Pike Nurseries Grows Online Advice with Kid’s Corner.

To celebrate Earth Day

By Pike Nurseries April 22, 2020

A healthier, safer, and sustainable future starts with educating and involving younger generations. Pike Nurseries adds to its collection of DIY ideas, how-to videos, and garden recipes with an all-new Kid's Corner – a resource with garden-inspired activities and downloadable worksheets that encourage families to play in the dirt. These step-by-step activities are geared to help cultivate an interest in the garden and teach the importance of being green.  

Bird Feeders
Create a welcoming place for local wildlife! Families can share backyard spaces with creatures by building a birdhouse or crafting bird feeders with two simple, hands-on DIY projects made with items around the home. Made with either pinecones or oranges, these projects will beat boredom for kids cooped up inside while feeding feathered friends. Parents can also use the free, downloadable activity sheet to enhance homeschool lessons about birds.

Homemade Seed Bombs
Seed packets are an easy, affordable start to gardening! There are several methods to create a successful seed bomb, but the pros at Pike Nurseries recommend either clay or construction paper for a short and easy-to-follow shopping list. Families can then plant the craft in soil and watch as the seeds germinate.  

Pizza Garden
Families can eat healthy, locally-sourced produce – by growing their own victory garden! Developing a green thumb will improve diets while reducing carbon footprints and food waste. The experts at Pike Nurseries will help assemble plants and herbs that will produce just the right ingredients for a garden-to-table pizza, getting kids excited about growing their own food.

Eco-Friendly Gardening

According to the experts at Pike Nurseries, gardens are naturally environmentally responsible. Below are some of their top tips and tricks to ensure gardens are sustainable and eco-friendly:

  • Choose native plants that support pollinators like bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other wildlife. Native plants are also acclimated to the climate, proving to be self-sufficient and sustaining the balance in nature.
  • Soil is the foundation for gardens! Combine a planting mix and compost to help build soil health, improve aeration and drainage while also adding nutrients. Adding red worms also improves soil health naturally.
  • Water plants before 10 a.m. to minimize evaporation and conserve water. Apply water at the base of the plant with either soaker hoses or hand-held watering wands to ensure it reaches the roots, instead of overhead on foliage and blooms.
  • Apply mulch and pine straw around plants to help prevent soil erosion, prevent weeds, and aid in water retention, especially in warmer temperatures.
  • Use organic solutions for pest and disease issues, as well as fertilizer to help minimize the impact on local wildlife and limit exposure to chemicals.

In an effort to keep customers safe, all Pike Nurseries locations are now exclusively offering delivery and curbside pick-up. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Customers can complete an online form or call a local store to order, and a Pike Nurseries employee-owner will return the call to personally consult on the request and finalize the order.

Pike Nursery, Buckhead
4020 Roswell Road
Atlanta, GA 30342
Phone: 404-843-9578

Pike Nurseries, Acworth
3602 Cobb Parkway
Acworth, Georgia 30101
Phone: 678-574-5868

Pike Nurseries, Milton
3155 Bethany Bend
Milton, Georgia 30004
Phone: 678-433-9060

Pike Nurseries, Cumming
6050 Bethelview Road
Cumming, Georgia 30040
Phone: 770-205-1737

Pike Nurseries, East Cobb
2900 Johnson Ferry Road
Marietta, Georgia 30062
Phone: 770-640-6468

Pike Nurseries, Suwanee
1105 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard
Suwanee, Georgia 30024
Phone: 770-271-5433

Pike Nurseries, Toco Hills
2101 LaVista Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30329
Phone: 404-634-8604

Pike Nurseries, Marietta
1875 Roswell Road
Marietta, Georgia 30062
Phone: 770-977-3040

Pike Nurseries, Johns Creek
5795 State Bridge Road
Alpharetta, Georgia 30022
Phone: 770-813-5050

Pike Nurseries, Lindbergh
2410 Camellia Lane NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30324
Phone: 404-869-2875

Pike Nurseries, West Cobb
3431 Barrett Parkway, NW
Marietta, Georgia 30064
Phone: 770-423-1650

Pike Nurseries, Towne Lake
2475 Towne Lake Parkway
Woodstock, Georgia 30189
Phone: 770-926-3252

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Please view other Pike Nurseries articles: Stressless, plant more: Pike reveals top benefits of gardening, Juicy tips for tasty tomatoes, Tips for planting modern-day victory gardensGarden-to-Grill tips, Personalized Container Gardens, Heat-Loving Plants for Summer,  Garden-Themed LearningHealthier Landscape, Picking the Perfect Pumpkinand Top essentials for a colorful spring garden.

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