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“We Plan…You Plant”  Try our landscape design solution created to help the “Do It Yourself” client install a professional looking landscape.

Give us some information about your property and we will give you a simple design with appropriate plant choices. Stop by the Garden Center for more details.


Tips for Managing Lawns During Drought

In a ‘typical’ summer, lawns go dormant and resume active growth when conditions improve. Once turf grasses have gone dormant. it’s best to leave them in that condition rather than watering heavily to cause the grass to green-up again. Breaking dormancy actually drains reserves within the plant.. Applying 1/4 to 1/2 inch every two to four weeks should be enough to maintain moisture so the turf can survive and resume growing when conditions improve.

Mow lawns higher for the summer. Broccolo recommends a minimum length of 3 inches. Mow frequently enough so that no more than one-third of the leaf blade is removed in any one cutting.  Taller turf allows more shading of the soil, conserving what moisture is in the soil.


Saturday, June 25, 11AM-12:30 PM 

Learn how plants can enhance all aspects of life and health. Mindy MacLaren, owner of Sweet and Woodsy Aromatherapy will engage our senses with scents, stories and lore.  Free

Thursday, June 20, 6-8 PM

Creating Pots with Pizzazz-Using Dwarf Shrubs in Containers presented by The Rochester Civic Garden Club.  Classes held at Broccolo Garden Center. On-line registration and class catalog


June 20-26 is Pollinator Awareness Week

“Pollination is the cornerstone of most ecosystems,” said DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos. “Native pollinators, such as bees, butterflies and moths, beetles and other insects, and birds and small mammals, are critical to the health of our crops and natural resources. We are just beginning to understand how climate change, pesticide misuse and habitat loss, among other factors, affect pollinator health.” Here are a few links to find ways we can help support essential pollinators:

 The Xerces Society       Pollinator Network     Cooperative Extension

Genesee Land Trust Backyard Habitat Tour

Saturday, June 25, 9 AM – 4 PM

Tour seven beautiful gardens in Pittsford, Honeoye Falls, Rush and Henrietta — in one stress-free day of gardening bliss! Your ticket will guide you through the tour with great maps, driving directions, stories and photos. Proceeds help preserve the natural areas we love most about our region! Tickets on sale until noon Saturday at Wegman’s ‘That’s the Ticket’ centers for $15. More information


Our preferred customer program pays you back for shopping with us!

Visit the Garden Center for details.

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