The Scoop from the Coop

Looking for tips on raising chickens? Check out this awesome website from Nutrena. It's full of great advise. Learn how to introduce new chickens to your flock, feed treats correctly, setting up nesting boxes and more.

Marty's Lawn F.A.Q.s

Dreaming about a green lush lawn this Summer? The first thing you should know is the square footage of your lawn, then come on down and talk to Marty. Here are some of the F.A.Q.s he receives: Q. When should I start to fertilize my lawn? A. When the Forsythia in your yard or your neighbor's yard blossoms you will know the ground is warm enough to put down Stage One of your fertilizer and crabgrass control program. You should try to get the fertilizer down before the blossoms go by. Q. Should I put lime down first? A. Lime is very important to neutralize the pH of your soil. You should really check the pH first (optimum pH is 6.5-7). If the pH is lower than 6.5 you should lime first. If you d

Controlling Invasive Garlic Mustard

People in Franklin are noticing an invasive species of lawn and garden weed called "Garlic Mustard". It is a biannual plant from Europe and was imported as a culinary herb. It is taking over wetlands and out competing native plants. Once it flowers it produces hundreds of seeds that are dispersed by wind and rain. Garlic mustard also changes the soil conditions so that no other plant can grow there! You can manually pull out weeds in spring, and cut the weeds low while they are flowering so the seeds don't form. It may take a few years to get rid of this invasive because of all the seeds. Burnout has come in. It is a citric acid and clove oil based all natural spray that will kill most plant

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157 Cottage Street

Franklin Mass 02038

Walking distance from downtown, leashed pets welcome.

Independently and locally owned


Due to the pandemic our hours have changed

Open 7 days a week

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