Looking to Add More Shade? Here are Some of the Fastest Growing Trees for the Best Shade

July 6th, 2020 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm
Aspen trees in forest for shade

Many homeowners with a good amount of land have trouble finding shade, especially if they’re somewhat of a distance from the woods. The good thing is you can plant trees in your yard that will quickly grow for the shade that you want. Just make sure you know what you’re getting into with maintenance!   […]

Learn About Composting

May 29th, 2020 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm
Using Compost

May 29th is Learn About Composting Day. Compost is a nutrient-rich organic matter that helps enrich the soil. If you have a garden, introducing compost to your soil can significantly benefit your plants and soil. Composting also helps reduce your carbon footprint by reusing organic materials that would otherwise be thrown away. Compost can be […]

Different Species of Evergreen Trees + Planting Tips

May 22nd, 2020 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm
Different Species of Evergreen Trees + Planting Tips

When most people think of Evergreen trees, the first thing that comes to mind is probably Christmas. Although these trees are well-known for being used as Christmas trees, there is much more to this piney plant. Here at Cold Stream Farm, however, we know that evergreens come in all shapes and sizes, and they serve […]

Benefits of Birds on Your Property 

May 8th, 2020 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm
Attract Birds To Your Property

Birds are beautiful creatures that add a wildlife quality to your property. Along with their beauty,there are many benefits to having birds on your property.    Here are some of the benefits of having birds on your property:   Pest & Rodent control- Birds eat a variety of pests that could be living on your […]

Planting Grass This Spring

April 14th, 2020 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm
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 […]

How Ferns Reproduce

April 10th, 2020 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm
How Ferns Reproduce

Ferns are vascular plants made of leafy branches. There are many different species of ferns around the world. They thrive in moist environments like tropical rainforests. Ferns vary in sizes and can be grown on the surface of ponds and on tree trunks.    Reproduction While most plants are reproduced through seeds, ferns are reproduced […]

Best Times To Water Plants

February 27th, 2020 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

Planting trees, bushes, plants and other shrubs is a nice way to increase the aesthetic appeal of a property as well as provide some shade and privacy. It is a pretty straightforward process to plant trees, shrubs and other plants, but the real question that often comes with a little bit of uncertainty is when […]

Tips For Planting Pine Trees in Spring

February 20th, 2020 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

  Spring is just around the corner, so now is a great time to start getting your garden in shape for the upcoming warmer seasons. Spring is naturally a great time to plant bushes and trees, and pine trees are no exception. If you are considering planting some pine tree saplings this year, here are […]

How To Reuse Your Christmas Tree

November 4th, 2019 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm
close up of woman decorating tree for christmas

According to the National Christmas Tree Association, there are about 25 to 30 million real Christmas trees sold every year. Make Fresh Mulch One of the easiest and most effective ways to reuse a Christmas tree is to rent a woodchipper and turn the tree into mulch for your garden. Fresh mulch can help to […]

Tips for Planting Trees in Late Fall

October 30th, 2019 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

One of the best times for planting trees, shrubs, and other plants is late fall or early winter. There are a number of excellent benefits to late-year planting. November and even December can be great months to plant. Trees and shrubs planted during this time will focus on creating a solid foundation by deeply rooting […]