Urban Gardening

Greensgrow understands the unique issues facing city growers, we’ve had them all. Urban concerns like getting containers up to your roof, how to bring home pots on the bus, vandalism, cats and dogs abusing your street tree pit, noxious weeds, terrible soil, shade, privacy, smells and only enough space for a few wonderful plants.

The nursery carries a wide array of containers, including fabric, ceramic and plastic in many sizes. We have lots of soil, including compressed bricks of coconut fiber. We have repellents for pesky animals and bugs that won’t leave chemical residues. Organic fertilizers encourage your plants and allow them to reach their potential. We also have just the right small-scale and slow-growing shrubs and evergreens to fill out your little landscape.  And we have a sympathetic shoulder and lots of experience, so go ahead and tell us your story.

Our zone. In 2012 the USDA came out with an updated zone map and changed the majority of Philadelphia to zone 7B. Because our streets and buildings absorb heat during the day, city nights stay hotter than areas that are less built up, as that heat radiates back into the air. Greening our urban spaces can help keep us cooler. Planting a street tree in front of your house can help keep your heating and cooling bills lower. Come see what trees we have in stock! Find your plant hardiness zone