Michigan’s Bird Paradise: Creating a Backyard Oasis with Native Trees and Shrubs

Michigan is blessed with abundant natural beauty, including a rich diversity of bird species. Imagine stepping into your backyard and being greeted by a symphony of melodious bird songs, vibrant feathers fluttering in the trees, and the joy of witnessing these captivating creatures up close. With a well-planned landscape featuring native trees and shrubs, you… Read more »

The Environmental Benefits of Planting Trees and Shrubs in Late Summer

As summer draws to a close and the cooler temperatures of late summer set in, many homeowners may assume that the planting season for trees and shrubs has come to an end. However, contrary to popular belief, late summer can be an excellent time to embark on your landscaping endeavors. Not only can you enjoy… Read more »

How to Enhance Your Michigan Garden with Ornamental Trees and Shrubs

Creating a beautiful and vibrant garden is a dream for many Michigan homeowners. One of the most effective ways to enhance your garden’s aesthetic appeal and add year-round interest is by incorporating ornamental trees and shrubs. With their stunning blooms, captivating foliage, and unique architectural features, these plants can transform your outdoor space into a… 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 »

Summer Tree Care Guide: Keeping Your Trees Healthy and Thriving

The summer season brings warmth, sunshine, and vibrant growth to our surroundings. It’s also a critical time for tree care, as trees face unique challenges during this period. To ensure the health and vitality of your trees, it’s essential to provide proper care and attention throughout the summer months. Here are some tips on how… Read more »

Wholesale Trees and Shrubs: Enhancing Commercial Spaces with Greenery

In today’s bustling commercial world, creating inviting and aesthetically pleasing environments is essential for attracting customers, increasing employee satisfaction, and promoting a positive brand image. One of the most effective ways to transform commercial spaces is by incorporating wholesale trees and shrubs. With their beauty, functionality, and environmental benefits, these green wonders can breathe life… Read more »

Spring Gardening Tips from Cold Stream Farm

Spring is here, and now is a great time to get outdoors and tend to your lawn and garden. There are many tasks to be done during spring to prepare your garden for the upcoming warmer months.  Here are a few tips to ensure the success of your lawn and garden: Assess Your Lawn/ Garden… Read more »

Understanding the Cinnamon Fern for Your Yard

At Cold Stream Farm, we know people love ferns for their variety, with each type of fern offering subtle differences from the last. Cold Stream Farms offers ferns that work for everyone, from ferns that tolerate rough weather conditions to ferns that thrive in cold soil. The Cinnamon Fern Cinnamon ferns reach a height of… Read more »

Planting Grass This Spring

There is nothing like seeing a home surrounded by vibrant, green grass, but planting grass is not as easy and artless as simply laying down the seeds. It is imperative to research proper grass planting techniques and timing, this all starts with choosing the best time to plant. So when is the best time to… Read more »

Get the Planting Supplies You Need for Spring

It’s never too early to start thinking about what you’ll need this spring to make sure the plants and gardens are successful. Lucky for you, Cold Stream Farm offers a wide variety of supplies to help get your growing season going. Support for Your Trees and Shrubs One of those supplies is bamboo stakes, which… Read more »

These Shrubs will Thrive in Wet Landscapes

Does your yard remain wet much of the year? Does your property feature wet, marshy soil? Do you have a pond, stream or other water feature that sometimes contributes to soggy soil around the property? Planting some of these thirsty shrubs that absorb water can help you to reclaim your yard and keep your property… Read more »