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NEW PRODUCT ALERT!
February 22, 2021
70 degree weather and sunny skies are right around the corner! This means that your dormant annual and perennials will start to get new growth. We brought in Miracle Gro Tree & Shrub Plant Food Spikes just in time! With a 15% Nitrogen, 5% Phosphate, 10% Potassium analysis and included micronutrients, it's sure to make your garden pop!
Early spring is the perfect time to apply fertilizer stakes to your trees and shrubs, make sure to apply in moist soil. One package for $10.25 contains 12 spikes.
Come try a pack today and give your trees a head start!
PRODUCT OF THE WEEK
February 15, 2021
With these cold and rainy days, your horse might find themselves bundled up in a stall more frequently. This means more time to cuddle our ponies of course, but it also means more waste! Make the most of your shavings (and your sanity) with PDZ Stall Refresher.
Available in powder or granules, PDZ is completely organic and 100% safe to breathe, handle, and recycle. When cleaning the bedding area, simply remove saturated shavings and cover with PDZ before replacing dry shavings on top, and it will do the rest in safely neutralizing ammonia.
Try a bag today for $16.99!
NEW PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT!
February 8, 2021
Rainy days got your down? Plants looking a little too "hydrated"? This moisture control potting soil is new to our shelves, and with the unpredictable weather of Charleston we're so excited for a solution to all this rain!
This premium potting soil features .21% Nitrogen, .11% Phosphate, and .16% Potash to give your plants extra support to grow without overpowering them. One bag is equal to 1 14" containers, and feeds plants for up to 6 months!
Try a bag today for only $18.99
July 7, 2020
We have decided to jump on the bandwagon and require masks inside our store.
With rampant Covid cases ongoing, we are working hard to remain safe & healthy, in order to stay open to keep everyone's ponies fed! We understand that it is a little inconvenient, but we can all do our parts to keep each other safe!
Thank you for understanding, and we can't wait to see you (and your mask)!
NEW PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: NEIGH NEIGH'S GOLDEN NUGGETS
June 23, 2020
BRAND new product in TODAY!!
Introducing: NEIGH NEIGH'S GOLDEN NUGGETS ORGANIC COMPOST
This all organic equine manure compost is LOCALLY produced right down the road from us here in Hollywood, SC at R&D Horse Farms!
This compost will give your garden the perfect boost, and you can plant confidently knowing you're giving your plants high quality, locally produced, organic manure compost. Find it in our store for $11.99/bag
June 20, 2020
ALL NEW products now in stock! Stock up on deer corn before deer season opens, spruce up your garden with our gorgeous new plant selection, decorate with ceramic garden planters and stools, and much much more.
Come see us for the best deals and steals for your garden!
June 6, 2020
Hurricane season has officially arrived, and experts are calling for an active one. It's also time to check the horse barn evacuation prep-list and restock on anything that is necessary to "grab-and-go" in an emergency. Here's a shortlist of what you should consider to ensure a no-panic hurricane:
- Make sure all trucks and trailers are in working order and are readily available to load up and go.
- Make sure you have all animals' vaccination records, coggins, and proof of ownership.
- Remember to have halters and lead ropes for all equines.
- Remember to bring animal carriers for all other pets.
- Be prepared with a list of host properties or evacuation centers.
- Restock human and equine first aid kits.
- Have identification cards for all equines (tie info tags into braided manes & tails, write contact information on hooves in indelible ink, fetlock ID bands, horse ID collars, etc.)
- Pack 3-5 days of feed per animal
- Pack 3-5 days of any medications/supplements per animal.
- Flashlights / batteries / shovel / bandana.
- Have a list of secondary contact information on hand for relatives, friends out of the area, veterinarian, farrier, etc.
We hope this tid-bit of our own preparation list helps in your own hurricane plans! As always, if there is a hurricane threat to our area we will notify our customers to any changes to our hours on our Facebook page.
RIVER ROCK'IN & ROLLIN!
April 23, 2020
We have RIVER ROCK back in stock! We've got you covered for $95.00/yard.
Call us at (843) 737-0703 to place your order now!
April 1, 2020
With the unexpected outbreak of a global pandemic, we have changed a few of our store policies to assist in keeping our customers safe and healthy.
As of April 1, we are conducting ALL business over the phone. For all purchases, please call our store at (843) 737-0703 to place a curbside pickup order and for payment.
If assistance is needed with loading, we are always more than happy to load your hay, feed, and fertilizer. We just ask that you remain in your vehicle while we load in order to assure the safety and health of our employees.
Business hours remain the same: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.
We have no plans on closing our store, and are very fortunate to remain open and able to keep your lawns beautiful and your horses fed.
If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to call us to answer any questions. Please stay safe in these uncertain times and we are here to help in the small ways we can.
WINTER FARM PREP: CHECK OUTDOOR LIGHTING
January 15, 2020
Although we're nearly through Daylight Savings Time, it's never a bad idea to check your outdoor lights (on the house, on the barn, on the garage)!
First and foremost, make sure all lights are functioning and change bulbs as necessary. It's a good idea to take a look at the wiring as well, to avoid any potential fires from rat-chewed or frayed wires. Have your electrician to go over and repair any questionable lights or wires.
As always, stay safe when working with electricity in any capacity!
WINTER FARM PREP: EQUIPMENT TUNE UP
January 10, 2020
Even when not in use during the winter, your farm equipment still needs a tune up.
That means it's the perfect time to change the oil, check the belts, repair any broken parts, and make sure everything is ready for the busy spring season!
WINTER FARM PREP: BLANKET WASHING
January 5, 2020
If you're cold, they're cold!
Despite the saying, horses are much more prepared to face the winter elements than us humans thanks to those fluffy winter coats. However some horses need a little more help staying warm and properly utilizing their energy from hay and grain - that's where blankets come in handy.
Here in the Lowcountry, we know that winter means an increase in these chilly, rainy days that can wreak havoc on our horses' blankets. It's important to remember that blankets collect and hold dirt and grime and should be routinely cleaned to prevent any skin issues for your horse.
There are many ways to clean your horses' blankets such as pressure washing the dirt away at your own home. Another option is taking the blankets to your local professional who can not only breathe life into a dirty blanket again, but also repair any damage from last season or re-waterproof!
However you decide to do it, remember to make sure your blankets are in tip top shape and clean for happy, healthy, and warm ponies!
WINTER FARM PREP: WATER CHECK
January 1, 2020
Start your new year right with some winter tips!
Winter brings a whole new set of challenges for farm owners and caretakers. Making sure you can provide fresh, clean water for your animals is always a priority.
Prior to any frosts or freezes, check all your exposed pipes to replace any compromised pieces to minimize breaks. If the temperature drops below freezing, remember to drip outside faucets to keep the water moving and avoid freezes (and pipe bursts!).
And as always, make sure your critters have access to clean drinkable (and not frozen) water! Happy winter riding!
3 FIRE SAFETY TIPS FOR FIRE PREVENTION MONTH
October 1, 2019
Barn fires are the farm owners worst nightmare. Barn fires risk the loss of human life, animal life, valuable equipment or the building structure itself.
The majority of all barn fires are the result of a lack of fire safety knowledge. This guide can help you identify potential fire hazards around the farm and take action to prevent them.
1. Store highly flammable or combustible materials away from machinery or near any type of electrical or heat source.
Highly flammable materials may include:
Hay and straw
Bedding material (especially sawdust and shredded newspaper)
Cobwebs or dust
Pesticides and herbicides
2. Store accelerants in approved containers. List and label them properly.
Common accelerants include:
3. Organize and manage fire safety habits in your day to day work in the barn.
Hang No-Smoking signs at all exterior entrances
Sweep aisles clean of hay and bedding
Keep hay and bedding away from any electrical source
Dust often to remove cobwebs
Keep weeds, twigs, and other trash outside the barn
Pile manure should at least 20 feet away from the barn
Keep ventilation sources unblocked
Store an emergency kit including a fire hose, extinguisher and water buckets in a safe place
Practice fire drills and create an emergency plan in case a real fire should occur
Take some time during Fire Prevention Month to create a fire safety plan.
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