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Our Current Offerings

Joys of Spring 

Delight in the pleasures of new growth in the garden. Days are getting longer and warmer, seedlings are poking their heads from the ground & buds are bursting into bloom everywhere you look. Enjoy the beauties of springtime with your loved ones - maybe start a veggie patch together or create a butterfly garden. The possibilities are endless!

Tomatoes, Peppers, Lettuce & More 

Spring Veggies 

Fill your baskets with fresh produce this season! A fantastic assortment of fruits and vegetables to grow in your backyard has landed in stores & online.

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California Classics

Shrubs for any Occasion 

Create structure and form in your garden with these horticulturalist-approved shrubs. The possibilities are endless with a reliable shrub - create a privacy hedge, a lush green wall, or add boundaries to your garden beds. Chosen for their disease resistance, reliability, and beauty - there is a Calclassic for you, whatever your needs.

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build healthy soil 

The Right Start

Foundations are essential for any planting job

  • California's native soil has less than 5% organic matter - meaning it is primarily mineral, sand & clay. It is lacking in nutrients and is not an ideal home for most garden plants.
  • All our soil offerings are loaded with mycorrhizae which is a beneficial fungus that attached itself to the roots of plants and acts as an extender to reach more nutrients and water. Recreating this symbiotic relationship in your garden allows your plants to thrive to their fullest.
  • Soil texture is intrinsic to plant health - it means water can flow through and be absorbed at the correct rate for roots to take up water & nutrients, yet not drown. Adding organic matter is the solution for creating workable, healthy soil.
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starter fertilizer

Good Foundations

  • Using fertilizer right at the root zone is essential to get the most out of your plants. Transplanting can be stressful - the simplest way to combat root shock is to incorporate all the nutritious material when planting.
  • Some essential nutrients, such as phosphorus, are extremely slow-moving through the soil. In order for the plant to benefit from being fed right away - the fertilizer must be added into the planting hole or directly onto the roots. This can only be done one time, so don't miss the opportunity when you are transplanting!

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Horticulturalists are Here to Help 

Sharing garden expertise is the backbone of Armstrong. We pride ourselves on education and always staying at the forefront of horticultural knowledge. Our associates are always here to answer your questions, give advice or listen to your exciting garden projects!