As the summer drags on, many of our fruits and flowers around the garden are shutting down. Part of this is due to the hot weather. Part of this has to do with a lack of fertilizer.

For many years, I have only applied plant food in the spring when planting containers and flowering annuals throughout the garden. However, after a couple of months that food is most definitely been used up and our plants are in need of more nutrition!

August is a great time to apply a well-rounded plant food that will encourage new growth and, most importantly, new blooms! Just look for a fertilizer that has an N-P-K fertilizer ratio that emphasizes the middle digit. The P stands for Phosphorous, which is very important for encouraging new roots development an...

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July in our lawns and gardens means bugs, bugs and more bugs. Many of these bugs are none damaging and can actually benefit our gardens. However, that is not the case with many beetles, including the Japanese beetle. In store, we have noticed for the past few weeks that questions and concerns regarding beetles have really peaked.

What type of damage do they cause? The Japanese beetle has a very “damaging” life cycle that repeats year after year. They like to damage our gardens (especially vegetables and fruit-bearing trees) in the summer time as adult beetles. As young larvae, the Japanese beetle is a white grub and they damage our lawns in the fall, and sometimes a little in the spring. This is truly a pest that you do not want to have in your yard, since it can mean headaches throughout the growing season!

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New this week to our store is the Auto.Dog.Mug from Highwave products. This innovative dog bowl fills up with water from the travel water bottle that is attached. The result is refreshing, clean water that is on-demand for when you dog needs it during his/her walk. This solution is more convenient than public watering bowls and it is certainly more sanitary than public spaces.

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Did you know that you can increase the run time of cordless string trimmers up to 15% with a more efficient trimmer line? I never even considered this until the makers of our new Shakespeare trimmer line mentioned that there is more science to trimmer line than you would think!

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We are quite excited about this newest addition to our line-up of repellents. Grandpa Gus's makes all natural yet potent bug and rodent repellents for people and around homes. Here is a summary of what we are currently carrying:

1. Mouse Repellent Pouches - These pouches are made from all natural ingredients, such as peppermint, cinnamon, soap, and vermiculite. They will last up to 30 days and help to freshen the air as well (thanks to the vermiculite and the essential oils)!

2. Mosquito Repellent Spray - This lemon-scented spray is 100% Deet free and safe to use on your skin. Lasts for hours. Sold in a convenient 4 oz travel bottle size.

3. Tick Repellent Spray - This citrus-scented spray is 100% Deet free and safe to use on humans and pets. Lasts for hours. Simple spray on skin and let dry. For application to pets, spray on fur and rub in, then apply another coat to the fur and let dry.

4. Squirrel and Chipmunk Repellent Spray - This cinnamon-scented spray is non-toxic and meant for use around your home or garden. Great for spraying bird feeders, wiring, plants, lawn mowers, sheds, and inside attics or garages. Use as needed.

Check out all of these products in our Lawn and Garden Department. Just look for the floor display with Grandpa Gus on the top!

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If you have large areas to apply weed, bug, or fungus controls outside in the garden, then you should really consider a hose-end applicator. This simple device threads onto any garden hose and can spray large areas, such as lawns, in just minutes.

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New to our store for 2019 is the Broil King pellet smoker. This grill is an absolute beast and can instantly transform any homeowner into an official BBQ pitmaster!

The Broil King XL Pro smoker is made with only the highest quality materials, comes standard with a rotisserie, and offers WiFi technology so that you can keep track of your grill from almost anywhere. This grill is making it easier than ever before to enjoy mouth-watering 'low and slow' barbecue made in your very own backyard. Simply set the digital temperature control and the grill will constantly feed the grill with wood pellet fuel to maintain the grill temperature. It is like cruise control for your grill.

This grill comes standard with 2 meat probes. Connect these up to t...

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We have two innovative solutions from Peacock plant supports. One is a solution that we have sold for years, the other is brand new this year. Both are helping your fruits, vegetables, and flowers hold up to the ugly weather so that you can enjoy the blooms (or produce) even further into the summer.

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Rollier's Hardware

Phone: 412-561-0922

Email: info@rolliers.com 

Address: 600 Washington Road
Mt. Lebanon, PA 15228

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