Patriotic Planters for the Fourth of July

2019-07-03T12:30:57-04:00July 3rd, 2019|Categories: Annuals, What We Offer|

The 4th of July is just around the corner. Here at Hook’s we have red, white and blue planters ready to help decorate for Independence Day celebrations. We will be closed tomorrow to spend time with our families, so be sure to stop by the greenhouse today for these quick and easy patriotic centerpieces!

Milkweed and Monarchs

2019-06-22T14:33:10-04:00June 22nd, 2019|Categories: Ideas We Love, Plants We Love, What We Offer|

It is National Pollinator Week! This week celebrates the ecosystem services provided by all pollinators including butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, bats, beetles, moths, small mammals, flies and wasps. Pollinator’s perform a vital role in flowering plant reproduction and are necessary for the production of fruits and vegetables in the garden! Monarch butterflies are an iconic migrating [...]

Warm Season Crops

2019-05-28T20:56:52-04:00May 28th, 2019|Categories: Herbs, Vegetables, What We Offer|

As the days warm up it is time to start thinking about getting warm season crops. Warm season crops, or traditional summer crops, are crops whose fruits rather than roots or leaves are the edible part. These plants require warm soil and daytime temperatures to thrive and develop fruits. Cole crops, on the other hand, [...]

Pro-Mix Soil Options

2019-05-24T15:07:23-04:00May 24th, 2019|Categories: Soil, What We Offer|

Here at Hook’s we use Pro-mix soils in all of our in house grown plants, because of the high quality of each of their premium soil mixes. Each Pro-mix soil mix is specially formulated to have unique properties to fit your gardening needs. Most Pro-mix soil mixes are labeled as Mycoactive, meaning that they contain [...]

Baccto & Garden Magic Soils

2019-05-24T15:01:52-04:00May 24th, 2019|Categories: Soil, What We Offer|

Baccto and Garden Magic soils are good quality products for a fair price. In addition, these soils are also more natural than other brands. Hook’s carries a variety of Baccto and Garden Magic products listed below:   Garden Magic Compost and Manure is an odor-free blend of natural organic reed sedge peat and composted animal [...]

Miracle Gro Soil

2019-05-23T15:04:39-04:00May 24th, 2019|Categories: Soil, What We Offer|

Miracle Gro is a well known, high quality soil brand. Each of their soil mixes are specially formulated for your gardening needs. Miracle Gro Moisture Control Potting Mix absorbs more water than ordinary potting soil. It contains sphagnum peat moss, coir and a wetting agent to retain more water and enable less frequent waterings. We [...]

FaxFarm Soil Options

2019-05-23T14:48:43-04:00May 24th, 2019|Categories: Soil, What We Offer|

FoxFarm Soils are quality high nutrient soils. FoxFarms carries potting soils and soil conditioners to meet your indoor and outdoor gardening needs. Happy Frog Potting Soil is specially designed for container planting. It contains soil microbes to help improve root efficiency and nutrient uptake. Additionally, Happy Frog Potting Soil contains earthworm castings, bat guano, and [...]

Fertilizer: What’s in the Bag?

2019-05-23T14:32:49-04:00May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Hooks Tips, What We Offer|

When it comes to buying potting soil keep an eye out for labels that say fertilizer starter charge and slow release fertilizer included in the mix. These phrases sound similar but refer to an important often overlooked difference in potting soils. A soil labeled fertilizer starter charge contains a minimal amount of fertilizer mixed into [...]

Fertilizer: What is N-P-K?

2019-05-22T15:19:29-04:00May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Hooks Tips, What We Offer|

Plants have specific nutrients needs for healthy growth and development, most of which are taken up from the soil by the plants roots. These nutrients are the building blocks for plant tissues. Overtime, watering leaches nutrients from soil and fertilizer is needed to replace them. This process happens especially fast in potted plants. There are [...]

Houseplants

2019-04-30T17:57:06-04:00April 30th, 2019|Categories: Plants, Plants We Love, What We Offer|

Houseplants thrive in indoor conditions but can also perform well in outdoor containers. Houseplants can liven up any room with colorful blooms and lush foliage. All plants take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen making your air cleaner, but some plants are particularly good air purifiers such as snake plants, aloes, and spider plants. Each variety has its [...]

Lawn Care Tips

2019-04-23T15:54:15-04:00April 28th, 2019|Categories: Hooks Tips, What We Offer|Tags: |

Spring is here and grass is starting to take off. Here are a couple of Hook’s Tips to help get your lawn looking its best! In general, we recommend only bagging lawn clippings if diseases or fungi problems are suspected. Leaving lawn clippings allows them to be a free compost and return nutrients to the soil. [...]

Strawberries are in!

2019-04-24T15:18:42-04:00April 27th, 2019|Categories: Edibles, Fruits, Perennials, Plants, Plants We Love, What We Offer|Tags: , |

Strawberry plants are easy to care for and produce delicious fruits! Strawberries are also perennials meaning that you can enjoy them year after year! When it comes to picking out which strawberry variety to grow the first thing you need to know is that there are three different types of strawberries that produce at different [...]

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