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Henry Acres
· October 18, 2017
Thanks to all the employees and all the people who showed up to the Fall festival. Lady, April and I had a good time visiting and mingling with the crowd. April wore it home with another dazzling pict...ure on her face. Good times are always to be had at FYN...Thanks again. See More
Nina Deveau-Cole
· September 12, 2017
Always helpful. Nicest nursery in the area. �lets you know when to plant. If they don't carry what your looking for , they will order it. Just great place to do business with.
Teresa Gallegos
· November 27, 2017
The staff at Front yard are Sooo helpful and Listen to any issues/question you may have about plant !!!
Remy Lee Burnham
· February 6, 2018
Great selection, great service, a knowledgeable staff and friendly place!
Leah All
· October 5, 2017
Love the people and the environment!! They are always very helpful and knowledgeable when you need help with anything :)
Brittany Miller
· January 6, 2018
Love coming to this nursery! Great people, great advise, great product! Thanks for being in my town!�
Erika Tong
· March 30, 2016
Everyone at Front Yard Nursery is awesome....staff is very helpful.....second year of taking Paul's gardening classes....last years garden I started off with plants this year I started seeds and they ...helped me with any seed starting questions I had See More
Kimberly Weick-Machado
· June 29, 2017
Thank you Wes for doing right by your customers, I look forward to purchasing many trees and plants in the future. Thank you again for resolving our issue.
Marlene Ann
· March 31, 2017
My first visit today. Very impressed with the staff. Steve spent over 2 hours helping me pick out plants. And gave me expert advice on arranging them! You have a customer for life!
Lizette Hopkins
· June 2, 2017
Every time I stop by I find a wonderful addition to my garden. The best customer service!
Deidra Byrd
· February 8, 2015
You can't get better service or information as well as advice at Front Yard Nursery!!! Super helpful, pleasant and knowledgeable!!! Also! Take their free classes!! Just took the pruning seminar... Ca...n't believe all I learned!! See More
Deidre Moore Belfiore
· December 20, 2013
Paul is incredible, sustainable and farm to table. Support this place and these people! Nutri-D
Samantha Ferrand
· April 16, 2014
Love this fabulous nursery. Great selection, knowledgeable staff and best of all it's local:)
Teresa M Brewster
· October 4, 2013
We love the helpful, knowledgable, friendly staff and great product selection. They are awesome!
Eric Dunkle
· July 21, 2016
Great production with lots to plant. Employees are extremely helpful!
Carmen Bethel
· February 23, 2014
They are always helpful and friendly.
Take it from Randy! Wholesale is the best sale! There is still time to take advantage of our biggest discount days of the year! Sale good through Monday 10/30.
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Hey there El Dorado County! The Front Yard Nursery is looking to be rated the BEST GARDEN CENTER on the Sacramento-A List and we need YOUR help. Cast your votes and let the greater Sacramento area know who you think is #1!


Mar 20, 2018 - Wes K. voted for Front Yard Nursery as the BEST Garden Center ... Vote for the places you LOVE on the Sacramento A-List and earn points, pins and amazing deals along the way. Voting ends Apr 29...

Monarch Butterfly

Unfortunately, the butterfly we all know and love is losing its habitat, specifically milkweed, to modern farming methods and population development. The Monarchs are the only North American butterflies that make a 3,000-mile migration to Mexico and California for the winter, taking 6-8 generations to complete the journey. The fragmentation of milkweed in their migratory path is significant becausemilkweed is the only host plant where Monarchs lay their egg...s, and the sole food source for their larvae. With fewer host plants, their population is suffering as a result-90 percent decline over the last 20 years. Their population decline is so significant that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is reviewing to determine if the butterfly should be classified as "threatened" under the Federal Endangered Species Act.

As home gardeners, we can help to replenish the butterfly habitat by sowing nectar and host butterfly-friendly varieties in our home, school, and community gardens.

Want to help boost the monarch population and observe their life cycle? Monarchs lay their eggs exclusively on milkweed, a plant that feeds the young caterpillars. These precious butterflies will seek out your garden when you grow these vigorous, shrub-like plants. With pink, white, and fiery orange shades of clustered tiny flowers, you'll enjoy them, too!

Sow directly outside 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date, and again up to 8 weeks before first fall frost. In short seasons, start seeds inside 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date.

Growing Tip

Butterfly flower (milkweed) benefits greatly from stratification, the process of subjecting seed to moist/cold treatment to break dormancy, which occurs naturally when seed is sown outdoors in fall. When starting seed indoors in spring, sow the seed into a container of moistened seed-starting mix, cover with clear plastic wrap and leave the container in a refrigerator for 3 to 6 weeks, then remove to a warm location to germinate. Always keep soil evenly moist.

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This seminar will cover the basics of starting your veggie garden, including choosing a suitable site, raised beds vs. in-ground, soil prep, critter protection, irrigation, and what you should do at the initial planting, including choosing crops and fertilizing.

Mar 24 - Mar 26Front Yard NurseryPlacerville, CA
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Flower Mixes

Botanical Interests flower mixes have purpose - trying to fill a shaded area? Looking to cook with edible flowers? Want to enjoy the gentle hum of hummingbirds in the garden? With over a dozen different flower mixes to choose from, you will surely find the perfect mix for your need. The varieties in the mixes were carefully chosen by Botanical Interests for color combination, hardiness, bloom period, and other factors. Each variety in the mix is germination teste...d separately and the quantity of each variety in the mix is adjusted so that one variety doesn't dominate the mix. There are also NO fillers in the packets - all seed! Some of the these: Bring Home the Butterflies, Bulb Companions, Edible Flowers, Hummingbird Haven, Made in the Shade, Precious Pollinators, Save the Bees, Songbird Delight, Water Wise, and others.

6 Easy Steps for Flower Mixes
Shake seed packet to mix seeds.
Sow seeds 2 to 6 weeks before your average last frost.
Mix seed in a bucket with some of the soil seeds will be sown in. Evenly spread out over the square footage the packet recommends.
Rake seeds in lightly.
Keep moist until seeds begin to emerge - then water regularly as needed.
Enjoy months of blooms and visits from pollinators!

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3 tips for growing great poppies!

Most poppies thrive in full sun, poor to average well-drained soils and don't flinch at drought. Oriental poppies are the exception-they look best in richer soil and moderate water.
A cold period improves germination for most poppy seeds, which is why we recommend sowing them 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date or early to mid-fall for bloom the following spring.
Poppies are sown on the soil surface because light helps them germinate. Lightly rake in seeds to ensure good soil contact.

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When should I plant my spring bulbs?
Spring planted/summer flowering bulbs and tubers can be planted in the spring when you are certain the ground will no longer freeze in your area.

How deep should I plant spring planting bulbs?
The rule of thumb is to plant the bulb or tuber about 5 inches deep. Exceptions include dahlias and begonias which should be planted just beneath the surface.


How far apart do I plant spring planting bulbs?
For smaller varieties, 4 inches is a good interval, 5 inches apart for gladiolus and 10 inches for begonias. Lilies should be about 12 inches apart and dahlias as much as 16 inches apart. For uninterrupted color, they can be planted even closer together.

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Blueberries and Olives in Sleeves are 20% off while supplies last

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Bareroot plants 25% off while supplies last


Now's the time to start thinking about sowing peppers indoors! Whether you like the heat or like them sweet, peppers are a kitchen staple.

Temperature is crucial for starting peppers. Pepper seeds germinate much faster if the soil/media is kept at 70°-90°F. At cooler temperatures, they can either fail to sprout, or sprouting may take a month. The longer seeds take to emerge, the more susceptible they are to rotting in the wet conditions or being attacked by fungus in ...the media. Seedling heat mats are especially helpful in maintaining warm soil for peppers. Once germinated, peppers can be grown at air temperatures of 60°F at night and 70°F during the day.

Peppers are very frost sensitive, so wait to harden off until outdoors temperatures are frost-free and settled. Soil should be over 55°F when peppers are transplanted. If your spring warm-up is lagging, use plastic mulch or season extension products like hot caps or walls of water to warm the soil.
Peppers do not set fruit in periods of extended cool temperature (below 55°F) or hot (over 90°F daytime and over 75°F nighttime) temperatures. Fertilizing with kelp or seaweed can help plants with stress from heat, drought, or transplanting.

What makes peppers hot?

A class of compounds called capsaicin (derived from peppers' genus name) gives chile peppers their spiciness. Capsaicin occurs mostly in the light-colored ribs (also called pith) inside the pepper. The seeds contain very little or no capsaicin, but are often hot because they come in contact with the capsaicin from the ribs. Capsaicin may have several health benefits. Some of the possibilities being studied are increased metabolism, appetite suppression, decreased heart disease, reduced pain perception, and heartburn relief (believe it or not!). Like your peppers hot? The more mature the pepper fruit, the hotter the pepper will be. Stress, such as drought, will also make peppers hotter. You can cause stress to the plant by cutting back on watering after fruits have started to develop so the soil stays dry, but be careful not to let the plant wilt! However, drought stress may reduce yields.

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Need a gift for Your Valentine? Gorgeous and Fragrant Winter Daphne now in stock! Get them before they're all gone. 😍

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Bring tools and trees from previous class if you have them. Wire and soil provided for $5.00. Pots, tools and plants also available at nursery to purchase.

Mar 10 - Mar 12Front Yard NurseryPlacerville, CA