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- August Blog | Ken-Mulch
Ugh It's August August is usually associated with one thing and one thing only. It is time to go back to school. This is not only a bummer for the kids but is also a bummer for the parents. This can be a tough period to find time to maintain your landscaping so here are some extremely simple but important tasks to do in August. Remove the Dead Stuff During the hot summer/early fall months, you need to remove all dead and discolored blooms or leaves from your plants. This helps your plant by restarting the blooming process. Plants need to restart and recharge. This task is simple and can be done very quickly. Keep Remove Time to Start Planting Fall Foods! It is time to start planting/thinking about what fruits and veggies you would like for the fall. This task can be as simple or as hard as you make it out to be. Your garden can be as simple as one plant in a small pot or you could turn half of your backyard into a garden. Either way, you are doing great! Plant, watch them grow and soon you will be able to enjoy! The diagram shows a list of best fruits and veggies to plant in the fall! Water!!! Ken-Mulch cannot stress this enough. Even though your lives are going to be busier, you still need to find time to water those plants and the lawn. Watering once or even twice a day is such a simple task but not a lot of people do it. No one likes dead grass or dead plants! It will only cost you more money in the long run if you do not water! KEEP ON WATERIN'
- Chemicals | Ken-Mulch
CHEMICALS Stop in today or call with any questions regarding your Chemical needs. (502) 964-7222 Ken-Mulch is here for ALL your Lawn, Garden and Landscape needs. With a wide range of fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides, insecticides and pesticides, Ken-Mulch is YOUR location to beautify your lawn, garden and landscape. Ken-Mulch carries Organic, Hi-Yield, Monty's, Gro-Fine, Copperas, Scotts, Ortho, Miracle Gro, Ferti-Lome, Round-Up, Preen, Espoma and Burgess along with many others!
- Brick Chips | Ken-Mulch
Price: $105 per scoop Brick Chips Coverage per scoop: 80 sq ft 2" deep Long-lasting, colorfast crushed Brick Chips are perfect for use in low-maintenance landscaping.
- September Suggestions | Landscape Materials | Ken-Mulch | Louisville
September Suggestions Now that we are near the end of the summer season, it is time to roll up your sleeves and get ready for this amazing weather we are about to have. September is all about renovating your lawn before winter, cutting back shrubs, dividing and transplanting perennials, bringing in houseplants and preparing your ground for late season planting. Renovating the Lawn Some of the worst times can be when you have no idea why your lawn looks so bad! This time of year is the perfect time to fix that. Here are a couple pointers to help rejuvenate your lawn. Dethatch: Dethatching the lawn will keep your lawn happy and healthy. Think of it as losing a little bit of weight during the winter, so you can be nice and skinny for the spring. Reseed: Reseeding your lawn in the fall has many benefits. Good seed-to-soil contact happens through natural moisture and frost that only occur in late fall and winter. It also repairs the wear and tear of a hot and dry summer. Top 3 Grass Seed for Fall KY-31 KY Bluegrass Creeping Red Fescue Fertilize: The fall is the most important time of year to fertilize your lawn. The reason why is because the morning dew is a natural moisture that helps the fertilizer absorb into your lawn. This process is essential for a bright green lawn for the spring. Cutting, Removing, Reusing for Fall Don't worry, this will be the last time this year that you will be cutting back any shrubs or plants! You will also need to divide and transplant your perennials! Shaping the Shrubs Shaping shrubs for the fall is like shaving before no-shave November . It will be the last time for a while that they will be trimmed so make sure they are nice and pretty! Before Trim After Trim Divide and Transplant Perennials Dividing and Transplanting your perennials can be a tricky task. Here are the three simple steps to ensure you do not kill and replant your beautiful perennials! Dig Them Up: It is essential that when you start this process that you do not kill the plant before dividing it or replanting it. When digging, try to not destroy the root system of the plant. Dig a wide enough area around the plant to make sure you do not damage the roots. Divide one, into many: Transplant: Transplant is just a fancy word for replanting! Enjoy your new perennials without even having to spend money! Dividing your perennials is the trickiest part. Once you have dug up your plant, shake the soil off of the roots, then start splitting the plant up. You can use a knife, shovel, or your hands. Try to keep the root system intact! Bring in those Houseplants! Most house plants will die if you don't bring them in on chilly September nights so make sure to bring in your colorful houseplants soon! If you see any plants that look like yours, BRING THEM INSIDE! Preparing Your Ground for Late Season Planting Preparing your soil for late season planting can be done in 3 simple steps: Till that ground up! Feed your soil! Water like you don't have a water bill! Till it up! Tilling your land is no fun task but by breaking up the soil, it will make planting easier, it will make your ground healthier, and it will allow new nutrients to integrate into the ground. Feed Your Soil! Feeding your soil is essential during the fall because of the natural moisture that the fall season brings. Using organic fertilizers like Okolona Mix, Pine Fines and/or Compost can be great for your soil during this time of year. Ken-Mulch Organic Fertilizer Pine Fines $34.95 per scoop Okolona Mix $32.95 per scoop Compost $34.95 per scoop Water! Water! Water! For some reason, people think that you can stop watering after the summer. This is wrong! You still need to water your soil and plants during the fall so that they can stay healthy!
- July Blog | Ken-Mulch
IT IS JULY! Welcome back everyone for this month's blog! It just keeps getting warmer and warmer, so I hope everyone is staying cool and hydrated. Speaking of hydration... YOUR PLANTS NEED WATER! Don't you get thirsty on a hot summer day? Well, surprise! Your plants are as well. Harvest Daily Harvest like you have no food in the house! It can be very difficult to judge when to pick those fruits and veggies in the summer. Some helpful advice would be to pick earlier rather than later. Some foods such as cucumbers, green beans, zucchini , and eggplants often taste better when you pick them earlier. Give Me the Mulch! Ken-Mulch sounds like a broken record when we say you need even MORE mulch but you need some more mulch. Summer is a crucial time for re-mulching. This may be confusing because we use mulch in the winter for warming purposes, but in the summer we use it for moisture purposes. Mulch holds water which keeps the plants cool and hydrated. More mulch also means less weeds and lets face it, no one wants to get down on their knees in the blazing hot sun. Get Rid of the BUGS! Here are some helpful tips to get rid of those annoying bugs! Get a ceiling fan or fan for outdoors. Invest in a bird bath. Remove all litter from house and yard. Remove all bodies of water in your yard and house. Use Frog tape to seal small cracks so bugs cannot get into your house. Take a Look Around the Neighborhood Sometimes it is okay to cheat off of someone else. On a nice cool, summer evening, go take a walk or drive around your neighborhood . A lot of people will have their landscaping looking flawless before their 4th of July parties. This is the perfect time to go out and steal some ideas. Do not be ashamed about it!
- Sand | Ken-Mulch
Price: $24.95 per scoop Sand Coverage per scoop: 80 sq ft x 2" Deep Scoop is 1/2 cu yd and approx. 1,275 lbs Compaction and mortar sand mix. Used for hardscapes, under pools, and many other functions.
- Pine Fines | Ken-Mulch
Price: $34.95 per scoop Pine Fines (Soil Conditioner) Coverage per scoop: 80 sq ft x 2" Deep Scoop = 1/2 cu yd Originating from the mills in the south this product is widely used as a premium soil amendment. Containing all bark with virtually no white wood, pine fines are highly sought after for various growing mediums.
- Small Tennessee Round | Ken-Mulch
Price: $129 per scoop Small Tennessee Rounds Coverage per scoop: 55 sq ft 2" deep Small Tennessee Rounds, also known as "River Slicks", are a natural earth toned color that are shipped from Tennessee. These are the perfect rocks to paint.
- White Marble | Ken-Mulch
Price: $195 per scoop Canadian White Marble Coverage per Scoop: 80 sq ft 2 inches deep Our beautiful White Marble glistens in the sunlight and is shipped from Canada.
- Grass Seed | Ken-Mulch
GRASS SEED & STRAW Stop in today to pick up your Grass Seed or Call to set up a delivery (502) 964-7222 Ken-Mulch sells grass seed by the pound and straw by the bale or mat. Contractors Mix Contractors Mix is a grass seed that can enhance growth in both sunny and shaded areas. More for commercial use and high traffic areas. Creeping Red Fescue Creeping Red Fescue is a grass seed that enhances growth in shaded areas that do not get a lot of sun. Straw Bale Our straw bales are bundled into perfect squares that cover a minimum of 100 square ft or more. Falcon IV Falcon V is a grass seed that can enhance growth in both sunny and shaded areas. It needs at least 6 hours of sun, great for high traffic areas. and drought/disease resistant . Annual Rye Annual Ryegrass seed is a grass seed that enhances growth in both sunny and shaded areas. Excellent for winter coat and to hold place against wind and water. Straw Mat Each blanket features a consistent thickness and distribution of fibers which allow for excellent flexibility and moisture absorption. KY-31 Kentucky 31 is a grass seed that can enhance growth mainly in sunny areas. Wide bladed, tall fescue that is long lasting and very durable. Bluegrass Kentucky Bluegrass is a grass seed that enhances growth in both shaded and sunny areas. Great seed to combine with other grass seeds. Pine Straw Bale Our Pine straw bales are bundled into perfect squares that cover a minimum of 25 square ft or more.