As our nation, communities and businesses react to the spread of COVID-19, GreenScapes commends the efforts of local, state and federal governments to mitigate the impact and strive to keep the public safe and healthy.
Horticulture benefits the health and happiness of every citizen and every community in the U.S. Americans are resilient and resourceful in the face of adversity provided the opportunity to produce their own food and manage any shortage in the supply chain. Millions of Americans engage in food production at home, and more are sure to follow as the COVID-19 crisis unfolds.
With thousands of garden retailers serving communities across North America, these stores provide much-needed services. Whether helping Americans produce home-grown fruits and vegetables, as Americans did during WWII as Victory Gardens, as a mental and physical health relief or providing wholesome activities for children, garden centers offer products and support that individuals and communities can utilize during these stressful times.
What better way to enhance your current quality of life than through emotional well-being, ecosystems benefits, and financial paybacks? There’s no better way to do this than through the daily enjoyment of flowers, plants, and trees, as well as physical outdoor activities through landscaping and gardening.
Many of the products carried by garden retailers are agricultural, like seeds and edible plants. Others are necessary tools and supplies. Together they are essential to maintaining a healthy living environment. In many communities, the garden retailer may be the only outlet where consumers have access to essential supplies for growing, gardening, maintaining or repairing their residences.
While we agree, wholeheartedly with all of this information, we will be offering bulk material delivery, or pick up by appointment only at this time. We will be postponing opening the garden center to the public to make sure that ourselves, friends, family and amazing customers remain safe and healthy. As soon as conditions improve, and it is reasonable and responsible, we will open our doors with normal Spring hours.
There are plenty of ways to get outside and #GetGrowin in your own yard – sign up for our newsletter for your “Spring To-Do List”. We’ll provide information on things you can do to get ready to plant, kids’ activities, and much more to help you stay active and as stress-free as possible during this unique time.
As always, we are available by phone, email, and social media for all of your gardening and landscaping related questions – please don’t hesitate to reach out at any time. We’re choosing to stay positive and look forward to seeing some beautiful plants, and all of you, very soon!
Best wishes as always,
Your Friends at GreenScapes Garden Center & Landscape Co.