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All things considered, gardening can be thought of as the art and science of environmental engineering. When we grow plants we take great care to control the soil, water quality, amount of … (read article)

Garden Journals


Continuing our journey through the Nightshade family, this week we will be discussing a perennial favorite: potatoes. Like the chillis described in my earlier entry potatoes are indigenous to the … (read article)

Garden Journals


If you’ve been paying attention to ecological news over the past decade then you have likely heard of the pressing issue of pollinator decline, particularly the decline in honeybee populations … (read article)

Garden Journals

How To Mix The Perfect Blend

Mix Spray-N-Grow, Bill’s Perfect Fertilizer & Coco-Wet together for the ultimate in plant nutrition! Mixing a Quart: 1 qt. lukewarm water (80º – 100º F) 1/8 tsp. Coco-Wet 2 tsp. … (read article)

Gardening Know-How, Spray-N-Grow: Learn More

Life After Harvey

Spray-N-Grow is located in the beautiful small town of Rockport, Texas.  Rockport took a direct hit from Hurricane Harvey early Saturday morning, August 26. The Spray-N-Grow offices and warehouse were … (read article)

Garden Journals

Protect Your Roses from Black Spot Disease

Black Spot is a fungal disease that attacks roses in many parts of the United States, targeting young leaves and newer canes. Here are some tips to limit this problem … (read article)


Creating Healthy Soil (the Secret to All Great Landscapes)

Cooperative Extension, with it’s helpful group of regional garden experts associated with universities across the county, believes that 80% of plant problems can be traced back to soil that “limits … (read article)

Soil & Compost: It All Starts Here, Starting Out

Cloning Rose Bushes 101

Perhaps your mother was a great gardener or maybe she just had success with that one gorgeous rose along the back fence. Either way the plant was amazing. Healthy, vigorous, … (read article)

Flower Gardening & Design Tips, Gardening Know-How

Got Aphids?

Aphids are one of the most common destructive insects around. Safe to say, most gardeners have crossed paths with these little troublesome critters at one time or another. Aphids are small, … (read article)

Insects, Snails & Slugs

Exactly What Is Spray-N-Grow Micronutrient Complex?

We always say “It’s Like Vitamins for Your Plants!” So what does that really mean? Are you curious what’s in Spray-N-Grow Micronutrient Complex that makes it so effective? Curiosity is … (read article)

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Set Yourself Up For Success!

For most of us, thoughts about this year’s garden leapfrog to “What exciting new varieties will I grow?” Wait, wait! Close your eyes. Think about the best gardener you know. The … (read article)

Soil & Compost: It All Starts Here, Starting Out

Grow a Cutting Garden and Become Your Own Florist

Ever feel guilty when you cut flowers in your garden, concerned that you’re destroying nature’s beauty or leaving gaps in your flowerbeds? Then consider planting a cutting garden designed to … (read article)

Flower Gardening & Design Tips, Garden Design

Making Rich, Clean Compost

Simple Composting Concepts and Considerations Seasoned gardeners often refer to compost as “black gold” because the value of good quality compost is huge. Wherever you live, compost can improve your … (read article)

Gardening Know-How, Soil & Compost: It All Starts Here

Plant Nutrients: Why Foliar Feeding is the Way to Go

The most common method of providing nutrients to plants is through the roots. This is done by placing nutrients in the soil at the base of the plant or through … (read article)

Fertilizing: Feed Me, Gardening Know-How, Spray-N-Grow: Learn More

Bill’s Perfect Lawn Fertilizer: Premium Ingredients = Amazing Results

Grass needs good nutrition for proper growth, to be green and healthy.  Grass requires three macronutrients:  nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. Each of these nutrients plays an important role in plant … (read article)

Fertilizing: Feed Me

Love that Fragrant Lilac? Clone More.

Cloning Plants Is Easy, Economical and Preserves Horticultural History Our friend owns an historic home, a lovely place that’s over 100 years old. The landscape is well established and the … (read article)

Flower Gardening & Design Tips, Gardening Know-How

Purge Slimy Slugs and Snails from Your Landscape

Holes in your plants’ foliage? Leaves that were full and healthy yesterday, and are gone now? Yes, this could be the work of snails or slugs (shell-less snails), those always … (read article)

Insects, Snails & Slugs

Snakes! Eeeeek! Go Away!

Snakes give most people the creeps. It’s a fact. Fear of snakes tops the “fears” list in the U.S. and is far more wide spread than other common phobias such … (read article)

Animal Repellent Tips

How to Drive Destructive Squirrels Out of Your Yard

The very things that make squirrels entertaining – their high energy levels, persistence and engaging acrobatics – are the same ones that can sometimes become so annoying. This is especially … (read article)

Animal Repellent Tips

Rid Your Garden of Ravenous Rabbits, Naturally

Hop, munch.  Hop, munch, munch.  Good heavens, they’re everywhere! Funny how your yard tends to have no rabbits and then seemingly overnight there are two, three, four or more. Okay, … (read article)

Animal Repellent Tips

Keep Deer from Devouring Your Yard!

They’re big. They’re hungry. And they can eat an amazing volume in a few hours.  And to compound the potential landscape damage, deer usually travel in groups, from two to … (read article)

Animal Repellent Tips

Deciphering the Mysteries of Natural Animal Repellents

For all wild animals, staying safe is life’s number one priority. Should you become lunch nothing else matters. Many natural animal repellents work because of this basic survival instinct. When in … (read article)

Animal Repellent Tips

Avoid This Oh-So-Common Garden Disaster

The phone calls come in every year and they break our hearts . . . An eager gardener – novice or seasoned – has accidentally used a sprayer, one that … (read article)

Gardening Know-How, Starting Out

5 Tips for Selecting the Perfect Garden Sprayer

Many garden products come in a liquid form that is sprayed directly on plant leaves and stems. Before you buy a garden sprayer, consider your own individual needs and anticipated … (read article)

Gardening Know-How

Howard Garrett’s View on Weeds

Howard Garrett is one of Spray-N-Grow’s favorite gardening authorities because of his common sense approach to natural gardening. Garrett is a nationally syndicated  radio talk show host with a gardening program called … (read article)

Weeds: Be Gone

Animal Repellents 101

Q: What has four legs, chews up your garden, then tries to act all cute and furry? A: Deer and rabbits and other furry, not so helpful animals.   That’s right, Bambi … (read article)

Animal Repellent Tips

10 Signs Your Plants Have Fungus (What?!)

Say “fungus” when talking about gardening and many people will give you a puzzled look. However, use other, often more familiar terms, and eyes light up. Fungi include the following array … (read article)


My Choice – The Natural Way, by Bill Muskopf

Over the past few years I’ve become more convinced than ever that our food supply is contaminated by too many hormones, fungicides, insecticides, and herbicides. A three day, “Sustainable Tree … (read article)

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There’s a Monster in the Garden (hopefully)

There’s a select group of gardeners who have a deep seated desire to grow big vegetables, fruits and flowers. Okay, maybe “big” isn’t the right word. Giant. Monster-size. A number of award winning … (read article)

Fertilizing: Feed Me, Spray-N-Grow: Learn More

Add an Outdoor Room to Your Living Space

Ever notice how when people see a beautiful garden they want to stop, breathe in the fragrance, admire the vivid colors and linger a while? You can make the beauty … (read article)

Flower Gardening & Design Tips, Garden Design

10 Tips for Great Gardens

Checklists can be so helpful, allowing one to keep track without having to recall seemingly endless details. Here’s our list of basics to review now and then to help your garden … (read article)

Garden Design, Gardening Know-How, Starting Out

Making Gardening a Family Affair

If you clicked on this article, you already know that gardening is fun and rewarding. Share the experience with your family! In addition to being enjoyable and productive, gardening is … (read article)

Gardening Know-How, Starting Out

Are Destructive Bugs Attacking Your Plants?

Something’s going on and your plants don’t look happy. Here are some clues to help determine if damaging insects are at work in your garden. Signs Your Plants May Be … (read article)

Insects, Snails & Slugs

Garden Insects: Identifying the Bad Bugs

Scientists estimate that 97% of the world’s insects are either beneficial or harmless. Does is seem as though your garden attracts only the remaining 3%, the ones that are destructive? … (read article)

Insects, Snails & Slugs

Dress Your Soil for Summer (Naked Isn’t Good)

By the time summer arrives, your plants are already settled in the ground, happily growing. So gardeners often think “That’s it. I’ll have to wait until next spring to help beef … (read article)

Soil & Compost: It All Starts Here, Starting Out

Tips for Repotting Your Houseplant

When your plant’s roots fill its container and begin growing out the bottom – it’s time to repot and provide more growing space. If you’re wondering what size the new … (read article)

Gardening Know-How

Use Different Fertilizers for Different Plants – Fact or Fiction?

We get lots of phone calls from customers asking about fertilizers. Here are a trio that surface again and again, identified as Fact or Fiction.   Fiction – Orchids and African … (read article)

Fertilizing: Feed Me

Use Fertilizer and Spray-N-Grow Together

Many gardeners who buy Spray-N-Grow for the first time think that it’s a fertilizer. Spray-N-Grow is not a fertilizer. Spray-N-Grow is a micronutrient complex. It contains the minor elements or micronutrients required by plants … (read article)

Fertilizing: Feed Me

Fighting Plant Diseases in the Garden

Strong, healthy plants are less susceptible to disease. To keep your plants healthy, take care of the basics first; this will make everything easier. You know, “An ounce of prevention. … (read article)


Healthy Plants Begin with Healthy Soil

If you were trapped with insufficient food and water, could you be your best? How about if there was little light, dusty stale air and not enough room to grow? … (read article)

Fertilizing: Feed Me, Soil & Compost: It All Starts Here

Why Bill’s Perfect Fertilizer is Perfect for All Your Plants

Bill’s Perfect Fertilizer is an all-natural, fish based fertilizer, formulated by Spray-N-Grow founder Bill Muskopf and horticulturalist Jack Little, for use with Spray-N-Grow Micronutrients. Bill and Jack formulated Bill’s Perfect Fertilizer so that home gardeners would … (read article)

Fertilizing: Feed Me

How To Tell When to Fertilize

Just like us, plants need nutrients. Give them good nutrition – fertilizer (plant food) and supplemental Spray-N-Grow (plant vitamins) – and they’ll grow and thrive. It’s estimated that less than 50% of … (read article)

Fertilizing: Feed Me

Watering: How Much and When? (most folks get the basics wrong . . .)

Improper watering is the top cause of plant stress and the number killer of houseplants. Water needs vary dramatically depending on the type of plant, soil and location. Weather factors … (read article)


Wetting Agents Save Time, Energy and Money in the Garden

Wetting agents, surfactants, spreader stickers – what are they? Gardeners who use liquid products are often troubled when their sprays rolls right off the leaf surfaces. Waxy-leafed plants are especially … (read article)


Fungus Loves Water (no, this isn’t a romance story)

During the summer months, we see a significant bump in the number of gardeners who call with concerns that their plants have fungus.  Our problem solving starts with three questions: What time of day … (read article)


Tips for Beautiful Water-Wise Gardens

Saving water and enjoying the environmental benefits of low water plants is easy. This thoughtful approach is built on some basic, commonsense principles.   Planning Talk to the professionals at … (read article)


Natural Flea and Tick Protection That’s Safe for Your Pet (and Your Family)

Does your cat or dog spends time outdoors?  Then flea and tick control may be part of your usual summer routine.  Perhaps an unwelcome part. Fleas and ticks are parasites … (read article)

Insects, Snails & Slugs

Neem Oil – A Safe, Organic (and Amazing) Product for Gardeners

If you’ve gardened for a while odds are good you’ve heard of neem oil. Turns out it’s one of a handful of products that belongs in every successful gardener’s tool … (read article)

Gardening Know-How, Insects, Snails & Slugs

Garden Season Extenders – Start Earlier and Grow Later

Live in an area with a short growing season? Want to stretch your outdoor gardening for as many weeks as possible? A number of options exist for extending the gardening … (read article)

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