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7 Reasons Your Succulents Are Dying

Do you love the look of succulents but can’t seem to keep them alive? Do you typically have a green thumb (or not!) but succulents just don’t appear to be your thing? It sounds like you need a little Succulents 101!

There are several reasons why succulents just don’t make it, and by making a few tweaks, you can get some amazing results. Take a look at 7 reasons your succulents are dying so you can give your succulents the care they need for success!

  1. You Are Giving Them Too Much Water
  2. The Planting Container is Too Small
  3. The Planting Container Doesn’t Provide Drainage
  4. Your Succulents Aren’t Warm Enough
  5. They Are Too Compacted
  6. Your Soil Isn’t Nutrient Rich
  7. You Need to Transplant Them


For more information on these succulent tips visit,

October Updates and Deals Not to Miss!

Autumn just may be my favorite season. The air gets cooler and the leaves on the trees change color and fall activities are in full swing.

We have lots of new things coming at Louiso’s and October’s specials are perfect buys for this crisp fall we are starting.

  • Fall Hunting Sale:

    • Deer Stands, Trail Cameras, Blinds, Feeders and Targets are 15% off.

    • Record Rack Deer Corn is $6.00/40lb bag.

  • Loyall Originals are $3.00 off the 40lb bag.

  • Feather Fixer Pellets are $2.00 off .

  • Thermaglo Premium Wood Pellets are $4.10/bag or $205/ton.

Are you a horse owner?

Have you heard of Topline Balance, Nutrena’s unique approach to topline health?

A horse’s topline — the muscles that support the spine, from neck to hindquarters — austin_colored2xplays an important role in how a horse performs, looks and feels. While exercise, saddle fit, genetics and age are most frequently blamed for a poor topline, nutrition actually plays the most critical role. Nutrena is placing this concept at the forefront of our suite of nutrition solutions, so that your horse can benefit from having the healthiest topline possible.

Want to learn more about topline?
Visit – to get started, click on one of the 4 factors of topline below.

Ready to assess your own horse?
Visit the Topline Balance site or visit us in store to help evaulate your horse’s topline.

After you assess your horse, we will give a feed recommendation based on Nutrena® feeds. Nutrena® feeds are designed to deliver highly bioavailable amino acids in the correct amounts and ratios, so your horse can readily access the resources it needs for a steady improvement in topline condition. Look for the Topline Balance™ logo on these Nutrena® feeds to know you’re choosing the right product for healthy topline.

Visit us in store at 1223 Old SR 74, Batavia OH 45103 or call (513) 271-5665, 


Dog Food & Treat Recalls!

Please note, Louiso’s does not carry any of these treats listed in the recalls.  We are sharing for the safety of our customers pets.

Nutro CHEWY Treats with Real Apples

MARS Petcare has issued a voluntary recall of select lots of its Nutro dog treats due to potential mold.

What’s Recalled?

The following product is affected by this recall event:

  • Nutro CHEWY Treats with Real Apples
    Size: 4OZ
    UPC: 7910511344
    Lot Codes beginning with the following numbers and regardless of the Best By date:
    4 50
    5 02
    5 03
    5 05
 If you have questions about this voluntary recall, customers are invited to call Nutro Customer Service at 800-833-5330.

Stella and Chewy’s Dog and Cat Food Recall of December 2015

Stella and Chewy’s of Oak Creek, Wisconsin,has announced it is voluntarily recalling four of its products sold in the U.S. and Canada due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.

The recall affects a total of 990 cases — 964 cases in the U.S. and 26 cases in Canada.

What’s Recalled?

As a precautionary measure, Stella and Chewy’s is voluntarily recalling selected products from Lot # 165-15, which includes:

  • Frozen Stella’s Super Beef Dinner Morsels for Dogs
    Size: 8.5 ounce
    UPC: 186011 001554
    Lot #: 165-15
    Use By Date: 6/25/2016
  • Frozen Stella’s Super Beef Dinner Morsels for Dogs
    Size: 4 pounds
    UPC: 186011 001370
    Lot #: 165-15
    Use By Date: 6/25/2016 & 6/26/2016
  • Frozen Duck Duck Goose Dinner Morsels for Cats
    Size: 1.25 pounds
    UPC: 186011 001455
    Lot #: 165-15
    Use By Date: 6/25/2016

While the following products have not tested positive for Listeria, the company is also recalling the following products which may have come into contact with the affected lot:

  • Frozen Chick Chick Chicken Dinner Morsels for Cats
    Size: 1.25 pounds
    UPC: 186011 001448
    Lot #: 160-15
    Use By Date: 7/2/2016
  • Frozen Chick Chick Chicken Dinner Morsels for Cats
    Size: 1.25 pounds
    UPC: 186011 001448
    Lot #: 152-15
    Use By Date: 7/2/2016

Retailers and consumers can find the full product recall list and additional information on the company’s website.

For additional recall information visit,

Its time to get a Christmas Tree, now how do you keep it looking fresh?

Caring for a live Christmas tree is easy, but requires a few specific steps. If you take these steps, you can make a Christmas tree last longer through the season.

Wrap the tree for the trip home

Most Christmas trees travel to their owner’s home on the top of a vehicle. The first step to keeping your Christmas tree fresh is to cover the tree as you go home in order to keep the wind from damaging it. We have you covered, we wrap all our trees in netting for their rides home.

 Recutting the stem on the Christmas tree

When caring for a live Christmas tree, remember a Christmas tree is essentially a giant cut flower. The vascular system that draws water up into the Christmas tree will have clogged. Cutting off just a ¼ inch of the bottom of the trunk will remove the clogs and open up the vascular system again. You can cut more off, if you need to for height reasons. We have you covered, we recut the bottoms of all our trees, including drilling holes for stands.

 Watering your Christmas tree

It is essential to know how to keep a Christmas tree fresh that once you cut the trunk, the cut has to stay moist. Make sure to fill the stand immediately after you get the tree home. But, if you forget, most trees will be ok if you fill the stand within 24 hours. But your Christmas tree will stay fresh longer if you fill it as soon as possible.

If you want to make a Christmas tree last longer, just use plain water. Studies have shown that plain water will work as well to keep a Christmas tree fresh as anything added to the water.

Check the Christmas tree stand twice a day as long as the tree is up. It is important that the stand stayed filled. A Christmas tree stand normally holds a rather small amount of water and a Christmas tree can quickly use up the water in the stand.

 Choose an appropriate location for your Christmas tree

Another important part of how to make a Christmas tree last longer is to choose a good location in your house. Place the tree away from heating vents or cold drafts. Constant heat or fluctuating temperatures can speed the drying out of a tree.

Also avoid placing the tree in direct, strong sunlight. The sunlight can also make the tree fade faster.

Dog Food Recall – K-9 Kraving Dog Food

Even though we don’t carry these foods in our store, we still want to make sure our customers are informed.

On October 2, 2015, K-9 Kraving Dog Food of Baltimore, Maryland, announced the recall of its Chicken Patties dog food because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria mitocytogenes.

Salmonella and Listeria are bacteria that can affect the health of both pets and humans.

To learn which products are affected, please visit the following link:

K-9 Kraving Raw Dog Food Recall of October 2015

Please be sure to share the news of this alert with other pet owners.

Preparing for Fall weather with your pet

The leaves are changing and fall is here, making it a perfect time to take Max, Buddy or Lucy out for a nice long walk before the deep freeze of winter arrives.

Here are a few autumn safety pet tips from the Humane Society of the United States and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).

  • Animals, even with fur, need extra energy to produce body heat in the colder temperatures. Be sure to provide them with extra food and water so they can adequately fuel their bodies in chilly weather.
  • Make sure school supplies are put away in places cats and dogs can’t reach; colorful markers and glue sticks could become toys chewed by pets, upsetting their stomachs.
  • When hiking in the woods or along nature paths, be wary of snakes warming their bodies on the walking path and make sure dogs don`t eat any wild mushrooms. Although they may look appealing, these mushrooms could be poisonous.
  • Warm car engines are dangerous for cats and small wildlife. Parked cars attract small animals that may crawl up under the hood looking for warmth. To avoid injuring any hidden animals, bang on your car`s hood to scare them away before starting your engine.
  • Antifreeze is a deadly poison but has a sweet taste that attracts animals and children. Wipe up spills and store antifreeze out of reach. Better yet, use antifreeze-coolant made with propylene glycol; if swallowed in small amounts, it will not hurt pets, wildlife or people.

Fall clean up – For your lawn & your car

Fall lawn and landscape clean up

Fall landscaping, for all the work it entails, is something of a celebration. It is a rite of the harvest and a wonderful time to be active in the yard. Make a conscious effort to enjoy the autumn yard to the fullest! But also remember that there’s much work to be done, tasks that will prepare your yard for winter — and for the spring that’s sure to follow.

Common Fall Tasks

  • Overseed Your Lawn
  • Start a New Lawn
  • Rake Up Those Leaves!
  • Put Your Garden to Bed
  • Don’t Let Weeds off the Hook!
  • Plant a Tree, bush or bulbs

Add color for fall into your landscaping with plants that are hardy.

  • Mums
  • Kale
  • Fall cabbage

Now through October 31st, save 20% on new plant installation, call for more details (513) 271-5665.

Car detailing benefits year round

When having a vehicle detailed, it is important to remember to always consider the season that the vehicle will be exposed to in order to ensure maximum protection from the unique problems that can arise in specific seasons.

Fall car detailing

Fall detailing is all about preparing for winter. Since the temperatures are manageable at this time, it is important to add as much protection as possible to the exterior of the vehicle before the first snowfall to ensure you can fight the damaging effects caused by road salt.

For more information on all seasons and the benefits of detailing, visit our website.  Contact us to schedule your detailing!

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