Spring has sprung and gardening season is upon us. Gardening is a popular hobby for many reasons. It’s therapeutic and rewarding, it allows us to connect with nature and enjoy the fruits of our labor. Whether you are a novice gardener or a seasoned pro, there is always something to learn and improve on in the world of growing flowers, fruits and vegetables. In this article, we are sharing our most valuable gardening tips, plus resources in our local community that will help you along the way.

Tips for Gardening & Landscaping

  1. Make your plan. All good things start with a well thought out plan. Decide what you want to grow based on the space available, climate and your personal preferences. Consider factors like sunlight, soil quality and access to water. Bucks County is in the United States Department of Agriculture’s hardiness zone 6. Hardiness zones are regions that are labeled by their average minimum growing temperatures. Educating yourself on what hardiness zone you are located in will help you know which plants will and will not thrive in your garden.
  2. Choose the right plants. Select plants that are suitable for your climate and gardening experience. Take into consideration what you and your family enjoy eating and if you need guidance, speak to someone at a local garden center.
  3. Plant and water properly. Follow the instructions when it comes to spacing and watering frequency. 
  4. Provide adequate sunlight. Most plants need at least 6-8 hours of sunlight per day. Make sure where you decide to plant your garden allows for this.
  5. Control weeds and pests. Remove weeds frequently as they will take nutrients and water from your plants. Find ways to control pests, whether that be a natural spray or a fence to keep animals out.

Montgomery County Garden Centers

Daniel’s Lawn and Garden Center

2023 Happening List Winner for Garden Center/Nursery

1457 Sumneytown Pike, Harleysville, PA
(610) 287-9144

Daniel’s Lawn and Garden Center is one of the area’s leading Garden, Landscape, Hot Tub and Pool supply companies. You will find premium plants, shrubs, trees, soil, mulch and stone as well as hot tubs, pool supplies and other outdoor living equipment.

The Rhoads Garden

2023 Happening List Finalist for Garden Center/Nursery

570 Dekalb Pike, North Wales, PA
(215) 699-2207

The Rhoads Garden offers a full scale garden center, gift shop, floral department, foliage house, retail greenhouse and nursery. They also offer landscape design services.

The Store at Moyer 

538 Railroad Ave, Souderton, PA
(215) 799-2000

The Store at Moyer sells an array of lawn and garden supplies, flowers, bird feeders and farm supplies.

Holly Days Nursery & Landscaping

1201 Horsham Rd, Ambler, PA
(215) 283-3228

Holly Days Nursery has been serving the Horsham/Ambler area since 1994. The family-owned business prides itself on providing high-quality landscape supplies, and the best nursery and landscaping services available.

Local Landscaping Companies

AK Landscape Management LLC

2023 Happening List Winner for Landscaping

Collegeville, PA
(484) 624-2970

AK Landscape Management offers lawn care (cutting, fertilization, aerating/over-seeding, grading/seeding), landscaping (mulching, installation, fall clean up, spring clean up, stone work), tree work (pruning/trimming, tree removal), hardscaping (paver patio, retaining wall, concrete removal) and so much more.

Green Acres Nursery

2023 Happening List Finalist for Landscaping

270 County Line Rd, Colmar, PA
(215) 822-3334

Green Acres began serving the community in 1979. It’s a family-owned and operated business that offers hardscaping, landscaping and landscape lighting, outdoor living (fireplaces, pergolas, etc.) and a nursery with high quality trees and shrubs.

RMD Landscaping

2023 Happening List Finalist for Landscaping

901 Miller Rd, Pottstown, PA
(610) 416-3295

RMD Landscaping is a local lawn care company that prides itself on providing quality lawn and landscaping services. They provide lawn maintenance, spring and fall clean ups, mulch installation and much more.

Wetter Landscaping, Inc.

2110 Wentz Church Rd, Lansdale, PA
(215) 661-1966

Wetter Landscaping started in 2002 and is a highly sought after landscaping operation. Services include lawn and landscaping services, hardscaping, excavation, commercial, product delivery and snow and ice management.

Christopher Zeek Landscape Design

1750 Norristown Rd, Ambler, PA
(267) 304-3748

Zeek Landscape Design offer landscaping, water features, landscape design, patios and walkways, plus more.

 

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