NEWS & UPDATES
Get The Feed Scoop
December 20, 2021
Happy Monday everyone! We hope you're all staying nice and toasty in this cold weather, it's starting to feel like Christmas!
Please see the following for our holiday schedule:
Thursday 12/23: Closed
Friday 12/24: Closed
Monday 12/27: 9:30am - 5:00pm *Limited services available, no loading bulk materials*
Tuesday 12/28: 9:30am - 5:00pm *Limited services available, no loading bulk materials*
Wednesday 12/29: Closed
Thursday 12/30: Closed
Friday 12/31: Closed
We have plenty of feed in stock for everyone's needs, if you'd like to make arrangements to pick up feed just give us a call at 843-737-0703 and we'll be happy to help!
DECEMBER GARDEN TIPS
December 6, 2021
It's almost officially winter, but the temps are saying winter is HERE! Here are a few tips to keep your garden happy in the cold month of December:
Re-stock bird feeders. Our feathered friends are depending on us!
Move terra cotta planters inside, the pottery risks damage from constant warm-to-cold temperature changes.
Plan next year's garden!
Cut back asparagus fronds
Clean squash relative plant beds
Pot your Amaryllis bulbs and get ready for them to bloom in reds, whites, pinks, and greens!
OH MY GOURD, IT'S ALMOST THANKSGIVING!
November 18, 2021
Hello everyone! With Thanksgiving right around the corner our hours will be as follows:
Wednesday 11/24: 8AM - 12PM
Thursday 11/25: CLOSED
Friday 11/26: CLOSED
Make sure you stop in for feed and hay! We just received a new load of coastal square bales and we'll be receiving our next feed shipment on Monday.
CLOSED FOR INVENTORY
November 5, 2021
We will be closed on Wednesday, 11/10 for our yearly inventory counts.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday will all be regular hours!
10 TIPS FOR OCTOBER GARDENING
October 10, 2021
That cool fall air is setting in quickly! You may have pulled up your fall garden already, but there is still work to be done even with impending frost. Here are 10 tips for October gardening:
In vegetable garden beds, be sure to remove old plants, as well as any foliage that has fallen on the soil.
Do a final weeding, and mulch the bed with straw, grass clippings, or chopped leaves. These mulches can be turned into the soil next spring to help fertilize next year's crops.
Collect and store flower bulbs such as gladiolus, freesia, calla, and canna bulbs after their tops have frozen (or as frozen as they can get in Charleston).
Mow the lawn one last time. Spread corn gluten meal if you have problems with crab grass.
Collect leaves to shred (with a shredder or mower) and compost.
Before you put away your mower, drain gasoline. Take it to the shop for any repairs and to have the blade sharpened.
Cut back tender roses to 10 to 12 inches, and remove all foliage so insects and diseases can't winter over.
Cover tender, hybrid roses with leaves or straw to protect against winter temperature changes.
Bring in any pots that can't take a freeze - terra cotta, ceramic, and many plastic pots.
Clean and oil garden tools before storing for winter.
Happy Fall Y'all!
TEMPORARY HOURS UPDATE!
October 6, 2021
Next week (Mon, October 11 - Fri, October 15), we will be open from 9:00am - 5:00pm
We apologize for any inconvenience, and encourage you to call us at (843) 737-0703 if we can assist you during the abbreviated hours.
CLOSED FOR LABOUR DAY!
August 9, 2021
We'll be closed on Monday, September 6 for Labour Day
Have a safe weekend and we'll see y'all Tuesday!
GET FIRE ANTS OVER N' OUT OF YOUR LAWN!
May 17, 2021
This week's product spotlight is OVER N' OUT Fire Ant Killer!
Not only does this get rid of pests when directly applied to the mound, but you can also broadcast it around your lawn with a spreader to prevent them from relocating!
This 11.5 lb bag covers 5,000 sq. ft.
For mount treatments, apply 1/2 cup of granules in the center, then apply 1 to 2 gallons of water over the mound.
For broadcasting, apply 2.3 - 2.5 lbs per 1,000 sq. ft.
Try a bag today for $22.99!
PREMIUM LAWN CARE STARTS HERE
March 11, 2021
With the forecast in the 70's over the next week, grass will finally start to grow! This week's spotlight is our very own 10-10-10 Premium Fertilizer - made in-house!
10-10-10 Premium is a great all purpose fertilizer and can be used on almost anything, making it perfect for greening up your lawn or giving shrubs/ornamental plants an extra nudge to help them through Springtime. Our Premium blend provides important micronutrients to help improve soil and root health.
Try a bag today for $15!
One 50# bag of 10-10-10 Premium covers 10,000 sq. ft.
READY TO START THE GARDEN?
March 2, 2021
Bio-tone starter plant food is a wonderful addition to your early garden planting! As an all natural and organic plant food, Bio-tone is easy on your flowers, veggies, and bulbs all while creating bigger blooms and stronger roots.
With 2.4% slow release nitrogen, this little bag will feed your plants for the whole season! For garden beds it is best to mix 4lbs (one bag) per 100 sq. feet into the top 5 inches of soil. For starting bulbs all you need is a teaspoon in the soil prior to planting. It’s just that easy!
Try a bag today for $10.75
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!