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Things We Like For Fall

Enjoy the harvest & prep for winter!

Gardening Tips

Get earth on your hands.

Lawn Care

Fall is the best time to feed cool-season lawns (fescue, bluegrass, rye) with ferti•lome Winterizer. This September fertilizing will help grass thicken up and grow after summer’s stress. Give your soil a boost by applying Natural Guard HuMic in conjunction with this first application of Winterizer.

Spring Flowering Bulbs

Start planting spring flowering bulbs like crocus, daffodils, hyacinths and tulips now. When planting bulbs make sure your soil is fertile and drains well. Add Cotton Burr Compost to loosen the soil. Use Hi-Yield Bulb Food in the bottom of the planting hole or mixed into the bed area.


Trees and Shrubs

Nursery stock that is planted in the fall has two cool seasons (fall and spring) to get established before having to deal with the heat and drought of Kansas summers. When planting, use ferti•lome Start-N-Grow and MYKE Tree and Shrub in the planting hole.

Houseplant Care

If your houseplants have been summering outside, start a pest control program to keep unwanted insects from hitching a ride into your house. Spray plants a couple of times with ferti•lome Triple Action or ferti•lome Indoor/Outdoor Multi-Purpose Insect Spray to make sure plants are free of pests. Spray the soil as well as the plant itself.

Marty's Weekly Enews

Local gardening advice & more!

He worked there like he owned the place.

He worked there like he owned the place.

Angie and I spent last week in New Mexico visiting friends. A few days in Albuquerque with Bill and Pam, then on to Santa Fe and Taos.
I'd say the first thing you need is...a pumpkin! ~ Fairy Godmother

I'd say the first thing you need is...a pumpkin! ~ Fairy Godmother

If you're a ChileHead like myself, you're always thinking of how you can incorporate Hatch green chile into every meal. This is when I began craving a bowl of Hatch Green Chile Pumpkin Bisque....
Welcome to meteorological fall!

Welcome to meteorological fall!

The average Joe typically likes to go outside and see what’s going on with the weather when they hear sirens. But meteorologists sometimes travel miles, many miles to check out, or “report” on severe weather.


What Time is it?

Johnson's Garden Time

Join Marty and Jeremy every Saturday & Sunday morning at 7:55 for Johnson's Garden Time. We'll also post episodes here and on our YouTube Channel.

A Green Thumb 90 years in the making...

It's still all good in the hood.

Wichita's 4th generation garden center started as a small fruit & vegetable stand in the 1920s on the outskirts of town at the corner of Douglas and West Street in Wichita, KS.  As the business grew, Harold Johnson, with his father Orie, bought 5 acres of land on West 13th Street, and opened Johnson's Garden Center. This location is still operating today!

Fast forward a half century. Wichita's "favorite hometown garden center" is still serving gardeners all over Kansas for over 90 years. We are a 4th generation family owned business, and are committed to providing quality products and excellent service to our customers.

We can't wait to see what the next 90 years have in store for us!

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