Written By Lynn Blamires
Not only has spring sprung, but we are well into the daffodil season. David Haight, the guy in overalls who is pushing J&J Garden Center’s fertilizer program is talking about Tomato Frenzy – their annual sale on tomato plants.
With the third round of stimulus money and your tax return, this year could be the year for that project that has been on the back burner. Shopping locally helps the local economy and ensures the success of the places you like to shop.
MY LOCAL UTAH and Davis Chamber of Commerce have partnered with the Shop Local initiative to help our local economy recover and Davis County has the services to help you make that project a success. Here are some sources to tap into that will make you and your home look good this year.
Located at 1815 West Gentile in Layton, J&J includes 100 acres of ideas to turn your brown thumbs green. Go on location and enter their greenhouse for indoor plants and starts for your vegetable garden.
Beautify your yard with a plethora of annual and perennial plants. Visit the retail store for chemicals to protect and enhance your vegetation and tools to complete your projects.
Want to be creative outside your home? J&J has a beautiful array of yard art to enhance your curb appeal and to just have fun with your yard. There are water features that are easy to set up and fish ponds that will bring peaceful settings to those special parts of your landscape and increase your times of enjoyment in your yard.
J&J is also a place to find mulch to augment your garden efforts, paving stones for special effects, sand, and gravel in a variety of sizes and shapes. In addition, they carry metal and concrete edging.
Their website features close to 600 reviews from shoppers that cover all kinds of things you might be able to benefit from by reading. It is also linked to Utah State University’s Extension Services, which is an invaluable source of help for your brown thumbs.
Choose from 75 different fruit, vegetables, and herbs and get detailed information on how to choose, care for, and grow a satisfying crop. Choose the topic of soils and learn how to deal with sandy and clay soils. Learn how to prepare and improve your garden soil. Soil testing will indicate whether plant nutrients are deficient and, if so, what is needed for optimum growth. The topic of trees, shrubs, and landscape will help you choose what shrubs will work best in our climate and what landscaping will provide the brightest season-long colors. The Tree Browser will help you choose from 245 trees found in Utah that will be best in your yard. Visit their website at jjgardencenter.com.
Tri City Nursery has now partnered with the Botanicals Garden Center to provide full services to contractors and the general public. Botanicals is pleased to focus on serving the needs of homeowners in providing top-quality trees, shrubs, vegetables, herbs, flowers, and houseplants. They also offer a full range of soils, fertilizers, garden tools, and pest and weed management. Botanicals will also be adding classes and community outreach programs this year.
When you decide you are ready for a Botanicals design consultation, a member of their team will come to your location and meet with you to collaborate in the creation of your plantscape. Whether indoors or out they get into the details of space usage, lighting, traffic flow, and décor to seamlessly integrate a plan for the addition of plants and containers to enhance your space.
Why plantscape? Plantscapes add vitality and balance to our lives. ‘Biophilia’ means a love of life – a desire to be around nature, plants, and flowers. There is something special that happens when we are around plants: We get happier, we get calmer, and we feel at peace. This effect plants have on us has been scientifically coined “The Biophilia Effect.” At Botanicals, they love to discuss the positive effects plantscapes have in our lives and love creating plantscapes that maximize that positivity.
After your plantscape is installed they can help you with a service package to continue the life and beauty of your investment. They provide options suitable to your budget. Ranging from a full-service full-guarantee plan to a once-a-month or on-call check-in plan for the do-it-yourselfers. Their highly-trained technicians follow their very own 52-point quality checklist and keep your plantscape vibrant and growing. They can also add seasonal rotating blooming plants for the focal points in your space.
Botanicals Garden Center was founded on the promise of making the world a more beautiful and healthful place. Human existence is based upon the intimate interactions we have with plant life. From the physical benefits of the air and food, we consume to the psychological and physiological effects of enjoyment, reprieve, and peace. Plants add vitality and balance to our lives.
They love participating in the creation of indoor and outdoor container gardening. You can go to them for expert advice on do-it-yourself projects or rely upon their team for everything from design services, customized plantings, installation, and ongoing maintenance. Their aim is to bring beauty and respite through the natural elements they incorporate in all their plantscapes. Visit their website at www.botanicalsdesign.com.