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2014 Seeds - Flowers, Vegetables and Herbs

Botanical Interests
  • The highest quality seed available.
  • Many heirloom seed varieties.
  • USDA Certified Organic seed varieties available.
  • Guaranteed - the germination rate of every variety is tested before we package it.
  • All our seed is untreated.
  • No GMOs Safe Seed Pledge - They do not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered seeds or plants
Lake Valley Seed

Since 1985 the philosophy at Lake Valley Seed has held true: quality products at competitive prices, servicing passionate gardeners and independent retailers.
  • All of our organic seeds are Non-GMO and certified organically grown.
  • An enticing collection of flower, herb and vegetable heirloom seed varieties from around the world.
Livingston Seed

The value leader in the industry, we offer more seed in our packets at a lower price value than any other company.
  • Sow Easy® Seeds: larger seed pellets, that are easy to place and reduce thinning.
  • 100% Organic varieties. We have carefully hand selected open-pollinated vegetables, no hybrids or genetically modified varieties.
  • Heirloom Varieties. We have many varieties to offer including well established favorites and rare selections.




Pests In Your Yard and Garden?


If you suspect an insect or disease problem, bring a sample of the sick plant in a clear plastic bag. We can diagnose best from a branch or stem with several leaves attached, including some leaves that look okay and some that are sick or infested.

Also, if you can take a couple of pictures of the plant and where it is planted, that helps too. We might notice something like proximity to a downspout, a groundhog hole, or a deer at your birdfeeder that may not come up in conversation.

Big pictures are easier to see than a photo on a phone, but any picture helps. We might even tell you that the caterpillar eating your parsley is going to become a black swallowtail butterfly and suggest you just leave it alone.




Behnke Recommended Products



Espoma Products

Safe for people pets and the environment. Since 1929, The Espoma Company has been the pioneer in natural gardening solutions. Behnkes is proud to carry the Espoma line of organic plant food from Holly-tone®, to the new Espoma Organic Potting Mixes.

Espoma provides the most extensive selection of natural organic products that work in harmony with nature to grow beautiful lawns & gardens, preserve natural resources, and make a safer world for future generations.



Shredded Hardwood Mulch


Behnke's best grade of hardwood mulch in a 3 cubic foot bag. Hardwood mulch has a lower decomposition rate than other mulches which makes it last longer. Hardwood mulch also adheres nicely to the ground, keeping it from being washed away by the rain.

Leafgro

Leafgro® is a superior quality compost used extensively by the landscape industry and homeowners as a source of humus for soil improvement. Leafgro® is an outstanding example of recycling at its best. By composting leaves and grass clippings that would have normally been disposed of in a landfill, the Maryland Environmental Service converts organic wastes into a valuable resource.


Behnke Best Grass Seed

"Behnke Best" brand grass seed mixtures - 3 types to select from, depending  on sun exposure and foot traffic...seed mixtures recommended and tested by the University of Maryland and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

How to Start a New Lawn

The best time to plant grass seed in our region is from August 20 to October 15, to give the grass time to get fully established before temperatures drop. Spring is the second best time to plant grass seed.  Summer? Don't waste your money! click here for the rest of this article



Espoma® Organic Weed Preventer

For those of you who do not need to overseed, and wish to prevent dandelions, crabgrass, and other common weeds, Behnkes recommends an Organic Weed Preventer made from 100% Corn Gluten Meal, safe for kids, pets, and the environment. It also supplies long lasting nitrogen, an essential nutrient that helps to promote a thicker, deeper green lawn.



Espoma Organic Lawn Foods

We all want the beauty and satisfaction that comes with a lush, dark green lawn. But we want to obtain it without the use of potentially harmful chemicals. Espoma's  premium organic lawn foods give the gardener peace of mind with long lasting organics that nourish the soil as well as the grass. Your lawn will be more resistant to heat, drought, and other stress.



Turf Trust Lawn Fertilizer

Slowly feeds your lawn for several months.

  • Will turn your lawn green
  • Creates a strong, healthy root system
  • Look for the purple bag!

Download our Turf Trust Lawn Program Calendar for 2013


Plant Trust Tree and Shrub Fertilizer


Your trees and shrubs need a good feeding just like your lawn. Regular feeding with Plant Trust Tree & Shrub Food provides vigorous growth and builds strong root systems for strong healthy trees and shrubs. Applied to trees and shrubs in the fall when leaves have begun to drop, the fertilizer releases its nutrients over a 3 to 4 month period. 



Greenview Lawn Fertilizer

    Lawn care professionals know that a key factor in cultivating a world-class lawn is applying the right fertilizer at the right time. GreenView Fairway Formula Lawn Fertilizer has lawn nutrients for your lawn to help it develop more robust roots, consistent even growth, and a lush, green color. This fertilizer formulation is ideal if you do not have weed or crabgrass control problems, but want to provide slow-release nutrients to your lawn which will keep it heartier and green up to 12 weeks.


      Soil Doctor

      Behnkes Carries Soil Doctor ‘s line of Pelletized Lawn Lime, Pelletized Gypsum Soil Repair and Pulverized Garden Lime

      Garden Lime improves fertilizer effectiveness, helps balance pH, reduce soil acidity and is easy to apply. Lime is essential for a healthy green lawn and supplies essential vitamins & minerals.

      Pelletized Gypsum repairs soil and pet damage, great for roses and tomatoes too!


      Fafard Complete Planting Mix


      Complete Planting Mix adds organic matter to red clay or sandy soil, conditioning garden beds & landscapes and promotes healthy root growth.

      Ready to use for all landscapes: Flower & vegetable gardens, trees & shrubs, roses & perennials.


      Fafard Premium Top Soil

      Behnkes carries All Organic Fafard Premium Topsoil. Fafard topsoil can be use for .....

      • Patching lawns.
      • Top dressing lawns.
      • Filling low spots in lawns.


      Espoma Bio-tone Starter Plus 4-3-3


      All Natural Plant Food Enhanced With Bacteria and Mycorrhizae
      • Microbe enhanced all natural plant food
      • Includes both Endo & Ecto Mycorrhizae
      • Helps plants grow a larger root mass
      • Promotes bigger blooms
      • Reduces transplant loss

       

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      Beltsville Store - 11300 Baltimore Avenue Beltsville, MD 20705 - 301-937-1100
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