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Lawn Care

Considering starting a garden? Having a garden can help beautify your yard with colorful flowers and plants. You can also save on the grocery bill by growing your own fruits and vegetables and enjoy the fruits of your labor. A great activity for the whole family!

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Lawn Care

Having the right supplies can make planting, pruning and weeding easier and more efficient.

Your yard is an important extension of your home and with today’s busy schedules, low maintenance care is key. Let Holdridge Home and Garden help with lawn and garden essentials.
At Holdridge’s, we can help you with the right advice and the right products to ensure you get the results you are looking for. Keeping your lawn lush, green and weed free is high on everyone’s to do list and can be accomplished with the right lawn equipment. You’ll find everything you need to cultivate a healthy lawn from the roots up.

Visit us today and explore our wide variety of lawn care products. Our expert team is here to assist you with any questions.

Seed Starting

For best results use a lightweight, soilless growing medium for unrestricted root growth and drainage (not potting mix). Peat pellets and pots help to reduce root shock and damage when transplanting to larger containers or into the ground.

Read the germination instructions on/in your seed packs for specific heat and light requirements. Label your trays and pots right away when planting different types/varieties to prevent any mix-ups.

Get all the seeds, supplies, and advice you need to maximize your growing success here at Holdridge’s. And don’t forget to get those canning supplies at harvest time!

Hart’s Seeds
Family owned
Based in Connecticut
Heirloom varieties
GMO Free
Large selection

Botanical Interests
Genetically Modified Organism Free (GMO)
Over 300 Heirloom varieties
Hard-to-find seeds stocked

Livingston Seed
Genetically Modified Organism Free (GMO)
Sow Easy® seeds are pre-germinated and covered in all natural diatomaceous earth for easy planting
Unique and rare varieties

New England Seed
Based in CT
Genetically Modified Organism Free (GMO)
Many Gourmet Italian Seeds

 

Grass Seed

Holdridge Quality Custom Blend – all have specific characteristics for your specific needs.

Holdridge Special Mix
Our sun loving mix – mostly contains Bluegrass seed
Available in 3lb. (850 sqft), 10 lbs (2750 sqft) and 20lb. (6000 sqft) bags

Holdridge Custom Mix
Designed for use in Sun & Shade areas – our most popular
Available in 3lb. (850 sqft), 10lbs (2750 sqft), 20lb. (5000 sqft), and 50lb. (12000 sqft)

Holdridge Turf Type Fescue (TTF)
Great for Shady areas, will also do well in sun
Delivers a long root, resistant to drought
Availab le in 3lb. (850 sqft), 10 lbs (2750 sqft) and 20lb. (5000 sqft) bags

Holdridge Shade Mix
For those tough, shady areas
Availab le in 3lb. (850 sqft), 10 lbs (2750 sqft) and 20lb. (5000 sqft) bags

Holdridge Quick Grow
A great grass to mix in with others when erosion control is an issue
Germinates quickly with care
Available in 3lb. (600 sqft), 10 lbs (2500 sqft) and 50lb. (10000 sqft) bags

We also carry Scotts, Greenview, and Green Thumb grass seed varieties.

Indoor Seed Gardening

(Picture of hydro growing project)

Here we are using Grodan “grow cubes” surrounding an “A-OK” starter plug. The tomato plant was started from seed and transplanted into a 3″ net pot. The “grow cubes” provide the necessary air pockets and provide moisture retention. Just add water with any of our Foxfarm or Hydrofarm liquid concentrated formulas.

No Soil Required

Get started with a broad selection of lighting, grow tents, concentrated fertilizers, soilless growing media, grow pots and complete growing systems.

  • HydroFarm® Products
  • Foxfarm Soils & Fertilizers logos
  • Premier Pro-Mix® 3.8 cuft.
  • Espoma
  • Coast of Maine

 

Special Blends

Under Tree Mix
2500 sqft. for those hard to grow areas under trees or where heavily shaded
Must be planted in early Spring, before the trees fill in with leaves
Must have good top soil

Seaside Mix
Specially formulated for areas along the coast, it can even survive under water for a short time during high tide.
Available in 3lb. (750 sqft) and 10lb. (2500 sqft) bags

Pasture Mix
The 10lb. bag covers 10000 sqft.
For pastures or meadows
Safe for animals to graze on
There are Zinnia, Daisy, and Connecticut Wildflower mixes. Some blends are designed to attract honey bees, butterflies, and others will bring a variety of birds. We also have a 5oz. bag of clover seed that will cover 500 sqft.

 

Fertilizers

Organic/Natural Fertilizers
Espoma Company: Organic 4-Step Program

Includes Spring, Summer, All Season, and Fall fertilizer.
Sold as a set or available individually.
Coverage is 5,000 sqft.
Safe for pets & children

Espoma Company: Lawn Food (Natural but not 100% Organic)
Can be used at any time during the growing season.
Rapid greening plus long term feeding.
Covers 10,000 sqft.
Safe for pets & children

Espoma Company: Weed Preventer/Fertilizer
Made from all natural Corn Gluten
Covers 1,250 sqft.
Safe for pets & children
Needs to be applied BEFORE weeds begin to germinate
Granulated for easy application
Must wait 4 months before planting seeds
Apply monthly for best results

All landscape projects begins with our initial consult meeting. Our focus is communication about customers ideas & goals, through collaborative discussion, we come up with a plan that utilizes our team experience and knowledge and customers goals in mind. We analyze the customers ideas to prepare an estimate to best suits the customer needs.

  • Design / Plant Selection
  • Installation including preparing garden beds, contours and grading, planting, edging, and mulch.
  • Maintenance including weeding, pruning, shrub and hedge trimming, size reduction, removal of overgrown plant material, rejuvenation pruning, edging, and apply fresh mulch.
  • Spring Clean Ups and Fall Close Downs
  • Consult for other services