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Green Acres to open Citrus Heights nursery

New location will be sixth Green Acres store in greater Sacramento area

Green Acres' future Citrus Heights site
Work already has started on the next site of Green Acres Nursery & Supply, on San Juan Avenue just
south of Greenback in Citrus Heights. The building most recently housed an antique mall. (Photo: Kathy Morrison)

Green Acres Nursery & Supply keeps growing!

This week, the Sacramento-based family-owned chain posted on Facebook that it was adding another location, just in time for spring planting season.

“It’s official. We’re opening a new store in Citrus Heights Spring 2021,” Green Acres announced on Facebook. “Look for us on the corner of Greenback and San Juan.

“Demolition on the existing building is underway and we look forward to sharing the progress with you,” the post added. “We’re excited to be part of the Citrus Heights community!”

Located at 6128 San Juan Ave. at the corner of Greenback Lane, the site is across from the Kohl’s shopping center and has ample parking. The existing building will be extensively remodeled.

According to a city spokesperson, the plans include a 24,297-square-foot building with an additional acre of outdoor and greenhouse space. The nursery is expected to be open for business in about six months.

Founded in 2003, Green Acres already has five locations: Sacramento, Roseville, Rocklin, Folsom and Elk Grove. It also recently acquired Eisley Nursery in Auburn and owns wholesale nursery Matsuda’s.

The nursery business continues to boom as more people discover the joy of gardening during the pandemic.

This Monday through Saturday, Green Acres hosts its annual Fall Festival with special virtual events every day. Also Monday, the fall pumpkins arrive at all Green Acres nurseries.

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For week of March 26:

Sacramento can expect another inch of rain from this latest storm. Leave the sprinklers off at least another week. Temps will dip down into the low 30s early in the week, so avoid planting tender seedlings (such as tomatoes). Concentrate on these tasks before or after this week’s rain:

* Fertilize roses, annual flowers and berries as spring growth begins to appear.

* Knock off aphids with a strong blast of water or some bug soap as soon as they appear.

* Pull weeds now! Don’t let them get started. Take a hoe and whack them as soon as they sprout.

* Prepare summer vegetable beds. Spade in compost and other amendments.

* Prune and fertilize spring-flowering shrubs after bloom.

* Feed camellias at the end of their bloom cycle. Pick up browned and fallen flowers to help corral blossom blight.

* Feed citrus trees, which are now in bloom and setting fruit.

To prevent sunburn and borer problems on young trees, paint the exposed portion of the trunk with diluted white latex (water-based) interior paint. Dilute the paint with an equal amount of cold water before application.

* Cut back and fertilize perennial herbs to encourage new growth.

* Seed and renovate the lawn (if you still have one). Feed cool-season grasses such as bent, blue, rye and fescue with a slow-release fertilizer. Check the irrigation system and perform maintenance. Make sure sprinkler heads are turned toward the lawn, not the sidewalk.

* In the vegetable garden, transplant lettuce and kale.

* Seed chard and beets directly into the ground.

* Plant summer bulbs, including gladiolus, tuberous begonias and callas. Also plant dahlia tubers.

* Shop for perennials. Many varieties are available in local nurseries and at plant events. They can be transplanted now while the weather remains relatively cool.

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