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Hydroponic Lighting Options

(HID) Metal Halide Metal Halide lamps are the best single source of artificial light for indoor gardening. Their light spectrum is very similar to the tropical sun, containing the important blue and red wavelengths needed for rapid vegetative growth. Metal Halide lamps will do a great job of growing your plants in every phase, seedling…

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Nutrients and Fertilizer

Macronutrients Macronutrients are elements that plants use a lot of the grow. The most prominent macronutrients are Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium. When considering fertilizer, you should check the soil you are using to see what (if any) elements it isn’t giving your plants. The fertilizer you buy should supplement the soil to ensure that your…

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Types of Growing Media

Coconut Coir Coconut Coir, or coco coir, is a very popular growing medium for hydroponics users. It made from the middle layer of a coconut, the part just beneath the outer layer and outside the interior shell. Perhaps the best advantage of coconut coir is its cost efficiency and quality. Coconut Coir has a great…

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Types of Hydroponic Systems

What is a Passive System? Passive systems use a capillary or wick system to deliver nutrients directly to a plant’s roots. This means that nutrients are absorbed by the growing medium or a wick and passed to the plant’s roots. Passive systems are incredibly simple; they don’t even require electricity to function. They do. however,…

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Use Beneficial Insects to Protect Your Garden!

It can be tough for gardeners to protect their plants while also being mindful of the environment. Pesticides can do serious damage to the ecosystem, eliminating targets that the may not be capable of damaging your plants. Wind blows the chemicals everywhere, polluting the water and the air. In small doses, pesticides work just fine,…

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Perennial of the Week: Coreopsis

Coreopsis are our Perennial of the Week! These perennials offer color longer than most other perennials, and are extremely hardy. Their consistent blooms made them a favorite with plant breeders and gardeners alike. All Coreopsis rebloom when they finish their bloom cycle. Once they’re finished, gather the stalks together and cut the stalks in half.…

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Perennial of the Week: Stella D’oro

This week’s perennial of the week is the Stella D’oro Day Lily! This beautiful yellow lily is perfect for novice and professional gardeners alike. It’s golden blooms will brighten your garden, in both sunny and shady spots. Even if you don’t have a green thumb, the Stella D’oro will be an easy perennial for you…

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Types of Ornamental Grasses

Maiden Grass (Miscanthus) The first of the Ornamental Grasses we’ll explore is Maiden Grass. These grasses grow in clumps and have long arching stems. In August and September, Maiden Grass will develop bronze foliage. Maiden Grass grows to be very tall and very wide. It should be planted in full sunlight, and in well-drained soil…

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How to Open Your Pond

Spring is here, and that means it’s time to wake up your dormant pond! Before your pond springs back to life, you need to go through some routine maintenance to make sure everything is working properly. You’ll need to clean up debris, check the filtration system and pump, add beneficial bacteria and change the water…

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HOSTA-MANIA! All Hosta Varieties are 40% Off!

Hosta-Mania has begun here at Dambly’s and it is no surprise why this is one of the best times of the year for our customers. If there was a popularity poll for perennials, hostas would be right on the top of the charts! They are a staple of shady garden spots and a top choice…

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