8 Places to Get Your Dream Yard in State College

8 Places to Get Your Dream Yard in State College

It is something you’ve probably thought about before: your dream yard. Does it contain a garden? For most of us in State College, a luscious garden with strong trees and colorful flowers are prominent in our dream gardens. That garden is possible. However, that garden isn’t something you can get if you get any old flowers, regular trees, and basic pots from Walmart. Instead, you should plan to go to a few different places to get the absolutely best of the best for your dream garden. Check these local businesses out: Where to Shop for your Dream Garden in State College 1. Wheatfield Nursery For some of the best options in floral design in State College, Wheatfield Nursery is a great option for anyone in Central Pennsylvania. They offer everything from plants and trees to mulch and decorations. From the planning stage to just adding the right amount to set off your yard, you will be able to find it here. Wheatfield stands above other nurseries because its employees are so knowledgeable about plants, gardens, and any other project that they sell. Make sure to check out their hanging baskets if you get a chance, they are absolutely stunning and will set off any house.   2. College Gardens Though they may appear to be a little smaller in scale, at least from the front, College Gardens offers a ton of options for the beginners and those who are more advanced in the art of gardening. This place is a little different, because at first you aren’t sure you are walking into a nursery. While they do sell a...
Winter Tree Pruning 101

Winter Tree Pruning 101

Winter Tree Pruning: Why Should I Prune? Safety, one of our company’s main Core Values, is the most important reason properly pruning trees and shrubs on your property matters. The University of Minnesota Extension cites two main reasons to prune trees and shrubs: Protect People and Your Property Regular pruning of your trees and shrubs protects your property and people on your property from the damage that can be caused by overgrown plants. An example of this could be removing dangerous tree limbs that might fall on your house during a storm. Protect Plant Health and Improve Appearance Removing branches that are dead or dying due to insect infestation, disease, weather or animals protects the entire tree or shrub from further damage. This would also protect any neighboring plants from being infected or infested. Pruning helps control a tree or shrub’s appearance, making it more attractive in your landscape.   Winter Tree Pruning: When Should I Prune? In Pennsylvania, the spring time renews our excitement about the outdoors. Chirping birds and extended sunshine make us want to get outside and clean up after a long, bitter cold winter. However, in most cases it is best to prune trees just before spring. As Purdue University Cooperative Extension points out, trees or Shrubs that flower after the end of June, should be pruned during winter months before new growth starts. Rodale’s Organic Life also states that not only is it easier to see where you need to prune after the leaves fall, but pruning during the dormant season re-energizes the plant just before spring. Removing any unnecessary weight from the tree or shrub allows...