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.
Plants and flowers symbolize new life, so it's only fitting that City Planter resides inside a converted old warehouse, transforming what would be a dusty, vacant space into a vibrant gardener's paradise. Inside, the neighborhood nursery's friendly staff members readily share their wisdom and help clients select the perfect house plant for the living room, rose for the garden, and orchid for the dog house.
The green thumbs also encourage customers to stop by with pictures of their space and they will help design a garden sanctuary. If visiting the store isn't possible, staffers will plant your plant in a container and deliver it to your door.
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.
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.
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.