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Main Line Gardens
376 Paoli Pike, Malvern, PA 19355
Phone: 610-644-2300

Heather's Helpful Hint

Summer Watering
June 21, 2012

The summer heat is about to pounce! We are never quite ready for the sudden oppressive temperatures, but fortunately most of us have an air conditioned home or a cool spot to relax in. That is not true for our outdoor plants so they need some extra attention during the intense seasonal heat in order to thrive in your garden. 

Annual containers and hanging baskets need a daily dose of water, while annuals and perennials planted within your beds will need watering every other day. If you have newly planted trees and shrubs, it is vital that they are watered deeply three times per week. Shallow watering is harmful as it causes the roots of trees and shrubs to reach for the surface in order to get the moisture they need.

Deep watering insures that the roots grow deep and the entire root system has access to the moisture needed. When we have a good soaking rain (not a quick moving thunderstorm), you can skip a day of watering.

Waterloo Gardens has many products for easy water including hoses of several types, timers, watering wands, potting soil with a moisture retention ingredient and lots of experts to help you with any questions you might need answered. Stop by today!

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Read about Main Line Gardens acquiring Waterloo Gardens!

Main Line Gardens is a family-owned business that was established in 1981. More than just a full service garden center and nursery for professional landscaping and hardscaping, Main Line Gardens is an architect of beautiful, functional outdoor living spaces that provide a lifetime of enjoyment. The company's first priority and foremost goal is establishing long-term relationships with its customers by offering exceptional service and the highest quality products. This philosophy has defined its success for over 25 years and will continue for decades to follow. Main Line Gardens' experienced and professional staff takes customers all the way from design through installation, involving them every step of the way in the creation of their own outdoor landscaping paradise. Customers can choose from a full selection of plants, trees, shrubs, mulch and stones from the onsite full service nursery.

Please note that Main Line Gardens is not able to honor Waterloo Gardens gift cards/certificates, item exchanges or returns, broken or damaged items, etc. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.