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 »

Reasons to Buy Plants From a Wholesale Nursery

Cold Stream Farm is a wholesale/retail bare root tree and shrub nursery in Michigan. What are the benefits of buying plants from a wholesale nursery rather than a corporate store? Quality First, consider the quality. Big box stores treat their merchandise poorly. It doesn’t receive the attention and care that a wholesale nursery gives… so… Read more »

Planting Trees and the Effects on Your Property

Many homes across America have trees either in their back or front yards. We see them every day when we leave, we clean up when leaves or branches when they fall, but have you ever taken the time to think about the real value they bring to your home? For starters, trees provide us with… Read more »

Planting Experience Not Needed with This Shrub

Many different types of plants, flowers, and trees take a lot of care and expertise to grow. However, if you don’t have a “green thumb,” you might be searching for greenery that you can enjoy with little maintenance required. Cold Stream Farm sells a variety of shrubs that can be cared for with minimal effort,… Read more »

When Should You Plant Vines?

If you’re a novice gardener hoping to transform your backyard, it might be tricky to know which season is best for planting certain items. For any green-thumb hopefuls who want to add vines to their garden, check out our tips below on the best time of year for vine planting. Planting Vines: Where to Start?… Read more »

Why Composting is Beneficial for Your Garden and the Environment

As we get into the month of November, you’re probably putting away your lawn tools and gardening equipment for the winter season. Even though we’re finishing up our lawn chores and landscaping tasks, we can still maintain our gardens in different ways during the off-season. Composting is a great way to recycle your food waste… Read more »

How to Prepare Your Spring Gardening During the Winter Season

What’s better than planting your favorite flowers, trees, and shrubs in the spring? How about preparing for spring planting in the As we approach the winter season, and yes, it’s coming soon, it’s important to start preparing for the next season of planting. Spend the cold season preparing for your upcoming springtime planting plans with… Read more »

Highlighting the Must-Have Garden Tools

Every gardener needs a reliable set of tools. Maintaining landscaping and planting is no simple task and having the right gear by your side can make all the difference. Regardless of your experience level, you should know what items should be in your tool shed. As we start to get into the off-season of gardening… Read more »

Essential Fall Gardening Tips

Summer is nearing its end which means it is time for fall garden preparations. There are many steps you must take during this time to ensure the health and longevity of your garden. Colder months are ahead, and it is time to prepare your lawn and landscaping. To make sure your landscape is ready, make… Read more »

Tips on Putting Your Garden to Bed

How you treat your garden now will affect how thrives in the future. As seasonal changes and colder weather settle in, it is time to think about how to prepare your garden for seasonal changes. Below are some tips on putting your garden to bed for the season: Remove Debris to Prevent Pests Pests and… Read more »

Plan Accordingly When Planting Trees

Although the best time for planting trees is late winter or early spring, many people plant trees in autumn. As we near the end of August, the temperature will begin to cool and our thoughts will focus on preparing our kids for back to school, the seemingly endless parade of holidays and doing last minute… Read more »

Choosing the Correct Shrub

Choosing the correct shrub for your yard starts with deciding on function and then moves to deciding between forms. There are a few reasons to install shrubbery in your yard. Obviously, there is great aesthetic value, whether you’ve got your heart settled on a deciduous or coniferous variety. However, your options can be narrowed down… Read more »