Prepare for Winter

We take pride in our knowledge of plants. As you prepare for winter, we are here to guide you in keeping your plants in the best shape for the cold!

Wilt Pruf ® is an anti-transpirant product we carry to preserve your garden from the harsh winter. Simply spray on the tops and bottoms of the leaves, and let it dry for three to four hours. We offer a variety of sizes to best prepare all of your winter gems!

Burlaping is another way to protect your trees. This tactic is mainly used for sensitive plants. It’s as easy as pie! Simply wrap the burlap around the base of the tree to cover the rootball. Quality burlap is sold for $2.00 per yard, here at Eisele’s, for our quality customers!

Mulching is yet again, aother way to shelter your trees and shrubs in the winter months. We carry several different colors and kinds of mulch here, so it’s up to you to decide what you want! Our mulch selection extend to Cedars, Harwood, Hemlock, and Pines! Come on down to see our sample box of each mulch, and find out about our incredible prices!

At Eisele’s we are always here to help! With any other question about Preparing for Winter, please call 201-262-1015 or visit us located at 232 Oradell Ave, in Paramus!

Fall is for Planting!

Believe it or not fall is still a great time to plant!

When the ground is warm, plants will want to root into the ground. It takes a long time for the ground to cool. For root stimulation the ground needs to be at least 60 degrees at least 18 inches down.

Pest and disease problems fade away in the fall. Fertilizer promotes new, tender growth, that can be nipped by winter weather. Eisele’s carries Scott’s ® Winterguard  Fall Lawn Food. 

Fall also has more good days for planting than spring does, when rain and other unpredictable weather can make working the soil impossible.

Here at Eisele’s in the fall we will have a good selection of your favorite shrubs and perennials with excellent pricing so come on by and take advantage of this great fall weather.

Deer Resistant Plants

Deer can be a beautiful part of nature, but with that comes the annual salad fest!

Along with these deer resistant plants, check out la Torre’s Deer Out Deer Repellent Spray, sold in 40 oz spray bottles at our store! All organic and no harsh fox or coyote urine smell!

 

Bulbs:

  • Allium                           • Anemone                           • Chionodoxa                           • Colchicum
  • Crocus                          • Daffodil                              • Eranthis Scill                           • Hyacinth
  • Narcissus

Annuals and Biennials:

  • Ageratum                           • Alyssum                           • Begonia                           • Celosia
  • Centaurea                          • Cleome                             • Cosmos                           • Datura
  • Dusty Miller                       • Forget-Me-Not                • Fox Glove                        • Geranium
  • Heliotrope                          • Herbs                               • Holly Hock                      •Larkspur
  • Lobelia                                • Marigold                          • Nasturtium                     • Petunia
  • Poppy                                 • Salvia                                 • Snapdragon                   • Stock
  • Verbena                             • Zinnia

Perennials:

  • Anthemis                           • Artemisia                           • Asclepias                           • Aster
  • Astilbe                                • Baby’s Breath                   • Baptisia                             • Beebalm
  • Bergenia                           • Bleeding Heart                  • Boltonia                             • Butterfly Bush
  • Candytuft                          • Catmint                           • Chrysanthemum                  • Columbine
  • Coneflower                       • Coral Bells                         • Coreopsis                           • Cyclamen
  • Dianthus                           • Eryngium                           • Gas Plant                           • Gayfeather
  • Gentian                           • Geranium                           • Geum                                  • Globe Thistle
  • Grasses                           • Herbs                                 • Hibiscus                               • Iris
  • Lady’s Mantle                 • Lamb’s Ear                         • Lavender                           • Lilipendula
  • Lungwort                         • Lychnis                              • Mint                                     • Monkswood
  • Peony                              • Perovskia                           • Phlox                                   • Rudbeckia
  • Salvia                               • Sedum                               • Spurge                                 • Veronica
  • Viola                                • Yarrow

Deer Resistant, Part Shade Shrubs

A question we hear often at Eisele’s Nursery is: Which shrubs will grow in part shade and are safe from hungry deer?  Eisele’s Nursery has many options for you to choose from. Below are some of our recommendations:

Leucothoe is a beautiful native shrub. It flowers in spring with clusters of fragrant white urn-shaped flowers all along the branch. The new leaves are bronze, which turn to dark green in the summer, then purplish in the fall. It will grow 3’ tall x 5-6” wide.

Green Giant Arborvitae is a fast growing pyramidal coniferous evergreen.  It grows to a height of 25’ to 30’. A popular choice for hedges.

Otto Luyken Cherry Laurel has lush, glossy, dark green leaves.  It grows to 3 – 4’ high x 6 – 8‘ wide.  This is such a useful shape and size in planting design. In the spring, white flowers appear for a couple of weeks. Later on in the season, small blackish berries show up.  This is a very attractive and practical shrub for your garden.

Schipka Laurel grows 6 to 12’ tall. Also has white flowers and dark berries.

Boxwoods are a good choice for partially shaded sites. These evergreen are a beautiful backdrop for light blooming plants. Boxwoods grow to 15‘ tall.

Japanese Aucuba is an evergreen shrub that grows 6’ to 10’ tall. It has attractive yellow and green leaves which becomes brighter in shade. It produces attractive flowers and fruit if a male plant is nearby.

Pieris Japonica also known as Andromeda is a lovely choice for your shade garden. The foliage changes color through the season. In late summer or early fall, long dangling clusters of flowers buds appear. These buds open into white blossoms in spring. It grows to 10’ tall and has a natural attractive shape.

Russian Cypress is a low, spreading ground cover for shady areas. It grows to about 1’ tall and spreads to 5‘ to 6’. Perfect under trees or any partially shaded area. This soft needle evergreen changes color in fall and looks great all year.

These are just a few suggestions. Come take a walk through Eisele’s expansive nursery and discover many more wonderful plants. Our experts are here to help you choose the best shrubs or trees for your specific garden needs. Looking forward to your visit!

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Causes of Evergreen Mortality

There can be a number of reasons why an evergreen may not survive, and here are some quick ideas to solving the problem!

Always feel free to stop by our store with a sample! One of the Eisele’s Brothers can diagnose and recommend a remedy for the problem.

  1. Lack of water: Summer is the hottest, driest seasons for plants, so be sure to water daily, by hand, for the first two weeks after planting. After the first two weeks water when needed.
  2. Excessive water: On the other hand, excessive water can also be a reason for evergreen mortality. The most common cause of excessive water is poor drainage. Clay soils are at large for a lack of drainage. Try adding drainage holes to pots, or a lighter soil that can absorb more water for the roots, and less water for the soil itself.
  3. Planting too deep: The top of the root ball should be level or slightly above ground when planting. If mulching or adding more top soil around the plant, even out the top of root ball with the new material laid down. Do not remove the burlap; slice holes around the rootball to open up the condensed plant for easy rooting. Be sure all nylon cords are cut, especially around the stem. Handle the root ball with care – a broken root ball can cause problems!
  4. Insect and/or disease: Injuries as a result of insect or disease damage can best be controlled with preventative sprays. Most commonly, once the damage is done to a plant it cannot be repaired, so preventative sprays can assure the problem won’t infect the whole plant. Two to three sprays in spring, around May, and one spray in the fall, around September will handle most problems. If any more problems arise please bring in a sample and one of the Eisele’s Brothers can find a cure.
  5. Summer Fertilization: Avoid fertilizing during hot summer months. The best times to fertilize are April and October. Using an organic fertilizer, found either in the shop or by the shack, broadcast throughout the beds for maximum and efficient results.

Need Help With An Unhealthy Plant?

The experts at the Eisele’s Nursery and Garden Center can diagnose the problem and suggest a healthy remedy. Ask to speak to Emil, Rudy, or Rick about any issues you might be having. It may be ideal to call before, to make sure someone’s around!

Bring in a branch of your suffering plant, ideally showing healthy and infested or diseased parts. Our experts have years of experience identifying pests and diseases. There are plenty of organic remedies available for unhealthy plants before prescribing pesticides!

Buy Lawn Fertilizer For The Entire Year and SAVE MONEY

SaleScottFertilizerScott’s (4 step) fertilizer plan is available now at Eisele’s Garden Center.

Pick up an Eisele Lawn Program hand-out at the Garden Center. Our experts have written a month by month program to ensure a beautiful lawn. The Eisele program includes Scott 4 step Fertilizing.

Buy all four bags now for substantial savings. #1 Seeding, #2 Weed Control, #3 Lawn Food and #4 Fall.

These bags are located in the shop, where the $20 mail-in rebate from Scott’s is available. See our friendly cashiers for details!

BULB TIP  Daffodils and tulips are finishing up their annual display of color. You may be tempted to cut the plant back to the ground. But don’t! You should clip off the dead flowers but leave the foliage to dry up on its own. Photosynthesis takes place and the energy goes back into the bulb for a repeat performance next year.