Reading, PA blends urban history with rural vibes to create a unique hidden gem that few people get to experience. The city of Reading was founded in 1748 and was an important military base and iron manufacturing center during the Revolutionary War and the French and Indian War. But there is much more to this city than its rich past. Today, Reading is still a vital industrial center in the Keystone State but also boasts schools, clubs, colleges, parks, and a vibrant art community.
The Pagoda is a Japanese-style pagoda that has perched atop Mount Penn for over a century. It was constructed in 1908 with the purpose of being a luxury hotel/restaurant. After plans fell through, the pagoda was abandoned and then donated to the city of Reading in 1911. It now stands as a symbol of the city and a popular tourist destination with the best views in the city.
Reading Public Museum
Reading is home to the Reading Public Museum. Founded over a century ago, its impressive collection features over 300,000 pieces of art, artifacts, and curiosities. Bring the family to learn about the cultures of ancient Egypt, Asia, Greece, and Rome. The museum is also the resting place of the Egyptian mummy, Nefrina and is one of its most popular exhibits. That’s not all, the Reading Public Museum also offers tours, educational programs for kids, and a planetarium.
Gring’s Mill Recreation Area
This recreation area is packed with historic buildings as well as a variety of fun activities for everyone including six tennis courts, a softball field, an eighteen-station exercise course, one sand volleyball court, and a playground for the kids. The park also features volleyball and shuffleboard courts, and horseshoes.
Serving the Community of Reading
At Showcase, we know the problems that plague Pennsylvania properties including bagworms, ants, scale, blight and the spotted lanternfly. We have over 100 years of combined experience battling pests and providing quality lawn care in Reading.
Our list of services includes:
Showcase Lawn Care Program: Our 6-step program that is scheduled every 4-6 weeks to feed your lawn a mix of organic-based fertilizers and control weeds.
Tree and Shrub Care: With our tree and shrub program we fertilize and protect your trees from pests and diseases as well as:
- Deep Root Fertilization
- Winter Burn Protection
- Dormant Oil Application
Perimeter Pest Control: Keeps annoying bugs like spiders, ladybugs, stink bugs, and ants out of your home.
Meeting Your Lawn Care Needs
Showcase Lawn Works is dedicated to turning your lawn into a “showcase’. You will see that we are honest, accountable, and reliable when it comes to our programs. With Showcase, it has always been about the customers and it always will be.