Buchanan’s Native Plants provides the best organic and natural plant care products available. When we can, we like to offer products made right here in Texas. We believe in the basic principle of organic gardening: “Keep your soil happy.” Our products work to help you have healthier, stronger plants with organically enriched, well-draining “happy” soil.
Here are some of the products you might find helpful now:
Randy Lemmon Feeding Schedule
Now that summer is here, those of you following Randy Lemmon’s Lawn Fertilization schedule, it is time for your summer feeding. Randy recommends using the Nitro Phos Super Turf 19-4-10 in late June, early July. The Nitro Phos Sweet Green can be put down as an organic alternative.
Organic sod webworm control
Last year we had an awful experience with Sod Webworms destroying lawns. This year we have started to see the little white/beige moths flying around again. If you have started to see them too, it would be a good idea to be proactive and spray Monterey B.t. -this is an organic biological insecticide on your lawn to protect it.
Organic leaf miner control
All citrus owners are bound to run into a Leaf Miner problem. Leaf Miners will typically attack the new growth on Citrus and fruit trees, causing them to curl up and have a weird trail left on the leaf (see picture for example). Though the leaf miners will not hurt the fruit on the tree, it can inhibit the growth for the season. Using Captain Jacks Dead Bug you can kill the leaf miners on your tree organically.
Is your Bottle Brush dying back?
If you are experiencing branches of your Bottle Brush dying back quickly; turning a golden color with curling, dry leaves that don’t fall off the branch usually within a couple days; you may have a phytophthora fungus issue. Phytophthora is a soil born fungus that rots the root system of a plant, typically effecting shrubs. To treat this you will want to do a soil drench with Agri-Fos Systemic Fungicide.
New! Tumbling Composters
Making your own compost has never been easier! Both of these composters have a horizontal design which takes less effort to tumble the compost. Another great feature that these composters have is dual composting bins. This allows you to let one side decompose while you start a second pile on the other side.
The amazing recipe you all know and love, designed by John Ferguson from Nature’s Way is brewing and will be available over the weekends. We would also like to introduce our new Compost Tea Brew Kits designed by Buchanan’s so you can create the same tea at the comfort of your home. It comes with everything you need, minus the water!
Compost Tea improves:
- Nutrient retention in soil
- Nutrient availability to your plants
- Defense against insects and disease
- Soil quality and consistency
- …And more!
Spring has finally hit, now that your grass is actively growing give it the food it needs to thrive. We recommend using an organic fertilizer such as MicroLife Multipurpose, shown above, or any one of our organic options.
As temperatures rise, the mosquitoes return! Fight back with any of our organic repellents. We have everything from personal repelling sprays, to patio setting repellents or high coverage repellents. Keep mosquitos at bay without harming any beneficial insects!
Great for organic gardening; Lady Bugs, Praying Mantis, and Beneficial Nematodes are a fantastic option for treating unwanted bugs, of various sizes, above or below the soil without harming good bugs or the environment!