BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - It's time to get the rakes out and clean out your flower beds and get your yard looking great!

Good news! -- Garden Centers are considered essential businesses and are open during this period of tightened COVID-19 restrictions on businesses. The garden centers are adhering to the government guidelines for social distancing and offer both delivery and curbside pickup when you call ahead.

While annual flowers are not in season yet, there are plenty of pansies and bulbs -- as well as mulch, fertilizer, top soil and other gardening needs available.

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Deans Greens Garden, Nursery and Flower Center, located at 295 Snyder Avenue in Berkeley Heights, is open for business. Their Garden Center is staffed and landscaping business is operational. If you call ahead, they can have your order ready for curbside pickup, and they also offer deliveries.  Call 908.464.2003.

Halls Garden Center and Florist, located at 700 Springfield Avenue in Berkeley Heights, is open for business with new hours of operation: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Their green house is open and is marked with red tape for customers to follow the six feet social distancing guidelines. They ask that you call 908.665.0331 to place your orders for bulk deliveries or curbside pickup. Along with their current inventory of bulb plants and pansies, they also have lettuce and an assortment of herbs. They also can fill your propane tanks. 

Halls is currently offering a "Cheer up a neighbor Promotion" while supplies last. "During a time like this, a little kindness goes a long way. Our tulip and hyacinth bowls will be on sale in hopes you spread some cheer to others. (Tulip and hyacinth bowls: buy one, get one 50 percent off of equal or lesser value.)" They also have flowers for bouquets and arrangements.

Berkeley Hardware and Paint, located at 503 Springfield Avenue in Berkeley Heights is open and stocked with lawn and garden essentials and home improvement needs. Full lines of Scotts seeds and 4 Step Programs, Wolman Deck Stains and Sealers, Benjamin Moore Paints and Arborcoat Stains, screen repairs, and much more!! They are open their normal hours and continuing to take every precaution for the safety of their customers -- offering free delivery and curbside pickup. Give them a call at 908.464.2900.