John H. Harper Sr. and His wife Alice, on a piece of property at 1701 E. Thomas Rd , started a Victory Garden during WWII. Out of that humble beginning grew what is now a 65 year old company. Harper’s Nursery and Landscape Co. inc. was born in the midst of a great time of sacrifice by the people who we now call “the greatest generation”. Now in the 3rd generation the Harpers could never begin to thank all who have served enough. We humbly and insufficiently say Thank You to all who have and are serving to make this the greatest nation on God’s green earth!
Time To Change Watering Schedules
You might have noticed-it has cooled off-finally! That being said, have you checked your watering schedule? If you are still watering the same way as you were a month or two ago-you’re over watering! We find most people could save a lot of water and money this time of year, they just don’t think to reschedule their sprinkler controller. A rule of thumb is this: if you were watering 1x week in the summer and your plants were doing well, then you can go to 1x every 2 weeks now, and 1x month when it is really cool and or rainy. So based on your Summer schedule, water 1/2 as frequently in the Fall and 1/2 of Fall in the Winter. You can just start reversing that come Spring and Summer. Notice I didn’t say cut the duration of the watering, just the frequency. I am amazed at how many people never touch their timer. Can you see how much $$ is going down the drain-pun intended! You can find a great tool “watering by the numbers” on our website www.HarpersNurseries.com and click on the gardening tips page and landscape watering guide! Save money and have much healthier plants all year round!
OTHER WAYS HARPER’S HELPS YOUR GARDEN GROW
Radio-Call in or listen every Saturday at 8am 92.3fm ktar
Call or come in-Jeff Harper and his team in Mesa and Jay’s in Scottsdale would love to hold a one on one clinic with you any time!!
This Saturday November 13 from 9 till 1 come and help raise money for the Faithful City. They provide emergency shelter and services for those in need. Www.thefaithfulcity.org is their website for more information. This event is at our Scottsdale location only. If you have an organization you’d like to raise money for let us know!
3rd Saturday Garden Club meets next Saturday the 20th at both locations. We’ll talk about mid Fall Gardening and getting the garden ready for cooler weather! Meeting begins at 10am, hope to see you there!
We hope you have a great Veteran’s Day and weekend. Remember there is still time to get your home and landscape ready for holiday visitors. Call Jerry Harper and Harper’s landscape department today at 602 659 5994. They’d love to come out and help you make the best first impression your home has ever had! Sincerely,
The Harper Boys
HARPER’S NURSERY & LANDSCAPE CO.
2529 N. Hayden Rd Scottsdale 480 946 3481 1830 E. McKellips Rd. Mesa 480 964 4909