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Landscaping difficult road to navigate

  • Monday, January 14, 2013

Here are a few New Year's Resolutions for the gardener:
Bring a soil test to Possum's and get on a Custom Program for 2013. With all the Yard of the Month, Field of the Year and Most Improved Yard accolades our customers have been sharing with us, I feel I need to mention the Custom Program. I have been writing these programs in the Lowcountry for over 23 years (including my days in Hilton Head) with great results. If you are not use to gardening in the Lowcountry, the custom program provides a roadmap for your yard care. If you do not have a plan, the Lowcountry landscape is a very difficult road to navigate (full of fungus, insects, weeds and terrible soils).
The Custom Program addresses your soil conditions (for healthy plants and turf) and has timely suggestions on when to apply products to take care of weeds, insects and disease in an environmentally friendly, proactive way. The Custom Program emphasizes a healthy landscape from the soil up is the best defense against weeds, disease, insects, and general landscape failure.
Here are a few comments by customers about the Custom Program:
“Through Possum's soil analysis program our yard has improved immensely. We were one of three “Yard of the Quarter” winners in Dunes West. ” David and Deborah Oyster
“With fertilizer, pest and disease control program everything worked great and we won “Yard of the Month” in Dunes West. The 15-00-15 with its secret ingredients, lawn insect control, Cleary's 3336 fungicide and Deer Stopper worked great for us!” Merrill Craven
“Helped rid yard of fungus damage, chinch bug damage. Deep green, healthy, lush look and texture. A lawn program is far better than random purchases at discount store. Cotton Burr compost is noticeably effective within 1-2 weeks. Worth the price.” Eugene V. Babich
“Possum's soil test and monthly program has turned a weak sickly lawn into lush dark green lawn – winning a Letter of Award from Park West for Landscape Appearance.” Pat Piglia
“The Best! Cookbook program very user friendly—plus the support!!” - Bernard Arnold, O.D.
“Great products for my lawn. 15-00-15 Lawn Food! My lawn never looked better! Better than Scotts! Great Products!” George Bryant
To balance my above community service message (plug), go through all of the old products you have in your garage and identify why and when you purchased them and if they are products that still can be used. Use these products first chance you get (stay away from Possum's and new products), saving you money and making room for new and improved products.
Thank You and Happy New Year.

(Bill Lamson-Scribner can be reached during the week at Possum's Landscape and Pest Control Supply. Visit us at PossumSupply.com. You can also call in your questions to “ The Garden Clinic”, Saturdays from noon to 1 p.m., on 1250 WTMA. The Horticulture Hotline is available 24 / 7 at possumsupply.com. )

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