Fall 2008


Once again we watch as Summer transitions into Fall
Now is a good time to put those garden ideas you've been contemplating into action
The window of opportunity for planting perennials is still open, and we're offering a special incentive to help you get your project going.

25% discount
on all perennials!!!

so if you’ve got a great idea for a new garden or need to fill in some bare spots, it's time to get planting!

Fall is also feeding time for your lawns and gardens.

Here's a re-cap of some of the benefits of using natural fertilizers from our
fall 2007 newsletter.

The philosophy of growing turf (or any thing else) ecologically is simply that a biologically healthy soil grows healthy plants, so...

“feed the soil and the soil will feed the plants”
 (The organic gardener’s mantra)

Natural fertilizers contain raw materials meant to stimulate and feed the life in the soil. The apparent low N-P-K analysis has relatively little meaning when you are feeding the soil because those numbers refer to plant nutrients, not soil nutrients.
Synthetic fertilizer ingredients contain very little that will feed the life in the soil. When you feed soil life, those growing populations of organisms begin to accomplish many tasks that now consume great amounts of time, money and energy. For example, microorganisms serve to help:

  • Fertilize-by fixing nitrogen from the air, mineralizing soil organic nutrients and dissolving mineral nutrients from rock particles
  • De-thatch-by decomposing thatch and other organic matter into valuable nutrients and humus
  • Increase the water and nutrient holding capacity of the soil
  • Aeration-by encouraging earth worms and biological soil aggregation
  • Control many insect and disease problems by competition, predation, and biological nutrient management

Here are some of our products that we recommend for
your gardens as we fall out of summertime.

Your all natural lawn care program can begin in early to mid-fall with an application of North Country Organics Nature's Turf 8-1-9 or Pro-Start 2-3-3.
In the fall, Nature’s Turf increases carbohydrate content in the roots, significantly decreasing winter kill of turf grass plants.
In areas where thickening turf density is important—the purpose of Pro-Start in the fall is to build a thick, invasive root system that will help crowd out weeds and provide a lush, carpet-like appearance in the spring.

While you’re tending the lawn, this is also good time to get your garden beds into shape, clean out those pesky weeds, add some Pro Start fertilizer and
top off the mulch with Coast of Maine's Dark Enriching Mulch to
keep the weeds out and the moisture in.

...and as Stevie was just reminding us,
It wouldn’t be the same without the signs of the season
We’ve got what you need for your fall decorating!
Fall
Favorites

ASTERS
PUMKINS
HARDY MUMS
BALES OF STRAW

This is also the time to decide how you'll
winter-over those very special annual and
tropical plants.

Pretty soon we'll need to be out in the garden digging, so however you plan to do it, make sure that you have what you need to get the job done. There’s nothing worse than digging up one of your favorite plants only to find that you don’t have a pot to put it in!
If you have any questions about how to save your precious tender plants till next spring, come by and talk with us, we’ll be happy to help.

What’s Happening
in the
GIFT SHOP?
Here are some ideas to bring the sights and smells of
the garden into your home.

Beautiful Dried Flower Arrangements

Lavender, Lemon Verbena and Balsam Pillows and Sachets

Soaps, Essential Oils and other delicious Body Care Products

Beautiful Beeswax Candles

Fair Trade & Fabulous Jams and Flavored Oils

Local Maple Syrup and Honey

Beautiful framed Photographs of local sites by Lenore Collins

Bamboo Fountains ~ Garden Critters

Statuary and Pottery for your garden or home

  • Join us any weekend in October for some
    fresh Apple Cider and check out what we’ve got to
    make your gardening experience
    more fun and fallfilling.
    Rhode Island's only Certified
    Organic Garden Center

    "Our goal is to grow exciting, beautiful, healthy
    plants in harmony with nature-plants that
    provide enrichment for body and soul"

    1800 Scituate Avenue Hope, RI 401-826-3130

    www.goodearthorganicgarencenter.com

    info@goodearthorganicgardencenter.com

    we wish for peace and prosperity for
    everyone on this good earth

    Joyce and John Holscher