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

Heather's Helpful Hint

July 12, 2012

We often see eyes glaze over when we talk about deadheading (removing spent blooms), but it is so important for keeping flowering annuals and perennials looking their absolute best.

Removing spent blooms not only cleans up the look of your plants, it allows the energy of the plant to be used to produce new foliage and flowers. You will also prevent disease from spreading since deteriorated flowers easily attract molds and fungus.

During the hot summer months blossoms open quickly and fade fast, so weekly deadheading prevents problems and keeps plants looking healthy. More frequent watering and fertilizing is necessary as well to get through July and August.

If you have any questions regarding methods and tools for deadheading, stop by and spend some time with one of experts in the annual or perennial departments. You will enjoy a fresh selection of product each week if you need to replace or fill in your summer garden.

We say frequently, but maybe not enough... remember to WATER!

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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.