ISSUE #723 - APRIL 25, 2019
Hit the ground running this spring with our tips on fertilizing and flowering shrubs
Spring Fertilizing Guide
Spring is a great time to prepare your garden beds, bulbs, vegetables, trees and shrubs with fertilizer to create optimum growing conditions. Here at Estabrook's, we recommend organic solutions from Espoma, most notably Plant-tone and Holly-tone .

These two all-purpose plant foods will provide your garden with all the essential nutrients your plants will need and you're sure to notice the difference once spring is in full swing!

Follow these tips to get started...
Kerry's Tips of the Week
Flowering Shrubs with a 1, 2, 3 Punch!
Are you looking to make your gardens easier to maintain without losing out on the enjoyment of beautiful blooms?

One of my biggest and best downsizing strategies is to replace sweeps of mixed perennial gardens with flowering shrubs and conifers. Dig, dig, swap, swap... Oh what a relief it is! You really don't appreciate how much more work perennials are, compared to shrubs, until you make the switch.

Don't misunderstand, I still love perennials and will always have these in my garden, just a lot less of them. Most "woodies" simply don't require the same amount of water, fertilizer and routine care. And I can get every bit, if not more, color from shrubs and trees, especially given the explosion of new cultivars with dazzling foliage, berries, bark and/or form.

Follow these tips to start maximizing flowering shrubs in your garden...
KERRY ANN MENDEZ  is an award-winning garden educator, author and design consultant based in southern Maine. Her latest book is  The Budget-Wise Gardener .

You'll now find her at our Kennebunk store consulting on  garden design , answering your gardening questions and much more.
Prom Corsages and Boutonnieres from Farmhouse Floral
Prom is coming soon and Farmhouse Floral from Estabrook's has you covered!

Simply call Ashley at 207-400-0512 or visit our Yarmouth store between the hours of 11am to 4pm to place your order for a custom designed corsage or boutonniere that will accent those Prom dresses and tuxedos.

We recommend ordering early to ensure availability.
Save 25% OFF Orchids
Add exotic beauty to your home with orchids in a variety of different colors and save big.

Our entire selection of orchids is now 25% OFF at Estabrook's in Yarmouth.

Plus, we have a great selection of orchid pots and specialty fertilizers that will keep these marvelous plants looking their very best.
Schedule Your Spring Deliveries Today
No truck? No problem!

We deliver bulk product (mulch, compost, loam, etc.) and plants throughout Southern Maine from Monday to Saturday.

Plus, don't miss our NEW Feeding Mulch . A 70-30 blend of bark mulch and composted cow manure, Feeding Mulch will fertilize your plants while also providing the insulation and "finished look" of mulch. Plus, it's 100% organic, contains no dyes and has no odor!

Place your order now to avoid the spring rush and make sure you're ready to grow a great garden this season. Our handy online form makes ordering quick and easy.
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