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Savor the Final Days of Summer in Your Yard

Savor the Final Days of Summer in Your Yard

While many gardeners wait until fall to plant, back-to-school season is a busy time for many across central Ohio. The good news is that you don’t have to wait until September or October to do your fall planting—in fact, August is the perfect time to tackle those projects around the yard that you may have put off over the summer, from planting to mulching and even repotting houseplants!
Soak Up Your Summer

Soak Up Your Summer

Aptly named the lazy days of summer, July is a time to relax, unwind, and enjoy the hard work you’ve put into your garden this year. Spring planting is a distant memory and the fall harvest has yet to come, so now’s the time to enjoy the long days, warm summer nights, and slow down this summer.
Support local pollinators with Ohio native plants

Support Local Pollinators with Ohio Native Plants

To honor the local pollinators in your garden, we highly recommend that you add Ohio native plants to your landscape so that vital pollinators like bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, moths, and other insects and small mammals can thrive—and make your garden thrive as well!
Turn Your Garden into a Tropical Paradise

Turn Your Garden into a Tropical Paradise

Each year, a taste of the tropics arrives at your local Strader’s—in the form of tropical plants from Florida and California. While not native to Ohio, these plants can easily thrive in Ohio summers and tolerate overwintering indoors! Here’s our list of favorite tropical plants that will transform your yard into a summer island paradise.