To our customers,

In keeping with guidance from Governor Wolf’s Office ordering a Temporary Shutdown of Non-Life Sustaining Businesses, our staff will be working on a limited basis during the period of March 23-29. Per NAICS industry standards, landscape services have been deemed “essential,” and are permitted to operate during this period. As of today, we plan to return to our full-time normal operations on Monday, March 30.

The NAICS classification is listed as follows:

Landscape Services as of March 20, 2020 (4:00 PM)

Based on the Governor’s list which appears to fall in line with NAICS codes, Landscape Services falls into the following category (page 4 of the Governor’s List):

  • 1) Professional and Business Services

■        a) Admin and Support Services

  • i) Services to Buildings and Dwellings

This category is deemed ESSENTIAL and here is that definition –

Sector 56 — Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation ServicesT

5617 Services to Buildings and DwellingsT

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in one of the following: (1) exterminating and pest control services; (2) janitorial services; (3) landscaping services; (4) carpet and upholstery cleaning services; or (5) other services to buildings and dwellings.

561730 Landscaping Services

This industry comprises (1) establishments primarily engaged in providing landscape care and maintenance services and/or installing trees, shrubs, plants, lawns, or gardens and (2) establishments primarily engaged in providing these services along with the design of landscape plans and/or the construction (i.e., installation) of walkways, retaining walls, decks, fences, ponds, and similar structures.

For the wellbeing of our staff and customers, Sylvan Gardens has elected to instruct non-essential staff to stay at home and honor the 15-day shutdown of non-essential businesses. Administrative staff will continue to be available to answer any and all questions from home office during this time.

We feel strongly that our maintenance services will become essential to public health in the upcoming weeks. Until then, we are doing our part to follow the latest recommendations to slow the spread of COVID-19.

We will provide updates as they arrive from the PLNA (Pennsylvania Landscape and Nursery Association) and state and local officials on this matter. Please refer to our website for the latest on our availability during this crisis.

In the meantime, stay healthy and please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Brian Friend,
Sylvan Gardens