Hello Friends,
When September arrives, there is a new energy in the air.  School's back in session.  Vacations are over.  The weather starts to cool off.  We look forward to our favorite football games. Outdoor activities are pleasant once again.  AND, we can pay some much needed attention to our yards.  If you don't know where to start, come see us.  We'll help you figure it out. 
Wally & Delores Steinhauser

P.S.  We still have Solar Eclipse Ornaments available...be sure to grab one before they are all gone.
South Carolina Solar Eclipse
Keepsake Ornament - $24.99

 Limited supply so order yours today!
Art in the Garden
Art in the Garden XI
Friday, October 6th | 6:30 pm -10:30 pm
  Come celebrate Wingard's 50th Anniversary and help a great local, non-profit organization, Lexington Interfaith Community Services at the same time. 
wings and things
snake tongs
Afraid of Snakes? No Problem!
We have specially crafted snake tongs that allow people to safely handle/remove snakes from their yard should they run into an unwanted snake running around their house.   
bird feeder cleaning
It's time to clean your bird feeders.
Keep your birds healthy!  We will "deep" clean one bird feeder for free with every 10 lbs of bird seed you purchase during the month of September.   Our normal charge for deep cleaning is $5.00 per feeder.  Our service includes taking the feeder apart and cleaning every part thoroughly.
Ask Zach

"I see a snake in my garden. What should I do?"
  • "Take two steps backwards and let the animal be on its way."
    The most common snake seen in this area is the harmless  Eastern Rat Snake. Snake tongs provide the ability to grab & handle the snake at a safe distance which can allow the customer to relocate the animal safely.
garden center
Silver Award
It's official - We have one of the best bathrooms!
The Garden Centers of America awarded Wingard's Market the Silver Award for the "Best Bathroom."
Photo Contest Winners
2017 Photo Contest Winners are...
  1. Grand Prize - Most Facebook "Likes" and winner of a $50 Gift Certificate is "Fencetop Flyer" by James Segrove.
  2. Wingard's Staff Choice and winner of a $25 Gift Certificate is "One Night Only" by Nekki Shutt.
  3. Best "Wildlife in the Garden" photo and the winner of a $25 Gift Certificate is "Plant Holly & Waxwings Will Thank You" by Mark Whittaker.
(Please pick up your Gift Certificate at the outdoor checkout so we can get a pic of you to celebrate!)  There were so many great entries this year. Keep your eyes open for a winning shot for next year's Photo Contest!
lawn care
It's time for Step 4's Lawn Care Program
  • FOR ST. AUGUSTINE & BERMUDA APPLY: ferti-lome Winterizer & Weed Preventer II for Southern Grasses w/Dimension 10-0-1
  • FOR CENTIPEDE & ZOYSIA APPLY: Hi-Yield Turf & Ornamental Weed & Grass Stopper containing Dimension
Typically the heat will not break until late September in the Midlands. The colors in a September garden are just breathtaking.  What began to show some stress last month is starting to perk back up with the cooler nights. It's time to stand back and reap all you've sown during spring and summer.
  • Plan your October planting projects since October
    is the best time of the year to plant!  Prepare the soil, kill the weeds, make new beds, fix the drainage, put in hardscape.  Be ready to plant when the weather cools!
  • Put pre-emergent on your lawn to prevent winter weeds.  (See DIY lawn care program Step 4 above)
  • Apply grub control to your lawn, if you
    haven't alreadydone it.  This will help to reduce the population of Japanese Beetles that invade your plants next June.  Grubs turn into Japanese Beetles.
  • Plant cool-weather vegetables if you haven't already.  Do it early.  You're running out of time!
  • Do NOT fertilize or prune shrubs.  You may "clean up" a plant, cutting out dead branches, etc.  But don't do a heavy pruning.
  • You can divide perennials now or wait until October.
  • Clean up (cut back) leggy annuals and perennials
    in order to get another flush of color when the temperatures cool.
  • Check all your plants for insects infestations or diseases that may have developed over the summer and treat accordingly.

September Just In
Just In
  • If you want to see Monarch Butterflies in your yard, then plant milkweed.  If you want to help save the Monarchs, then plant milkweed.  Milkweed, aka Butterflyweed, is the host plant for Monarchs, where they lay their eggs, and their caterpillars feed before making their chrysalises.  We just received a new shipment of the Tuberosa variety, which is replete with seed pods.  So, one plant can become a meadow of milkweed before you know it!
  • Olive Martini Elaeagnus - A beautiful new variety of elaeagnus, the "olive martini,"  has a yellow edge on its silvery green leaves.  This is a large fast-growing shrub that you would use as a hedge or a screen.  One plant gets 10-15 ft tall and wide and can be grown in full sun to part shade.
  • Jazz Hands Variegated Loropetalum - This new variety of loropetalum adds a unique color to your landscape all year round.  It has hot pink, purple and white foliage.  It is relatively small and compact for a loropetalum, growing 4 ft tall and wide.  And like most loropetalums, it sports hot pink fringe flowers in early spring and can be planted in full sun to part shade.
  • American Beauty Berry - Birds love the bright purple berries on this plant.  It's native, non-invasive and makes a stunning statement in the Fall garden.
September Blooming
What's Blooming
  • Pansies, Violas, Snapdragons, Mums
  • Fall Container Gardens - Select one that we have already planted in a nice glazed pot.  Or, we'll help you make your own.  It's easy.  All you need is a thriller (something tall), filler ( just like it sounds), and spiller (something trailing).  You can even incorporate edible vegetable plants into the mix.  Lettuce works great!
  • SPECIAL - Large mums in 12" decorative pots, buy 1 at $29.95, get a second one-half price.
It's Time to Go Native

Native Plants

As backyard gardeners, it is our responsibility to preserve our natural plants for future generations.  You can help to restore the availability of native plants  by adding a few to your landscape.   Not only do native plants produce beautiful flowers, but they also produce fruits, seeds, and nectar that are friendly to wildlife. 
on sale
Large Selection of Native Trees, Shrubs, and Ferns  
On sale 40% off!

  • American Holly, Downy Serviceberry, Savannah Holly, Eastern Red Cedar, Pawpaw
  • Elderberry, Steeplebush Spirea, Meadowsweet Spirea, Chokeberry, Spicebush, Fothergilla, Winterthur Viburnum, Blue Muffin Arrowwood, Eastern Sweetshrub, Common Ninebark, Coastal Azalea, Inkberry Holly, 'Spirit of Houston' Yaupon Holly,, Florida Flame Azalea, Florida Leucothoe, 'Margie Jenkins' Leucothoe, Buttonbush, Annabelle Hydrangea
  • Christmas Fern, Ostrich Fern, Cinnamon Fern 
  • Northern Sea Oats, Prairie Dropseed, Little Blue Stem, Pink Muhly Grass (1 gallon ONLY)
gift shoppe
Fall is around the corner and
our decoration are here!

  • It's game time with Carolina and Clemson items.
  • Our new shipment of Hello Mello Pants and Shorts are in and they are super popular!
  • Come relax with all our new meditating animal friends.  We have chickens, rhinos, frogs, cats, dogs, elephants, mice, turtles, and more! Plus the mini bonsai to pair with them.
produce market
The weather is cooling and that means 
Fresh Local Coastal Shrimp coming in weekly! 
fresh local coastal shrimp
We're starting to stock our bins with  pumpkins, squash, and apples so it's the perfect time to fill your house with the sweet smell of ...
Old Fashion Apple Crisp
Apple Crisp Recipe
  • 6 large Granny Smith apples
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
Infused Honey
Stop in and see all the new
products that are coming in...
  • Ginger and Turmeric Infused Honey - Get ready for tailgating cocktails and perfect hostess gifts...created in the South. Oprah Winfrey said it BEST when she added these honeys from Verdant Kitchen to her Favorite Things List

  • e-cloth Cleaning Products 
  • Revablend Hand Blender, no electricity required
  • Kinloch Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Loveland Coffee
  • Holy Smoke Hickory Smoked honey
  • Sea Island Red Clay Sea Salt blend
  • Nellie T's pimento cheeses
  • Little Mountain Homestead Farms Bibb Lettuce
  • Sylvan Farms Hydroponic Micro Greens
  • Meadows Mushrooms, both Oyster and Shiitake 
  • Countryside Creamery Pasteurized Whole Milk
workshops _ events
You Can _Can_ Your Own Produce
     You Can "Can" Your Own Produce
Saturday, September 9 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Canning is becoming more popular than ever,   especially with the overwhelming emphasis on food awareness, eating well, and incorporating local, fresh ingredients in cooking.   

The cost is $30.00.  Space is limited and advance registration is required. Register online below or call 803-359-9091.
Gardening for Wildlife
     Gardening for Wildlife 
Tuesday, September 12 | 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Come learn about the South Carolina Wildlife Federation's Garden for Wildlife Program, which   helps people restore habitat and wildlife populations to our cities,  towns , and neighborhoods.  You can make a difference by providing the right environment for birds, butterflies, bees, lizards, frogs, etc. in your own yard.  We're saving wildlife one yard at a time! 

The cost is $10.00.  You will receive a $5.00 coupon to use at Wingard's and $5.00 will go to support  SCWF.  Space is limited and advance registration is required. 
Register online below or call 803-359-9091.
Lawn Care
    Do-It-Yourself Lawn Care 
Saturday, September 16 | 10:00 - 11:30 am or
Wednesday, September 20 | 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Learn how to use Wingard's simple do-it-yourself four-step lawn care program and be the envy of your neighborhood. 

The cost is $10.00 and you will receive a $10.00 coupon to use at Wingard's.  Space is limited and advance registration is required. Register online below or call 803-359-9091. 
Girls Night Out
    De-Tox with Friends at Wingard's
Girls Night Out 
Thursday, September 21 | 6:30 - 8:30 pm 
Our Girls Night Out is always fun - a time and place to enjoy good friends and good food.   We're emphasizing a chemical free, healthy lifestyle this year.  Don't worry; even though we're talking about de-toxing, we'll still have plenty of wine! 
The cost is $25.00.  Space is limited and advance registration is required.  Register online below or call 803-359-9091.
Newcomer Workshop
 Newcomers Workshop
Saturday, September 23  | 10:00 - 11:30 am
Come learn all about planting and caring for your landscape from our experts.  

The cost is $10.00 and you will receive a $10.00 coupon to use at Wingard's.  Space is limited and advance registration is required. Register online below or call 803-359-9091.
Fairy Garden Workshop
 Make Your Own Fairy Garden
Saturday, September 30 | 10:00 - 11:30 am
Come create your own miniature garden! Be inspired to dream and create miniature landscapes using small-scale plants and accessories.

Registration is $10 per person, in advance, and you will receive a $10 credit toward your miniature garden purchases that day. Space is limited, so please register early. All ages are welcome to attend; children must be accompanied by an adult. 
Register online below or call 803-359-9091.
Bird Walk
Congaree National Park Bird Walk
Saturday, September 30 | 8:00 - 10:00 am
If you've never been to Congaree National Park, this will be a treat. 

There is a $15 fee person; you must register in advance. Children 15 & under free; must be accompanied by a registered adult. BYOB - bring your own binoculars. Meet at the park.   Directions to meeting place will be emailed to you upon registration. Register online below or call 803-359-9091.
     For a complete list of all of our Fall Workshops visit our website.