ISSUE #738 - AUGUST 8, 2019
Sparks' Ark will be at Estabrook's in Yarmouth this Saturday. Purchase your tickets now!
Sparks' Ark at Estabrook's THIS Saturday
Get up close and personal with some fascinating animals courtesy of  Sparks' Ark   THIS Saturday, August 10th at 10:00am at Estabrook's in Yarmouth . The 1-hour interactive presentation is for all ages and will feature many different animals.

We encourage you to arrive early to ensure a timely show. Kids activities and snacks will be offered in the store starting at 9:30am.

Admission is $5 per person (or $20 for a family of 4+) . We will be accepting walk-in registrations the day of the event, but space may be limited. Purchase your tickets ahead of time to reserve your spot.
Kerry's Tips of the Week
Unusual Solutions for Nonblooming Hydrangeas
A question I frequently get is "why aren't my big leaf Hydrangeas ( Hydrangea macrophylla ) blooming?" There could be several reasons. Improper pruning, the wrong sunlight, or winter damage to flower buds are all common culprits.

However, there are solutions - you might have to get a little creative to accomplish them though! Read on to discover a few of the more unusual strategies.
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.
Save Big During August Bargain Days
The biggest deals of the season are now available at Estabrook's!

ALL plants are now 15-40% OFF at our locations in Yarmouth and Kennebunk.

This includes 40% OFF ALL annuals , 15-25% OFF ALL trees , shrubs & perennials and 15-40% OFF ALL houseplants .

Best of all, with plenty of great looking plants (including varieties that have just recently arrived), you won't be picking through spring leftovers. Check out our website for full pricing details.
How to Establish a New Lawn
Late summer and early fall is the best time to establish a lawn in Maine. The soil is still warm, so seeds have time to germinate before the cold winter weather comes, and weed competition is far less severe than in the spring.

With that in mind, here are a few tips for growing grass this time of year...
Our Indoor Yard Sale Continues!
If you missed our Indoor Yard Sale at Estabrook's in Yarmouth last weekend, fear not!

Plenty of great items are still available, including some at deeper discountes . Plus, there have been new additions from staff members this week, so even if you visited us last weekend, there might be new treasures for you to discover.
Estabrook's | (207) 846-4398 |  www.estabrooksonline.com