Published on September 15, 2014
2 | Home&GardenShowcase May22,2014www.TheReminder.com By Debbie Gardner firstname.lastname@example.org GREATER SPRINGFIELD – As the weather warms, we all look for that perfectly green lawn as a backdrop for our picnics, parties and outdoor play. But what’s great for the greening process can also be bad for the environment. Some components in traditional fertilizers – nitrogen and phosphorous in particular – have been shown to have a detrimental effect on our waterways. Concern is also mounting about the effects of insecticides and herbicides on beneficial insects, such as the honeybee. Some homeowners have opted to eschew chemicals and go with an organic approach to lawn care, but this route requires patience. It takes more time for organically-based soil Hybrid lawn care - easing into a natural lawn Professional Horticulturists Available to Answer Your Questions 7 Days a Week Compost & Loam Now Available Pickup or Delivery! We Send Flowers Worldwide 1359 Wilbraham Road Springfield ( Next to WNE ) ( 413 ) 783-5883 Hours: Mon-Sat 8-8 • Sun 8-5 Open Memorial Day 8am-6pm www.16acresgardencenter.com Flowering Shrubs Endless Summer Hydrangeas Fully Stocked Nursery Huge Selection of Trees Too! Perennials! Perennials! Perennials! Ready to Plant... The Best Selection In The Area! Vegetable Plants & Herbs Ready for Your Garden Huge Selection Large Variety of Mulches & Stone We Sell in Bulk by The Yard Landscape Design Services & Installation Call 783-5883 Ext. 111 Flowering Hanging Baskets Impatiens Ivy Geraniums Petunias Fuchsia & more! 1000’s of Geraniums Grown in Our Greenhouses Over 20 Varieties in Full Bloom For Your Special Graduate: Presentation Bouquets For The Prom: Wrist Corsages, Boutonnieres Recital Bouquets Fresh Bouquets, Arrangements & Unique Gifts YANKEE®CANDLES THE GIFT OFHOME FRAGRANCING™ Memorial Tributes & Patio Planters Create a Water Garden We have a LARGE Selection of Aquatic Plants! Get Planting! Gift Cards Make Great Gifts! Visit Our Unique Floral & Gift Shop We Send Flowers Worldwide 783-5883 Large Selection of Unique Garden Accents, Statuary, Carved Wooden Mushrooms, Gazing Globes Bird Baths, Fountains, Benches & More!