Better Soils From A Better Biochar

ARBORChar®, A Better Way to Grow

ARBORChar® is uniquely built to be a soil amendment and fertilizer, blending nutrients to target specific plant needs with biochar to help improve leaf vigor, root and fruit growth, and soil structure, while aiding in the proliferation of soil microorganisms. ARBORChar is designed to have neutral pH and produce minimal dust and it will not burn plant tissue. It’s made with biochar sourced from sustainably grown, untreated, unpainted, hardwood trees, and loaded with organic nutrients, minerals, blood meal, and bone meal. ARBORChar All Purpose Grow 5-6-4 and Root, Flower & Fruit 3-6-4 go above and beyond traditional biochar products.

What is Biochar?

Biochar is an extremely porous charcoal, rich in carbon, which enhances soils through retention of water and nutrients and increased soil biodiversity. The use of biochar to enhance soil productivity goes back 2000 years, when Amazonians smoldered agricultural waste in pits or trenches. Today, biochar is made through a modern process called pyrolysis, the thermal decomposition of organic matter in the absence of oxygen, producing a porous and activated carbon material which helps to build soil, conserve water, and sequester carbon.

Carbon Sequestration

The burning and natural decomposition of organic matter and agricultural waste adds large amounts of CO2 to the atmosphere. Biochar can reduce the growth in atmospheric greenhouse gas levels by holding carbon in soils for thousands of years. The production of biochar is a carbon-negative process which removes more CO2 from the atmosphere than released.

Water Retention & Soil Amendment

Biochar is recognized as offering several benefits to soil related to its porous nature and high surface area. The structure of biochar can attract and retain both water and water-soluble nutrients. Thus, nutrients, are retained for the plants benefit instead of leaching into water. The porous structure is also an extremely suitable habitat for beneficial micro-organisms, which play an essential role in soil fertility and plant growth.

Soil pH & Cation Exchange Capacity

Nutrients are more plant available in acid soils. Optimum soil’s pH range from 5.5 to 7.0. Biochar generally has high pH (e.g. 6 – 10), so in areas where a soil pH is low, biochar can help to buffer the acidity in the soil, making nutrients like Iron and Phosphorus available for plants to take up through their roots and minimizing deficiencies.

Biochar can help create soils with high Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC). Surfaces that are negatively charged like biochar and organic matter hold on to positively charged nutrients because opposite charges attract. The soil can then “exchange” these nutrients with plant roots.

Using ARBORChar:

Use ARBORChar on indoor and outdoor vegetables, herbs, annuals, perennials, trees, and shrubs. Add 1 to 4 tsp of ARBORChar per container or use 3 cups to cover 200 sq. ft. Mix in 1 to 6 inches below the soil surface in new planting beds, around established plants, or in root zone when planting. Repeat applications throughout the growing season every two to four weeks to maintain optimal nutrition. Water in thoroughly after applications. For best results, plant with compost and water with NutriRoot.

All Purpose Grow 5-6-4 offers a balanced package of NPK for general plant growth as well as 6% Calcium to help inhibit Blossom End Rot and 2% Magnesium to prevent yellowing. Root, Flower & Fruit 3-6-4 has a reduced nitrogen percentage to allow plants to focus on rooting and fruiting and contains 10% Calcium, and 2.5% Magnesium.

ARBORChar is available in 1 & 4 lbs. bags and covers 200 to 800 sq. ft. Offer your customers the Fertilizer & Water Manager Display. Stocked with NutriRoot and ARBORChar, this display is designed with extra messaging to help you sell these unique products. Earn more profit with the FREE, corrugated display, without taking up a lot of space. It also comes pre-stocked for an easy and time saving set up.

About Arborjet®, Inc.

Founded in 1999, Arborjet has developed the leading tree injection equipment and formulations to protect trees while supporting the landscape industry. After years of research, Arborjet is pleased to also bring effective and sustainable solutions to the home gardener.

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Sun Gro: New Ways to Boost Sales and Shelf Presence

Edible Lifestyle Promotions: “Gro Your Own” is the slogan for the new edible lifestyle marketing campaign. This new campaign is designed to appeal to both retailers and consumers and promote OMRI Listed® products in the Black Gold®, Fafard®, and Sunshine® brands. The grow-your-own-food movement is hot! Sun Gro’s organic mixes and amendments yield outstanding edibles—making it easy to “Gro Your Own.” This edible lifestyle campaign will be promoted via trade ads, product videos, pamphlets, and web articles to help growers cultivate outstanding organic food crops with Sun Gro products.

 The following OMRI Listed® products will be promoted in the “Gro Your Own” campaign:

  • Black Gold® Natural & Organic Potting Mix
  • Black Gold® Seedling Mix
  • Black Gold® Waterhold Cocoblend Potting Mix
  • Black Gold® Just Coir
  • Black Gold® Earthworm Castings
  • Black Gold® Garden Compost Blend
  • Fafard® Natural & Organic Potting Soil
  • Sunshine® Natural & Organic Professional Growing Mix
  • Sunshine® Advanced Mix #4 Growing Mix
  • Sunshine® Advanced Rain Forest Blend
  • Sunshine® Advanced Ultra Coir

Refreshed Black Gold® Packaging: From coast to coast the eye-catching new Black Gold packaging has gotten great positive feedback from distributors, dealers, and retailers. Only the look has changed. Premium Black Gold products still contain the same high-quality professional ingredients that set them apart from competitor brands. The slogan says it all: Beauty on the Outside. Quality on the Inside™.

The dynamic new Black Gold packaging features:

  • A updated Black Gold logo incorporating the classic gold vignette
  • Bold, modern, attention-grabbing fonts
  • A color-coded identifier “shield” to highlight the product name
  • Eye-catching flower and vegetable images that “pop” against the bag’s black background
  • Attention-grabbing callout badges and logos that highlight special product information, such as RESiLIENCE®, OMRI Listed®, 6-month feed, and more

Free Sun Gro Retail App!: Perfect for home and garden retailers and their employees, the Sun Gro Retail App puts product insights and resources at your fingertips. With the app you can:

  • Get current product details for Black Gold®, Fafard®, Sunshine® and Sunshine® Advanced brand products.
  • Use the ‘What’s in the Mix?’ section to discover major mix ingredients and what they do.
  • Help customers find the right products with handy product ingredient charts
  • Keep up to date with trial results of RESiLIENCE®, our patented silicon additive that makes plants stronger.
  • Use the easy search to find products based on ingredients and applications.

Visit www.sungro.com/apps to learn more and download the app on Android or Apple phones and tablets.

Sun Gro Store Finder: Add your name to the Sun Gro retailer store finder. Creates traffic!

Consumer Mail-In Rebate Coupons are available for Black Gold®, Fafard®, Sunshine® and Sunshine® Advanced potting and speciality mixes to make Sun Gro products even more accessible to gardeners. Consumers can receive $3.00 back on the purchase of $10.00.

In Season Saving on Large Bags of Black Gold®!: Buy now and save up to 20% on your next Black Gold® order from Arett with the Black Gold® BIG BAGS out of the Warehouse Promotion. Three SUPER PROMO DEALS:

  • 2 cu. ft. Black Gold All Purpose – S84 14101022P
  • 2 cu. ft. Black Gold Natural & Organic – S84 14020402P
  • 2 cu. ft. Black Gold Moisture Supreme Container – S84 14130002P

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Show Your Grow: Retail Display Contest

Dave Thompson’s Organic Healthy Grow Fertilizers is partnering with organic gardener Amanda Thomsen from kissmyaster.com to sponsor the Show Your Grow: Retail Display Contest. Independent Garden Centers and hardware stores are invited to submit images of their displays or planograms that feature Dave Thompson’s Organic Healthy Grow for a chance to win a bundle of prizes including Visa gift cards, a featured blog spot on kissmyaster.com and more! Prize packages are outlined below.

Whether you carry one Healthy Grow SKU or the full line of products, submit your pictures for a chance to win.

Official rules and submission instructions can be found on the “Promotions” page of Healthygrow.com, or here.

Healthy Grow is proud to provide a full line of fertilizers, specialty mixes and soil enhancers that are made with only the purest, most wholesome ingredients possible to ensure vigorous growth throughout a plant’s lifecycle and a comprehensive marketing program designed to help boost sales.

Need some ideas and inspiration for your Healthy Grow displays? This display was featured in a greenhouse urban greenhouse in Chicago.

Browse magazines, blogs and gift guides for display theme inspirations.

Photograph your displays with social media in mind and search Instagram and Pinterest ideas that provide inspiration for display combinations and interesting use of props.

Fertilizers merchandised with your customer’s favorite plants are more likely to sell through your store!

Submissions will be accepted now through May 1st.

Finalists will be posted to the Healthy Grow Facebook page, winners will be decided by fans of Healthy Grow and announced May 15th.

E-mail marketing@healthygrow.com with any questions about the contest or to learn about the extensive marketing solutions available.

Show Your Grow: Retail Display Contest Prize Packages:

1st place:

  • $1,000 Visa gift card
  • Featured blog post on organic gardening blogger, Kissmyaster.com
  • Signed copy of Amanda Thomsen’s Kiss My Aster: A Graphic Guide to Creating a Fantastic Yard Totally Tailored to You

2nd place:

  • $500 Visa gift card
  • Signed copy of Amanda Thomsen’s Kiss My Aster: A Graphic Guide to Creating a Fantastic Yard Totally Tailored to You

3rd place

  • $250 Visa gift card
  • Signed copy of Amanda Thomsen’s Kiss My Aster: A Graphic Guide to Creating a Fantastic Yard Totally Tailored to You

The first 20 entries will receive a singed copy of Amanda Thomsen’s Kiss My Aster: A Graphic Guide to Creating a Fantastic Yard Totally Tailored to You

Kiss My Aster is a hilarious, irreverent, interactive guide to designing an outdoor space that captures your unique personality. Amanda Thomsen fills this quirky book with innovative ideas, encouraging you to forget the accepted “rules” and make your own landscaping choices. Whether you want privacy hedges, elegant flower beds, a patio for partying, a pond full of ducks, or all of the above, you’ll end up with a yard you’ll adore.

Who: Independent Garden Centers that carry Dave Thompson’s Organic Healthy Grow

What: Store displays that include Dave Thompson’s Organic Healthy Grow

When: Submissions are accepted through May 1st, 2017.

How: Submit high-resolution images of store displays after reviewing the official rules and entry information here.

Winners will be announced May 15th.

#ShowYourGrowContest

Jonathan Green: Remind Your Customers To Feed Their Soil

Are your customers feeding their lawn every year but still aren’t satisfied with the results? That’s because they’re doing half the job. They must FEED THEIR SOIL, too…with Jonathan Green’s “New American Lawn” Plan.

The soil is loaded with nutrients, but many never reach the grass because the soil chemistry and biology are not active. This includes nutrients from lawn fertilizer, too.

Jonathan Green’s “New American Lawn” Plan CORRECTS THE PROBLEM with two soil-reviving fertilizers, Mag-i-Cal and Love Your Lawn/Love Your Soil.

Mag-i-Cal adjusts soil chemistry by BALANCING the pH; while Love Your Soil repairs soil biology as it LOOSENS HARD SOIL and ACTIVATES SOIL MICROBES. When both are in sync, lawn foods are COMPLETELY absorbed by the grass and roots grow much deeper.

Make sure that your customers know to do the whole job! “Feed Your Lawn…AND YOUR SOIL” with Jonathan Green’s “New American Lawn” and finally give them get the great lawn they’ve always wanted.

The New American Lawn soil foods are compatible with any lawn food product or program. We recommend using them with complementary Jonathan Green lawn foods, namely Green-Up with Crabgrass Preventer, Green-Up Weed & Feed, and Winter Survival. When you sell these three lawn foods with Jonathan Green’s two soil foods discussed above, the consumer buys a superior LAWN AND SOIL PROGRAM that is unequaled by any on the marketplace!

Visit Jonathan Green’s website at www.jonathangreen.com for more information on “The New American Lawn.”

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Pearl Valley Farms: The Way It’s Made Matters

Whether you’re elbow-deep in your vegetable garden or simply enjoying the view from your backyard patio, there’s no denying the power of plants in enriching our lives.

Healthy Grow is proud to provide a full line of fertilizers, specialty mixes and soil enhancers that are made with only the purest, most wholesome ingredients possible to ensure vigorous growth throughout a plant’s lifecycle.

“The Way It’s Made Matters

Dave Thompson’s Organic Healthy Grow starts simply – with chicken litter from healthy, egg-laying chickens fed a calcium – rich diet. The litter is collected and left to air-dry and break down in their indoor, state-of-the-art, composting facility. Healthy Grow compost is regularly and carefully turned during the 45-day long process to ensure complete aeration, a vital aspect behind promoting microbial growth. The aerobically composted chicken manure is then combined with organic inputs to reach their specific formulation. Many of Dave Thompson’s Organic Healthy Grow products are OMRI listed approved for organic gardening and lawns.

How Are They Different?

Dave Thompson’s Organic Healthy Grow controls every aspect of the manufacturing process, raw material, and are committed to independent garden centers.

  • Perfectly designed packaging that sits well at the shelf level
  • Granular, low odor fertilizer that is naturally high in calcium and high microbe activity
  • A competitively priced, high performance product that results in higher margins for you
  • An integrated marketing plan developed to build brand equity and drive awareness in order to boost sales at retail

An integrated Marketing Plan Designed for Retailers

Healthy Grow has developed a robust integrated marketing plan to increase sales and be a solution provider to you, their valued retail partners. Their integrated marketing programming, combined with their cost effective, high-margin product will help drive consideration and trial at the point of purchase. When you buy into the Healthy Grow program they are proud to provide a variety of additional marketing programs.

  • POP material
  • Hassle free digital Rebate program – Healthy Grow handles 100% of the redemption process
  • Pandora radio advertising
  • Community garden cause initiatives
  • Local television partnerships
  • Digital advertising
  • Social advertising
  • Easy to navigate, mobile friendly website
  • Product locator
  • Blogger program

These are just some of the tools they have in their arsenal to drive Healthy Grow sales at the retail level. For questions or additional information on Healthy Grow products or marketing, please contact your Arett sales representative.

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Organic Gardening Is Now Mainstream Gardening

Dr. Earth’s® mission is to support organic gardeners. They understand and value the organic movement and how quickly it is evolving. They knew 25 years ago that they were going to take this epic journey that was going to take them to a fantastic place.

A colorful vision for growth.

Based on research and brilliantly enhanced with a rainbow of attributes, Dr. Earth® is considered by many to be the most innovative organic gardening company in the United States. After 23 years in business they know what their customers demand and they strive for absolute perfection with every innovation they introduce.

The Dr. Earth® Company is still, and always will be, the first!

Dr. Earth® leads the retail lawn and garden industry, creating cutting-edge natural/organic garden-friendly products. With their company’s total commitment to clean and healthy gardening, they will continue to pursue perfection in every Dr. Earth® product. They take immense pride in everything that leaves their facility. The reason behind all of this is you, their customers.

It starts with a great team.

Dr. Earth® has assembled a team of brilliant people who love what they do. It takes passion, dedication, and an understanding of the value of teamwork to accomplish great things. They nurture a high quality and talented team that shares a mutual vision of perfection.

Perfecting Dr. Earth®

The pulse of their company comes from their position at the very heart of innovation. Innovations become their guiding lights. They value them and what they stand for. When you love a company, you follow it into new places to fuel progressive growth and positive change that benefits everyone. Innovation is the engine of Dr. Earth® and they ensure that it is always viable throughout their enterprise.

They understand and value the high-energy natural and organic movement. Their hard work and vision has contributed to its incredible growth. As they make great investments in their future and the future of natural and organic, they welcome progressive gardeners to join them. Their products are considered people and pet safe because they do not use ingredients such as bio-solids, or composted household waste, or synthetic chemicals which can bring additional health risks to your garden. They will never use any ingredients that might cheapen the integrity of their products.

There is a reason Dr. Earth® feels like Dr. Earth®

Sure it has to do with quality ingredients and true organic fertilizers and soils, but what brings people back time and time again goes well beyond their fertilizers and soils. It goes way beyond their products to a total gardening experience that can only be delivered by Dr. Earth®. It’s about honor, integrity, innovation, knowledge, wisdom and a love affair with the organic lifestyle. That includes simply having a great gardening day. These have been their guiding lights throughout the years, and they are what makes Dr. Earth® feel like Dr. Earth®.

Growing a garden nurtured by Dr. Earth® is life changing!

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Scotts: These Easy Projects Take Only 15 Minutes

Here are some easy things your customers can do that will make a big difference come spring.

Feed Their Lawn

The difference between a “so-so” lawn and a truly beautiful lawn both now and next spring is two fall feedings. Feeding in early September and again 6-8 weeks later helps lawns begin rebuilding grass roots that were damaged during the hot, dry summer. Since this is also a great time to kill lawn weeds, you can do two jobs at once by applying a weed and feed, such as Scotts® Turf Builder® WinterGuard® Fall Weed & Feed.

Spruce Up Their Lawn by Reseeding

When kids play on a lawn that’s still hurting from summer heat and drought, it can get damaged. It can be spruced up by reseeding with a quality Scotts® grass seed mix and Scotts® Turf Builder® Starter® Food for New Grass. After that, the seed and young grass need to be watered regularly – a light misting once or twice a day until the seedlings have reached a mowing height.

Mulch Leaves

Tree leaves smother grass. Contrary to popular belief, fallen tree leaves will not insulate a lawn during winter. In fact, they can block vital sunlight and thin grass. So, leaves should be drop raked and mulched into dime-sized pieces with a lawn mower, and then a fall feeding can be applied.

Fall Feeding Number 2

The second fall feeding should be about 6-8 weeks after the first fall feeding. Scotts® Turf Builder® WinterGuard® Fall Lawn Food gives lawns the nutrients they need to store up energy for a healthy spring push and helps to break down those mulched leaves.

Mow Lawns Shorter

In late fall, mowers should be dropped down and lawns cut 1-2 inches shorter than the rest of the growing season. They should continue to mow shorter until grass stops growing in early winter. The lawn should be cut slightly lower for the last cut.

Clean Up Tools for a Fresh Start Next Spring

Your customers can help keep their tools from rusting by cleaning them before hanging them up for the season. Also, if they’re done mowing for the year, they should do winter mower maintenance prior to storage.

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Industry Applauds New Black Gold Packaging from Sun Gro Horticulture

From coast to coast distributors and dealers have congratulated Sun Gro on the packaging refresh of their premium, high-quality Black Gold potting mix line.

The dynamic new packaging features:

  • A stylized Black Gold logo incorporating the existing gold vignette
  • Bold, modern, attention-grabbing fonts
  • Dynamic photographic flower, vegetable and plant images that are easily identifiable and “pop” in contrast to the black background of the packaging
  • Large, color-coded label “shields” similar to the existing packaging to differentiate at the shelf
  • Strong feature “call outs” such as 6-month feed, all natural and the Sun Gro patented RESiLIENCE® logo

Sun Gro is quick to point out that although the packaging is new, it’s the same high-quality, professional ingredients on the inside that count; hence the launch theme Beauty on the Outside. Quality on the Inside™.

Black Gold® is Sun Gro’s top-selling retail line of premium potting mixes, specialty mixes and garden amendments. The widely successful brand is in great demand by gardening retailers and consumers across the U.S. The family of Black Gold products consistently yields great gardens, services almost every gardening need and comes in a variety of package sizes.

Black Gold mixes are positioned as a higher end and a better quality product than their competition; patented beneficial plant nutrient that results in more vigorous plants, delayed wilt, stronger roots and earlier flowering. RESiLIENCE provided meaningful differentiation and a competitive advantage when comparing one brand of potting mix to another – and only Sun Gro mixes have RESiLIENCE.

The new Black Gold packaging retail story is being supported with a new web site www.blackgold.bz, digital and social media including: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube, monthly e-newsletters and web articles, in-store point of sale materials, radio and TV sponsorship.

Sun Gro’s Black Gold®, Fafard®, and Sunshine® retail potting mixes, specialty mixes, and amendment products are available through Arett Sales, making them fast and easy to order.

And for 2017, Greg Kokaska, Sun Gro District Sales Manager, has worked with the Arett buyers to create these fabulous, money saving deals. The response from IGCs at the Arett Open House was positive and overwhelming. Greg is reminding all to take advantage of these hot offers. See your Arett sales rep to take advantage of these specials!

Here’s a recap:

Black Gold® and Fafard® Big Bag Mix & match Truckload Drop Ship Promo

  • 20% OFF Black Gold All Purpose Potting Mix, Natural & Organic Potting Mix and Moisture Supreme Container Mix – 16 qt, 1 cu. ft. and 2 cu. ft.
  • 10% OFF Black Gold 1 cu. ft. Garden Soil and 1 cu. ft. Black Gold Garden Compost
  • 20% OFF Fafard Ultra Container, Fafard Ultra Planting, Fafard Natural & Organic and Fafard Professional Potting Mix, 1 cu. ft. and 2 cu. ft.
  • 10% OFF Fafard Premium Top Soil and Fafard Natural & Organic Compost

Greg also noted that there are specials available out of the Arett Warehouse, including small package sizes for indoor sets “one case at a time.” In addition, there are extra discounts for the 1 cu. ft. and 2 cu. ft. bags of Black Gold and Fafard for dealers who cannot place a drop ship order. And for those dealers who cater to the hydro indoor growing segment, there is a special warehouse offering at pallet price of Sunshine® Mix #4 with Mycorrhizae, 3.0 cu. ft. – Sun Gro’s most popular grow mix for extreme performance.

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Meeting The Demand For Harsh-Ingredient-Free Lawn & Gardening Products

As consumers increasingly shun chemicals and embrace natural products, the demand for harsh ingredient-free fertilizers and plant food products continues to grow. Companies, like Purely Organic Products, LLC are meeting the need for effective lawn and gardening products. With no harsh ingredients, no biosolids and no manure, Purely Organic Products, LLC line of fertilizers, plant food products and yard sprays, provides consumers with a much-needed, convenient, family-friendly alternative.

The company has devoted over 10 years to formulating plant-based products that work.

For years, professional sports stadiums and municipalities have been utilizing Purely Organic Products, LLC fertilizers to keep their fields green and pristine. And growers have been utilizing the plant management products to boost their crop yields, without using harsh ingredients.

With the 2013 launch of Purely Organic Products, LLC consumer products line, homeowners can now take advantage of the same proven, harsh-ingredient-free products that professional sports stadiums and agricultural growers have been relying on for years.

All of Purely Organic Products, LLC lawn and gardening products are based on their mission of, “caring for your yard while keeping children, pets and the environment in mind.”

According to market research company, Packaged Facts, sales of natural and organic lawn and garden supplies reached $475 million in 2014, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.4% since 2010.

“The majority of sales come from fertilizers and growth media products, with faster growth coming from pesticides, especially those related to edible gardening,” says David Sprinkle, research director at Packaged Facts. “Natural and organic product sales growth is being partly driven by increased interest in edible gardening particularly by younger consumers who are most concerned over the health and safety of chemical products.”

Proven Plant Food Products for Growing Edible Gardens Without Harsh Ingredients
From growing tomatoes and vegetables to feeding plants, flowers and culinary herb gardens, Purely Organic Products, LLC line of plant food products meet a wide-range of gardening needs. All of the products are designed for both indoor and outdoor use and enable consumers to nourish their flowers and plants without turning to harsh ingredients. Tomato & Vegetable Plant Food 8-8-8 and Fish Packs are ideal for feeding produce gardens. Purely Herb is designed for feeding culinary herb gardens and Solo Packs All-Purpose Plant Food is perfect for nourishing plants and flowers. And both Fish Packs and Solo Packs boast dissolvable packs, for pre-measured, mess-free feeding.

Lawn Care Products that Promote a Lush, Green Lawn
Achieving a lush, green lawn without utilizing synthetic fertilizers is finally a reality thanks to Purely Organic Products, LLC line of plant-based lawn care products. With Lawn Food and Liquid Lawn Food, the company’s plant-based granular and liquid fertilizers and Turf Restore, their lawn repair product, homeowners can achieve an enviable, green lawn. And with no restrictions on re-entry time, children and pets are free to play on the lawn immediately after application.

Pure Defense- For Warding Off the Most Common Pests and Weeds
Weeds and crabgrass can wreak havoc on a lush lawn; and ticks, mosquitoes and grubs can put a damper on backyard fun. Purely Organic Products, LLC Pure Defense product line allows consumers to combat these common culprits without utilizing harsh ingredients. The Pure Defense product line includes 4 proven products- Tick & Mosquito Guard, Grub Shield, Crabgrass Barrier and Weed Shield– all of which are made from effective, botanical oil blends and contain no harsh ingredients.

Whether consumers are interested in growing an edible garden without relying on synthetic plant food products, or they are caring for their lawns, and combating pests and weeds, Purely Organic Products, LLC lawn and gardening sought-after products are meeting the growing demand for harsh ingredient-free alternatives that work.

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New Black Gold® Packaging From Sun Gro Horticulture

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Beauty on the Outside. Quality on the Inside.™

All the Riches of the Earth®

Sun Gro Horticulture is pleased to announce that their premium, high-quality Black Gold Potting Mix brand has been refreshed with dynamic, attention–getting packaging.

Bruce Adams, Sun Gro Marketing, points out that although the packaging is new, it’s the same high-quality, professional ingredients on the inside that count; hence the theme Beauty on the Outside. Quality on the Inside™.

Adams pointed out some of the design enhancements:

  • Refreshed, stylized Black Gold logo incorporating the existing gold vignette
  • Bold, modern, attention-grabbing fonts
  • Dynamic photographic flower, vegetable and plant images that are easily identifiable and “pop” in contrast to the black background of the packaging
  • Large, color-coded label “shields” similar to the existing packaging to differentiate at the shelf
  • Strong feature “call outs” such as 6-month feed, all natural and the Sun Gro patented RESiLIENCE® logo

Black Gold® is Sun Gro’s top-selling retail line of premium potting mixes, specialty mixes and garden amendments since 1983. The widely successful brand is in great demand by gardening retailers and consumers across the U.S. The family of Black Gold products consistently yields great gardens, services almost every gardening need and comes in a variety of package sizes.

Adams noted that, “Black Gold mixes are positioned as a higher end and a better quality product than our competition; now, more so than ever with the addition of RESiLIENCE®. RESiLIENCE® is our beneficial plant nutrient that can result in more vigorous plants, delayed wilt, stronger roots and earlier flowering when added to a growing medium.”

“Our new refreshed packaging conveys the contemporary imagery typically associated with higher-quality, premium products”, he said.

The new Black Gold packaging retail story will be supported with a new web site www.blackgold.bz, digital and social media including: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube, monthly e-newsletters and web articles, in-store point of sale materials, radio and TV sponsorship.

The new packaging will be phased in starting in the fall of 2016.

* OMRI Listed®, worm castings and RESiLIENCE® enriched in selected mixes

Order now using program number: S84S1