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Suet was once something we stocked our backyard feeders with only in the winter months. Present day suet use is much broader - and more beneficial to birds. In spring, it meets the increased energy demands of nesting birds. In the summer months, it provides a good substitute for insect-eating birds, especially in years when insects are not very plentiful. In fall, suet helps wild birds store fat to prepare for migration or the coming winter. And of course, in winter, suet replenishes depleted stores of energy and nutrients, to help birds survive the long, cold months
Just about a year ago I used this space to rail against eating kale.  Great ornamental, but still - IMHO - not yet ready for the table.  Well, it is time to be positive.  Let’s talk about the virtues of an underrated seasonal vegetable, winter squash.
Spring has come and gone since the last you heard from the landscape department at Grossmans Garden & Home. The crews have been very busy, renewing landscapes, installing great patios for our customers to enjoy with their new hot tub, graduation party, etc., and landscaping areas around new pools to make their backyard a get away space for them to enjoy on these hot summer days.
Do you love to watch hummingbirds fly around your garden? Learn which types of plants will attract hummingbirds and how to create a friendly environment for them.
Few things delight gardeners more than awaiting the yearly return of their perennials. Perennials are distinct from annuals in that they return year after year, eliminating the need to buy new flowers every spring.
The website shows that Ruby-throated Hummingbirds arrived along the gulf coast at the end of February.  So when can we expect them in upstate New York?  What is our hummingbird season?
Every year, on the first Sunday after the first full moon, churches are filled with exquisite Easter lilies. Churches at Easter time grace the altars and surround the cross with Easter Lilies, to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Our Landscape department can help you recover from the recent storms.

The New Grossmans Garden & Home is now hiring Sales Representatives in our Trees, Shrubs & Perennials Department.  This is a great opportunity to work in a fast paced & exciting environment.  


The New Grossmans Garden & Home is now hiring Landscape/Planting Installers and Retail Sales people for installed services supporting our growing Landscape Design and Build department.   

The New Grossmans Garden & Home is now hiring Sales Associates for our Retail Greenhouse and Custom Containers Departments.
Before signing with a service, ask yourself: Can I do this myself? There are three key advantages to the do-it-yourself approach: Cost savings, better consistency, and more control over timing.
The New Grossmans Garden & Home is now hiring Bagged Good Loaders.
This is a great opportunity to work in a fast paced & exciting environment.  
Why are we building a house for bugs?
What are the white packets in your Hanging Baskets?
This is cool!.....
Your step-by-step guide to Organic Spring Maintenance.
Healthy herbs have long been held as having a holistic place in our well being. Prized since ancient times, and today, we depend upon them more than ever to purify our body, mind, and soul!
Escape a nasty, blustery day with a visit to our Greenhouse!

It's time to whip out your gardening gloves because not only are digging and weeding great exercise, a good stint of gardening boosts mental health too.



…fewer words say more than many.

There are few gardening experiences as rewarding as gardening from seed. If you're a novice gardener and you're wondering whether you need to start your seeds indoors or out, a few well-thought-out considerations will help you choose the right time and place to sow your seeds
GROWING plants from seed is a great way to start gardening earlier in the season. With the right light and some simple equipment, it's easy to grow from seed to harvest.
Lawn Mower maintenance done in January can help you have a healthy lawn the rest of the year.

Winter is a tough time for birds, especially when it comes to food and shelter. Many birds rely on fruits and seeds for survival, especially from feeders when food is scarce.

Birds have the same needs—food, water, shelter—in winter as they do any other time. Helping these winter visitors could help sustain their populations in both their wintering and summering grounds. We have compiled the following guide on simple ways to help our feathered friends!

Houseplants have been going in and out of vogue ever since the early Greeks and Romans starting bringing their plants in from the outdoors.
January 10 is Houseplant Appreciation Day, and there’s no better way to celebrate than to acknowledge all the things they do for you. They’re decorative, boost well-being and purify indoor air.
When you move beyond thinking of herbs as mere garnishes and start to see them as major culinary players, a whole world of healthy taste opens up to you.
Why is Jose building a house for bugs? Read on to find out why.
The brightest part of winter may just be decorating your home for the season. Your holiday decorating doesn’t have to be the same every year and holiday houseplants aren’t just limited to poinsettias. Switch it up by incorporating easy-care succulents and brightening up your living spaces for the holidays.
The Landscape and Design Department at Grossmans Garden and Home has had a very busy November. Taking advantage of the good weather, our crews have completed several interesting projects.
A kissing ball is a mix of greens, boxwood, and herbs sometimes decorated with sprigs of berries, flowers, or ribbon.
The kissing ball tradition started in the Middle Ages, when people would twine together bows and evergreen branches into a ball shape. Back then they were called “holy boughs”.  Find out more......
When cold temperatures and winter weather, such as snow, sleet, wind and ice set in, it's easier to stay inside when you know your shrubs are safe and sound.

Bulbs: Surprisingly, Simple & Beautiful

Whether you're brand new to bulbs, know a little bit about them or a lot, let  Dig, Drop, Done  expand your knowledge and enrich your enjoyment. From Marcy's simple tricks to Juliana's beautiful tips and Evelyn's surprising ideas, bulbs have never been so much fun...or had so much personality.

Find out what our very own head grower thinks of Kale for both eating and decorating.
Enjoy the latest Landscape Project with Kevin Bailey.  You just can't beat the view of the lake over a brand new patio.
The fall of autumn leaves and the first snow may mean the end of the gardening season for most, but once the snow has melted, smart folks will latch onto the pruning shears and use this time to correct some shrub and tree problems.
You may have heard that Fall is a great time for planting shrubs and perennials.  This article explains why that is true.
In addition to specialized seed and houses, recommend your customers support their local wildlife with these top avian attractions.
Fall Fest!
Saturday, September 17th 1-4PM
FREE! Kick off Fall with this free event! Enjoy activities for the kids, great fall product, refreshments, and raffles to benefit Al Sigl Community of Agencies.
Most homeowner’s soils in and around the Rochester area are alkaline, yet few are aware about the dire consequences of this soil condition.
For decades, impatiens has been the go-to flower for the shade. But now that a blight is wiping out these wonderful flowers, you’ll have to rethink your plant choices for shady gardens.
Poor watering practices can do more harm to your lawn than good, and it can carry pollutants out of your yard and into waterways.
Follow these procedures for both over-seeding lawns and establishing new lawns.
Soil is composed of four basic components: mineral solids, water, air and organic matter.
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Espoma Organic explains how to make the best decision on which plant food to choose for your lawn or organic garden.
There is not one perfect mulch. But understanding the attributes of different materials can help you choose the best mulch for a particular location.
Black plastic, which warms the soil in spring, also heats the soil in summer, possibly to levels that are lethal to plants.
Many different natural and synthetic mulches are available today, but all perform at least three basic functions: Reduce soil water losses, Suppress weeds, and Protect against temperature extremes.
Take care of your garden tools and they will take care of you! Well, that’s easy to say but if you’re like me, the last thing I want to do after a day of garden
Here are some useful tools that all gardeners can use when planting bulbs.
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