Saturday, November 30, 2013

Getting ready for Christmas

Getting ready for Christmas!

Decorating our 16' Christmas tree...




Christmas is always a fun time around here, but it is important to remember what Christmas is all about: the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. 

All of the material things that we tend to focus on during the Christmas season are nothing in comparison to the gift that God gave us when He sent His only Son to be born and later die for our sins.

We wish you and your family and Merry Christmas!


She will bear a son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.

Matthew 1:21

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Lower grain prices!



We have received our new harvest corn crop, which is good news for you because prices have come down from last year!

Gear up for hunting season with bags of whole corn, apple-flavored whole corn, deer mix, and much more and at a much lower price!

Give us a call today  at (785) 286-2390 for current prices on bagged grains or stop by at 4107 NW Topeka Blvd. (Topeka Blvd. is finally open under the US HWY-24 bridge!).

Saturday, October 12, 2013

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

Today is Isaac Tarwater's last day at Tarwater Farm & Home Supply. We are sad to see him go, but he is going to be doing missions work with Trash Mountain Project (check out their website at for more information), and we are excited to see what God has in store for his future. Trash Mountain Project is a non-profit organization that works around the globe to help children and families living within trash dump communities. Their goal is to spread the Gospel message of Jesus Christ while also meeting immediate physical needs.

As many of you may know, Isaac has been involved with the family business throughout his lifetime, and he has been full-time ever since graduating high school. This will be a big adjustment in his life and in ours. We are excited for him, but at the same time, we are losing a co-worker, family member, and friend.


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Fall is coming...

Fall is almost here! Fall is a GREAT time to shape up your lawn after Kansas' hot, dry summers!

Many people believe that all grass seed and fertilizer are equal, but do not be deceived! It is very important to get the “full scoop"! Grass seed, for example, comes in many different varieties and qualities. While grass seed might be cheap at a chain store, the germination and purity might not be up to par! Read the seed tags before you buy! Some stores carry 90% pure seed or blends that include annual rye which will die out and not come back. Although 90% seems like a high percentage, keep in mind that a lower purity means more "other stuff" in the seed! The highest quality seed will save you time and work in the long run when you don’t have to spray for weeds constantly! Remember to always do the research before you buy!

Unknown to many consumers, the best weed preventer is healthy grass! Sound strange? Think about it this way: if your grass is thick and lush with few to zero bare spots, weeds will have no room to sprout! There are many different weed killers and sprays available for use, but establishing healthy grass the first step to take! This can be achieved by using quality seed and fertilizer. Also, fertilizing and overseeding at least twice a year makes a tremendous difference! Fill in the bare spots in your yard before you give weeds time to grow. Spread more grass seed on top of existing grass to create a thicker lawn. Mow regularly to improve the appearance of grass. Finally, whenever possible, keep the ground moist! Without watering, especially when planting new grass, the seed can die or turn brown and splotchy. Remember to fertilize when seeding or overseeding your lawn!

The components of fertilizer are very important! A healthy yard has an ideal amount of nitrogen, phosphorous, and potash (for example, 32-3-8 fertilizer is 32% nitrogen, 3% phosphorus, and 8% potash). When one or more of these three crucial ingredients are missing, grass suffers! Nitrogen works on top growth, and high nitrogen makes grass greener and more lush. Phosphorous and potash are both root stimulating ingredients. Before grass can pop up above the ground and stay green, the roots must be thick and deep. Keep this in mind when shopping for fertilizer! Know what ingredients your yard needs more of (we offer soil tested if you have never had your soil us for more details!), and then buy fertilizers with high content of those needed components.

Stop by and talk to us about the different grass seed varieties and fertilizers that we carry!