Hello, again!

I had several thoughts about what direction to go on this week’s enews. Do we talk about our New Year’s Resolutions? On 2020? What will our world look like going forward? There's a lot to consider, but I think I’ll share what’s going on at the stores.

This week, we are between seasons transforming our Christmas shops back to our year-round garden shops. We're packing away items for next year and finishing up our holiday clearance. Our semi-annual inventory is this week, Wednesday at the West store and Thursday East. This means the day we are counting items, that store will be closed. Then our first event of the year will be our Storewide Sale on January 2nd and 3rd.

The Storewide Sale is the time to purchase your ferti-lome D-I-Y 5 Step Lawn Care Program. Actually, you may purchase your program online starting January 1st at the sale price. The regular price of the season long program for an average size lawn of 5,000 sq. ft. is $114.95. This weekend save 25% on the program and get it for $86.21. We’ll store the products for you until it’s time to apply them and can deliver the products at the correct time for a small fee, or you can swing by and pick them up. 

Here’s a quick rundown of the products in the 5-step program for a cool season turf lawn like fescue:

Step 1 - March - April ferti-lome For All Seasons Lawn Food plus Crabgrass and Weed Preventer
Step 2 - April - May ferti-lome Pro-Green Lawn Tonic
Step 3 - Spring or fall - ferti-lome Natural Guard HuMic
Step 4 - September - ferti-lome Winterizer
Step 5 - October - ferti-lome Winterizer

We are happy to custom design a program for your lawn’s needs. Just bring in your lawn measurements (approximate square footage), and we can go from there. Also on sale this weekend is ferti-lome Succulent Potting Soil and Crumps Cactus & Succulent Mix; the greenhouse is full of 25% off all houseplants; and 15% off everything else!! There are some great things planned for 2021 starting with some fun Winter Workshops and Seminars starting in January. Sign up in-store or online to reserve a spot.

We hated missing our Chile Fest last year so save the date of August 21 for Iron ChileHead 2021. I promise it will be special.

Shopping today looks different than in the past. We are fortunate at our stores to have wide open spaces to safely shop. If you're looking for curbside pick-up, we're still offering that. Just give us a call with your order, and we'll deliver it to your car.

Aside from the usual New Year's resolutions, I’ve found a book to start on soon. Here's an excerpt to Matthew McConaughey’s new book ‘Greenlights’, which caught my attention:

I’ve been in this life for fifty years, been trying to work out its riddle for forty-two, and been keeping diaries of clues to that riddle for the last thirty-five. Notes about successes and failures, joys and sorrows, things that made me marvel, and things that made me laugh out loud. How to be fair. How to have less stress. How to have fun. How to hurt people less. How to get hurt less. How to be a good man. How to have meaning in life. How to be more me. - Matthew McConaughey

From what I'm gathering, it’s a guide to catching more green lights and to realize that the yellows and reds eventually turn green too. Have a safe New Year’s; let’s have a 2021 with lots of green lights!

Your friend in the garden,

Marty Johnson
Owner - Johnson's Garden Centers