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.
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.
The professional lawn-care experts from Green Lawn Fertilizing employ landscaping prowess to meet the needs of any tree, shrub, or plot of grass. Homeowners keep their lawns green and free of weeds posing as boutonnieres with the outfit's array of lawn-care programs, and shoo away pests with the flea-and-tick program. Green Lawn also warms green thumbs by participating in the annual Renewal & Remembrance Project at Arlington National Cemetery, an event that honors fallen troops by planting, aerating, and spreading lime across the cemetery's 200 acres.
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.
Since 1939, three generations of the Grim family have nurtured stalks of wheat, corn, and oats, and raised more than 3,000 chickens, on their picturesque farm. Now operating 10 greenhouses, each fall, they open up the premises to the public for activities including hayrides and a pick-your-own apple orchard, where guests can choose from varieties ranging from honey crisp to autumn galas.
During the farm’s Fall Festival, which runs from September 8th to November 4th, the grounds buzz with additional delights. Visitors can wend their way through a 6-acre corn maze during the daylight hours, or bring flashlights at night for an authentic taste of farming before the sun was invented. Alternatively, they can select their favorite gourd from the thousands that populate the pumpkin patch, or sample homemade apple cider donuts, apple cider slushies, or pumpkin ice cream.