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03/30/2015
By: Kathleen V.
The Green Gate
If you love plants, go to Green Gate! The plants are beyond healthy -- everything from their bedding plants to special ferns and begonias. They have so much more variety than the usual garden centers plus they have people that know how to grow them and will help you! Most of their plants are available in different sizes, so if you don't want to risk killing a $20 plant, you can buy it in the $2.50 size. We go on a weekday, and first head to the greenhouse where they keep begonias, ferns and exotic looking plants. It's fun just to look, but if you see something you can't live without, you can afford to buy it! You can get real bargains on beautiful healthy plants! The quality of their plants is really noticeable after you plant them. They just grow better. The only thing I don't like about Green Gate is it is too far away from where I live. It is worth the trip -- great prices for gorgeous, healthy plants. The only regrets we have ever had are for the plants we didn't buy.
04/18/2016
By: Kathleen H.
The Green Gate
we love green gate ...i have posted a few photos of the plants i have purchased there and how they are doing...people are super the plants are great and they have a lot of knowledge about what they grow and their productsthanks to you guys for a great place to shop ;O)
12/05/2009
By: linhi47
The Green Gate
I come from San Antonio every year to buy my poinsettias from Greengate and have for 6 years now. best lookin and brilliant colors- well wort the trip.
12/03/2014
By: Karen M.
The Green Gate
I use to work there i wouldn't go any other place to buy plants period, karen millsap
Tips & Advices
A plant guarantee covers the buyer that if a plant doesn’t survive the guaranteed amount of time (usually one year, but sometimes up to 5), the plant will be replaced. This does not cover annuals, which have a life cycle of only 1 year.
How often to water a grass lawn depends on the climate, the type of soil that surrounds your property, and how deep the root system of your grass grows. A general rule for watering is: every day during summer in warm climates. This rule can be modified if lawns are older, or the climate cooler. For mature well-rooted lawns, deeper but less-frequent waterings are recommended as being healthier than daily 15-minute rinses.
Fruit trees should be watered different frequency of times depending when they were planted. Younger trees, up to the second growing season, should be watered twice a week. Make sure to give up to 1 full gallon of water weekly to newly planted trees during their growing season, and more when it’s gaining  eaves. Once the tree reaches mature fruit-bearing stage, waterings can be cut back, as the roots are sunk and can find ground water.
The question of when to plant fruit trees really depends on climate. The general rules are: You should not plant fruit trees when the ground is frozen, when the peak daytime temperature is more than 90 degrees Fahrenheit, or when the forecast shows extreme weather (i.e. a tornado warning). Aside from those rules, the suggested planting times are either fall (which most people recommend) or spring (for bare-root trees).
There are many kits sold on the market that measure soil pH levels. Dyes, test strips, and electronic pH meters are all formulated to assist the home gardener. Many people choose to simply shake up soil and distilled water, and then measure the pH with a hand-held meter However, some people consider this method not very useful, and suggest using a lab for greater accuracy.

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