss & weeds. (general purpose)|
Nova Scotia Lawn mix
“#1 selling lawn seed”
- 60% creeping red fescue
- 20% kentucky blue grass
- 20% perennial rye grass
- Shady nook shade grass mix
- “great for very shady areas”
- 20% glade kentuckey blue grass
- 25% nighthawk affinity perennial rye
- 30% brideport chewing fescue
- 15% cypress poa trivials
- 10% herald creeping red fescue
*NEW PRODUCT* QUICK CATCH LAWN SEED
- 34% Stellar GL Perennial Ryegrass
- 33% Grand Slam 2 Perennial Ryegrass
- 33% Dart Perennial Ryegrass
Quick Catch LS™ is a great mixture for over seeding or patching up bare spots. Lateral Spread root system. Endophyte enhanced Ryegrasses
*NEW PRODUCT* ENVIRO-ECO LS LAWN MIXTURE
Environmentally friendly and low growing
- 30% Cardinal II Creeping Red Fescue 3
- 20% Compass II Chewing Fescue
- 20% Beacon Hard Fescue
- 20% Sheep Fescue
- 10%Slider LS Perennial Ryegrass
“hardiest lawn mix”
- 70% timothy
- 15% red clover
- 15% white clover
We also carry..
- White Clover
- Alskie Clover
- Fall Rye
Areas & conversions
- 1lb grass seed= 100 sq ft, 11.1 sq yd, 9.3 sq meters
- 1 acre= 43560 sq ft, 4840 sq yards, 4044.57 sq meters
- 1 square yard = 9 square feet, 0.84 square meters
- 1 square meter = 10.77 sq feet
- 1 acre = 0.4047 ha
- 1 ha = 2.471 acres
ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY LAWN & GARDEN PRODUCTS
Acadian Seaplants Limited’s Ascophyllum nodosum Kelp Meals are organic and easy and safe to use.
PURE ASCOPHYLLUM NODOSUM SEAWEED HARVESTED FROM THE COLD, CLEAD & NUTRIENT RICH WATERS OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC COAST OF CANADA & PROCESSED UNDER STRICT QUALITLY CONTROL STANDARDS TO PRESERVE THE BENEFITS OF LIVE SEAWEED.
ACADIAN™ Soluble Seaweed Extract Powder
NATURAL SOURCE OF PLANT NUTRIENT CONSISTENTLY SUPERIOR QUALITY & PERFORMANCE.
Corn gluten meal, the protein fraction in corn, is an herbicide that inhibits root formation in a wide variety of grasses and broadleaf weeds during germination. , because of its high nitrogen content can be applied to turf grass as a fertilizer and top dressing. Although large application rates are needed, it is an effective preemergent herbicide that suppresses growth of annual weeds such as crabgrass. The recommended rate and timing of application is 20 lbs./1,000 sq. ft. before germination of annual weeds in the spring, followed by a second, similar application in late summer.
FERTILO® All-Purpose Natural Fertilizer
Approved for organic gardening, the FERTILO® All-Purpose Natural Fertilizer is specially designed for vegetable garden, flower beds and lawn. Hen manure based, this fertilizer stimulates biological activity of the soil, thus promoting vigorous growth and healthy plants.
$0.85 PER LB OR 50LB = $29.00 BLUE = $35.00
SUPERIOR (WHITE) Medium yielding variety, stores well, washes excellently,early season variety for the fresh market and for chipping, great general purpose potato.Good for long storage. Resistant to heat and drought and scab.
RUSSET BURBANK (NETTED GEMS) (WHITE) great table potato, white flesh, heavy yeilding, very late maturity, good keeper.
RED CHEIFTIAN (RED) red skin and white flesh, well suited for the table stock market. Highly resistant to scab. It is a well regarded red-skinned, white-fleshed variety.
YUKON GOLD (YELLOW) light yellow flesh, Medium to high yielding variety, Excellent storability, great for Fresh market, boiling, baking, and French frying.
KENNIBEC (WHITE) High yielding fast growing variety, widely adapted, Excellent storage quality, Primary uses: boiling, baking, chipping, and frying
ALL BLUE (very limited supply) late maturing, dark blue skin and flesh variety has round to oblong tubers. A heavy setting, large plant that should be spaced at 30 cm or more. distinctively visual variety
WEED B GON CONCERTRATE 500ML & 1L. FIESTA 4L
Unleash the power of iron.
- Weeds absorb iron through leaves and roots. Iron oxidation causes weeds to dry up, turn black, shrivel and die.
- Visible results within hours.
- Grass may darken slightly with one application but will return to normal green colour within days*
*when used as directed, results dependent on weather conditions
Fox Farm Ocean Forest Growing Soil
Aged forest products, sandy loam, and sphagnum peat moss give Ocean Forest® its light, aerated texture. Start with Ocean Forest® and watch your plants come alive!
Garden tip: Designed for containers and ready to use right out of the bag. There’s no need for nitrogen fertilizers at first; instead try FoxFarm Big Bloom® Liquid Plant Food to get things started.