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Starting to dream about your warmer weather landscaping projects? Joe’s Market Basket is planning too, making room in our greenhouses for all of the beautiful landscaping products we offer. This spring, let us help you create the outdoor spaces of your dreams, whether it’s landscape rocks, mulch, pavers or any one of our lawn décor items. See something you like at one of the five Joe’s Market Basket locations? We even deliver, straight to your door!

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Products to Help Your Plants Thrive

Triple Action Plus RTU

Uses: Citrus, Fruits, Vegetables & Ornamentals, Shrubs & Flowers

Looking for a great all-around gardening and landscaping insecticide? Try Fertilome Triple Action!

Triple Action Plus RTU kills egg, larvae and adult stages of insects including but not limited to: Whiteflies, Aphids, Spider mites, Scale, Mealybugs, Beetles, Japanese Beetles, Loopers, Leaf Miners, Leaf Rollers, Armyworms, Webworms, Weevils, Tent Caterpillars, Fungus Gnats, Leafhoppers, Cabbage Worms, Squash Bugs, Squash Vine Borer, Crickets, Ants, Fleas and other insects.

Product contains Neem Oil and may be applied up to day of harvest on all fruits & vegetables. Apply Every 14 Days to Prevent Disease. Application: Consult label for specific application rates and always read and follow label directions.

Spinosad by Fertilome

Spinosad Bagworm, Tent Caterpillar & Chewing Insect Control Concentrate

User friendly with no guesswork, Spinosad gets the job done!

Uses: Citrus, Fruits, Vegetables & Lawns, Ornamental Trees, Shrubs & Flowers

This OMRI Listed® Product kills Leafminers, Borers, Leaf Rollers, Thrips, Worms (Caterpillars), Colorado Potato Beetle and other listed insects on Vegetables, Fruit and Citrus. Spinosad kills Armyworms, Sod Webworms, Cat Flies, Loopers, Bagworms, Tent Caterpillars and other listed insects on Lawns and Ornamental Trees, Shrubs and Flowers.

Contains 5% Spinosad. Always Read and Follow Label Directions

Tips to Help You Care for Your New Hydrangeas

There is so much to love about beautiful, colorful hydrangeas! If you’ve decided to add the hydrangea plant to your landscaping, here are some handy tips to consider:

Overall, hydrangeas enjoy a sunny morning and a shady afternoon, with some that also do well in partial shady locations. When purchasing your hydrangea, ask a member of the Joe’s Market Basket team for a recommendation on the best plant for your particular spot.

Hydration is key! It’s best to keep your hydrangeas hydrated the first two years after being planted. Don’t over-do it...plants being grown outdoors as shrubs and garden plants don’t need as much attention to watering. Moist, well-drained soil is best.

Depending on your planting zone, don’t prune until after blooming.

If you have an older hydrangea, remove dead stems in the spring. Ask a team member at Joe’s Market Basket the best pruning tips for your particular variety. Also, keep in mind that if you prune before the bloom in the fall, you may not have blossoms the following spring.

Oakleaf, panicle and smooth hydrangeas blossom on the current seasons’ wood which means it’s best to prune them before bloom and while the plant is dormant.

In the fall, cover your outdoor plants to a depth of at least 18 inches with a protectant like bark mulch, leaves, pine needles or straw.

If you have deer that are often spotted in your backyard, you may want to reconsider planting hydrangea. It’s one of their favorite tasty treats!

Pests that may hamper your hydrangea flourishing include slugs, gray mold, powdery mildew and rust. Notice any of these pests harming your hydrangea? Give Market Basket a call and we can help determine the next best steps!

March Madness for Birdhouses!

If you are a birdwatcher, you know that your resident birds are starting to stake out their territory and look for mates. This month, migrant birds will be returning from their winter territory and will be getting ready to build a nest. March is the ideal time to make a new nest for your bird neighbors. And don’t worry – if you neglect to put up a birdhouse this spring, any time you install one this summer will certainly be appreciated by our feathered-friends!

If you’ve never owned birdhouses before, you may wonder if it’s necessary to provide nesting material for the birds so they have a nice start at adjusting to their new home. The good news is that birds can find nesting material on their own and will have their new, protective shelter ready to go in no time. However, offering nesting materials nearby, especially if your yard lacks a lot of trees and natural resources, is a good idea to consider.

Certain birdhouses attract different kinds of birds. Chickadees prefer their houses on a small stand or small tree, while bluebirds like a habitat with a lot of insects, ideally having the house facing or surrounded by open fields. It’s important to do your research on the best birdhouse for the particular species you are trying to attract. Typical requirements for birdhouses range from an installation of 5 to 30 feet above the ground and placed where enemies can’t invade or harm them. No matter where the location is, birdhouses should be placed at least 25 feet apart.

Market Basket offers birdhouses for many species, whether bluebird, wren or chickadee! Want to learn more? Don’t hesitate to contact one of our experts at our Edwardsville, Godfrey, O’Fallon and Troy, Illinois locations or the Joe’s Market Basket in St. Peters, Missouri. If you’re looking forward to spring as much as we are, you know it’s the perfect time to start thinking about your landscape plans and the wildlife that comes with warmer weather. Give us a call today or find us online at www.joesmarketbasket.com.

Why Choose the Scott’s 4-Step Program?

Starting next month, Joe’s Market Basket will have in stock the Scott’s 4-Step Program, helping homeowners create the yard of their dreams! Without a little care and TLC, your yard can quickly become filled with weeds instead of beautiful, lush grass. The 4-Step Program is the most requested lawn care plan. Just follow the easy steps provided by Scotts to ensure a lawn that’s enviable all year long! Want a perfect spot to spend the long summer days and warm summer nights? You’re in the right place!

Step 1 – Crabgrass Preventer Plus Lawn Food
Apply Step 1 in early spring, anytime between February and April (before Easter) when temps are still cool and under 80 degrees. With this product, crabgrass is prevented before it can even germinate! Know what else it does? Step 1 also feeds a winter-weary lawn, helping it to be more green. Visit Joe’s Market Basket for your Step-4 program now, buying all four bags so you’re prepped and ready to go! Two different sizes offered.

Step 2 – Weed Control Plus Lawn Food
Step 2 stops those dandelions from growing! The best time to apply Step 2 is in late spring, between April and June (near Memorial Day). Make sure you wait between 4-6 weeks after applying Step 1. Step 2 does a great job killing weeds like dandelions, while also feeding and nourishing the lawn. It builds the thick, green turf that will make your neighbors jealous. It’s also best to apply Step 2 on a calm day with a damp lawn, but NOT when rain is expected in the next 24 hours.

Step 3 – Lawn Food with 2% Iron
Step 3 can be used to get your yard even greener! This mid-season boost is best between June and August, close to Independence Day. Water after application if rain is not in the forecast. Spot treat weeds on an as-needed basis. Step 3 does an excellent job feeding and strengthening the lawn against the summer heat and droughts.

Step 4 – Fall Lawn Food
The timing for applying Step 4 is ideal 6 weeks after Step 3 and in between the months of August and November. Not only does it make your yard greener, it helps make it stronger and protects it for a better lawn when spring rolls around again. You can apply Step 4 from Labor Day until mid-October and water to speed greening, if desired.
If you have any specific questions about the Scotts 4-Step Program, please visit any of our locations and talk to a team member in Edwardsville, Godfrey, O’Fallon, and Troy, Illinois. Our St. Peters, Missouri location will re-open in March. You can also find contact numbers on our website at https://www.joesmarketbasket.com/about-us.