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Welcome to Watson's Garden Center of Lutherville, MD
Since 1955, Watson's commitment has been to simply provide our customers with the best quality gardening hard goods and plant materials in a friendly, high service and comfortable shopping atmosphere. Great customer service and attention to a clean and well-merchandised store are our main goals for success today. We have a talented staff of employees with a high level of dedication to quality service... (Read More)
Monthly MessageSummertime Gardening and Grilling Fun at Watson’s!
June 25, 2014
July – Long Summer Days, the 4th of July, Major League Baseball’s All-Star Break,- one of the best months of the year – especially if you love to barbeque and garden. Visit Watson’s Garden Center this July and see an explosion of color in our Nursery and Patio. Newly arrived flowering perennials are big and beautiful and ready to plant to make your garden a showcase. Weber Grills and Big Green Eggs are fully stocked for your outdoor cooking pleasure. July – time for a visit to Watson’s in Lutherville.
In The Garden: Watering takes on a larger role in our daily gardening routine. Hot, dry summer days can stress plants not properly watered. Some tips on watering include: Water in the morning if possible to avoid wet leaves during the mid-day sun and to cool the soil and reduce disease incidence from watering in the evening. Water the base of the plant and not the leaves so the moisture reaches the roots where water is taken in. Water thoroughly and less frequently to improve a plant’s drought tolerance. These tips will help improve your garden and lawn’s summer toughness. Hoses and hose accessories from Swan, Gilmour, Nelson, Dramm, and Kinex will maximize your time watering the garden. Water saving items like timers, Flexon soaker hoses, and mulch help you conserve water and money.
Pests and disease can be problems in July in Baltimore. Powdery mildew, rust, and leaf spot can invade the flower and vegetable garden almost overnight in our hot, steamy summer climate. Ortho Garden Disease control is one of the best preventions and cures for all kinds of ornamentals and edible crops. Spray every 2 weeks while symptoms last. Mites, aphids, and whitefly can attack your garden this time of year, too. Check the undersides of the leaves, stems, and new growth for signs of these pests. Ortho Sevin, Malathion, insecticides containing Orthene (Acephate) and insecticidal soaps from Safer can usually control these problem bugs in your garden. Spray insecticides and fungicides in the morning and never on very hot days to avoid burning the leaves.
Around the Bar-B-Que: Perhaps the best Summertime holiday is the 4th of July. Everyone loves the holiday with its fireworks and outdoor family cookouts. Who doesn’t love a juicy burger or steak just off the grill? Watson’s is your 4th of July grilling destination with a full line of Weber and Big Green Egg grills and smokers. We are the area’s only Weber Alliance dealer which means we stock everything Weber makes. Are you a charcoal grilling fan? We have the complete line of Weber One-Touch, Go Anywhere, and Performer charcoal grills. Like to grill at the beach or tailgate? The Q grill from Weber is for you. Choose from 7 different Q models – all in stock here at Watson’s in Lutherville. Need parts or accessories? We stock parts for every Weber grill ever made. Need a Weber rotisserie, Flavorizer bars, or cooking grates? We have them. Also checkout the complete line of Charcoal Companion grilling accessories including forks, spatulas, grilling baskets, and grilling timers. Finally, don’t forget that we are a Suburban Propane refill station. We refill 20lb propane tanks 7 days a week – no waiting!
Watson’s Annual Sidewalk Sale: Join us Saturday and Sunday, July 19th and 20th for our annual Sidewalk Sale from 7 am til 6 pm both days. All plants, statuary, pottery, greenhouse foliage, shrubs and trees, and much more will be marked down for huge saving for this once-a-season clearance and sale. Delivery available for a charge. Shop early for best selection. All clearance and half price merchandise will be final sale. Prior sales are excluded. Sign up for our emails to receive timely offers and get more information as the sale date approaches.