Bring A Dose Of Nature Indoors

As the temperatures fall and days get shorter, your customers are bringing their passion for growing indoors. Be ready for this new wave of gardening business by stocking up with everything they will need to keep things growing, including containers, flowering plants, herbs, seeds, microgreens, and organic products. What organic products will they need?

Help them bring a dose of nature indoors with four new Espoma Organic indoor plant foods. These 8 oz. liquid concentrates contain natural proteins and beneficial microbes that provide beautiful results. Each has the new innovative Easy Dose cap for a perfect pour every time with no measuring and no mess.

Watch the Easy Dose video:

Be sure to add the new Indoor! – Cactus! – Orchid! & Violet! to your fall / winter mix today.

And be sure to help them keep their plants pest free with the new Insect! Insect Spray. This dual action formula contains pyrethrins and canola oil botanical insecticides and kills aphids, mealybugs, scale and whitefly.

Complete the indoor offering with Shine! Leaf Polish to keep their plants healthy and looking their best.

The easiest and most effective way to present these new and innovative organic indoor gardening products is the new Espoma Organic LD6 Indoor Display. This small footprint display is like a vending machine in your store to present all six new Espoma Organic Indoor SKUs and maximize sales.

And Don’t Forget Organic Potting Soils:

Be sure to keep your shelves full of the soils they will need to keep their homes green through fall and the winter months. Look to the Espoma Organic line of potting soils to give them the best results and keep them coming back for more. Espoma Organic Potting soils are rich blends of only the finest ingredients to ensure success.

Espoma Organic Potting Soil Mix is a rich, premium blend of sphagnum peat moss, peat humus and perlite that has been enriched with Myco-tone® and fortified with worm castings.

  • For all indoor and outdoor containers
  • Enhanced with Myco-tone®
  • Fortified with worm castings

Espoma Organic Orchid Mix is a blend of chunky western fir bark, perlite and charcoal to provide the ideal growing environment for orchids.

  • Improves drainage and aeration
  • Promotes growth and blooming
  • For orchids and other epiphytes

Espoma Organic Cactus Potting Soil Mix is a rich, premium blend of sphagnum peat humus, peat moss, sand and perlite that has been enriched with Myco-tone®.

  • All natural potting soil mix for cactus, palm, and citrus.
  • Provides optimum aeration and drainage
  • Reduces drought stress
  • Promotes root growth

Espoma Organic African Violet Mix is a rich, premium blend of sphagnum peat moss, peat humus and perlite. All natural premium soil mix for African Violets.

  • Improves aeration and moisture retention
  • For African violets and other house plants
  • Promotes root growth

Planning for Spring 2017:

Don’t forget to take advantage of current programs to be sure you’re in stock for spring 2017. Contact the Espoma Company to learn about our most profitable drop ship programs available through Arett Sales. Also, the Arett Sales warehouse early order program is open now – look for program E60S1 to order today. Be sure to see all the product categories Espoma Organic can offer:

  • Organic Plant Foods – the ‘tones.’
  • New Easy Dose Liquids
  • Espoma Organic Potting Mixes
  • Espoma Organic Lawn Foods
  • Earth-tone Pesticides
  • Organic supplements and plant foods

Final thought:

Soon there will be new hires that will need training and old hands that might need a refresher on organic gardening products. Be sure to sign up and complete the Espoma Organic Certified Dealer program to train staff. This innovative program is available 24/7 at to keep associates current on how and why Espoma Organic products can help customers be successful in all of their gardening projects.

Plan now for a profitable spring selling season!

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Arett Sales’ Open House Sneak Peak

outlook_a01s_bannerArett Sales Open House – The Can’t Miss Lawn, Garden, and Home Show of the Year will have hundreds of new items on hand to see, new vendors to visit, and many show-only specials. Here is a small sampling.

outlook_a01s_body1Terra Verde, the trusted brand that independent garden centers and hardware stores have known for the last 25 years, is pleased to introduce their new Terra Verde Home line. This exciting line of outdoor living furniture, benches, wheeled goods, planter-brackets, and decorative accessories is designed with a modern twist to classical designs that will surely appeal to today’s consumers. All products in the Terra Verde Home Collection are made with the highest level of quality and craftsmanship and are offered at exceptional values available exclusively to the independent garden center and hardware trade.
outlook_a01s_body2Surreal Planters from Nature Innovations are durable, fade resistant, light, and portable. Perfectly formed for planting and incredibly realistic. Painted to match the appearance of natural birch or white oak. Integrated drain hole allows for both indoor and outdoor use. Made in the U.S.A.
Espoma has an exciting new line of organic liquid plant foods in easy to feed bottles: Organic Start, Organic Grow, and Organic Bloom (read more about them here). In addition to these products, Espoma is also introducing their new Organic Moisture Mix, Organic Earthworm Casings, Organic Chicken Manure, and Organic Alfalfa Meal.
Bonide is offering their new Revenge Fly Beater and Odor Reducer, Bonide Rat Magic, Go Away! Scent-inal Deer Repellent, Liquid Plant Foods, Garden Rich Root & Grow Liquid, and Farm and Ranch Fly Controls. Bonide has also repackaged their houseplants line of products: MiteX, Eight Insect Control, Leaf Shine/Moisture Guard, and Insecticidal Soap.
The new Preserver’s Select line, from Jarden Home Brands, features everything the gardener needs to start, grow, and harvest. Consists of all natural and organics products combined with heirloom seeds. This will surely be a hit especially among the “I want the easy way” and “canning” customers.
New England Pottery is offering 71 new items, including new metal, medallion, and tempera planters, plus their new Trending Decor Collections: Modern Zen, French Flea Market, Exotic Escape, Southern Charm, Coastal Retreat, Backyard BBQ, and Garden Shop.
Syndicate Home & Garden is offering new Self Watering, Never Dry Planters, Terrarium Kits that also make great gifts, and their New Modern Cork Planter made of aged cork applied to all-natural concrete that will surely be a hit among the “trendy” customer.
Classic Brands is offering a new line of feeders called “SureFill No Spill Feeders” that feature easy fill systems with no spilling or mess.
The Nuttery has four newly-designed, innovative, high-capacity feeders in colors that surely will be a hit!
Sloggers has a great new collection of Chicken-print shoes.

Here are some NEW VENDORS you will surely want to check out while at the show.
Gold Coast Sunwear – Division of Peter Grimm Hats is a new, exciting collection of functional and fashion head wear to protect the head from the sun’s powerful rays.
Harvest Lane Honey – Provides the amateur back yard beekeeper all the necessary products needed to start this hobby. Don’t miss out on this exciting new trend that customers will be looking for in your stores.
outlook_a01s_body4Smart Living Home & Garden – A leading manufacturer of solar powered garden products, providing high quality, innovative solar powered items for the home and garden. They offer solar décor, lighting, water features, and pumps.
Purely Organic Products – Provides organic fertilizer, soil enhancement, and plant management products. Purely Organic Products offers Lawn Food, a natural fertilizer, their Solo Packs All-Purpose Plant Food, and proven, natural products.
Hydretain – An amazing NEW product that cuts watering up to 50%! Hydretain was only offered for commercial use by golf courses, nurseries, sod farms, and top landscapers, but now is available to homeowners.
outlook_a01s_body5Allsop Home & Garden – A great new line of solar lanterns, solar glass, innovative garden tools, and much more.
Hacienda San Carlos – Offers a beautiful new line of Mexican clay chimineas, fire pits, and hand-painted spring and holiday luminaries, made up in a variety of styles, colors, and sizes.
outlook_a01s_body6Chive Wholesale – A great new line straight from the UK made up of very innovative, cool, and unique planters, vases, and flower pots that compliment any setting from classic to contemporary. Made up of a versatile array of media, including glass, plastic, aluminum, porcelain, and ceramic.
In addition to all of the new items and manufacturers at the show, there will be educational seminars by Tom Shay and Kyle Lacy, as well as plenty of money-saving opportunities with our Show-Only Specials, including Wild Cards, Closeout Buys, N5%, Doorbusters, New Biz Rewards, and more!
Don’t miss the Arett Sales Open House! Register today!

Why Lime On Your Lawn?

outlook_E60a_bannerYour lawn. You fertilize it. You water and mow it to the right height but it still looks pale and thin. It’s frustrating and you just wonder how other people can have success in growing a deep green and thick stand of grass.

What you may be missing might be your soil’s pH. Now we know the mere mention of ‘pH’ brings back often unpleasant memories of high school chemistry class, but it’s not complex at all. Simply put, pH refers to how acidic or alkaline your soil is. It is measured on a scale from 1 to 14, 7 is neutral, lower numbers acidic and higher number alkaline.

Most turf grass prefers to grow in soil with a pH of 6.5 to 7 – very slightly acidic. Outside this range the grass can’t efficiently use the nutrients in fertilizer. Think of it this way, if pH is too low or high you’re wasting much of the fertilizer you apply. Get it right and grass can use all of the fertilizer and reward your efforts with a deep green color and thick dense turf.

In areas of the country where rainfall is abundant like the north-east and mid-Atlantic regions, soils tend to be acidic. While this is good for pine and oak trees it is not ideal for growing a high quality lawn. You might have heard that correcting this is very easy by applying lime. You may have even tried it and been put off by handling hundreds of pounds of dusty material that turned your driveway white. It doesn’t need to be that way.

Now there is a new product called Espoma Organic Lightning Lime. Lightning Lime is no ordinary bag of lime! A single 30 lb. bag can cover up to 5,000 sq. ft. meaning you save the effort of spreading up to 500 lbs. of ordinary lime over your lawn and waiting an entire season for it to work. Lightning Lime is virtually dust free and granulated for easy applications. And it can correct acid soils in as little as six weeks so your lawn can look its best. Lightning Lime is enhanced with natural humic acid that helps the soil and plants convert the lime into an immediately available form. It’s ultra-fast and often a single application in the early spring is often all that is required to get things right.

Apply Lightning Lime any time the ground is not frozen – ideally in the early spring. Use it in conjunction with the Espoma Organic Annual Feeding Program. And remember, all Espoma Organic Lawn Products are part of the Esppoma safepaws program so kids and pets romp and roll on the lawn without concern and you can have the thick green vigorous lawn you’ve always wanted.

Order Now Using Program Number: E60E1