Donation & Credit Card FAQ
A: Yes! All English Gardens stores accept VISA, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover.
A: English Gardens donates to hundreds of organizations every year! We simply ask that requests are made in writing at least one month in advance. A donation request form is available upon request.
Plant Care FAQ
A: English Gardens has extremely knowledgeable speakers who are available for Garden Club functions and community organizations. We love to talk about anything gardening-related! We often conduct demonstrations, and lead Make It & Take It Workshops. This is our passion, after all!
Because we believe in community and personal growth we charge a $75 flat rate for out-of-store speaking engagements. For additional information, please contact info@EnglishGardens.com. We look forward to speaking at your next event!
A: This is a loaded question, but you're in luck! English Gardens offers free plant diagnosis. Just bring in a fresh sample of the problem into one of our many retail stores across the Detroit Metro area. One of our experts will diagnose your gardening ailment and write a "Plantscription" to help get your plant or lawn healthy and happy again. Plantscriptions offer detailed recommendations so you can successfully treat the problem. Both conventional and completely organic solutions are available.
A: Tropical plants can be a perfect patio addition, and are also great accents for flower beds. In their containers, tropical plants can be enjoyed outside throughout the summer months. Be sure to adjust plants slowly to sunny locations over a period of several weeks, as it's possible for plants to suffer sunburn. Keep in mind that tropical plants will not survive outside during the winter in states that are subject to freezing temperatures.
A: Some popular plants for low light areas include:
- Snake Plant
- Peace Lily
- Pothos &
- Corn Plants
A: With proper care, with the right amount of light and water, orchids can flower for three months or more. While Azaleas can last for two months and violets can bloom year-round!
A: These gorgeous Spring flowers usually arrive around Labor Day.
A: Anytime in the Fall before the ground freezes. Spring-flowering bulbs need the winter cooling period in order to bloom vibrantly in the Spring.
A: Always plant bulbs with the pointy side up.
Lawn Care FAQ
A: For best results, we recommend a 4-step process. To maximize the effectiveness of the fertilizer use Jonathan Green Mag-I-Cal to adjust soil pH. This product ensures maximum nutrient uptake for grass plants.
Apply these steps around the following holidays:
- First Step: Apply around Easter to feed and prevent crabgrass
- Second Step: Apply around Memorial Day to prevent broadleaf weeds like dandelions
- Third Step: Apply around 4th of July for a summer feeding
- Fourth Step: Apply around Labor Day
A: Use a broadcast or drop spreader according to manufacturer’s instructions. If you need help learning this method one of our English Gardens in-store experts can provide a demonstration.
If you purchase the Season-Long Lawn Fertilizer Program we will rent a spreader to you, for free!
A: Grass seed can be planted any time of year, but Fall is the best time. Spring is the next best time when the ground temperature is warm. During the Spring, use a lawn fertilizer with a starter fertilizer, rather than a crabgrass preventer, which will keep the seed from germinating.
A: You'll usually want to keep your lawn between two and three inches tall. A great rule of thumb is to remove no more than one-third of the blade at a time.
A: Lawns require about an inch of water each week, either from rain or supplemental methods. Deep waterings that are less frequent are best to help develop strong roots.
A: Moles eat grubs. If you get rid of the grubs, the moles will look elsewhere for food.
A: Yes, a tree stand is always included. We also carry heavy-duty tree stands for artificial trees, which we highly recommend for giant trees or anything placed in a windy area.
A: Most boxes will fit into the trunk of a car. After you've picked out a few tree options online give us a call for specific box dimensions and measure the space ahead of time. This way you'll never waste a trip. We know how valuable your time is!
A: English Gardens artificial Christmas trees range from table-top sizes (2 to 3 feet tall) to 15 feet tall. However, trees that are 7 ½-feet tall are the most commonly purchased. Most homes have an 8-foot ceiling allowing the appropriate amount of room for a tree topper or angel!
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