Monday, March 27, 2017

Critter Control in Your Landscape & Garden

As the warm summer months start back up, it's time to start planning your garden. We don't just mean planning what types of plants you'll be planting, though - but planning how you'll keep the critters out of it. There are many types of critters that can invade your landscape and garden, so we're bringing in an expert to give you the facts. We'll also be throwing in a great deal for anyone attending, so keep reading to learn all about it!


Event Details

Join us on April 1st (no, we're not kidding!) from 10-11 AM at Camdenton Farm and Garden. We will have a class on trapping critters that are nuisances to your lawn and garden, and what to do about them. We have an incredible local expert coming in to share his knowledge about these critters and how to remove them.

About Our Speaker


Adair's Animal Nuisance Trapping is a family owned full-service nuisance wildlife control and removal service located at Lake. Their company specializes in solving wildlife and human conflicts. They address animal and wildlife problems across the entire Lake area. Adair's Animal Nuisance Trapping also restores all animal damage to lake homes, condos, yachts, boats, docks, and businesses. In short, they are your Lake of the Ozarks Mo Residential, commercial and Industrial nuisance control specialists.

Critter Control Presentation

If you've ever needed to get control of critters in your area, our event at the Lake of the Ozarks can help. Let Trapper Adair show you the fundamentals in critter control, and how to see if they're around your home. Here are the topics that Trapper Adair will be covering:

  • Trouble-Makers
  • Damage Caused
  • Trapping Methods
  • Solutions

Whether you've found a creature taking up residence in your chicken coop and welcoming themselves to a fried chicken buffet, or you're looking for the best trapping methods, we've got the solutions for you. Be sure to come out to your local garden shop at the Lake of the Ozarks Saturday, April 1st to learn more.

Special Discount

For anyone attending the Critter Control class at Camdenton Farm and Garden, we have a special deal just for you! We are offering our traps at a 10% discount just for you, and just for this day ONLY. If you've been wanting to get some traps, now is a great time to do it. Trapper Adair can make suggestions and you can get them at a discount.


Your Farm and Garden Store at the Lake of the Ozarks

From farming and gardening supplies to event to teach you more about the craft - we have it all. There's nothing better than relying on your local store to teach you the ropes and provide you with the best tools necessary for getting the job done. Don't forget to join us this weekend for the Critter Control course and get your 10% discount on traps!

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Providing quality lawn and garden products at the Lake of the Ozarks and surrounding counties for over 25 years! 

251 S Business Hwy 5 Camdenton, MO

www.CamdentonFarmAndGarden.com



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Monday, March 20, 2017

All That Is Lawn & Garden Event

March 20th is the first day of spring, and *if* you need permission to start your garden planning NOW you have it! The weather has started getting warmer, the days are getting longer, the sun is shining brightly, and there is nothing better than thinking about getting your hands down in that nice cool soil. Here at Camdenton Farm and Garden, we not only bring you the best garden supplies at the Lake of the Ozarks, but we also bring you the best garden events at the Lake of the Ozarks. This Saturday, March 25th, we are bringing in an expert on lawn and garden care to teach you some really cool tips and tricks.


All That Is Lawn & Garden

When: Saturday, March 25th, 9 AM - Noon
Where: Camdenton Farm & Garden
Why: Because we LOVE to garden!

About the Speaker

We've invited Lynn Bolay to come and share some of her garden knowledge with us. She represents Fertilome and Hi-Yield products, both of which we are honored to provide for you. Lynn is an expert when it comes to products you can use for a beautiful lawn, how to care for your perennials, trees, and shrubs, and what/how to apply herbicides and pesticides without placing a negative impact on our beneficial insects.



Gardening Sessions

How, What & When: Products For A Beautiful Lawn - 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM

It's not only important to know WHAT products you should your landscaping, but how to apply them, and even when to use them. There is a specific schedule that can change depending on where you're located in the nation, so it's helpful when you can have someone from your area give you the low down.

Caring For Your Plants, Shrubs, and Trees - 9:45 AM to 10:15 AM

Whether you're a beginner at gardening and landscape care or a seasoned expert, Lynn can offer some helpful insight into your gardening strategy and how to improve it.

Herbicides & Pesticides, Uses & Safety To Protect Beneficial Insects - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM

The goal behind herbicides and pesticides is that you want to be able to protect your garden from the bad bugs, while still not obliterating the safe and beneficial insects. Lynn will be able to offer insight into the products they offer and how they can accomplish this.

Your Veggie Garden: What Products To Use For Great Results - 11:15 AM to 11:45 AM

Whether you want to protect from bugs, increase your harvest, or change up your fertilization routine, Lynn can give you some great insight into your gardening strategy and how to improve it.


Lake of the Ozark Gardening

We invite you to come and attend each session, or even just a few of your favorites at this FREE event. Do you want to know the best part? Not only will you get this incredible insight into gardening, but ALL participants will receive a 10% discount on all perennials and shrubs purchased on the day of the seminar. This will be a powerful event for jump starting your gardening season, and we look forward to helping you grow as your garden grows! Visit our website to for more information, and make sure to come out and enjoy your Saturday morning with us.

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Providing quality lawn and garden products at the Lake of the Ozarks and surrounding counties for over 25 years! 

251 S Business Hwy 5 Camdenton, MO

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Butterflies of the Midwest

March 14th is Learn About Butterflies day and even though it's bitterly cold outside, we think there's no better day to think about these whimsical insects than today. At Camdenton Farm and Garden, we love to watch the butterflies fly from one plant to the other during the summer, and we also love when customers design a butterfly garden at the Lake of the Ozarks to create a great place for these creatures to inhabit. Here are a few of the most popular butterflies in the Midwest:

Photo Credit: www.nature.mdc.mo.gov

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

This is the only swallowtail in Missouri with yellow and black stripes. Some females are yellow with black, similar to the males. While others are black with darker black stripes. Both of the female forms have blue scales on the top side.


Photo Credit: www.nature.mdc.mo.gov

Giant Swallowtail

This is the largest butterfly in Missouri! The overall color of the wings on the top is a dark blackish brown, with bands of several yellow spots. There is a yellow spot at the tip of each tail as well. The underside of the wings is predominantly yellow with black, blue and red markings.



Monarch Butterfly
Photo Credit: www.nature.mdc.mo.gov

The upperside of the male is bright orange with wide black borders and black veins, while the upperside of the female is orange-brown with wide black borders and blurred black veins. Both the male and the female have white spots on the borders and the apex.


Photo Credit: www.nature.mdc.mo.gov

Common Buckeye

This butterfly has a brown upper side, and the forewing has two orange cell bars and 2 eyespots. Part of the white band appears in the largest, lower eyespot. The windwing has two eyespots, and the upper one is largest and contains a magenta crescent.

Photo Credit: www.nature.mdc.mo.gov


Black Swallowtail

When you look at this butterfly from above, both the male and female have two rows of yellow spots, and these spot bands are generally wider on males. A small yellow spot is present toward the tip of the forewing.

Photo Credit: www.nature.mdc.mo.gov

Red Admiral

The upper side of this butterfly is black with an orangish-red median forewing band and a red band on the trailing edges of the hindwing. There are also white spots on the forewing tips. If you see them from below, the hindwing has a dark mottled pattern, and the forewing is marked with red, white and blue.



Photo Credit: www.nature.mdc.mo.gov

Mourning Cloak

This beautiful and unique butterfly has a maroon-brown color on top with a yellow and blue border. The blue border is lined with white spots. The undersides of the wings have cream-colored borders on a dark, striated, grayish or blackish background.



Photo Credit: www.nature.mdc.mo.gov

Painted Lady

This butterfly is similar to the American lady. It has an orange and black on the topside of the wing, and white cob webbing on the brown undersides. Painted ladies have 4 small eyespots on the underside of the hindwing, and when seen from above, the wide dark median forewing band is broken into two parts with a heavy connecting bar.

Photo Credit: www.nature.mdc.mo.gov

Eastern Tailed Blue

The lower side of this butterfly is pale gray with numerous small dark spots. Both sides of the hindwings have two (or more) orange spots by the thin tail. The males are blue above, while on females have a mixture of blue and dark gray.



Photo Credit: www.nature.mdc.mo.gov

Pearl Crescent

The pattern on adult wings varies, but all of them have orange wings with black borders and fine black markings. The common name comes from a crescent-shaped, light-colored spot surrounded by a darker patch on the outer edge of the hindwing.



Red-Spotted Purple
Photo Credit: www.nature.mdc.mo.gov

The adult butterflies look very similar to pipevine swallowtails, and the mimics can be difficult to separate from other swallowtails. If you notice the lack of tails, the black lines near the hindwing margin dorsal view, and the red-orange spots on the underside.

Gardening at the Lake of the Ozarks

Do you want to create a butterfly garden this year? We would love to help you! As the weather starts to get warmer, we will start stocking live plants and bushes that you can use. Even now, we have seeds that you can start your garden with. Come out and visit our farm and garden shop in Camdenton, MO to get started! Don't forget to celebrate Learn About Butterfly Day the right way,

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Providing quality lawn and garden products at the Lake of the Ozarks and surrounding counties for over 25 years! 

251 S Business Hwy 5 Camdenton, MO

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Friday, March 10, 2017

What Is Your Garden Style?

While there are threats of winter looming over the weekend - that doesn't change the fact that spring is just around the corner. In fact, March 12th is Plant a Flower Day, and we think this is a great time start planning your garden and thinking about spring. Here at Camdenton Farm and Garden, we have many tools to help you get started, as well as a multitude of seeds, and soon we'll have plants!

There are many different types of gardens, from herbs to flowers and everything in between. If you are thinking about planting your garden soon, but don't know what you want to plant or what direction you want to go with the style - here are some ideas!


Formal Garden

Do you like the gardens with a formal feel? Neatly trimmed hedges, precise flower beds all with a perfectly symmetrical design - this is a formal garden. It mimics the Renaissance garden style and it combines Italian, French, English, and Spanish gardens. The thing about formal gardens, though, is that they are typically limited to three or four types of plants that are all used symmetrically.

Cottage Style

The romantic style of the cottage garden is becoming popular in many areas because it's easy to maintain and the dense planting cuts back on weeding. These gardens were also used for herbs and food purposes. Cottage gardens are typically informal and characterized by dense garden spaces and traditional materials. Combine plants like delphinium, columbine, and daisies for your cottage garden!

New American Garden

Do you want to create a space that resembles the wild and natural lands of Missouri? You can use native perennial plants, bulbs, and especially ornamental grasses. This can be a fun way to replicate the prairie that used to be North America, and is a great way to remember how the area looked in years past. It can be similar to cottage gardening but less controlled and even bolder. Coneflowers, phlox, and sedum are popular in this type of gardening.

Butterfly or Hummingbird Garden

Butterfly and hummingbird gardens are a fun way to invite these beautiful creatures into your space. This garden style is extremely beautiful, and is quite relaxing to care for and nurture. Not to mention, watching the butterflies and hummingbirds dance through your garden can be captivating. This can also be a fun garden to plant when you have children, as they can watch and learn more about nature. You'll commonly find butterfly weed, aster, and trumpet vines in this type of garden.

Herb Garden

Finally, a food garden! Herb gardens are a great way to not only plant a beautiful space, but also be able to use what you've planted. Herbs are very popular in the cottage and New American garden styles, and you can also see it in the butterfly gardens as well. Herbs are a very versatile type of plant, and can also be quite beautiful because many have blooms as well.

Gardening at the Lake of the Ozarks

No matter what type of garden you choose to plant this year, we hope that you take some time this weekend plan out your garden and even plant some flowers! Old man winter may still be knocking at the door, but we are already planning for spring, we hope you are, too! Come out and visit Camdenton Farm and Garden for all of your garden supplies in Camdenton, and don't forget to tell us all about your garden plans - we love to hear your stories!

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Providing quality lawn and garden products at the Lake of the Ozarks and surrounding counties for over 25 years! 

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Adding Hogs to the Homestead

If you've been thinking about adding pigs to your small farm, March 1st is a great day to think about pigs because it's Pig Day. Whether you want to have another pet, or you want to keep pigs for meat, there are many advantages to adding these critters to your farm. Here at Camdenton Farm and Garden, we stock quality pig feed to help you keep your new farm animal fed and healthy. Here are a few tips to caring for your new pig, and how to create a comfortable place for them to live.


Bringing Your Pig to the Farm

When you want to add hogs to the farm, you will want to start with piglets and raise them up from a young age. They can vary in price depending on the time of year that you want to purchase them (spring can be more expensive because the kids in 4-H are purchasing them as well). When you buy a piglet, the longer they've been with their mother, the better their immune systems are. While the industry standard is 6 weeks, but even two extra weeks with their mother can make a big difference.

Creating Their Home

When you are debating whether or not to get pigs, you will want to consider the space that you have for them. They will need a pen and some form of shelter. They will need space to exercise, and if the pen is too small they will grow faster because they don't have enough room to exercise. A small pen can also be destroyed quickly, and parasites have a better chance of growing. 

Fence Them In

Piglets can be rather tricky to contain because they can escape easily. When they are young and small it's best to use a cattle panel, hog panel, or pallet pen. While you can use electric netting when they are older, while they are small they can get out easily and can be challenging to track down. Once they are older and unable to fit through the electric netting, string or wire - and have learned what happens with an electric fence, it can be easier to contain them. In fact, once a pig has learned about the electric fence, they will rarely go to the place where the fence is, even if it only use to be there and is no longer there.

What Do I Feed My Pig?

When you buy livestock feed at the Lake of the Ozarks, you want to find a commercial hog grower. At Camdenton Farm and Garden, we carry pig feed (14%) and ground/whole corn. We can also find other types of pig feed if you are looking for something specific. Give us a call for your pig feed at the Lake of the Ozarks, we would love to assist you. Aside from grains and feed, pigs will also eat just about any type of table scrap you throw at them. As long as it's not moldy, they can have it!

Caring For Your Farm

From the smallest to the largest of farm animals, our farm and garden store at the Lake of the Ozarks would love to help you find the products you need. Not only can we help you choose the right products, but we can help answer questions, give advice, and swap farming stories! Come out and visit us for all of your farming and gardening needs.

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251 S Business Hwy 5 Camdenton, MO

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