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May 2015

TLC for Your Lawn

With spring upon us, now is the perfect time to give your lawn some TLC.
Now is the time to lime your grass.  It is good for overall soil quality to balance the pH for better growing.  And,  lime is especially helpful as a natural product for addressing mossy patches (after you scratch up the area with a rake or even rent a power rake for densely covered patches.)
Once you’ve limed your grass, consider applying a combination fertilizer and moss control to address the grass’ demand for nutrients this time of year, after a season of rain that depletes the soil.  
A recommendation is to apply one-pound of nitrogen in a blend per 1000-square feet.   If you’re using a 20-5-10 formula or similar, then it would require five pounds of actual fertilizer to make up the one pound of nitrogen required.
You can apply four to five applications through the growing season, approximately every six to eight weeks.
An added consideration in the choice of fertilizer is weed control, especially in light of the ban on cosmetic pesticides in the Valley.  Fertilizers with a corn gluten meal can be used early in the growing season as a preventive (must be applied before the weed seeds germinate).
The third recommendation for a healthy lawn is to add seed to areas that may need some extra cover.  Be sure, however, to purchase a name-brand seed that formulated for our wet, West Coast conditions. 
You will also want to be generous with your seeding, and dress it with a topcoat of topsoil in any bare areas.
A turf-type perennial rye grass and fescue mix is a shorter-growing variety, which is ideal for areas near your landscaping beds. 
If you use the wrong seed, such as pasture grass, you will spend your summer cutting the grass instead of enjoying it; and if your seed is not specifically for this area, you will be disappointed with the results.

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Come check out all the beautiful bloomers and gardening supplies!

***We have the Perfect Gifts for Mom! Mother's Day is May 10!! ****

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Collecting AirMiles?

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RONA Shoppers!  Now that Rona is closed, collect your Air Miles at BCFF!  We look forward to taking great care of you!

Nothing beats farm-fresh eggs!

Order your Ready-To-Lay Hens at BCFF today. We have all the feed and supplies you will need, including non-GMO feeds, bedding, waterers, and lots of advice.

Build your pergola or deck now!

It's time to get your yard ready for Summer Entertaining and relaxing on the May Long Weekend! BCFF has pavers, lumber, hardware...and everything you will need.  Ask Steve for package prices on bigger projects.      
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