Winding Brook Farm is austere even by the standards of farm time, a 208-acre Bucks County plot that has been farmed by four generations for more than 100 years. The farming is still in full swing, with 100 head of dairy cows milked twice a day and 600 acres worth of crops planted and harvested each year. The good earth gives rise to a bevy of produce, including corn, soybeans, and rye. Educational groups drop by to learn about the way of life, milking cows for themselves and learning about the seeds.
Though the farm is operational year-round, fall is when it is at its most active. Corn mazes send pictographic messages into the stratosphere, displaying stalk-carvings of cows and tractors for the benefit of travelers overhead. Come Halloween, the fields become infested with skeletons and madmen out to spook hay wagon riders.
Since 1970, the tree experts at Crecraft For Tree Craft have tended to trees and shrubs with their insured services. The company specializes in combating the emerald ash borer, which has claimed thousands of trees in neighboring states. Before pruning branches and grinding stumps, the owner, Rick, arrives onsite to provide a complimentary consultation and estimate and advises clients on any preventative maintenance necessary to reduce the risk of damage to homes. The company also offers emergency removal services for clumsy trees.
Daniel's Lawn & Garden captures the verdant beauty of the outdoors within its sprawling landscape, nursery, and garden center. Inside this indoor arcadia, staffers walk customers through the benefits of installing pools and spas complete with offers of free estimates and squirt-gun fights with different grades of water. An outdoor nursery brims with color and greenery during the warmer months, overflowing with fresh flowers, trees, and vegetables ready to be seeded or transplanted. Since some consider the barbecue grill to be the crowning jewel in a perfect yard, the shop also fills floor space with Bull grills and outdoor kitchen accessories.
The certified lawn technicians from Rogers Landscaping LLC care for yards from the grass up to the tallest tree. During weekly visits, they might mow, edge, and weed. Other times you might catch them sealing driveways, erecting landscaping walls, or raking leaves. The team's tree talents range from hauling off deadwood to pruning back low-hanging branches, a practice that allows vehicles to pass freely and giraffes to feed without hunching over like boors.
The skilled landscapers at Jenkintown Lawn Service inject life into lawns with earth-friendly services. The team strives to deliver on customer expectations by showing up at the appointed time; creating verdant, healthy lawns; cleaning up once finished; and remembering your birthday. The technicians never use synthetic pesticides, opting instead for natural, environmentally conscious solutions.
Through their shop and sustainable vertical-landscaping services, Urban Jungle aims to cultivate green space wherever possible throughout Philadelphia's brick-and-concrete ecosystem. Indoor plants, air plants, containers, and pockets that hang from vertical-gardening structures cater to apartment dwellers without a yard of their own to mow. Those lucky enough to have a rooftop or an open green space can personalize their landscapes with outdoor plants, recycled-metal sculptures, and stone fountains. Their gardening gurus also lead workshops throughout the year on topics such as making terrariums, vertical gardening, arranging floral centerpieces, or reinforcing beanstalks in hopes of reaching the Cloud Kingdom.