Compost is the lifeblood of all plants; from your African Violets to world record pumpkins, compost is what helps them all thrive. It is natures fertilizer, stemming from the breakdown of organic materials on the forest floor. Leaves, twigs, insects, and other organic debris accumulate and are broken down by a mix of tiny creatures, bacterias, and fungi – the … Read More
How and When to Properly Fertilize Your Garden
Proper general fertilization isn’t really something you can describe in one setting. Fertilizing the right way depends on what you’re growing and the results you’re looking for. But there is one constant- you should do your best to do it right. Different plants have different needs. Your lawn is going to have far different needs than your vegetable beds, for … Read More
Tips for Growing Bigger Vegetables
There’s nothing better than harvesting the biggest veggies you can possibly grow. Many people find great satisfaction in producing crops that have produced to their maximum potential. Awards are given away for these accomplishments at fairs and other competitions. As a home gardener, what can you do to maximize yields and sizes of your vegetables? There are several general things … Read More
Hello, To Sean and LJ and all of the good people at Grillo. Just a quick note to say thank you.
In the spring (having never done any business with Grillo before) I bought 6 yards of compost from you and it was such a pleasant surprise to get real value for my money. Below is a picture of one of the many flowerbeds you helped create with your quality compost product. My question is do you have any more compost? … Read More
Hydrangeas Make a Home!
Don’t you love flowers with a long life? Hydrangeas are beautiful from the time they’ve bloomed, and if preserved correctly, last long after they’ve dried. The soft faded colors of dried hydrangea can create a peaceful country feel in your home for years to come. The beauty that exists in our landscape brings inspiration and serenity so why not carry … Read More
The Benefits of Organic Lawn Care
Great infographic provided to us by Safer® Brand. Safer® Brand proudly offers the broadest and most successful line of organic gardening, organic insecticide and organic pest control products reviewed and validated by third parties. Benefits of organic lawn service
Want a healthy lawn? Topdress the soil with compost.
Spreading just a quarter-inch of compost over existing lawn, commonly called topdressing, replenishes organisms, bacteria and fungi to the soil…
For The Gardener
Looking for the best garden soil in CT? At Grillo Services we produce our own topsoil/compost blend that is famous statewide. Pickup or delivery.
Connecticut Plant Hardiness Zones Have Changed
Did you know that the hardiness zones for Connecticut (CT) have changed? Take a look to see the new zones, which give you new planting possibilities.
Getting Your Garden Going After Winter
In the Northeast our gardens are dormant in the winter. This post outlines steps to get your garden on the right track as fast as possible.
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