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Finding Green in Rochester: Landscaping and Nurseries

Friday, January 21st, 2022

For homeowners living in and around the Rochester area, there are plenty of options available when plants, lawn, and garden care needs arise. Local landscaping professionals, greenhouses, and nurseries can provide not only access to appropriate plants but also access to valuable professional insight and guidance. Enjoying plants and working them into your daily life is easy when you know where and how to get started. Rochester residents are fortunate to have an abundant supply of plant experts right in their local area.

Doing Business With Local Small Businesses

It was estimated that by the end of 2020, there were 8 million Facebook advertisers, the majority of which were for small and medium businesses across many different industries. One of the most common included home and garden-related services. This only highlights the dominant demand for lawn and garden services. Local businesses are often the go-to place for homeowners looking for help and advice with their landscapes. In the Rochester area, there are plenty of opportunities to find skilled and experienced plant experts who can offer unique insights and advice for any garden-related needs. Starting with the local pros can help ensure you get the right plants for your specific needs as well as the finest services and advice along with the most affordable prices.

Benefits of Plants at Work

Bringing plants inside the workplace, with indoor potted plants and the like, can have great benefits for office workers in virtually any setting. According to a Queensland School of Psychology research project, plants may improve the productivity of workers by up to 15% and can also help boost mood and attention spans as well. Improving the air quality and atmosphere of the workplace can go a long way in improving employee perspectives and work habits.

Benefits of Plants at Home

These same benefits can be enjoyed at home, too. By having plants inside the home and a well-maintained yard and garden outside, you can boost the value of the home, make it more attractive, and improve the health of you and your family overall. Cleaner air and a sense of responsibility and pride for taking care of another living thing is something every family member can benefit from.

Shifting Focus for Green Living

Rochester residents can utilize local garden centers and plant experts to do their part to make lawn and garden care more environmentally sound. Sustainability with gardening is also on the rise today among younger homeowners. A recent NGB survey shows that 67% of respondents younger than 35 want a green healthy-looking lawn but also want other elements included as well. This shift in focus is partly driven by an eco-friendlier view of homeownership.

Take Small Steps Today to Get Started

If you live in the Rochester area and are looking for some help and guidance with your next lawn or garden project, be sure you start with the local pros. These are the experts who know how to find the right plant for the right place and how to best take care of it. From lawn grasses to trees and shrubs to common flowers and plants- whatever your plant needs are, these pros are there to help and to make it as easy as possible for homeowners like yourself.

Visit the neighborhood garden center and try and buy from local nurseries and greenhouses. Local guidance and insight are often best. Finding these will be a quick and easy way to get started on the right path for any landscape and plant-related plans you have in mind.

Friday, January 21st, 2022
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ROC Business: Great Tips to Improve Your Company

Friday, October 9th, 2020

There are so many great businesses in the Rochester area. Many of these companies have been struggling since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, but there are still things that can be done to end the year on a high note and increase productivity, worker happiness, and revenue for the future!

Here are some awesome tips for Roc business owners looking to improve their organization:

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Friday, October 9th, 2020
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What Can You Actually Do For Fun in Rochester This Fall?

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

There’s no doubt that the pandemic has severely impacted the way we live. From how we run errands to the way we work and learn, the threat of COVID-19 remains constant. And while the average American life expectancy is 78 years, our current national crisis indicates that if we don’t get things under control, we could experience thousands — if not millions — of lives being cut short.

But aside from the coronavirus’s impact on our survival rates, it’s also had major effects on the way we socialize and have fun. With the continued need to wear masks, practice social distancing, and reduce the inherent risks associated with public places, it’s no wonder that many of us are wondering whether we’ll ever really be permitted to have fun in a worry-free way again. Although Florida attracts more than 100 million visitors each year, the majority of New Yorkers need to stay put (and away from national hot spots) in order to reduce their risks.

With that in mind, you might be stuck in the area for the foreseeable future. And as the seasons change, what exactly can you do for fun? You might be pleasantly surprised with the fall activities that are still going on — with restrictions in place — in the greater Rochester area.

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Thursday, September 10th, 2020
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Everything You Need To Know About Park Ave Fest This Weekend

Friday, August 2nd, 2019
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By Melissa Brewer

The summer festival season in Rochester continues this weekend with the 43rd edition of the Park Ave Summer Art Fest on Saturday, Aug 3 from 10a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Aug 4. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This annual celebration of arts and culture stretches for a mile and a quarter along Park Avenue from Alexander Street to Culver Road. Every year, this part of the picturesque Park Avenue neighborhood transforms into a mecca of shopping and entertainment. Better yet, admission is completely free.

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Friday, August 2nd, 2019
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How to Prepare Your Exhibit for the Corn Hill Arts Festival

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

By Sammi Cohen

Even though most people know Rochester for Kodak or its signature garbage plate, more people have started to take note of Rochester’s thriving arts scene. From new featured art at the Memorial Art Gallery to the local artists showcasing their skills at its countless festivals each year, folks from across the state have indulged in the local art for which Rochester is known.

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Wednesday, May 29th, 2019
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Here’s How Rochester is Celebrating Black History Month

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

By Sammi Cohen

February is Black History Month, and this year’s celebration is a special one for Rochester residents in particular. That’s because February 2019 is also the bicentennial anniversary of famed abolitionist and author Frederick Douglass, who later made his home in the Flower City. Not only is Douglass immortalized throughout Rochester in the form of statues for all to see throughout the year, but the University of Rochester’s Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies will partner with the school’s Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation library facility to showcase Douglass’s work and life.

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Thursday, February 21st, 2019
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Notes from the Fringe 2016: The countdown begins!

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Cirque du Fringe: MIRACLE CURE & Other Wonders from the Vagabond Caravan. [IMAGE: Provide]
By Joanne Brokaw

Rochester’s arts and entertainment community is in the final stages of preparation for the 2016 First Niagara Fringe Festival external link, which takes place Thursday, September 15 to Saturday, September 24, all across Rochester. There will be more than 500 performances at more than 25 venues in and around the city. And 170 of those performances are totally free!

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RocLinks 10/29/16

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

Rendering of Parcel 5 Proposal by Fraser Smillie [PHOTO: DeWolff Partnership Architects]
By Matthew Denker

50 Shades of Eh?

Somewhat unexpectedly, a fifth proposalexternal link for Midtown Parcel 5 was submitted. Spoiler alert, it’s, how to be polite about this, different. Ok, fine, it’s terrible. It’s bad. It’s terribad. It might even be a false flag operation to make the submitted proposals look better. I don’t know, but inexplicably it’s being taken seriously by parts of the city which is creating unrestexternal link with other parts of the city. I’d be calling for the popcorn if this weren’t the future of the middle of our town on the line.

Read on for more of this week’s RocLinks…

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RocLinks 10/8/16

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

Donuts Delite Ad. [PHOTO: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 8/29/60]
By Matthew Denker

Yum Part 1

It’s that time of year again. Fried cakesexternal link are in. And here are a bunch of delicious sounding ones.

Read on for more of this week’s RocLinks…

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Saturday, October 8th, 2016
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RocLinks 9/3/16

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

Excerpt of full page ad showing the soon to be completed Lincoln Tower downtown [PHOTO: Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 1/25/1970]
By Matthew Denker

From local development to just plain news of the weird, here are your RocLinks for this past week…

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Saturday, September 3rd, 2016
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RocLinks 8/20/16

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

Lincoln Rochester Trust Branch [PHOTO: Rochester Daily Record 6/9/1958]
By Matthew Denker

From local development to just plain news of the weird, here are your RocLinks for this past week…

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RocLinks 7/23/16

Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

Midtown Plaza Rendering [PHOTO: Buffalo Courier-Express 6/5/1961]
By Matthew Denker

From local development to just plain news of the weird, here are your RocLinks for this past week…

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Saturday, July 23rd, 2016
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RocLinks 7/16/16

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Taking Down Mercury [PHOTO: Rochester Municipal Archives]
By Matthew Denker

Two days late and three dollars short – from local development to just plain news of the weird, here are your RocLinks for this past week…

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Monday, July 18th, 2016
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RocLinks 6/25/16

Saturday, June 25th, 2016

Cobbs Hill Aerial [PHOTO: City Hall Photo Lab contemporary collection]
By Matthew Denker

From local development to just plain news of the weird, here are your RocLinks for this past week…

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RocLinks 6/11/16

Saturday, June 11th, 2016

Looking towards the Hungerford Building in EMMA [PHOTO: Rochester Municipal Archives]
By Matthew Denker

From local development to just plain news of the weird, here are your RocLinks for this past week…

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RocLinks 6/4/16

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

St. Boniface Church in 1911 [PHOTO: Albert R. Stone Negative Collection, Rochester Museum & Science Center]
By Matthew Denker

From local development to just plain news of the weird, here are your RocLinks for this past week…

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Saturday, June 4th, 2016
Posted in Architecture, Art + Culture, Rochester Destinations, Rochester News, Urban Development | 4 Comments »

RocLinks 5/21/16

Saturday, May 21st, 2016

Looking West from Downtown [PHOTO: Author]
By Matthew Denker

From local development to just plain news of the weird, here are your RocLinks for this past week…

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