Landscaping for Energy Efficiency: Using Trees to Reduce Heating and Cooling Costs

In an era where energy efficiency is not just desirable but necessary, homeowners are constantly exploring ways to cut down on power usage and reduce their carbon footprint. One often overlooked strategy is the strategic use of landscaping, particularly through the planting of trees. Trees aren’t just aesthetic enhancements; they’re also powerful tools for improving… Read more »

Best Flowers, Trees, and Shrubs to Attract Bees and Butterflies

As spring arrives and nature awakens, many of us eagerly anticipate the return of vibrant colors and the gentle hum of bees and fluttering wings of butterflies in our gardens. Beyond their beauty, bees and butterflies play crucial roles as pollinators, supporting the growth of fruits, vegetables, and flowers. At Cold Stream Farm, we believe… Read more »

Consider Planting Fruit this Spring

Adding fruit trees to your property can provide some amazing benefits for you. Fruit trees will provide you with fresh fruit that you won’t have to look for in the grocery store during the spring and summer months. Seeing these trees blossom and bring fresh fruit will leave you with a smile on your face…. Read more »

Why Composting is Beneficial for Your Garden and the Environment

Composting is a great way to recycle your food waste while being environmentally friendly in the process. Plus, it’s great for your garden! As we get into the spring season, it’s time to start prepping your gardens and landscape for the summer season. A lot of work has to be done to ensure a healthy… Read more »

Thriving Transplants: Tips for Successfully Planting Trees and Shrubs in Spring

If you’re eager to introduce new trees and shrubs to your outdoor haven, the spring season provides an optimal window for transplanting. In this blog, we’ll delve into the art of successful planting, offering a comprehensive guide with tips and techniques from Cold Stream Farm. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a first-time planter, these… Read more »

Attracting Pollinators: Creating a Bee-Friendly Spring Garden

As the world awakens from its winter slumber, the gentle hum of pollinators signals the arrival of spring. Beyond their delightful presence, these industrious insects play a crucial role in our ecosystem. In this blog, we’ll explore the significance of supporting pollinators in the spring and guide you through the creation of a bee-friendly garden…. Read more »

Fast-Growing Trees: Instant Impact for Your Landscape

In the world of landscaping, patience may be a virtue, but for those seeking an instant transformation of their outdoor space, fast-growing trees are the key to immediate impact. In this blog, we’ll explore the advantages of incorporating trees with rapid growth rates into your landscape design. From providing shade to enhancing privacy, these arboreal… Read more »

Landscaping with Edible Trees and Shrubs: Cold Stream Farm’s Fruitful Choices

Imagine strolling through your own garden, plucking ripe, juicy fruits right from the trees and shrubs that adorn your landscape. Edible landscaping is a delicious and practical way to make your outdoor space both beautiful and bountiful. Cold Stream Farm offers a variety of fruit-bearing trees and shrubs that can transform your garden into a… Read more »

Low-Maintenance Landscaping: Cold Stream Farm’s Drought-Tolerant Plant Collection

In today’s world, where water conservation is of utmost importance, creating a beautiful and sustainable landscape is a priority for many homeowners. At Cold Stream Farm, we understand the value of low-maintenance landscaping that thrives even in drought conditions. Our nursery proudly offers a diverse collection of drought-tolerant plants that not only reduce water usage… Read more »

Landscaping Trends: Cold Stream Farm’s Trees for Modern Garden Design

In the ever-evolving world of landscaping, staying in tune with the latest trends is essential for creating a modern and stylish garden. As gardening enthusiasts and homeowners alike seek fresh ideas to transform their outdoor spaces, the role of trees becomes increasingly significant. Trees not only provide shade and greenery but also serve as focal… Read more »

Pruning and Trimming Trees in the Summer: Best Practices for Healthy Growth

Pruning and trimming are vital aspects of tree care, contributing to the overall health, appearance, and longevity of your trees. While pruning is often associated with the dormant season, it’s important to understand that certain trees can benefit from selective pruning during the summer months as well. Understand the Purpose of Summer Pruning Pruning during… Read more »