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Prepare for planting

Spring is right around the corner, and so is Thorold’s annual charity Fertilizer Sale
John and Teresa Tepylo are ready for the annual spring fundraiser. Bob Liddycoat / Thorold News

For the 10th year, Teresa and John Tepylo have teamed up to organize the annual fundraiser, which supports impoverished local families, while helping gardeners prepare for planting.

According to Teresa, “Last year we raised $1,200 which was donated evenly between Community Care, Thorold and Holy Rosary's St. Vincent de Paul Society.”

Once again, she and her husband will set up their large stock of fertilizer bags on a transport truck in the Rexall Parking Lot, located at 9 Pine St. North in the Pine Plaza.

This year’s three-day sale starts Friday, April 5, from 11:00 a.m to 5:30 p.m., and continues both Saturday, April 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., as well as Sunday, April 7, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Again this year, 100 per cent of the sale profits will benefit Holy Rosary Parish's St. Vincent de Paul Society and Community Care in Thorold.

Discounts are available for bulk purchases.

Prices are the same as last year, and include all taxes for five different varieties, as follows:

10-10-10, general purpose fertilizer - $22

15-15-15, general purpose fertilizer - $26

21-7-7, 50 per cent slow release fertilizer - $27

28-4-8, 60 per cent slow release fertilizer - $28

10-20-20, fall lawn fertilizer - $28

The first of the three numbers in the above codes refers to the amount of nitrogen in the fertilizer, which helps promote lush green lawns. The second number refers to the amount of phosphate, which is effective in establishing healthy root systems, as well as flower blooms and fruit production. The third number refers to the amount of potash, which is considered important for overall plant health.

For more information, call 905-227-9338.


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