Fall Cleanup

Fall is a great time of year to think about your landscape and home maintenance needs.

Clean gutters and downspouts
Blow leaves and other debris off your roof
Clear landscape lawn and beds of leaves and other debris
Check windows and doors for air leaks - caulk or insulate
Fireplace? Make sure the damper can be completely closed
Check any outside lighting fixtures - clean and update lamps with LED lights
Check smoke detector batteries

Fall Landscape Planning

Fall is a great time of year to review your home’s landscaping. What maintenance or updating will help improve your home’s “curb-appeal” and the personal enjoyment of your family? Your home’s outdoor living environment can be just as important as its interior design.

Contact Deal’s to help you develop a landscaping plan for your family!

Deck Your Halls!

The winter holidays are a special time of year. Family and friends gather together in celebration. Seasonal decorations can help you share your love and joy during this magical time of year.

Deal’s can help you plan both inside and outside decorations - greens, LED lighting, Christmas trees, wreaths, and grave blankets. Please contact us for assistance in decking your halls!

Winter Safety

Yes, any snow is probably a couple of months away, but the Farmers’ Almanac 2018 Winter Outlook is predicting a cold winter, with average snowfall, for SW Ohio.

Be prepared! When snow and/or ice covers your driveway or business parking lot, you need to have them made safe and clear. Contact Deal’s for Snow Removal assistance.

Fall Lawn Maintenance

Your yard needs some help to get ready for the fall season - and to be ready for next spring.

Core aeration, fall Organic Earth and Lawn Care applications, and over seeding will help guarantee a strong and healthy lawn in the spring.

Contact Deal’s for help with planning your lawn maintenance program.

Categories and Tags

Deal’s News and Blog site is now searchable by a category or by a tag.

Looking for Dayton-Xenia Road info? Click either a Category link or Tag link that includes “Dayton-Xenia”.
The entire blog site has not, as yet, been indexed - we appreciate your patience as we upgrade our News and Blog page.

Looking for something that’s not tagged or in a category? Please contact Deal’s with your ideas to improve our Blog!

Monarch Butterflies

Like to start your own Monarch garden? Contact Deal’s for help establishing a great place for your butterflies. We have a number of Milkweed species available that will prosper in this region.

Watch our Monarch’s come out!

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The Mess Continues - 08/24/2017 Update

Today we have only one open entrance to our office. We have a call in to the city to see where we may be able to set a temporary sign to show folks how to get in here. If you are familiar with our place of business and want to brave the traffic, the eastern most driveway is open. That's where we hope to place some sort of sign. Otherwise, here's what our parking lot looks like for now.

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Progress? - 08/17/2017 Update

Yes! We are still in business even though it doesn't look like it at the moment. Our sign is inside ready to be repainted. Once that's done, we will work on setting the pillars back to hold it in it's new place.

We really do appreciate your patience and continued support during the reconstruction of Dayton-Xenia Road!


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Dayton Daily News article about project.

Moving our sign - 08/06/2017 Update

Moving our sign is a major project. The sign itself is easy to move…

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Moving the custom built base and pillars is another story!

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Construction Update - 08/05/2017 Update

Deal’s is open for business as usual - really!
Our sign is down and being moved.
Nursery stock has been moved to our side and rear lots.
Check our blog page for more information as it becomes available.
We appreciate your patience as construction continues on Dayton-Xenia Road.

Construction Update - 08/03/2017 Update

This afternoon, our crew started the process of trying to dismantle and move our sign. Other than the wooden sign itself, we aren’t sure yet how much we’ll be able to save, but we’re trying.

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Construction Update - 07/28/2017 Update

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Dayton-Xenia Road in front of Deal’s is open! Lots of work still needs to be finished…

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Construction Update - 07/27/2017 Update

Dayton-Xenia Road remains closed, but the construction crew is hopeful to have it re-opened on Friday (07/28/2017).



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Construction Update - Panorama

A panoramic view of Deal’s lot… from across the street. The lot looks a bit bleak - we’ve relocated our stock to the side and back of the barn..When the widening project begins we’ll be relocating our sign and losing several feet of our lot frontage.

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Construction Update - 07/22

It's almost like the Twilight Zone here today. I hear the tune in my head. Doo doo doo doo, Doo doo doo doo!


No road crew, no traffic, no noise (except for the pump running at the creek) Wait! Wait! A customer! Hooray! I'm not alone in this world. 😊

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Construction Update - 07/21

Work to cover creek continues…

We are now located on a gravel road! (Or at least a small piece of a gravel road). Today we had the road crew and our crews in for a lunchtime cookout. While they were here, we got an update. They are hoping to have the road reopened next Thursday. I guess our semi-vacation will be over.

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Construction Update - 07/20

A different view of the construction… looking east on Dayton-Xenia.



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Construction Update - 07/19

Work progresses.

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Construction Update - 07/18

Latest photo - a big hole in our yard!

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Construction Update - 07/17

We’ve added some photos of the Dayton-Xenia Road construction around Deal’s… The front of our lot is a mess!

We’re still open! Call us at (937) 426-2118 for the latest update and the best route to visit our Store and Nursery lot.

Deal’s can and will deliver plants, mulch, and other landscaping materials to your home… call or contact us for more information.

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Deck Your Halls

Yes, we know! Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the New Year are many months in the future.

This is still a great time to begin planning your home’s holiday celebration. Remembrances, Greens, Lights, Trimmings, etc.

Deal’s is always more than willing to help you develop a master plan to celebrate your holidays.

Contact Deal’s!

Fall Planning

Hard to believe, but we’re all ready at mid-summer. This is great time to start thinking about fall landscape updates.

Autumn is a great time to add trees, shrubs, and perennials to your landscape - or a time to replace overgrown/worn out specimens. Early planting allows plantings to become well established before winter, ready for the growth spurt of next spring.

Need help with planning your landscape update? Contact Deal’s! We’d love to visit your home and suggest updates/improvements for your home’s landscape.

Construction Update - 07/11

Dayton-Xenia Road has been closed in front of Deal’s…

The road in front of our shop is closed. We're guessing it's for tonight only since the sign still says closed for 10 days starting July 17.
Yesterday, the road crew closed one lane and dug a very large deep hole in front of our lower driveway. All day today there was a thick metal sheet over the hole. Tonight, there are large lights, an open hole, and a crew working on the closed road.

Construction Update - 07/07

The construction start has been delalyed until July 17, although, with all the recent rain, that date may be delayed another week or so.

Watch Deal’s Blog for more information!

Happy Fourth of July!

From all of us at Deal’s… Have a great Fourth of July weekend!


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Construction Update

Dayton Xenia Road update:

We now have an official road closure date. July 10-20 the road will be closed for the culvert replacement; it contains the creek that runs along the east side of our property.
We will remain open during the road closure. We will still be making deliveries and our parking lot will be accessible from the west. If you need directions, please give our office a call at 937-426-2118.

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First Monarch Arrives

Our first Monarch!


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Milkweed and The Monarchs

We planted Milkweed seeds in March, 2016; transplanted in May, 2016. We have Monarch caterpillars!

Want to learn more? Here are a few sites you may want to visit…

Monarch Butterfly -
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Wikipedia info -
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US Fish & Wildlife Service -
Save the monarch butterfly

National Wildlife Federation -
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Growing Milkweed -
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Tomato and Pepper Seedlings

Tomatoes & Peppers almost ready for sale!

After many requests, our organically grown warm season vegetables, mostly tomatoes and peppers, are ready to make their appearance this weekend.  They are out of the greenhouse and slowing getting adapted to being in full sunlight.  
Posted here are the varieties we will have.  Please keep in mind, quantities of some varieties are limited.
As we previously posted, if you visit during the week, expect short delays from the road work.  During the weekends, so far, there have been no road workers and no delays. Last we heard, the road closure will not begin before June first.  Hope to see you soon!
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Organically Grown Seedlings

Spring has sprung! After a beautiful week of sunny weather, the cool season vegetable plants are ready to be planted. Lettuce, cabbage, kale, Brussels sprouts and broccoli are all out for you to choose. We may also have basil and parsley plants available soon.

Warm season vegetables - tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash and a few melons are coming along nicely. Looks like they will be ready in early May.

New nursery stock is arriving every week. Most of the evergreen, shade and ornamental trees are here. Shrubs and perennials are arriving almost every day. At the moment, we're less than organized, but we can usually find what you're looking for - just ask! (Contact Deal’s)

The reconstruction of Dayton-Xenia Road continues! Check our blog page for updates or visit the Beavercreek, Ohio, website.

Hope to see you soon!

Dayton-Xenia Road Construction Update

Just heard back from the city with an update on the road work and closure.
At this time it looks like the road will not be closed until after June 1. Until then, there will be periodic disruptions, but no closures.

The gas lines are just starting to be relocated, which will take about a month.

Near the end of April, the electric, phone and fiber lines will be relocated which will also take about a month.

Once that is accomplished the road will be closed for a period of about ten days at the eastern corner of our property. This is to replace the culvert for the creek that runs through our property. After that, at least one lane of traffic, and usually 2, will be open, but with periodic delays.

In the meantime, if you would like to know the road conditions at the moment for a planned trip to visit us, just call our office and we will walk outside and give you as much of an update as we can see in both directions.

Think Spring!

Hope to see you soon.

Seed Potatoes and Asparagus Roots

Seed Potatoes
Just arrived!  Certified Organic seed potatoes.  This year our choices include Purple Viking, Red Gold and Yukon Gold.

Asparagus Roots

Also new this year, we have Jersey Supreme Asparagus roots in stock.  These are one year crowns, however they are conventionally grown rather than organic.  So far, we haven't found a good source for organic asparagus roots. As soon as it warms up a bit, it will be a great time to get the asparagus in the ground.  Shortly after that, it's potato planting time!

We will get updates on greenhouse grown organic vegetable seedlings as they come along.  The cold weather has slowed them down quite a bit, but eventually they'll catch up.

Hope to see you soon. We’ll update our Deal’s Blog page often as we move into spring!

Employment Opportunity

Deal’s has an immediate opening for a Lawn Care Technician.
Rate: $12.00 to $15.00 per hour.
Requirements: Valid driver’s license; excellent people skills; great attitude!

More info: Call Deal’s at (937) 426-2118 or visit our office…
3454 Dayton-Xenia Road
Beavercreek, Ohio 45432
(Find Deal’s)

Road Construction

As you may know, the road in front of Deal’s will be widened this year.  We don’t have a firm start date yet, but the first thing scheduled is replacement of the culvert at the east corner of our property.  This stage of the construction will result in the road being closed.  During that time our western most, uphill, driveway will remain open but the eastern drive will likely be blocked with equipment.
 
Our mulch piles will be relocated.  So, mulch (and anything else we have) will still be available through the whole construction project.

Our sign will also be relocated.  Hopefully, we will be able replace it with something as close to the existing sign as possible.  Keep your fingers crossed!

We will post updates as we know more.  Keep checking back.

Veggie Plants in The Works!

t may still be February, but some herbs and vegetables are already up and growing in the greenhouse.  New this year, after several requests last year, we will have the much asked for mint.  Spearmint adds a fresh flavor to many dishes.  As with all mints, be sure to grow in a contained area, or you may want to try growing in a pot to keep it in check.  It will tolerate light shade and can be harvested by pinching off leaves whenever needed.  Mmmmm mojito.

We are also trying Artichokes this year; although we only started a few to see how they do.  The young plants of the ‘Green Globe’ variety are lovely.  We aren’t sure if we will harvest any fruits this year or if we will try to overwinter them for harvest next year.  We’ll give them a somewhat sheltered spot and see how it goes. At worst, looks like we will have some great ornamental plants.

Another new start for this year is St. John’s Wort.  Even if we don’t harvest the herb, we will have a great small shrubby groundcover with bright yellow flowers in late summer.  This is a plant native to our area, so we should have no problems if we give it a spot with cool morning sun.  It can self seed, so we will plant in an easy access place where we can control possible new plants.

Those are newbies we know about.  There may be others to come.  We’re just getting started. Stay tuned!



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Rusty-Patched Bumble Bee

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The Rusty-Patched Bumble Bee is just one of our many native pollinators; while it used to be very widespread, it’s slowly disappearing from the environment. On January 10, 2017, The US Fish & Wildlife Service listed the Rusty-Patched Bumble Bee on the Endangered Species Act.

Visit the Rusty-Patched website for more information and watch a video.

Winter Maintenance

Beavercreek’s winter has been fairly mild so far, but this is not the time to ignore your landscape, particularly if you added new plants this past fall or a new live Christmas tree. Adequate watering is necessary over the winter months for your landscape. Dorment plants, old or new, require watering to survive the winter. Have questions? Contact Deal’s if you have questions or need help.

Seed Savers Seeds

Warmer wet weather feels a lot like spring! It really will be here before we know it. Our Seed Savers Exchange seeds have arrived, just in time to get a head start on your gardens.

Many seeds in our selection are certified organic.

Here’s an abbreviated list of what we have available…
Arugula
10 varieties of beans, broccoli
2 types of beets
Red and green cabbage
Corn
2 varieties of carrots
A medley of cucumbers, endive, eggplant, ground cherry
A multitude of herbs
3 types of kale
Leeks
5 varieties of lettuce
Melon, onion, peas, peppers, radishes, and spinach
A collection of 8 squash
Swiss chard
An assortment of tomatoes, turnips and watermelon.

Stop in soon for the best selection.

Organically Grown Veggie Seedlings

We’re thinking about what varieties of veggie seedlings to start - what would you like us to grow organically? We welcome your thoughts and suggestions. Contact Deal’s soon!

Holiday Planning

Live and freshly cut trees, roping, and wreaths arriving Thanksgiving week. Contact Deal’s soon for help in decking your halls with Christmas cheer. Custom designed grave blankets are a speciality of Deal’s, as well as custom roping and specially designed wreaths created just for you.

Need outdoor lighting to trim your house? Deal’s offers economical LED lighting to beautify your home for the holidays.

Nature in Your Garden

A couple of photos by Cheryl…

Honey Bee on Golden Rod in my garden…

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Praying Mantis egg case found on Pimiento Pepper plant - I'm not sure if I should eventually cut the stem of the pepper plant and wire the egg case to an evergreen branch for winter protection, or not. Will have to do some research. I could just leave the plant in the garden all winter. Not sure which would be best.

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Spring Planning

Yes, spring is many months away, but this is a great time to start thinking about your yard and landscape in 2017. Contact Deal’s for help and suggestions for next year’s landscape, yard, and gardens at your home.

Winter Planning

Winter’s coming! Cold temps, ice, snow, and generally yucky conditions making paths, sidewalks, and driveways a mess. Contact Deal’s to schedule snow removal for your home or business. Deal’s offers seasonal contracts or on-call snow removal.

Holiday Planning

Hard to believe, but the holiday season starts in just a few weeks - Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Christmas, and New Years. Deal’s can help you decorate you home for the holidays - live and cut trees, roping, grave blankets, and home lighting. Want to know more? Contact Deal’s.

Landscape Cleanup

Fall has arrived! That means that leaves are coming down, burying your yard and landscape. Contact Deal’s for leaf removal and general cleanup of your landscape, not to mention preparation for winter and next year’s garden wakeup.

Fall Planning

Fall is a great time to refresh your landscape with new plantings - as well as preparing your landscape for winter. Check for dead stems and branches or overgrown shrubs.

This is the time to think about adding new spring flowering bulbs to your garden. Who doesn’t enjoy the sight of of crocuses and snowdrops pushing up through any late season snow? Followed, of course, by daffodils, tulips, and many other spring flowers.

Fall Lawn Maintenance

Yes, it’s still the first of August, but you should begin to plan for next year’s lawn! Deal’s is now scheduling fall aeration and over-seeding. Regular aeration and over-seeding are essential to maintaining a thick, weed free lawn on an Organic program. Aeration allows improved water and gas exchange; it destabilizes the soil, making room for fresh root growth.

Also, if you’re using Corn Gluten pre-emergent weed control late fall and next spring, aeration will greatly improve weed control in your lawn.

Please contact Deal’s for more information!

Organic Earth Updates

We’re busy applying the second round of Liquid Seaweed to your yard!

Brown Patch Fungus has caused some concerns this year - the humid weather along with all the rainfall has created conditions where the thatch and grass remain wet for extended periods, which is great for fungus but not for your yard.

BPF rarely does any permanent damage and intervention is not needed, BPF will die out as the weather becomes less humid and we approach fall. Organic Earth’s Seaweed Spray provides plant sugars that promote the growth of microbes that feed on fungus.

If you’re using irrigation systems, you should reduce how often they run. Too much water can be bad for your lawn and landscape, leaching out important soil nutrients and depriving plant roots of oxygen.

Make a new landscape focus

Have an ughly spot in your landscape? This homeowner had a muddy spring - Deal’s made it an awesome addition to their landscape.

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We changed a muddy run into an attractive water accent in their landscape.

Contact Deal’s if you have a landscape problem, we can help you turn a problem into an asset!


Outdoor Living

This is a great time to plan your new outdoor living areas!
Deal’s can design and estimate areas from small shady sitting areas to full outdoor kitchens. Give us a call or contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our designers and we will be able to install your perfect personalized space before the leaves turn colors this fall.

New Patio

Deal’s recently completed a patio project for a local homeowner… click the image to see more!
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Contact Deal’s for more information about creating a new patio for your home!

Seedlings Ready to Plant


Visit Deal’s now for the best selection of Organically Grown veggie seedlings!

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Posey Power!

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Deal’s has Posy Power™ in stock - make your garden really POP with Posy Power™!

Posy Power™ - a powerful organic soil booster. Visit the Posy Power™ web site for additional information or Contact Deal’s!

Composts

For your vegetable gardens we now have two compost choices. The same mushroom compost we've had for several years and now a new organic compost. The organic compost is not certified, but if you are a certified grower, it passes certification standards. Please call for more information or contact us.

Safe to plant?

It’s early May - the conservative safe planting date in our area is usually mid-May. While Deal’s is not making any recommendation about a safe planting date this early in the spring, you might want to consider setting out your seedlings. Be aware, of course, that you may need to protect tender plants from any late spring frost.

Tomato and Pepper Starts available as of 04/22/2016

Organically grown pepper and tomato starts as of 04/22/2016… now available at Deal’s Landscape Service Store.

We have a large selection of organically grown veggie seedlings in our greenhouse, but quantities are very limited.

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Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

This is a GREAT week to plant trees.
We have a large assortment of trees compatible with the Beavercreek area now in stock.  Stop by our store and nursery to find a great new tree for your landscape.

Early Spring Starts Ready to Plant

We know it seems like winter will never end, but this week sounds like the real beginning of spring. We have organically grown early spring vegetable starts ready to plant.

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  • Five types of kale: Lacinato, Scarlet, Red Russian, Dwarf Blue Curled Scotch and Smooth German
  • Four types of lettuce: Red Leprechaun, Ella Kropf, Yugoslavian Red, and Blushed Buttercos
  • Three types of Broccoli: Waltham, De Ciccio, and Romanesco; Copenhagen Market Cabbage
  • Other seedlings ready to set out: Italian Plain leaf and Curled Parsley, Chives, Celery, and Yellow of Parma Onion plants.
  • In limited supply - We still have Desiree, Yukon Gold and La Ratte seed potatoes.
  • Seed Savers Spinach, Beet, Radish, and Pea seeds are all ready for cold weather sowing.
Hope to see you soon!!!

New website survey

We’re working hard to ensure that your visit to Deal’s website is awesome - let us know what you think!

Site Survey

Organically grown seedlings are almost ready

Veggies

Lacinato Kale, Yellow of Parma Onions and 2 or 3 types of lettuce are ready for sale. The lettuce is a little small yet, but I planted some at home and they've grown just fine through the storms and cold the last few days.

Organic Seed Potatoes are here

Organic seed potatoes are here!

This year's selections include:

Desiree-lg Desiree 

Popular mid-season variety from Holland.  Smooth red skin and deep golden inside.  Moist, creamy texture with a delicate flavor. Reliable and easy to grow. An excellent choice for a general cooking potato.

laratte La Ratte (fingerling)

Long prized by French chefs.  Highly recommended and an absolute delight to cook with.  Long, uniform tubers with yellow flesh and a firm texture and a nice nutty flavor.  Holds together very well.  Especially good for potato salad or boiled.

yukongold Yukon Gold 

Smooth, thin yellow skin with creamy yellow flesh. Stands up well to any kind of cooking, baking, frying, mashing and salads – dry heat or moist. Sweet tasty potato that stores very well

Lawn Maintenance

Time for Spring Lawn Maintenance

Your lawn probably needs some help getting ready for the new growing season!

Depending on your lawn’s needs, Deal’s might recommend:

Core aeration
Over seeding
Corn Gluten for weed control (being applied early this year due to the mild winter)
Organic Earth and Lawn Care service to help keep your lawn looking great all summer.

Check your lawn mower for the proper mowing height. Also perform any needed maintenance, especially making sure the blade is sharp.

Be sure to give us a call at (937) 426-2118 to request an estimate and get on our schedule for spring yard work.

You can also contact us on our website.

Spring is Here!

Spring has suddenly sprung!

Business is hopping here at Deal's.  We have new deliveries of many of our organic bagged products and soon more plants will be rolling in.  Truckloads of bulk mulch and soil are already here.

Watch for a list of vegetable plants that will soon be available for early planting!

Be sure to give us a call at (937) 426-2118 to request an estimate and get on our schedule for spring yard work. You can also contact Deal’s on our website.

Spring officially arrives in Beavercreek on March 20, 2016, at 12:30 AM.

Organic Veggie Seedlings

Deal’s will again offer organically grown veggie seedling this year. Watch for a list of available seedlings in the next few weeks.

Think Spring!

This is a great time to start thinking about your landscape maintenance needs for 2016. Deal’s offers a full line of very affordable landscape maintenance programs including Organic Earth & Lawn Care™. Our Organic Earth™ program has a proven track record of earth-friendly turf and garden enrichment and maintenance. Want to learn more? Contact Deal’s

Snow Removal

Winter is approaching! The prediction for this area is that we’ll have a mild winter. Even so, contact Deal’s for our snow removal service. Seasonal contracts are available.

Welcome!

Welcome to Deal’s new website! We’ve been working very hard to upgrade the Deal’s Landscape website to work with smart phones, tablets, and desktop displays.

Find a problem with a page? Please let us know the particulars! Contact Deal’s